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

Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference
London, Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021

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

Session convenor: Aimee Morse and Niamh McHugh, 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. The past year has seen a shift in how we understand rural spaces and conduct research within them, as we have navigated through research changes made necessary by Covid-19. It is hoped that this session will encourage lively discussion of contemporary key debates within rural geography, innovative ways of approaching rural research 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: empirical, methodological or theoretical, from rural development, to culture, economy, farming, nature and policy.

Conveners Aimee Morse and Niamh McHugh