Ciclo di seminari: Geographies of Geography/ Geography of Geographers

Panos Bourlessas trasmette l’invito al ciclo di seminari “Geographies of Geography/ Geography of Geographers” organizzato, in modalità ibrida, dal Laboratorio di Geografia Sociale del SAGAS dell’Università di Firenze.

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We are glad to announce a new seminar series intended to explore the discipline of geography (or to explore, how to ask the question of discipline). This series titled ‘Geographies of Geography/ Geography of Geographers’ is being organized by LaGeS (Laboratory for Social Geography, at the University of Florence, Italy. The idea is to think through the question of discipline via the works of ‘geographers’ both early-career and established.

‘What is geography’ or ‘who is a geographer’, is a contested question. The closest consensus would probably be the ambiguous notion that ‘geography is what geographers do’. However, what geographers do, depend on the geographies they are situated in and are coming from. We intend to explore the internal complexities and contradictions of geography, its fluid boundaries, and diverse contexts, through this seminar series.

Geography as a discipline may have a large global foot print. However, what geographers do differ across contexts. Context here is defined very loosely; it can be a research cluster, a linguistic group, or a country/region. To have a dialogue between these contexts, we invited researchers to discuss their work within some framing questions:

  1. What questions do geographers ask?
  2. How do they find answers to these questions?
  3. How do these questions and answers eventually contribute (or not) to the ‘discipline’ of geography within and beyond the contexts?
  4. What ‘skills’ should one possess to be called a ‘geographer’?

We have the following 8 talks planned (see also the attached poster), which will take place in hybrid mode.

You can register at

28 January 2022, 11:00 AM CET, Geography in the Time of Toxic Air by Rohit Negi, Ambedkar University, India

18 February 2022, 11:00 AM CET, Imagined Geographers by Alberto Vanolo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

11 March 2022, 11:00 AM CET,  Urban Political Ecology: Where is the Geography? by Natasha Cornea, University of Birmingham, UK

1 April 2022, 11:00 AM CEST, Geographies of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Case of the Ocean Goal by Mialy Andriamahefazafy, University of Portsmouth, UK

22 April 2022, 11:00 AM CEST, Beyond Dichotomies: Towards a Relational Approach of Spatialities by Nadine Cattan, CNRS, France

13 May 2022, 11:00 AM CEST, Navigating French Provincialism in Teaching and Research by Myriam Houssay Holzschuch, Université Grenoble Alpes, France

3 June 2022, 3:00 PM CEST, Geography to Postpone the End of the World by Luanda Vannuchi, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil

17 June 2022, 11:00 AM CEST, Queer of Color Geographies: Race/ Sexualities/ Gender in Transnational Contexts by Alessandro Boussalem, University of Edinburgh, UK