New and Emerging Rural Researchers

Session conveners: Théo Lenormand ( and Emanuele Amo (

Keywords: Rural geography, Crisis, Change, Social science, Countryside

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. The past year has seen a shift in the context surrounding rural areas and as a result of our research themes; rural areas are reacting to national and international context change but change is also enacted from within rural areas. We hope that this session will encourage lively discussion of contemporary key debates within rural geography, conversation on reaction or adaptation to a time of polycrisis, innovative ways of approaching rural research, 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.

Presentations will be grouped thematically, and each presenter will have 15 minutes to present their work. At the end of each theme, there will be the opportunity for questions, and the session will conclude with time for discussion. Please fill out the following form if you would like to present: