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FW: Antipode's 2nd Summer Institute for the Geographies of Justice. May 2009. Registration now open.

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  • Paul Chatterton
    ***** Registration now open ***** Antipode s 2nd Summer Institute for the Geographies of Justice (SIGJ). Manchester-Leeds Mon 18 - Fri 22nd May 2009 (in
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 2008
      ***** Registration now open *****

      Antipode's 2nd Summer Institute for the Geographies of Justice (SIGJ).


      Mon 18 - Fri 22nd May 2009

      (in conjunction with the International Critical Geography Group (ICGG)

      After Antipode's successful 1st Summer Institute for the Geographies of Justice (SIGJ) in Georgia, USA in 2007 we are delighted to announce that the 2nd Summer Institute will be held in Manchester, UK during the summer of 2009. There will also be additional sessions and field trips in neighbouring Leeds.

      (1) Aim

      The aim of the Summer Institute for the Geographies of Justice (SIGJ) is to provide an exciting opportunity to engage leading edge theoretical, methodological, and research-practice issues in the field of radical geography and social justice.

      This international meeting will be specifically designed to meet the needs of new researchers, taking the form of an intensive, interactive workshop for 25 participants. It will include facilitated discussion groups, field trips, debates and panels, training and skills development modules, and plenary sessions. A day field trip will be hosted in Leeds through the MA in Activism and Social Change.

      (2) Speakers and topics

      Topics for the 2009 meeting are likely to build on last years conference and include:

      radical/critical geographies, activist geographies and scholar-activism, producing relevant public geographies, locating the boundaries of "the geographies of justice," working with and researching social movements, interdisciplinary dialogue and radical geography, teaching and publishing radical geographies, and mapping the future of radical/critical geographies.

      As well as the Antipode editorial team and local guests from the Universities of Manchester and Leeds, confirmed speakers include:

      ** David Graeber (Goldsmiths, London)
      ** Geraldine Pratt (University of British Colombia)
      ** Paul Routledge (University of Glasgow)
      ** Erik Swyngedouw (University of Manchester)
      ** Hilary Wainwright (Red Pepper Magazine)

      (3) Further Details and registration

      The local organizers of the meeting are Noel Castree (Manchester) and Paul Chatterton (Leeds).

      There will be around 20-25 places on the 2009 Summer Institute for the Geographies of Justice. It is open to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed junior faculty (normally within 3 years of appointment).

      The Summer Institute participation fee will be approximately £120/$240 for graduate students and £145/$290 for faculty and postdoctoral researchers - and exact prices will be confirmed nearer the time. This fee will include your lodging for the week, field trip costs, and fund a reception at the end of the week.

      To register interest, please email BOTH:

      Paul Chatterton (p.chatterton@...) UK Co-ordinator AND Nik Heynen (nheynen@...) USA Co-ordinator

      The registration form can found at the website at:


      SIGJ 2009 is supported by:

      * Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography:
      * The International Critical Geography Group:
      * Geography at the University of Manchester
      * The Department of Geography at the University of Georgia:
      * MA in 'Activism and Social Change' Geography, University of Leeds
      * The People's Geography Project:


      -Noel Castree; Manchester University
      -Nik Heynen; University of Georgia
      -Paul Chatterton; Leeds University
      -Andy Herod; University of Georgia
      -Don Mitchell; Syracuse University
      -Jaime Peck; University of Wisconsin
      -Laura Pulido; University of Southern California -Melissa Wright; Penn State
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