Association News

Important Election Information: AAG Voting Begins Jan. 11

The AAG election will be conducted online again, and will take place Jan. 11-Feb. 4, 2016. Each member who has an email address on record with the AAG will receive a special email with a code that will allow them to sign in to our AAG SimplyVoting website and vote. Read about the candidates now.
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Apply Now for Travel Grants for the AAG IGU 2016 Beijing Conference

AAG is now accepting applications for 2016 AAG NSF International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference Travel Grants. Applications must be received by January 15. The conference will take place August 21-25 in Beijing, China. Read more about the conference. The AAG receives funding from the National Science Foundation to defray the expenses of participation by scientists in the IGU Conferences. For…
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Annual Meeting

Explore the Growing List of AAG 2016 Field Trips, Workshops and Excursions

Explore the rich physical and cultural geography of San Francisco, Calif., and the Bay Area 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…
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Events

Leading Geography Historian and AAG Archivist Geoffrey Martin To Speak at Library of Congress

Dr. Geoffrey Martin, a prominent historian of American geography, will discuss “On the History of the Book — American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science” at 7 on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Library of Congress. This special event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on Martin’s most recent major work, and will include a…
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Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of the ‘Annals of the AAG’ on Social Justice and the City

Call for Abstracts Annals of the American Association of Geographers  Special Issue, March 2018 The Annals of the American Association of Geographers is seeking contributions for a Special Issue on "Social Justice and the City." We are seeking papers from a broad spectrum of scholars on social justice struggles in urban contexts. While we hope…
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Gulf Research Program Accepting Applications for Exploratory Grants

The Gulf Research Program’s Exploratory Grants Funding Opportunity is now open. Applications are being accepted for innovative research projects that seek to break new ground in Informing Coastal Community Planning and Response to Environmental Change in Regions with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations. These grants will support the development and testing of new methods, technologies,…
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Necrology

In Memoriam: Edward W. Soja

Ed Soja, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at UCLA, who made considerable contributions to postmodern political geography and urban theory, passed away on November 2, 2015, at the age of 75, after a long battle with illness. Edward William Soja was born on May 4, 1940, to a family of Polish immigrants and grew up…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

Audrey Kobayashi Selected for AAG Presidential Achievement Award

The AAG Presidential Award is given with the purpose of recognizing individuals for their long-term, major contributions to geography. The Past President has the honor of bestowing this distinction on behalf of the discipline and the association. Kobayashi This year, Past President Mona Domosh will confer the 2016 award to Audrey Kobayashi during the AAG Past…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography: Michael Goodchild

The AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography is given annually to an individual geographer or team of geographers that has demonstrated originality, creativity and significant intellectual breakthroughs in geography. The award includes a prize of $1,000. Goodchild We are proud to award the 2016 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography to…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 AAG Susan Hardwick Excellence in Mentoring Award: Kenneth Foote

The AAG bestows an annual award recognizing an individual geographer, group, or department, who demonstrates extraordinary leadership in building supportive academic and professional environments and in guiding the academic or professional growth of their students and junior colleagues. The Award was launched last year, and its inaugural awardee was the late Susan Hardwick. It has…
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