Conferences Full Listings
Wednesday 25 January 2017
How does music shape diverse spaces, such as an immigration detention centre, a street performance, a military wives' choir, or a family kitchen? Is there common ground to be found between researching the chants of a protest marcher, the beats of a commuter's headphones and a soloist's concert hall recital? What is the role of music in the construction of space, and vice versa? How and why do we research this?
This one-day conference will explore the relationship between space and how music is expressed, circulated and politicised to construct particular identities. It will also examine music at a non-representational level, with meaning emerging through affect and emotion, folded through a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences. In short, it will consider the nuanced interplay between music and space.
The conference aims to bring together scholars working at the intersection of music and space, not only within the areas of ethnomusicology, musicology and geography, but also as approached from a variety of other disciplinary backgrounds (including politics, sociology, anthropology, philosophy). We especially encourage contributions from Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers.
The event is free and all are welcome. Please register to attend by Friday 16th December, 2016.
Thursday 12 May 2016
|Timetable of Presentations|
|Time||Surname||First Name||Presentation Title|
|Chair: Rich Boothroyd|
|11:00 - 11:15||Smith||Rebecca||The impact of coal mining on surface and subsurface water quality in NE England|
|11:15 - 11:30||Joyce||Hannah||A regional scale assessment of erosion and sedimentation patterns in upland rivers: A Lake District case study|
|11:30 - 11:45||Paxman||Guy||Reconstructing the Palaeotopography of Antarctica|
|11:45 - 12:00||Smith||Victoria||The role of gender in collaborative water management|
|12:00 - 12:15||Trelea-Newton||Mihaela||On the origin of bedrock mega-grooves in glaciated terrain|
|Chair: Pete Forman|
|12:30 - 12:45||Alhammadi||Fahad||The cultural aspects of the unique pedestrian streets|
|12:45 - 1:00||Arputharaj||Irene||Acid attacks against women in India - the significance of studying their experiences as survivors|
|1:00 - 1:15||Kwong||Yim Ming||Everyday ethics in volunteer tourism in Asia - A case study of Greater China Region|
|1:15 - 1:30||Clarke||Graham||Understanding correlations between hazards: The implications for the insurance industry|
|Lunch (Manley Room)|
|Chair: Ingrid Medby|
|2:00 - 2:15||Hussain||Zahra||Events and their after-lives, the governance of emergencies in Pakistan|
|2:15 - 2:30||Shrestha||Chandika||The geography of post-disaster mental health and well-being: spatial patterning of vulnerability and resilience factors in Nepal after Gorkha Earthquake 2015|
|2:30 - 2:45||Taufiqurrohman||Muh||The Role of NGOs in Building Community Resilience to Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Indonesia in 2011 - 2014|
|2:45 - 3:00||Wang||Ruxi||Selling in the Street: Modernity, Informal sector and Urban space in Chinese city|
|3:00 - 3:15||Moscetti-Varanini||Giovanni||An Ongoing Debate: The Problem of Neighbourhood Planning as 'Proper Political' Process|
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Postgraduate Conference - Moving Together: Exploring the Nexus between Disparate Approaches to Movement
Conference Organisers: Vanessa Schofield, Peter Forman, Olivia Mason.
Politics, State, Space 2016.
Wednesday 9 March 2016
Thursday 3 September 2015
The Department of Geography at Durham University is delighted to be hosting the British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September, 2015.
Wednesday 1 July 2015
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
- Professor Wendy Brown
(Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley)
- Professor Claire Colebrook
(Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University)
- Mrs Elizabeth Ferris
(Brookings Institute, LSE)
- Professor David Held
(Master of University College, Durham University)
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Friday 15 May 2015
We are delighted to present 2015's Distinguished International Visitor conference, welcoming Professor Mark Blyth (Brown University, USA) as our keynote speaker at a two-day event on the Geographies of Austerity.
Co-sponsored by the Culture-Economy-Life, Urban Worlds, Geographies of Health and Wellbeing and Politics-State-Space research clusters, and featuring talks from both Durham academics and other visitors, we welcome all interested colleagues to attend.
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
|Session 1A - Room W007, Chaired by Lucy Szablewska||Session 1B - Room W309, Chaired by John Morris|
|10.00 - 10.25||Geospatial Analysis of Health Risks and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa |
|Whose Right to Movement? Mobilities in Palestinian Tourism |
|10.25 - 10.50||Health, Place and Austerity: A Spatial Analysis of Health Inequalities in Stockton-on-Tees |
|Beyond Multiple Exclusion: The Intersectional Identities of Homeless LGBTQ Youth, Intersectional Spaces and the Relationality of Care |
|10.50 - 11.15||Gender, Motherhood and Health in Austerity: A Longitudinal Approach to Everyday Lived Experiences |
Amy Greer Murphy
|The Public / Private Dichotomy and Domestic Violence: Intersection Between Discourse and Experience in Malaysia |
|11.15 - 11.40||Austerity as a Historical Determinant of Health: M'Gonigle's Stockton |
|Beyond Causality: A Genealogy of Riots in the UK |
|11.40 - 12.00||Coffee|
|Session 2A - Room W007, Chaired by Madhumita Dutta||Session 2B - Room W309, Chaired by Pammi Sinha|
|12.00 - 12.25||Cashing in on the Sky: A Critical Political Economy Account of the Making of the Taipei Air Rights Market |
|How does wave shape influence the erosivity of wave impacts on coastal rock cliffs |
|12.25 - 12.50||Following the Waterscape: Climate Change and Human Mobility in Bangkok, Thailand |
|Numerical Modelling of Progressive Rockfall Evolution |
|12.50 - 13.15||Risk Governance and Governmentality in Experimental Urban Adaptation from Indonesian Cities |
|Occurrence and Influence of Dynamic Loading in Rock-Slope Failure |
|13.15 - 13.40||Austere Environments: Holding Together Multiple Lived Realities of Austerity |
|Modelling Evolution of Post-Glacial Rocky Coastlines |
|13.40 - 14.05||Traveling Bodies Under Mobile Powers: Taiwanese Gay Men's Sexual Fantasy and Practices of Bangkok, Thailand |
|The Interaction of Weathering, Stress and Mechanics in Controlling Rockfall Evolution |
Saskia De Vilder
|14.05 - 14.40||Lunch|
|Session 3A - Room W007, Chaired by Pete Foreman||Session 3B - Room W309, Chaired by Adam Trueman|
|14.40 - 15.05||Dissent Over Public Space in the Case of Gezi Park Protests |
|The Geomorphology of Loch Lomond Stadial Glaciation in Britain: A Map and GIS Resource |
|15.05 - 15.30||The Changed and Unchanged in Regional Culture Spaces - The Culture Life Circle and Culture Behaviour Landscape |
|Multi-Dimensional Perspectives on Flood Risk Mapping - Exploring Local and Institutional Conceptualisations of Flood Risk Using Interactive Mapping |
|15.30 - 15.55||Geographies of the 'National Hero': Framing the 'Hero' Soldier in the War on Terror |
|Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture as an Input for Landslide Hazard Mapping |
|15.55 - 16.20||Creative Practices of Resistance: An Exploration of Subjectivity Within UK Immigration Removal Centres |
|Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction: Fieldwork Results |
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
This week we are pleased to present a one day postgraduate conference in association with the Politics-State-Space research cluster, featuring a keynote speech by Professor Engin Isin, Professor of Citizenship at the Open University.
Please find below the programme of sessions, and detailed abstracts for each panel.
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Friday 22 November 2013
Keynote Speakers: Professor Marieke de Goede (University of Amsterdam); Professor Luis Lobo-Guerrero (University of Groningen); and Stanza.
The 'Securing against Future Events' project is organising a two day conference on the forms and techniques of calculation that emerge with digital computation.
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Friday 17 May 2013
Thursday 16 May 2013
Saturday 27 April 2013
Friday 26 April 2013
Thursday 1 September 2011
An opportunity for postgraduates to present their research and meet others in the field of Quaternary science in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Symposium website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/qrapg2011/
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Friday 15 July 2011
Friday 8 July 2011
This two-day workshop is a joint initiative of the NERC Earth Observation Technology Cluster Programme and the RSPSoc UAV Special Interest Group.
Workshop website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/uav_workshop/
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Sunday 3 April 2011
This year’s theme is ‘Geographical Futures’. This incorporates concerns about how postgraduates deal with the future or futures in their work.
Conference website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/conferences/rgs_ibg_midterm/
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Friday 8 January 2010
Sea Level Changes: the Science of a Changing World
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Wednesday 9 September 2009
The BSG Annual Conference returns to Durham University after a gap of 15 years.
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Saturday 11 July 2009
Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Dr Paul Frosh, Professor Jane Jacobs
Contact Visuality-Materiality-Conference@open.ac.uk for more information about this event.
Thursday 9 April 2009
Wednesday 24 September 2008
Convened and organised by Marcus Power.
An international interdisciplinary conference on the state of Critical Geopolitics 2008.
Organised by the Politics-State-Space cluster at Durham with sponsorship from the Political Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG and the journal Political Geography.
Conference Timetable & Key Dates
- January 10th 2008: Deadline for abstracts
- January 31st 2008: Communication of accepted proposals
- April 1st: Opening of registration
- May 25th: Deadline for full papers
- August 31st: End of registration
- September 23rd - 24th: Conference
Friday 4 April 2008
APEX - Arctic Palaeoclimate and its Extremes is a network research programme aiming to understand Arctic climatic changes beyond instrumental records. Our particular emphasis is to focus on the magnitude/frequency of the climate variability and, in particular, the "extremes" versus the “normal” conditions of the climate system. It is an interdisciplinary programme that integrates marine and terrestrial science and utilizes modelling and field observations. APEX involves scientists from 15 European countries, Canada and USA and is one of the coordinating programmes for palaeoclimate research during the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007/2008.
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Friday 9 February 2007
Thursday 11 January 2007
Sunday 24 September 2006
Boundaries and connections in a changing Europe
Health and well-being in Europe's cities and regions
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Tuesday 18 July 2006
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Angela McRobbie,
Goldsmith University of London
Professor Gill Valentine,
University of Leeds
Dr Ruth Panelli,
University of Otago
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