How do you like the sound of a field trip? An afternoon or morning away from the conference venue? I know field trips were what initially excited me about geography. The plan would be to visit a museum in Las Vegas. This call for participants is to find out if anyone would be interested in a curator-led tour of a museum, for example The Atomic Testing Museum (associated with the Smithsonian Institution), followed by a discussion session – on themes such as collaboration, material culture, collections, museums, public geography, not to mention the subject matter in question – for example public engagements with science and technology. This trip would hopefully form the basis for a more formal and extensive field trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC during the AAG 2010. At this stage, all I need are expressions of interest or comments on the field trip idea. I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Dr Hilary Geoghegan, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London (email@example.com).