RGS-IBG 2017 Annual International Conference London – who, what, where and when

The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers 2017 Annual International Conference is being held in London from Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September. This year the conference theme is ‘Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world‘.

Listed below are the AUSCCER crew who will be attending, chairing sessions, authoring and presenting papers.

You can follow the conference proceedings on twitter with the hashtag #RGSIBG2017 or via their personal twitter handles.

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Responding to the ‘refugee crisis’: critical geographies and the politics of support


Royal Geographical Society, London

30th August – 3rd September 2016

Call for Papers


Responding to the ‘refugee crisis’: critical geographies and the politics of support

Session Organisers: Jonathan Darling (University of Manchester) and Ryan Frazer (University of Wollongong)


The last year has seen political and popular discussions of migration dominated by a language of ‘crisis’ and emergency response. From the ongoing securitisation of the Calais freight terminal, to the production of new border walls in Europe, policies on migration over the last year have focused on extending trends of extraterritorial exclusion, political distancing, and the deferral of moral responsibility. Yet at the same time, the mass movement of refugees witnessed in Europe has raised profound questions over the desirability, and effectiveness, of these responses.

Syrian refugees strike at the platform

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, Hungary, 4 September 2015. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov.

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