Focus on Boston

Ideas for the Culture Enthusiast in Boston

Boston’s cultural scene is vibrant in all seasons. From museums and performing arts to interactive festivals and outdoor concerts, Boston is abuzz with activities for cultural enthusiasts. If you love the classics, ensembles such as Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are reason enough to visit Boston. If you prefer a lighter,…
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Focus on Boston

Family-Friendly Boston

Family fun in Boston is around every corner.  From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented attractions.  We make history fun with tours of the Freedom Trail and interactive exhibits at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.  Don’t worry about those…
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Annual Meeting

Carry the AAG 2017 Annual Meeting Program in Your Pocket

Get the most from your AAG 2017 Boston experience with the mobile app. Enjoy an interactive experience on your Apple, Android, BlackBerry and other mobile devices during the annual meeting. If you're a laptop user or have a Windows phone, there's also a Web version for your devices. Plan your experience throughout the meeting: search…
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Annual Meeting

Explore the Growing List of AAG 2017 Field Trips, Workshops and Excursions

Explore the rich physical and cultural geography of Boston, Mass., and the New England region through informative field trips led by geographers or other experts. Field trips and excursions are also an excellent way to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues and friends. Also, expand your knowledge base and sign up for a workshop within your area…
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Annual Meeting

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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Association News

Noam Chomsky To Receive AAG Atlas Award in Boston

Chomsky The American Association of Geographers has selected Noam Chomsky as the recipient of its 2017 AAG Atlas Award, the association’s highest honor. The AAG Atlas Award is designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding, internationally-recognized leaders who advance world understanding in exceptional ways. The image of Atlas bearing the weight of the world on his…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century Wheat harvest in Gujarat, one of the top 10 wheat-producing states in India. Due to recent aridity, India may need to import some five million metric tons of wheat in 2016-17. (Photo courtesy of Glen M MacDonald) Burgeoning global…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme 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 intersect with human rights in numerous ways. During…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice Uncertainty and context pose fundamental challenges in geographic research and GIScience. Geospatial data are imbued with error (, measurement and sampling error), and understanding of the effects of contextual influences on human behavior and experience…
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