I’ve teamed up with Veronica Vickery of the University of Exeter and Falmouth University, along with a host of other watery colleagues, to present a series of three sessions on ‘Wet Geographies’ for the 2015 RGS-IBG meeting to be held in Exeter at the beginning of September.
Wet Geographies I (Under the Sea: Geographies of the Deep) is being organised by Rachael Squire at Royal Holloway and Cordelia Freeman at Nottingham and is being sponsored by the Political Geography Research Group. The focus is on ontological approaches associated with the verticality, fluidity, and dynamism of the ocean, a theme that I’ve explored extensively with Kimberley Peters. Please email Rachael or Cordelia if you’re interested in presenting.
Wet Geographies II (Water in the Anthropocene: Creative Approaches) is being organised by Katherine Jones and Liz Roberts, both of UWE and is being sponsored by the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group. The focus of this session expands from the ocean to water more generally, and expands from ontological approaches to encounters and adaptations. Please email Katherine or Liz if you’re interested in participating.
Wet Geographies III (Art Practices and Wet Ecologies) is being organised by Veronica and myself and we’re focusing in particular on the ways in which art practices can be used to enhance our understanding and experience of watery spaces. This session is being sponsored by the Social and Cultural Geography and History and Philosophy of Geography Research Groups and is being specifically designed to accommodate non-traditional presentations (e.g. visual presentations, performance art, sound work, etc.). Please email Veronica or myself if you’re interested in participating.
Please note that deadlines — although slightly different for each session — are approaching soon (in some cases before the end of January). In addition, some financial assistance may be available for non-geographers.