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Friday 13th July 2012
One day international seminar
Education and Social Research Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Project Co-ordinator: Geoff Bright (ESRI, MMU)
Seminar Co-convener: Sue Bermingham (ESRI, MMU)
Thanks to all those who sent abstracts after our first call for papers. We had an excellent response from geographers and other social scientists and so far have over 50 people joining us for this event. Many are British but we will also be welcoming colleagues from over a dozen other countries. If you are interested in one of our few remaining spaces, please see the call for papers below which closes on 29th February 2012.
You are also welcome to attend without presenting a paper. Early bird registration is now open and closes on 31st March, 2012. Please see conference website for details: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/gy/goe/
Call for Papers
Over the past decade geographers with diverse philosophical and methodological orientations, and with varied areal specialisms, have exhibited a growing interest in education. This second international conference on geographies of education at Loughborough University responds to the diversity of this interest in spaces of education within geography and cognate disciplines. Drawing together scholars from different research traditions, and focusing on elements of both the formal primary/secondary/further/higher education systems and informal learning environments, it seeks to provide a space in which we can debate key themes and concepts in the production, consumption and impact of education, learning and knowledge in multiple social, cultural, economic and political contexts.
The conference is organised around three key intersecting themes:
• International Geographies of Education
• Education, Cities and States
• Student-Centred Geographies of Education
Confirmed keynote speakers:
• Allan Cochrane, Professor of Urban Studies, The Open University, on the role and potential of higher education institutions in processes of regional social transformation.
• Jane Falkingham, Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, University of Southampton, on global migration, education and demography.
• Chris Philo, Professor of Geography, University of Glasgow, on power and schooling.
More information on the individual themes and conference can be found at :
Please submit abstracts by 29th February 2012 to:
S.L.Holloway@lboro.ac.uk (Sarah Holloway)
M.Hoyler@lboro.ac.uk (Michael Hoyler)
D.P.Smith@lboro.ac.uk (Darren Smith)