Member News

David Lowenthal Receives the British Academy Medal

David Lowenthal was awarded the 2016 British Academy medal for The Past Is a Foreign Country—Revisited (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The medal honors "a landmark academic achievement which has transformed understanding in the humanities and social sciences" in a book that explores "the manifold ways in which history engages, illuminates and deceives us in the…
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Annual Meeting

‘Locating Geography Education’ — Sarah Bednarz’s Past President’s Address

AAG Past President Sarah Witham Bednarz will explore the evolving role, nature, and relevance of geography education as viewed by former presidents of the AAG from 1910 to the present. AAG presidential addresses have, at times, commented directly on education issues; at other times the topic has been avoided, if not ignored. What changes have occurred over…
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New Books Received

New Books in Geography — September 2016

The AAG Review of Books office has released the list of the books received during the month of September. Following are the references: September 2016 Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America’s Clovis Culture by Michael B. Collins (University of California Press 2013) American Farms, American Food: A Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United…
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Award Deadlines

Nominate Deserving Colleagues for Three AAG Awards

Deadlines for nominations for three AAG awards are fast approaching this month. Don't miss out on sending in a recommendation for a worthy colleague. The AAG Enhancing Diversity Award honors those geographers who have pioneered efforts toward or actively participated in efforts toward encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years. The award is presented at…
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Featured News

AAG Offers Suite of New Resources for Students and Job Seekers

The AAG is pleased to announce a suite of new resources designed to help students find information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as currently available graduate assistantships, internships, and postdoc positions in geography. The current AAG Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas is a comprehensive listing of undergraduate and graduate programs…
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Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications

Apply for Geographical Scientists to Visit, Stimulate Your Department The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest in…
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Recent News

Check out the New Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting

Becoming more involved in the AAG facilitates strengthening professional networks, volunteering, taking part in scholarly activities, advancing academic studies, etc. Graduate students can register to attend their fall regional division meeting and submit their paper at that time to be eligible to win the Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting. Each awardee will…
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Annals of the AAG

AAG ‘Annals’ Environmental Sciences Section Editor Nominations Due Oct. 7

The American Association of Geographers seeks applications and nominations for the Environmental Sciences section editor for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. The new section editor will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence on January 1, 2017. The appointment will be made by fall 2016. The AAG seeks an…
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Annual Meeting

AAG To Offer On-site Childcare During 2017 Annual Meeting

During AAG 2015 Chicago, President Mona Domosh visited CAMP AAG. CAMP AAG was a success in San Francisco and the AAG is again making an investment to provide full-time, professionally-managed and staffed on-site childcare services for the 2017 annual meeting in Boston. CAMP AAG will offer age-appropriate activities for children ranging from 6 months to 13…
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Publications

A New Encyclopedia is Coming

The International Encyclopedia of Geography The AAG and an international team of distinguished editors and authors are in the final stages of preparing a new major reference work for Geography: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. This 15-volume work, published by Wiley both in hard copy and online, will be an…
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