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PYGYRG Chair Vacany.

A message from PyGyRg Chair Prof Jenny Pickerill. Dear all My tenure as Chair of the RGS Participatory Geographies Research Group ends at the end of August this year. Unfortunately as much as I have loved the role I am … Continue reading

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Call for applications for RGS Conference Guest passes

Each year PYGYRG are allocated 6 days worth of free passes to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference. These are available to non-academics (activists, research partners etc) who wish to participate in a session but do not have access to funding to register … Continue reading

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Call for Sponsored Sessions at RGS 2017.

The Committee of the Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRg) would like to invite proposals for sessions to be sponsored by the PyGyRg at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (RGS-IBG). The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference … Continue reading

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2017 Critical Participatory Action Research Institute

Join us for the 7th Season of Critical PAR Institutes! The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community based organizations. … Continue reading

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New Directions in Participatory Research Ethics, 8 July, St Mary’s College, Durham

The Centre for Social Justice and Community Action is holding a one-day workshop , funded by a small grant from the Wolfson Research Institute, New Directions in Participatory Research Ethics: perspectives from the UK and USA, on Friday 8 July 2016, 10.30 – 16.00, … Continue reading

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Come to our away weekend, May 2016, Scotland

We would like to invite you to the annual Participatory Geographies weekend away. 27th to 30th May 2016 New Lanark, near Glasgow, Scotland The annual weekend away is an informal meeting of anyone interested in participatory geographies – methods, tools … Continue reading

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Royal Geographical Society grant success

Great news: We have been awarded two small grants from the RGS towards bursaries for our away weekend (May 2016) and a co-sponsored ‘A Gentle Alertness to Geographies of (In)Justices & Activism(s) & Responsibilities’ Seminar Series (2016).

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Participatory Geographies Research Group Weekend Away May 2015: Reflection by Valentine Seymour

By Valetine Seymour [Image by Jenny Pickerill] This year, I was fortunate to join the Participatory Geographies Research Group’s weekend away which was set in the beautiful surroundings of Hathersage, in the heart of the Peak District. The workshop was co-organised by … Continue reading

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An Introduction to PYGYRG: Sheffield and London events, Feb 2015

In February we held a couple of events, one in Sheffield and one in London as informal introductions to the Participatory Geographies Research Group. They were well attended and enjoyable events. We had two keynote speakers – Kye Askins (Glasgow) … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Academia: The Challenges of Engaged Research

An interesting one-day workshop at the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham on Going Beyond Academia.  

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