IGU-YECG event in Shanghai, China, 12 december

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IGU Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers: Meeting and Networking Event International Geographical Union Regional Conference 2018, August 6-10, Quebec, Canada

International Geographical Union Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers:

 Meeting and Networking Event

Sponsored by the International Geographical Union Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers (IGU-YECG)

Supported by International Association of Young Geographers

International Geographical Union Regional Conference 2018, August 6-10, Quebec, Canada

Dear Young and Early Career Colleagues in Geography,

You are warmly invited to join us at the meeting-cum-networking event on 7 August at 5.00pm (LOC Quebec to finalise the session and venue details). The event will begin by presentation of the IGU-YECG progress by steering committee members, Dr Komali Yenneti and Gaurav Sikka. This will be followed by an interactive discussion on the role of early career geographers in Geography, and how to survive academia (senior academics are also most to join us!). This event is based on the success of IGU-YECG’s the inaugural session and master class at the IGU Beijing 2016.

The event will end with a networking event over snacks and drinks.

The IGU-YECG organises such activities so as to provide a focused platform for networking and collaboration with all early career geographers and existing groups already working as part of the various IGU commissions.

We are also looking for members who are interested to become more involved in IGU-YECG. The meeting in Quebec provides a great opportunity to learn about YECG and its mission, as well as meeting other young and early career geographers, with the view to potential future collaboration.

If you would like to participate at the IGU Quebec events or join the YECG team, please send an email to Dr. Komali Yenneti at k.yenneti@unsw.edu.au  and Gaurav Sikka at gauravsikkageo@gmail.com. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. If you can’t make to the event, and wish to receive information and feedback from the event, please contact us and we will put you on the mailing list. For more information about IGU-YECG please see https://iguyecg.wordpress.com/. If you plan to be in Quebec in August 2018, please do join us to learn more!

Note: LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! Therefore please book your attendance by  1st July 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in August, 2018

Thank you and warm regards,

On behalf of IGU-YEC Taskforce

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Komali Yenneti

Founding Chair, IGU-YECG

Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales
k.yenneti@unsw.edu.au 
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Gaurav Sikka

Secretary and Treasurer, IGU-YECG

Department of Geography, University of Delhi

gauravsikkageo@gmail.com
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International Geographical Union Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers Call for Papers and Early Career Awards Competition International Geographical Union Regional Conference, August 6-10, 2018 at Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

Dear colleagues:

The International Geographical Union’s Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers (IGU-YECG) was launched in 2016 at the 33rd International Geographical Congress held in Beijing, China. The founding steering committee comprises ten members from across the world, and committed to the aim to stimulating participation and representation of young geographers in IGU activities.

Based on the success of the inaugural session and master class at the IGU Beijing 2016, at the 2018 IGU Congress in Canada, the IGU-YECG is organising paper session(s) which focus on young and early career researchers. There is cutting edge research by young and early career scholars internationally which deserves to be recognised and celebrated. The paper session(s) will present an opportunity for young scholars across the world to present their research in any relevant geography-related field. The IGU-YECG is committed to diversity in its membership and its activities. We encourage diverse opinions and viewpoints in all sessions we sponsor.

To take part in these paper sessions, please send your abstract of no more than 250 words to Komali Yenneti (k.yenneti@unsw.edu.au) and Gaurav Sikka (gauravsikkageo@gmail.com) by March 15th, 2018. Please see the conference website  for more information including the conference’s theme: Appreciating Difference (http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/).

Important deadlines:

Submission of abstracts 15 March 2018
Conference Registration – Early Bird 31 January 2018
Conference Registration – Regular 1 February 2018 to 31 May 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors and mailing of invitation letter 1 May 2018
Conference Registration – Late 1 June 2018

The International Geographical Union’s Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers promotes research, education and achievements of early career geographers in the developed and developing world. The taskforce members conduct research across an array of topics, including agriculture; gender; environmental governance; urban policy; population; migration; poverty; food systems; energy and infrastructure; and youth.  For more information about IGU-YECG please see https://iguyecg.wordpress.com/

 

Early Career Awards Competition

The IGU-YECG is also delighted to announce our Young and Early Career Geographers Awards Competition, as part of the IGU’s 2018 Quebec regional conference.

IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Paper Award

Submissions of research paper(s) are invited for the 2018 IGU-YECG Student Paper Competition. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic who left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness. Prof. R.B. Singh, Vice President, International Geographical Union has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award. An award of CAD 200 will be provided to a current PhD student submitting a first-authored, original research paper dealing with relevant geographical research in any part of the world. Papers should be no longer than 7,000 words in length, excluding references. Please see information for IGU-YECG competitions below for additional information and requirements.

IGU-YECG Student Registration Fee Waiver Awards

The International Geographical Union’s Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers (IGU-YECG) invites paper submissions for the 2018 IGU-YECG Student Paper Competition for Registration Fee Waiver Awards. Four awards to cover IGU Quebec Congress early bird fee of CAD 325 will be given to current PhD students submitting a first-authored, original research paper dealing with relevant geographical research in any part of the world. Papers should be no longer than 7,000 words in length, excluding references. Please see information for IGU-YECG competitions below for additional information and requirements.

Information for both competitions

Submission deadline: March 15th, 2018.

  • Please submit one PDF/MS-Word document per award via e-mail attachment to Komali Yenneti (yenneti@unsw.edu.au) and Gaurav Sikka (gauravsikkageo@gmail.com) The document should include full paper, cover sheet, abstract and a CV (maximum of 3 pages).
  • Cover Sheet: Please attach a cover sheet to your submission, including your name, e-mail contact information, affiliation, paper title, and the word count of your paper (excluding references).
  • Formatting: 12-point font, A4 paper size, 1-inch (2.54cm) margins, 1.5 spacing, footer with page numbers.
  • References and Style: Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Submissions for the IGU—YECG Student Registration Fee Waiver Award will be reviewed by a panel of IGU-YECG steering committee members and IGU Executive committee senior members. Entries for IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Paper Award will be evaluated by the jury during the oral presentation of the paper at the IGU-YECG conference session.
  • Submission topics: Discipline is not a boundary. Scholars from all the disciplines with topics across the field can participate, provided that the research is relevant to the geographic community at large.
  • Paper strengths: The most competitive papers will i) follow submission guidelines, ii) present clear and structured arguments, iii) situate a research question in appropriately cited literature, iv) answer the question with appropriate analysis, and v) be original, innovative, and draw conclusions of interest to the wider geography community.
  • Other requirements: The paper should be presented at the IGU Congress in 2018, and be part of a IGU-YECG sponsored session. If you are a PhD student, please submit a copy of your student ID.
  • Outcomes: Awards will be announced in the IGU-YECG knowledge community, and at the 2018 IGU Congress in Quebec, Canada.

Thank you for your assistance in advertising this call for papers for the Young and Early Career Geography sessions at the 2018 Congress of the International Geographical Union in Quebec, Canada.

All enquiries and submissions can be directed to:

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Komali Yenneti

Founding Chair, IGU-YECG

Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales
k.yenneti@unsw.edu.au  
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Gaurav Sikka

Secretary and Treasurer, IGU-YECG

Department of Geography, University of Delhi

gauravsikkageo@gmail.com
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IGU Gender and Geography Commission Call for Organised Sessions, Papers and Posters, Quebec 6-10 August 2018

The Gender and Geography Commission of the IGU invites Calls for Papers and ​​
Session Sponsorship requests for paper presentations, panels and
posters ​ ​
for the upcoming Regional IGU 2018 in Quebec City (August 6 – 10, 2018) See attached, and
http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/

The Gender and Geography Commission’s central theme is ‘A continuing agenda for gender: respecting difference, fostering dialogue’. The theme highlights the continued push that geographers must make to create more space for pluralism, by strengthening comparative work between North and South/East and West, and by increasing collaborative efforts among geographers across international and sub-disciplinary boundaries, as well as generations. We continue to foster dialogue on the intersection of gender with other identities that play a role in the experience of place, such as age, social class, ethnicity, sexuality, ability and others. ​ Please see

https://igugender.wixsite.com/ igugender

We are interested in papers, panels and posters that deal substantially  ​with​
genders, including but limited to these topics:

– Feminist and queer theories, politics, methods and approaches;


– Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) identities, communities and politics;​
– Heterosexualities, heteronormativities and homonormativities;
– Practices and spaces of desires, reproductions, intimacies, and relationships;
– Couples, families, single people and other forms of organizing ​kinship, ​
social-sexual lives; and
– Indigenous genders and sexualities.

AND their intersections with:

– Race, gender, class, dis/ability, religion;
– colonialism and imperialism;
– Nation-building;
– Migration and im/mobility;
– Policymaking;
– Labour activisms;
– Socio-economic inequalities;
– Health and social services; and
– Theory building

Please consider having the Gender and Geography Commission co-sponsor your IGU sessions.  ​ ​E
mail Lynda Johnston (lynda.johnston@waikato.ac.nz) for requests, inquiries, questions and proposals. ​

http://igu2018.ulaval.ca

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Tenure track Assistant Professor in development practice, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Information: http://www.unil.ch/gse/home/menuinst/administration/commissions/egalite.html Expected start date in position : August 1st, 2018 (or to be agreed upon) / Contract length : 6 years, tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor expected after 5-6 years / Activity rate : 60 % to 80 %

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XI IGU India Seminar, Assam (India) Feb.8-10, 2018

http://www.igubiogeography.com/XI%20India%20IGU.pdf

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IGU-YECG organises Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Poster Award 2017

The IGU Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) and the Organizing Committee of Xth IGU International Thematic Conference had organised a poster competition for IGU-YECG LATE DR. MANJU SINGH MEMORIAL YOUNG SCIENTIST (POSTER) AWARD on 17th March 2017 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India.  Mr. Gaurav Sikka (India) from the steering committee of IGU-YECG coordinated the event.

The IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) was launched in 2016 at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing, China. The Taskforce Steering Committee comprises ten members globally and its primary aim is to stimulate young geographers to participate in IGU activities.

During the Xth IGU International Conference on “Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals” from March 17th -19th, 2017 at Osmania University, Hyderabad, IGU-YECG aimed to present a special poster award, to foster the excitement of younger colleagues in presenting their work in the form of a poster. Therefore, posters were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Vice President, International Geographical Union). Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9th December 2014.  Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.

 

Eleven poster presentations from India and abroad were made in this competition. The jury for the award competition comprised of: Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Prof. Celine Rozenblat (Chair, IGU Urban Commission) and Prof. Aravind Mulimani (Karnatak University, Dharwad). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. Two consolation certificates were also given.

 

The award is bagged by S. Abdul Rahaman from Department of Geography, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu for his poster on “Assessment Of Human-Induced Land Degradation and Its Impact Through Geospatial Based MCE Approach In Kallar Watershed Of Tamil Nadu”. The consolation certificates 2nd & 3rd position was won by Gaurav Kant Nigam from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Tejpal Sharma from Kurukshetra University, Haryana respectively.

The event was hailed by entire geographers’ community and appreciated by the young scholars. The task force aims to make this competition a regular affair with organizing the poster award in XI IGU Commission Seminar 2018 scheduled in Assam, India.

Gaurav Sikka

Member-Steering Committee, IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce

IGU-YECG Report

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IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Poster Award: A Report

IGU Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) and the Organizing Committee of Xth IGU International Thematic Conference had organised a poster competition for IGU-YECG LATE DR. MANJU SINGH MEMORIAL YOUNG SCIENTIST (POSTER) AWARD on 17th March 2017 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India.  Mr. Gaurav Sikka (India) from the steering committee of IGU-YECG coordinated the event.

The IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) was launched in 2016 at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing, China. The Taskforce Steering Committee comprises ten members globally and its primary aim is to stimulate young geographers to participate in IGU activities.

During the Xth IGU International Conference on “Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals” from March 17th -19th, 2017 at Osmania University, Hyderabad, IGU-YECG aimed to present a special poster award, to foster the excitement of younger colleagues in presenting their work in the form of a poster. Therefore, posters were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Vice President, International Geographical Union). Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9th December 2014.  Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.

Eleven poster presentations from India and abroad were made in this competition. The jury for the award competition comprised of: Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Prof. Celine Rozenblat (Chair, IGU Urban Commission) and Prof. Aravind Mulimani (Karnatak University, Dharwad). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. Two consolation certificates were also given.

The award is bagged by S. Abdul Rahaman from Department of Geography, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu for his poster on “Assessment Of Human-Induced Land Degradation and Its Impact Through Geospatial Based MCE Approach In Kallar Watershed Of Tamil Nadu”. The consolation certificates 2nd & 3rd position was won by Gaurav Kant Nigam from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Tejpal Sharma from Kurukshetra University, Haryana respectively.

The event was hailed by entire geographers’ community and appreciated by the young scholars. The task force aims to make this competition a regular affair with organizing the poster award in XI IGU Commission Seminar 2018 scheduled in Assam, India.

Gaurav Sikka

Member-Steering Committee, IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PhD scholarships and field work grants: China’s water management and its international neighbours

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is advertising PhD scholarships and field work grants for students interested in writing theses on aspects of water management in China — specifically the South-North Water Transfer Project and the interactions between water management in China and the country’s neighbours.

 

PhD scholarships and field work grants: China’s water management and its international neighbours

 

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is seeking PhD candidates to conduct research on the spilling over of China’s water management onto its international neighbours, such as Mongolia and the countries of South-east Asia.

 

A research group within the School includes Jon Barnett, Brian Finlayson, Vanessa Lamb, Sarah Rogers, Ian Rutherfurd, Mark Wang and Michael Webber, together with collaborators in Hohai University (Nanjing) and Arizona State University (Phoenix).  This group is conducting research on the environmental and socio-political aspects of China’s water management practices as they affect or occur in neighbouring countries. We are a group of broadly trained geographers, specialising in environmental (fluvial geomorphology and hydrology) and social-political-economic geography (political ecology, political economics, hydropolitics, technopolitics and cross-border flows).

 

The School is offering scholarships and generous field work and conference-attendance grants to appropriate candidates who are interested in writing PhD theses on these topics.  The University provides its own scholarship program as well as having agreements with a number of international sponsors (such as China Scholarship Council, Vietnam International Education Development).  Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship and grants are for 3.5 years.  Successful applicants will have a first class honours degree or a masters degree in geography or closely allied discipline, or they will be in the final year of a program that is expected to deliver that qualification.  Evidence of research experience is desirable.  Ability to speak and read Mandarin or another appropriate language would be a distinct advantage.

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is by most counts Australia’s premier geography department. The members of this research group include senior members of the School as well as more junior academic staff. The group has had a long-standing (dating from the early 2000s) program of research into society – water relationships within China, the results of which have been published in leading international scientific and social scientific journals. The research group has been supported by two major ARC projects as well as a host of smaller grants. The research group has strong collaborative relations with several government departments and universities in China.

 

For more information and to initiate a discussion about an application with the most appropriate members of this research group, contact Michael Webber on mjwebber@unimelb.edu.au.  Include a CV, an example of your written work, any relevant transcripts, and up to a page describing your suggested research topic and perspective.  The deadline for application for admission is October 2017; individual scholarship programs set their own application dates, though the University’s scholarships should be applied for at the same time as admission.  You should express your interest as soon as possible, and be in a position to complete formal application processes no later than September 1, 2017,  because places are allocated on a first come, first served basis for qualified candidates.

PhD scholarships and field work grants – China’s South-North Water Transfer Project

 

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is seeking PhD candidates to conduct research on China’s South-North Water Transfer project.

 

A research group within the School includes Jon Barnett, Brian Finlayson, Sarah Rogers, Ian Rutherfurd, Mark Wang and Michael Webber, together with collaborators in Hohai University (Nanjing) and Arizona State University (Phoenix).  This group has been awarded a large ARC Discovery grant to study aspects of China’s South-North Water Transfer Project.  The SNWT Project is the largest inter-basin transfer program in the world, involving several mega-cities, dozens of smaller cities, a host of provincial-level administrations, and the resettlement of over 300 000 people.  It has been plagued with issues of cost and pollution. We are a group of broadly trained geographers, specialising in environmental (fluvial geomorphology and hydrology) and social-political-economic geography (political ecology, political economics, hydropolitics, technopolitics and cross-border flows).

 

The School is offering scholarships and generous field work and conference-attendance grants to appropriate candidates who are interested in writing PhD theses on a topic related to the SNWT Project.  The University provides its own scholarship program as well as having agreements with a number of international sponsors (such as China Scholarship Council, Vietnam International Education Development).  Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship and grants are for 3.5 years.  Successful applicants will have a first class honours degree or a masters degree in geography or closely allied discipline, or they will be in the final year of a program that is expected to deliver that qualification.  Evidence of research experience is desirable.  Ability to speak and read Mandarin would be a distinct advantage.

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is by most counts Australia’s premier geography department. The members of this research group include senior members of the School as well as more junior academic staff. The group has had a long-standing (dating from the early 2000s) program of research into society – water relationships within China, the results of which have been published in leading international scientific and social scientific journals. The research group has been supported by two major ARC projects as well as a host of smaller grants. The research group has strong collaborative relations with several government departments and universities in China.

 

For more information and to initiate a discussion about an application with the most appropriate members of this research group, contact Michael Webber on mjwebber@unimelb.edu.au.  Include a CV, an example of your written work, any relevant transcripts, and up to a page describing your suggested research topic and perspective.  The deadline for application for admission is October 2017; individual scholarship programs set their own application dates, though the University’s scholarships should be applied for at the same time as admission.  You should express your interest as soon as possible, and be in a position to complete formal application processes no later than September 1, 2017,  because places are allocated on a first come, first served basis for qualified candidates.

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2017 Ristow Prize in the history of cartography opens

Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for the 2017 Ristow Prize competition.
Undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral  students of any nationality are eligible to compete.
Papers must be in English, not exceeding 7500 words, and should be submitted by **1 June 2017**, to Evelyn Edson, 268 Springtree Lane, Scottsville, VA 24590, U.S.A.
Appropriate illustrations, especially maps,  are encouraged.
The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be published in The Portolan, the journal of the Washington Map Society.
The prize, named in honor of the late Dr. Walter W.  Ristow, is sponsored by the Washington Map Society of Washington, D. C. For more information, including a list of previous winners, go to the  website www.washmap.org or  contact Dr. Edson at eedson@pvcc.edu
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