Call for Session Proposals – RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014

The Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) of the RGS-IBG invites proposals for DARG-sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference in London (27 – 29 August 2014). The chair of the 2014 conference is Professor Wendy Larner (University of Bristol) and the theme is ‘Geographies of co-production’.

The deadline for submissions to reach DARG is Monday 9th December 2013. These should be emailed to Glyn Williams (

Please include the session title and abstract (400 words), the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session convenor(s), and the anticipated format of the session. Convenors will be notified before 20th December whether or not DARG will be able to provide sponsorship for your session. If sponsorship can be provided, then you have until 21 February 2014 to provide the full session details (with all proposed papers and presenters) for final submission to the RGS-IBG. Full instructions and a session proposal form can be found at, and the full conference timeline is at

We look forward to hearing from you – if you have any queries, please contact Glyn Williams ( and copy Dorothea Kleine (

Doing Development Dissertations: Undergraduate Dissertation Workshop

Doing Development Dissertations: Undergraduate Dissertation Workshop

Friday 21st February 2014 9:30-16:30 

University of Manchester, University Place 2.220, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

Planning to write your dissertation on a topic related to development geography?  This one day workshop is aimed at second year Geography undergraduate students considering doing their final year dissertation on a topic related to Development Geography whether abroad or in the UK. We will cover a range of practical and intellectual issues, such as choosing your topic, planning your fieldwork, the ethics of doing research on development, and how to finance your research projects.  In the afternoon we will have a range of interactive and participatory sessions on research methods, such as interviews, focus groups, questionnaires and using texts and images.


There is a cost of £14 to cover lunch, refreshments and a booklet.

Limited number of free places

If you feel your financial circumstances will prevent you from attending this workshop, we have a limited number of free places available.  To be considered for a free place, please send a one paragraph statement to the workshop organiser (see below) and ask your Personal Tutor/ Academic Advisor to back this up with a reference.  Your reference and the statement need to explain how you will benefit from participating and make a case for financial support.

The deadline for receipt of statements and references is 15th January 2014.

To register, please to make the payment to secure your place on this eventbrite page.  Please also fill in this workshop application form (opens word document) and send it to the workshop organiser, Tanja Bastia, IDPM, University of Manchester,