CFP RGS-IBG AC2016: Provocations and Possibilities of ‘Nexus Thinking’: Postgraduate Snapshots

This year we are organising a session at the RGS-IBG annual conference in London which will take place on the 31st August – 2nd September 2016. The session is sponsored by the Social and cultural geographies research group and the Postgraduate Forum. Please see the call for papers below:

Provocations and Possibilities of ‘Nexus Thinking’: Postgraduate Snapshots

The aim of this session is to explore the different ways in which postgraduate researchers in Social and Cultural Geography are engaging with and attending to the manifold provocations posed by the concept of Nexus Thinking.  ‘Nexus thinking’ is taken here to refer to the varying ways in which human geographers are working to consider the entanglements and interconnectivities between environmental and social domains.

We are encouraging postgraduates to present a brief ‘snapshot’ of their work (whether a photograph, a quotation, a field diary entry, an image of an object, or mini-video clip) as a focus for 5-10 minute contributions that explore the ways in which their theoretical and/or methodological interventions expand or restrict the propensity for and the possibilities of nexus thought.

It is envisaged that the snapshot will be the main artefact around which each contribution is orientated. We encourage participants to fully utilise their snapshots in ways which further deepen and enrich the developing trajectories, tensions, and textures associated with the mobilisation of the Nexus Thinking.

Please email prospective contributions or any queries to Katie Ledingham ( and Phil Emmerson ( The deadline for submission is Tuesday 16th February 2016.  Please include:

  • A title for your presentation
  • An abstract of max 150 words
  • A description of the ‘Snapshot’ that will be used
  • Your name, affiliation and contact details (email address)

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