New and Emerging Rural Researchers: Rural Research in the 2020s

Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference
London, 1st-4th September 2020

New and Emerging Rural Researchers: Rural Research in the 2020s

Session convenor: Aimee Morse, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire

This annually held Rural Geography Research Group session looks to explore new and emerging ideas across rural geography by discussing the work of postgraduate and early career researchers. This year marks the start of a new decade of rural research, and it is hoped that this session will encourage lively discussion of contemporary key debates within rural geography, and conversations around the issues which may present themselves in rural scholarship over the coming years. The session provides a friendly and encouraging forum in which researchers can present their research ideas and results, and discuss these in a constructive manner with all those attending.


Contributions from a diverse range of rural research areas are welcome, including but not limited to: empirical, methodological or theoretical, from rural development, to culture, economy, farming, nature and policy.

Please send your name, affiliation, contact details and an abstract (max. 250 words), to Aimee Morse (aimeemorse@connect.glos.ac.uk) by 5pm, Friday 7th February 2020.