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Annual General Meeting of the Latin American Geographies Working Group

3 September 2021, 13:30:00

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The Annual General Meeting of the Latin American Geographies Working Group will take place on Friday 3 September, 1-2.30pm (UK time).

The meeting will be held online and all are welcome to attend. (We have scheduled the AGM to coincide with the RGS conference, but conference attendance is not necessary).

You can register for free via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/latin-american-geographies-working-group-agm-tickets-165416305623.

The LAGWG AGM is your chance to hear about our activities over the past year and our current projects, as well as contribute to defining the Working Group's objectives and plans for the coming year. We will share the AGM agenda with attendees prior to the meeting.

We are inviting candidates to stand for the role of Social Media Officer on the LAGWG committee. If you would like to stand, or wish to hear more about what the role entails, please contact Matthew Richmond at m.a.richmond@lse.ac.uk by Friday 27 August 2021. Please also get in touch if you have any other questions or suggestions prior to the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Call for 1st LAGWG undergraduate dissertation prize, 2021

27 June 2021, 14:00:00

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The Latin American Geographies Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society welcomes the submission of nominations to the prize of best undergraduate dissertation. The prize is open to any undergraduate student enrolled at a UK institution in a degree programme in geography or closely related disciplines.

The dissertation should be an excellent piece of original work and submitted in the most recent academic year. Latin America needs to be central to the theoretical and/or empirical focus.

Submissions should be sent by the student’s department (one entry per department) in either Word or PDF files alongside the student’s contact details post-September. Please include “LAG UG dissertation submission” as the subject header.

The winner will receive £50 in book vouchers kindly offered by Routledge. The awarded dissertation’s author will feature in our website through blogpost entries and a video, in which will have the opportunity to present the research findings. It represents a remarkable opportunity to disseminate the author's work.

Submissions to: gabriel.silvestre@ncl.ac.uk

Deadline: 30 July 2021

Call for LAGWG Session Sponsorship - RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2021

14 December 2020, 00:00:00

The Latin American Geographies Working Group (LAGWG) of the RGS-IBG is receiving submissions for session sponsorship for this year’s Annual International Conference (31st August- 3rd September).

The organisers are planning a conference with in-person and online options. They will confirm by early April 2021 whether the planned in-person elements can go ahead. The conference will, unfortunately, not be able to facilitate 'hybrid' sessions (i.e. remote presenters cannot take part in an in-person session).


The conference will be chaired by Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester), with the theme ‘Borders, borderlands and bordering’. We therefore welcome sessions relating to this theme but it is not compulsory. Sessions sponsored by LAGWG will automatically be accepted for the conference, receive wider publicity, and will be listed alongside other LAGWG sponsored sessions in the conference programme.


Sessions may take the form of presented papers, panels, practitioner forums, discussions, workshops, or something else. Innovative formats are encouraged, particularly for online sessions which make use of uploading 'on-demand' content in advance of sessions to be viewed ahead of time. Please get in touch if you have any questions about submitting an innovative format.

To submit a session for sponsorship please email Cordelia Freeman (c.freeman@exeter.ac.uk) with the following:
Session title and abstract (max. 400 words)
Names and affiliations for the convenor/s
Format of the session
Whether the session will be online or in-person
Whether you are seeking sponsorship from any other research groups
How many sessions you are requiring sponsorship for (max. 2)
The deadline to apply for sponsorship is Friday 5th February 2021. We will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible after this date.


We look forward to receiving your submissions, in the meantime please get in touch with any questions.

Call for LAGWG Session Sponsorship - RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2021

14 December 2020, 00:00:00

The Latin American Geographies Working Group (LAGWG) of the RGS-IBG is receiving submissions for session sponsorship for this year’s Annual International Conference (31st August- 3rd September).

The organisers are planning a conference with in-person and online options. They will confirm by early April 2021 whether the planned in-person elements can go ahead. The conference will, unfortunately, not be able to facilitate 'hybrid' sessions (i.e. remote presenters cannot take part in an in-person session).


The conference will be chaired by Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester), with the theme ‘Borders, borderlands and bordering’. We therefore welcome sessions relating to this theme but it is not compulsory. Sessions sponsored by LAGWG will automatically be accepted for the conference, receive wider publicity, and will be listed alongside other LAGWG sponsored sessions in the conference programme.


Sessions may take the form of presented papers, panels, practitioner forums, discussions, workshops, or something else. Innovative formats are encouraged, particularly for online sessions which make use of uploading 'on-demand' content in advance of sessions to be viewed ahead of time. Please get in touch if you have any questions about submitting an innovative format.

To submit a session for sponsorship please email Cordelia Freeman (c.freeman@exeter.ac.uk) with the following:
Session title and abstract (max. 400 words)
Names and affiliations for the convenor/s
Format of the session
Whether the session will be online or in-person
Whether you are seeking sponsorship from any other research groups
How many sessions you are requiring sponsorship for (max. 2)
The deadline to apply for sponsorship is Friday 5th February 2021. We will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible after this date.


We look forward to receiving your submissions, in the meantime please get in touch with any questions.

Mesa Redonda: Metodologías de la Pandemia

1 December 2020, 17:00:00

Metodologías de la Pandemia
Una mesa redonda sobre investigaciones innovadoras durante la pandemia

Con éxito se desarrolló el 1 de Diciembre, la mesa redonda ´Metodologías de la Pandemia´
Encuentra acá el link al video de la mesa redonda

https://vimeo.com/491169102/c53a71209a

Descripción:
La pandemia de COVID-19 ha generado grandes desafíos para los investigadores de las ciencias sociales en América Latina. En esta mesa redonda, LAG invita a tres investigadoras a presentar sus proyectos, compartiendo lo que aprendieron y cómo están innovando sus metodologías durante la pandemia.

Panelistas:
Marcia Vera-Espinoza, Queen Mary University of London
Rosa Elizabeth Acevedo Marin, Universidade Federal do Pará
Hayda Josiane Alves, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Fecha y hora:
Martes 1 de diciembre, 2020
17hs UK / 14h BR/AR / 11h MX

Mesa Redonda: Metodologías de la Pandemia

1 December 2020, 17:00:00

Metodologías de la Pandemia
Una mesa redonda sobre investigaciones innovadoras durante la pandemia

Con éxito se desarrolló el 1 de Diciembre, la mesa redonda ´Metodologías de la Pandemia´
Encuentra acá el link al video de la mesa redonda

https://vimeo.com/491169102/c53a71209a

Descripción:
La pandemia de COVID-19 ha generado grandes desafíos para los investigadores de las ciencias sociales en América Latina. En esta mesa redonda, LAG invita a tres investigadoras a presentar sus proyectos, compartiendo lo que aprendieron y cómo están innovando sus metodologías durante la pandemia.

Panelistas:
Marcia Vera-Espinoza, Queen Mary University of London
Rosa Elizabeth Acevedo Marin, Universidade Federal do Pará
Hayda Josiane Alves, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Fecha y hora:
Martes 1 de diciembre, 2020
17hs UK / 14h BR/AR / 11h MX

LAG-UK upcoming AGM

3 September 2020, 14:00:00

The Latin American Geographies Working Group (LAGWG) warmly invites you to our AGM
15h-16.30h GMT Thursday September 3rd (11h-12.30h Buenos Aires/Brasilia)

To attend, please register in advance:
https://lse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrdO6qrDwtGd3toUnewgBu82vOZS_EXvgb

The AGM will provide an opportunity to get to know current committee members, get involved in LAGWG (including on the committee - if you would like to stand for a position on the committee please contact s.halvorsen@qmul.ac.uk, S.Marzi@lse.ac.uk, and m.a.richmond@lse.ac.uk to register your interest) and share ideas and thoughts on the future direction of the group. We will also be discussing our newly developed set of values, which we will be sharing with this email list shortly. All our welcome to attend.

Provisional agenda:
1. Welcomes and intros
2. Brief summary of activities over last year
3. Brief summary of finance
4. Discussion of new LAG statement of values (to be circulated to email list prior to AGM)
5. Election of committee members.
6. Becoming a trilingual community: discussion
7. Upcoming events and ideas for next year
8. AOB

Afro-Latinx, Black and Indigenous Geographies in Times of COVID-19

15 July 2020, 15:00:00

COVID-19 has hit the Latin American region particularly hard, with sharp geographical inequalities defining its impact. As racial and colonial justice takes centre stage in political debates worldwide, we take stock on the intersections between afro-latinx, black and indigenous geographies and the unfolding impacts of, and responses to, the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America.

Hosted by the Latin American Geographies in the UK working group (LAGWG) and chaired by Alejandro De Coss Corzo. LAGs first online seminar was a successfully tri-lingual event, moving between English, Spanish and Portuguese.

If you were unable to attend or want to know more, you can find the complete seminar video in the following link: https://vimeo.com/438624172/2b9dc15433

Lag-UK Support to Chile

23 October 2019, 23:00:00

Under the exceptional context of social unrest and state oppression affecting the Chilean people, we as critical and urban geographers and researchers, cannot stay on the side of the injustices and abuses.

Lag - UK Committee Meeting

23 August 2019, 23:00:00

LAG-UK session: Latin American Geographies in the UK – where next?
(RGS-IBG conference, London, Thursday 29 August 2019)

Lag-UK Newsletter

21 August 2019, 23:00:00

LAG-UK Newsletter 2019 - Find out what are we up to