Geography and the New Empirics

Workshop, 20th – 21st January, 2011

UCL and The Royal Geographical Society, London.

Recent years have seen a renewed engagement with the empirical, witnessing the emergence of research methods and dissemination activities that critically engage theory and practice in new and exciting ways. These vibrant approaches have included: participatory and action research methods; performative and non-representational work; engaging with more-than-human entities; forms of creative address; as well as interdisciplinary and beyond-the-academy working practices. Yet undertaking this kind of research has, arguably, created a shift in the form and nature of the empirical, leading to a series of challenges surrounding how we make sense of, work with, and write about, these contemporary forms and expanded volumes of qualitative and quantitative data.

This workshop aims to bring together post-graduates and early career researchers from across social and cultural geography to engage with ideas of the empirical and to address some of the issues and challenges of research in this contemporary context.

workshop blog

Thursday 20th January 2011 (UCL): Workshops on ‘Doing and Dissemination’

Friday 21st January 2010 (RGS): Paper sessions on Geography and the New Empirics