Alcune informazioni dalla Newsletter della Commissione di Geografia Politica dell’Unione Geografica Internazionale

Considerandole di potenziale interesse, si condividono qui alcune informazioni veicolate dalla Newsletter della Commissione di Geografia Politica dell’Unione Geografica Internazionale (IGU Commission on Political Geography).

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International Symposium on the History of Geographical Thought


University College Dublin, Belfield (Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland)
10-12 July 2019

Deadline 14 December 2018

Dr Federico Ferretti (UCD School of Geography); Dr Arlene Crampsie (UCD School of Geography)

Symposium Themes
Although inserted in the programme of the periodical symposia organised by the IGU Commission on the History of Geography, this conference is also designed as a tribute to Anne Buttimer (1938-2017), one of the first cofounders and inspirations of our Commission and an international leading figure in geography. Buttimer?s archives were bequeathed to UCD School of Geography, where they are the core of ongoing and projected scholarly endeavours. Therefore, the research problematics addressed by Buttimer, like ethics and values in geography, the importance of life experiences and the cultural implications of the relations between humans and environments among others will be the main focus of the symposium. Additionally, some of the topics that Buttimer addressed, such as the geographical invention of national identities and imaginations, are very important for present-day scholarly and political debates in Ireland, given that 2019 falls in the middle of the period 2016-2022, that is the second part of the ?decade of centenaries?, commemorating the steps which led to Irish independence and resonating with current discussions on geographies of anti-colonialism.
Therefore, we especially welcome contributions on:

? Geographies of nation building and of the invention of national identities and traditions
? National, regional, transnational and supranational geographical imaginations
? Geographies of (?internal? and ?external?) colonialism
? Geographies of anti-colonialism
? Historical geographies of Ireland and of the ?British Isles?
? Biography, autobiography and geography
? Geographies of lived spaces and life worlds
? Humans and environments
? Critical and humanistic approaches to geography
? Ethics and values in geography
? Sources in historical geography and the history of geography: between oral histories and archives
? Any other topic in the history of geography (to be included in open sessions)

Abstract Submission: please submit an abstract (of not more than 250 words) along with your name, institutional affiliation and email address to and by December 14th 2018.


Call for articles for L’Espace Politique (English or French).

Local elections, decentralization and governance in North Africa: What changes after the “Arab revolts”?/ (Mamadouh, Virginie)

Chers coll?gues,

L’appel ? articles pour le revue L’Espace Politique  sur le th?me

“?lections locales, d?centralisation et gouvernance en Afrique du Nord : Quels changements apr?s ? les r?voltes arabes ? ?”

Local elections, decentralization and governance in North Africa :  What changes after the “Arab revolts”?/
Est prolong? au 30 octobre

Les articles peuvent ?tre soumis en fran?ais ou en anglais.

Les intitul?s (en fran?ais et en anglais), les r?sum?s (en fran?ais et en anglais) et les mots-cl?s (en fran?ais et en anglais) doivent ?tre envoy?s par le formulaire en ligne suivant : 30Ktvfzw8Z0TyQD94d2ze_j9Kip3SA/viewform?usp=sf_link<>

Les textes finaux seront ? faire parvenir avant le 15 d?cembre 2018 ? l?adresse suivante :<>


From the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance: CALL FOR PAPERS – WORKSHOP –


Date: 9 -10 May 2019
Location: HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
Institute for Regional Studies
P?cs, Hungary

Conference Website:
Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2019
Notification of acceptance: 30 January 2019
Registration period: 1-20 February 2019
Workshop: 9 – 10 May 2019


Call for Papers:

Conference on Societies and Spaces in Contact – Portoro?-Portorose (Slovenia) 16-20 September 2019 (Mamadouh, Virginie)

Enclosed please find the information and call for papers for a Conference on Societies and Spaces in Contact that will be held in Portoro?-Portorose (Slovenia) 16-20 September 2019
It is organized by Milan Bufon , Scien and research Centre Koper, Slovenia.

Papers should consider the following main Conference Themes:

– European national and regional minorities: from territorialities of exclusion to territorialities of inclusion

– Policies for cultural diversity and social integration within a multilevel decisional context

– Migrants and “new minorities”: factor of conflict or development potential?

– Spatial and social transformations in contact areas: towards an integrated approach

– Cross-border cooperation and planning: past experiences and future trends

– The perception of the “other”: mental maps and narratives

– Cultural diversity, multiculturalism and education: language policies and societal building

Two excursions in the Istrian region and in Trieste-Trst (Italy)
Keynote speakers are Tove H. Malloy (Europa-Universit?t Flensburg)  and Colin H. Williams (Cardiff University)

Abstract submission between 1 November 2018 and 30 April 2019