Conference Sessions

CONFERENCE SESSIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS

2012

  • ‘Civic Geographies Exhibit’ with R. Craggs (Hull) and H. Neate (UCLan) at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh.
  • ‘Geographies of Enthusiasm: Exploration and Fieldwork’ session and guided walk with R. Craggs (Hull) and H. Neate (UCLan) at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh. Sponsored by the RGS-IBG Historical Geography Research Group.

2011

  • AHRC Cultural Spaces of Climate Network, invited member of research network.

2010

  • ‘Landscape and Living with Environmental Challenge and Change’ session with C. Leyshon (Exeter) at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, exploring the theoretical and empirical treatment of landscape in light of past/present/future environmental challenges, such as climate change and energy security. Sponsored by the Landscape Research Group.

2007

  • ‘Enchanting Geographies’ sessions with T. Woodyer (Portsmouth) at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, examining the performance and materiality of enchantment as encountered by cultural and historical geographers. Sponsored by the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group.

2006

  • ‘Researching Cultural Spaces: an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference’ (supported by AHRC, Royal Holloway & Queen Mary, University of London). Co-convened event and chaired session on ‘Exploring Im/materialities’.

2005

  • ‘Spaces of Knowledge – Communities of Knowing’ session at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, examining spaces and communities of expert knowledge. Sponsored by Social and Cultural Geography and Historical Geography Research Groups.

PRESENTATIONS

2011, Cultural geographies of climate in the familiar landscapes of everyday life (invited). AHRC Cultural Spaces of Climate: Popularising Climate, The Royal Meteorological Society, Reading, co-authored with C. Leyshon (Exeter).

November 2010, To have a field day: the enthusiastic practices of conservation professionals in understanding and responding to environmental change, British Academy workshop on The Contribution of the Amateur to Understanding Environmental Change, University of Nottingham. Invited to participate by Carol Morris (Nottingham). Co-authored with Catherine Leyshon (nee Brace).

September 2010, Shifting Shores and Living Landscapes: managing challenge and change on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, UK, RGS-IBG conference, London, as part of ‘‘Landscape and Living with Environmental Challenge and Change’ session. Co-authored with Catherine Brace.

April 2010, Envisioning environmental knowledge: farmers, parish councilors and nature conservationists on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, UK, AAG conference, Washington DC, as part of the ‘Real Worlds, Envisioning Environment sessions. Co-authored with Catherine Brace.

September 2009, Envisioning climate impacts and the development of environmental knowledge, RGS-IBG conference, Manchester, as part of ‘Cultural Spaces of Climate’ sessions. Co-authored with Catherine Brace.

March 2009, The Art of Curatorship: object-love and material people at the Science Museum, London, AAG conference, Las Vegas, as part of the ‘Art and Geography’ sessions

November 2008, Heritage at Home: a passion for the past, CHAT annual conference, UCL, as part of the ‘Material Heritage’ session

August 2007, Dedicated Instrument Sniffers: the pleasure of technology enthusiasm, RGS-IBG conference, London, as part of the ‘Enchanting Geographies’ session

June 2007, An Enthusiasm for Technology: museum volunteers, International Association of Transport and Communications Museums annual conference, York, as part of the Volunteer Enthusiasm session

December 2006, Tomorrow’s World: technology enthusiasm and museum collections, TAG annual conference, Exeter, as part of the ‘Future Archaeologies – Future Geographies’ session

November 2006, “If you can walk down the street and recognise the difference between cast iron and wrought iron, the world is altogether a better place.” The Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society: a case study, CHAT annual conference, Bristol, as part of the ‘Method in Community Archaeology and Contemporary Archaeology’ session

March 2006, ‘The Great Un-displayed’: stories from the Science Museum’s stores, AAG annual conference, Chicago, as part of the ‘Ordering/Disordering Space and Matter’ session

September 2005, Enthusiasts and their individual, collective and material pasts, People and their Pasts: international public history conference, Oxford, as part of a session on museums

September 2005, Woolly-hats, Rivet-counters and Curators: the spaces, materials and knowledges of enthusiasm, RGS-IBG annual conference, London, as part of the ‘Spaces of Knowledge – Communities of Knowing’

August 2005, The Virtual Spaces of Telecommunications Enthusiasm: the Internet, Yahoo! Groups and eBay, Cultures of eBay: making sense of social and economic aspects of the eBay ‘phenomenon’, Essex, as part of ‘Collecting in an e-Society’ session

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