CFP: Clive Barnett’s Geographies

RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 29 Aug to 1 Sept 2023, London

Convenors: Nick Clarke (University of Southampton) and Felicity Callard (University of Glasgow)

Clive Barnett died suddenly in December 2021. We’d like to organise a session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference bringing together Clive’s friends, colleagues, and interlocutors to remember him, to celebrate his life and work, and to discuss his contribution to geographical thought. To that end, we invite expressions of interest for contributions to the session. These might be reflections on working with Clive, discussions of texts he wrote, developments of ideas he promoted, or papers inspired by his work. We are open to other suggestions. The format(s) will depend on the response we receive. We can request a maximum of two timeslots. We can request a hybrid format, allowing some participants to join in London and others to join online (subject to approval from the conference organisers). We’ll probably describe the session as a ‘panel discussion’, but we are flexible regarding number of panellists and length of contributions. Depending on the response we receive, it is possible the session will lead to a special issue or edited book on Clive Barnett’s geographies. For now, please send expressions of interest, including author names and affiliations, titles and abstracts (250 words max.), and any details regarding the format of contribution you would like to make to n.clarke@soton.ac.uk and felicity.callard@glasgow.ac.uk by 24 February.

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