Annual Meeting

Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Division Team Takes 2017 World Geography Bowl Title

AAG President Glen MacDonald (far right) presented prizes to winners, including the winning Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Division team above. (Photograph for AAG by Becky Pendergast) The Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Division team won first place in the 2017 World Geography Bowl (WGB), an annual quiz competition for teams of college-level geography students representing the AAG’s regional…
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Recommend Candidates for AAG Honors and Nominating Committees

Call for Nominations: AAG Honors and Nominating Committees The AAG Council seeks nominations for candidates to serve on the AAG Honors Committee and the AAG Nominating Committee. The Council will prepare the final slate of candidates for both committees from the nominations received, and committee members will be elected by a vote of the AAG membership. The Honors Committee submits to the Council nominations for awards at least two weeks before the council’s Fall meeting,…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2017 J. Warren Nystrom Award

Four recent geography PhDs, finalists in the 2017 J. Warren Nystrom Award competition, presented high-quality research papers on April 6 during a special session at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. The Nystrom Award is an annual prize for a paper based upon a recent doctoral dissertation in geography. In Fall 2016 the Nystrom Award…
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AAG Accepting Nominations for New Fellows Program

The American Association of Geographers invites its members to nominate qualified geographers for the newly minted AAG Fellows program, which recognized geographers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of geography. In addition to the honorific, AAG Fellows will serve the Association as an august body to address key AAG initiatives, including creating and…
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Annals of the AAG

May 2017 Issue of the ‘Annals of the AAG’ Now Available

The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 107, Issue 3 (May 2017) of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers is now available. A full list of contents is below. The Annals contains original, timely, and innovative articles that advance knowledge in all facets of the discipline. Articles are divided into four major areas: Environmental Sciences;…
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Member News

Geographers Farhana Sultana and Tim Beach Lecture at Vatican Workshops

Tim Beach, Centennial Professor of Geography and Environment at UT Austin, presented an invited lecture on “Societal Collapses from the Maya to Mesopotamia and Beyond” at the Vatican in a workshop on Biological Extinction sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. His talk included discussions of extinctions in soil…
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AAG Review of Books

Spring 2017 Issue of ‘The AAG Review of Books’ Now Available

Volume 5, Issue 2 of The AAG Review of Books has now been published online. This quarterly online journal publishes scholarly reviews of recent books related to geography, public policy and international affairs. It also features review essays reflecting on several books on a particular theme, and book review with multiple contributors discussing a title. In the first four years of the journal's…
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Association News

Updated AAG Schedule for the March for Science

Updated AAG Schedule for the March for Science We invite and encourage AAG members to attend the March for Science in Washington, or in satellite events around the globe this Saturday, April 22. We have updated the schedule below to include the just-released list of speakers. Saturday Schedule of Events 9:00 am – 6:30 pm:…
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New Books in Geography — March 2017

Every month the AAG compiles a list of newly-published books in geography and related fields. Some are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles should contact the Editor-in-Chief, Kent Mathewson Listed below are the books received from publishers in the last month. March 2017 Against Doom:…
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Publications

The International Encyclopedia of Geography is Here

The AAG and an international team of distinguished editors and authors announce a new major reference work for Geography: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Available as an online resource and as a 15-volume full-color print set published by Wiley, this is an invaluable resource for libraries, geographers, GIScientists, students and academic departments around the globe.…
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