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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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
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
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:
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 , , and 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
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:
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.