16th International Conference of Historical Geographers

This is to announce the programme of the 16th International Conference of Historical Geographers which is being held in London this summer. The conference is held triennially and this year it is taking place at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) from 5 – 10 July. The conference website is at http://www.ichg2015.org

The full conference programme is now available for browsing at http://www.ichg2015.org/programme/online/

The programme includes 550+ papers, a series of high-profile plenary lectures and a remarkable programme of study visits, notably to London archives and museums, and field trips.

Plenary lectures will be presented by Catherine Hall, Simon Schaffer and Alan Baker. ICHG delegates are warmly invited to attend the newly-established British Academy Lecture in Geography, to be delivered byWilliam Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies​ at Wisconsin​, at 6pm on Tuesday 7 July. http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2015/Who_reads_Geography_or_History_Anymore.cfm

This is a truly international conference, with delegates coming to London from all over the world. The participation of early career scholars and postgraduates is particularly welcome. Registration is via the conference website – the deadline for early bird registration is 13 March 2015. See http://www.ichg2015.org/registration/

Professor Felix Driver, Chair of the Local Organising Committee

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