International conference on Human Geography and the Pragmatic Tradition. Queen Mary, University of London; May 23 24 2017

I very pleased to say I am to present a paper at this conference as an invited speaker

Queen Mary, University of London is pleased to be hosting an international conference on Human Geography and the Pragmatic Tradition: May 23 and 24 2017

This international conference examines the potential for philosophical pragmatism to augment scholarship in the discipline of human geography. It is some time since geographers created the space needed to foster collective reflection about the potential contribution of this tradition of thought for the discipline. Previous efforts to do this have generated a strong legacy for renewing debate (see, e.g., the special issue of Geoforum, edited by Smith and Wood, 2008). We seek to move this conversation forward through an incisive engagement with pragmatist understandings and their application in the discipline of human geography today. The first day will end with a public lecture, given by QMUL’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Robert Lake (Rutgers University, USA) on the theme of Hope for democracy: Pragmatism Between Populism and Expertise.

The preliminary schedule is here.  Spaces are limited and need to be booked via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-geography-and-the-pragmatic-tradition-tickets-7469029067

My talk will continue themes set out in my 2008 paper

Jones O., (2008) ‘Stepping from the wreckage: Geography, pragmatism and anti-representational theory’; special issue on Pragmatism and Geography, (eds) N. Wood and S. Smith, Geoforum, 39, 1600-1612.

The paper can be found here.

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About Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities. I also write songs and help stage a range of live music with others. I am Chair and Programmer for Priston Festival.
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3 Responses to International conference on Human Geography and the Pragmatic Tradition. Queen Mary, University of London; May 23 24 2017

  1. Pingback: Reblog> International conference on Human Geography and the Pragmatic Tradition – QMUL 27 May | Sam Kinsley

  2. Hi, Owain. Have you written any books on this subject? Could be very interesting.

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