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AAG to Support Geographers from Countries Affected by Trump Travel Restrictions

The AAG will refund the conference registration fees for any AAG member or attendee who is a citizen of one of the seven countries affected by the Travel Ban and who by virtue of being outside the United States at this time will not be able to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. In…
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Focus on Boston

The Neighborhoods of Boston … and Beyond

Boston - Newbury Street Brownstones. Creative Commons License David Ohmer via Compfight. Every day is a new day in Boston. Parks and green spaces are sprouting up all over, new hotels have recently opened, and more are soon to break ground. New restaurants are joining Boston’s distinctive dining scene and the vibrant Seaport District has…
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Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

Nearly all geographers are concerned about human rights, and in their personal and professional lives seek meaningful ways to act on these concerns and values. The AAG and the discipline of geography intersects with human rights in numerous ways. This special theme within the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting will explore intersections of Human Rights and…
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Second Annual ‘GeoHumanities’ GeoPoetics Poetry Reading

The first annual GeoPoetics Poetry Reading was held on March 29 at the 2016 AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco. It was organized by the editors of the new AAG journal, GeoHumanities. Cecil Giscombe, University of California - Berkeley, is pictured here during his reading. GeoHumanities has organized a GeoPoetics poetry reading to take place…
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James Hansen To Address Climate Change at AAG Annual Meeting

James Hansen, courtesy NASA James Hansen, known for his climate research and his Congressional testimony on climate change that raised awareness of global warming, will deliver a featured talk on climate change, moderated by AAG President Glen MacDonald, at the AAG annual meeting in Boston on April 7, 2017. Hansen received a in physics and mathematics, an in…
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David Harvey To Deliver Featured Lecture at AAG Annual Meeting in Boston

David Harvey, one of the most influential figures in geography and urban studies, and among the most cited intellectuals of all time across the humanities and social sciences, will deliver a featured lecture, “Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason,” on April 8, 2017, at the AAG annual meeting in Boston. For geographers and…
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Call for Papers: ‘Late-breaking’ Special Sessions for the AAG 2017 Annual Meeting

The 2016 Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond AAG Annual Meeting, Boston, April 5-9, 2017 The 2016 elections in the United States may impact geography and our nation in the years ahead in many ways. Every year, the AAG addresses “late-breaking” events through special sessions at our Annual Meetings. During our upcoming AAG Annual Meeting…
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Abstract deadline extended to Nov. 17

Due to a high volume of submissions, the abstract deadline has been extended. AAG is accepting abstracts for papers and posters, sessions, workshops, and field trips for its annual meeting in Boston. Researchers, scholars, professionals, and students are welcome to present papers, posters, and panel discussions on all topics relevant to geography. Learn more.
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Roger Downs To Receive the 2017 AAG Presidential Achievement Award

Roger M. Downs, professor of geography at Pennsylvania State University, will receive the 2017 AAG Presidential Achievement Award, which honors individuals for their long-term, major contributions to the discipline. Past President Sarah Witham Bednarz will confer the award during the close of her Past President's Address at the AAG annual meeting in Boston. She remarked, “Downs…
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‘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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