Announcing Antipode’s 6th Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ)

Antipode’s 6th Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ)

Montréal, Québec, Canada

5th-9th June 2017

To date, Antipode had hosted five Institutes for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ): Athens, Georgia, USA (2007); Manchester, UK (2009); Athens, Georgia, USA (2011); Durban, South Africa (2013); and Johannesburg, South Africa (2015) (see here). We are delighted to announce that the 6th Institute will be held in Montréal in 2017 from June 5th to June 9th.

Antipode’s 6th IGJ will provide an exciting opportunity to engage leading edge theoretical, methodological, and research-practice issues in the field of radical geography and social justice (both broadly defined), along with a range of associated professional and career development matters. This international meeting will be specifically designed to meet the needs of new researchers, taking the form of an intensive, interactive workshop for 25 participants.

It will include facilitated discussion groups, debates and panels, training and skills development modules, plenary sessions and a field trip. Topics for the meeting will include: defining radical/critical geographies; models of engagement broadly/models of activist-scholarship specifically; interdisciplinary radical work; producing public geographies; locating the boundaries of “the geographies of justice”; the institutional cultures of radical geography; interdisciplinary dialogue and radical geography; how to teach radical geographies; publishing radical geographies; and mapping the future of radical/critical geographies.

In addition to facilitated discussions, we will make the most of being in Montréal by interacting with local intellectuals and activists, as well as taking a daylong field trip to the First Nation community of Kanehsatà:ke, accompanied by Clifton Nicholas.

Featured plenary contributors at the 2017 Montréal IGJ will be:

Nicholas Blomley
Professor of Geography
Simon Fraser University

Alain Deneault
Research Program Director
Collège international de philosophie (Paris)

Ellen Gabriel
Indigenous activist and artist
Kanehsatà:ke Kanien’kehá:ka Territory

Cindi Katz
Professor of Geography
City University of New York Graduate Center

Katherine McKittrick
Professor of Gender Studies
Queen’s University

The organizers of the meeting are:

Nik Heynen
Department of Geography
University of Georgia

Rosemary-Claire Collard
Department of Geography, Planning & Environment
Concordia University

Kevin A. Gould
Department of Geography, Planning & Environment
Concordia University

Andrew Kent
Editorial Office Manager, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography
Secretary, The Antipode Foundation

Jamie Peck
Department of Geography
University of British Columbia

Norma Rantisi
Department of Geography, Planning & Environment
Concordia University

Ted Rutland
Department of Geography, Planning & Environment
Concordia University

Who is Eligible and How to Apply?

The Institute for the Geographies of Justice is open to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed junior faculty (normally within three years of appointment).

The Institute participation fee will be US$200 for graduate students and US$250 for faculty and postdoctoral researchers. This fee will include your lodging for the week, a couple meals here and there, and a reception at the end of the week.

Please see the tentative schedule and a list of readings that will help orient the week. Because of the effort that goes into organizing the IGJ, the schedule and reading list, while still provisional at this point, will not shift dramatically. Please take this into consideration if you are interested in attending.

All those wishing to attend the IGJ must complete a pre-registration form and return this to Andy Kent ([email protected]) by 31st January 2017. Pre-registration forms are available here.

Limited travel funds will be made available for some through the financial support of the Antipode Foundation. Other financial support for the IGJ is also being provided by the Antipode Foundation.

The Antipode Foundation is a company and charity registered in England and Wales. It publishes Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; makes grants to universities and similar institutions to support conferences, workshops and seminar series or collaborations between academics and non-academic activists; and arranges and funds summer schools and other meetings, public lectures, and the translation of academic publications. These initiatives promote and advance, for public benefit, social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of radical and critical geography by enabling the pursuit and dissemination of valuable new knowledge.

Further information about the Institute for the Geographies of Justice can be obtained from Nik Heynen ([email protected])