Department of Geography

Past events

Hostile environments: A new politics of global space

Wednesday 12 June from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Michael Collyer, Professor of Geography, School of Global Studies

Events of the last decade have underlined the limitations of formal migration controls.


'Sons of the soil’: land, mud and the modern national subject

Wednesday 22 May from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C233
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Aya Nassar

Chair: Prof Divya P Tolia-Kelly Abstract: A relationship with the soil invokes an essence of a place.


British life assurance and the imagined geographies of climate and race, 1840-1930

Wednesday 8 May from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C233
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr James Kneale

Abstract British life assurance companies insured thousands of travellers and emigrants between 1840 and 1930.


“Solar is a blessing for women... For men it doesn’t do as much as it does for women”

Wednesday 13 March from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C233
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr. Raihana Ferdous (Durham University, Geography & Anthropology)

Energy access and gender (in)equality in off-grid homes in Bangladesh


Provisional Migration and Settler Colonialism in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Thursday 7 March from 13:30 until 15:00
Arts C, Global Studies Resource Centre
SCMR Migration Seminar Series
Dr Francis Collins

Francis Collins (University of Waikato): Provisional Migration and Settler Colonialism in Aotearoa/New Zealand


Ruins of industrial culture: Absence-presence, affect and industrial ruination in the Miners' Welfare

Wednesday 20 February from 12:00 until 13:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Jay Emery

This talk begins with an overview of my research into the affective and temporal dynamics of belonging among working-class mining families in Notts.


Singularity. A manifesto for incomparable geographies

Wednesday 5 December from 13:00 until 15:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Tariq Jazeel

This paper is a methodological response to the challenge of decolonizing geographical knowledge


At the Makeshift Camp: Interrogating violence and resistance along EU border zones

Wednesday 28 November from 13:00 until 15:00
Fulton 110
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Arshad Isakjee

Chair: Michael Collyer All welcome (Coffee/ Tea and Cake is provided) Abstract Scholars interrogating European border policy over the last...


Decolonizing the University: WORKSHOP

Thursday 8 November from 14:00 until 16:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr. Emily Gilbert

Chair: Divya P. Tolia-Kelly Undergrads, Postgrads, Postdocs and ALL Staff  are Invited to join us! Abstract Calls for decolonizing the...


Beyond the Border: Securing the Line between Canada and the US

Wednesday 7 November from 12:00 until 14:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Emily Gilbert (Geography,Toronto)

Chair: Divya P. Tolia-Kelly ALL WELCOME (coffee/ tea and cake is provided). Abstract The Canada-US border has been invoked in the Brexit debates...


What happens if we start from Nigeria? Towards more diverse histories of geography

Wednesday 31 October from 13:00 until 15:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr. Hannah Neate & Dr. Ruth Craggs

Chair: Simon Rycroft ALL WELCOME (Coffee/ Tea and Cake is provided) Abstract This paper demonstrates the value of writing disciplinary histories...


Public Library Geographies: pasts, presents, futures

Wednesday 10 October from 13:00 until 15:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Jo Norcup

Abstract: This paper argues for the timely consideration of public library geographies.


Resource Nationalism in Bangladesh: Valuing National Natures and Politicising Geology

Wednesday 23 May from 12:00 until 13:00
Arts C133
Geography Department Research Seminars
Dr Paul Gilbert

I examine faultlines that emerged among a group of geologists and petroleum engineers in the wake of a series of blowouts in a gas field in Dhaka.


‘Food-work city’: Oral histories of and for changing places

Wednesday 16 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Ben Rogaly, Professor of Human Geography, School of Global Studies

Could changing the way we think about migration lead to a more hopeful, less divisive debate and improved wages and conditions for low-paid workers?


Can responses to mass displacement be convivial?

Wednesday 16 May from 12:00 until 13:30
Fulton 101
Geography Department Research Seminars
Dr Tahir Zaman

Can responses to mass displacement be convivial?


Feeling Brexit: From Nationalist Atmospheres of Shame to Performing Ideas of the People

Tuesday 8 May from 13:00 until 14:30
Arts C333
Geography Department Seminars
Dr Angharad Closs Stephens, Geography Department, Swansea University

In this article, I address Brexit through the question of what Brexit felt like in the year following the vote on 23 June 2016.