50th Anniversary Festival

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2021 sees 50 years of the Population Geography Research Group, a momentous occasion. In celebration, the Population Geography Research Group will host a festival of events, running between August and September of 2021. Details of the activities can be found here. Over the next few months, check back to see more details of the activities presented below.

Archiving Population Geography

We are collecting and collating archives to be held at the RGS, and digitised as far as possible. In addition to safeguarding the records of the group, we have carried interviews with some of the prominent Population Geographers involved with the Research Group over the last 50 years. We look forward to sharing results of this project with you all at the RGS-IBG conference.

Timeline of PGRG

Through our exploration of the history of the Population Geography Research Group, we are building a timeline of key events. Watch this space for more…!

Early Career Workshop

As part of our celebrations, we look forward to the next 50 years of thought, research and leadership from our emerging Population Geographers. In support, we are running an Early Career Workshop – focussing on career development – as part of this festival. More details will be announced soon.

What is population geography?

Image Competition

As part of the celebrations, we will be launching an image competition inviting the Population Geographers of tomorrow to show us what population geography means to them. Details to be announced soon.

Virtual Special Issue

Celebrating 50 years of Population Geography, we have looked back at articles published in the RGS-IBG journals, selecting key papers to bring together in a Virtual Special Issue. Publication date to be confirmed.