International Symposium Circulation of ideas and history of geographical knowledge: hierarchies, interactions and networks 16- 20 December 2014 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Rede Brasilis (Brazilian Network on the History of Geography and Historical Geography) and the Postgraduate Program in Geography at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in collaboration with the [...]
Important new information about the IGU/UGI November workshop: note important dates and contact details!
Colloque Gabon. L'Université Omar Bongo et l'UGI prévoient actuellement d'organiser un atelier international commun qui aura lieu à Libreville du 11 au 13 novembre 2014 et intitulé « L'insertion mondiale de l'Afrique. Une mise en perspective par les géographes africains » (le colloque sera suivi d'une excursion à Lambaréné et à Port-Gentil). L'intention est double [...]
Due to circumstances beyond the control of IGU, the planned November workshop in Libreville, Gabon has had to been postponed. While the decision is regrettable, it is still hoped to hold the workshop in 2015 at a date still to be decided. Updates will of course appear on this site.
More than 1400 Geographers arrived today to register at the IGU Regional Conference. The venue for the Opening Ceremony was the Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The University is the oldest in Poland (and one of the oldest in Europe) and this year celebrates its 650th anniversary. There were a number [...]
While the number, variety and quality of academic papers at the Krakow Regional Conference is impressive, the hospitality of the local hosts has got the delegates really talking! Delicious canapes and dishes at the ice-breaker party, fine pastries at coffee-time and a wonderful range of options at lunch (all included in the registration fee) - [...]
At the recent IGU Executive Committee meeting held prior to the Krakow conference, the decision was confirmed to invite the University of Laval/Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, to host the Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union in August 2018. This will bring the IGU back to North America for the first time in more [...]
One of the most important roles that the IGU plays is through its membership of the International Council for Science (ICSU). ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society and it is vital that geographers are represented here so that we can make a contribution to the global science research agenda. [...]
International Geographical Union Regional Conference ”Changes, Challenges, Responsibility” Kraków, Poland, 18-22.08.2014 The 2014 IGU Regional Conference took place in Krakow, Poland, in the Jagiellonian University. This combination of time and location has a few dimensions which contributed to the conference organization. In 2014, Poland celebrated 25th anniversary of the political independence resumption, the Jagiellonian University [...]
Conference – Local Government and Urban Governance Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and Africa
The Commission on Geography of Governance is hosting its next conference in Portugal in April next year. Important dates: Abstracts - 15 December 2014 Acceptance notification - 5 January 2015 Registration & payment - 6-20 January 2015 Conference dates - 9-10 April 2015 For more information, visit the Commission's website, the conference website or download [...]