Human Geography Seminar Series

The Department of Geography at King’s College London is pleased to announce its Human Geography Seminar Series for Spring 2017. Join us each Wednesday from 4:30pm in the Pyramid Room (4th Floor, King’s Building, King’s College London Strand Campus) to hear and discuss new research insights around human-environment interactions. All seminars are free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required.

The Department of Geography at King’s College London is pleased to announce its Human Geography Seminar Series for Spring 2017. The Series brings together the interests and expertise of the Contested Development, Risk and Society, and Urban Futures Research Domains and the King’s Climate and King’s Water Activity Hubs to explore new frontiers in research and policy on human-environment interactions.

All seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm in the Pyramid Room (K4U.04) of the King’s Building, King’s College London, unless otherwise stated. A drinks reception will follow.Flyer for the Human Geography Seminar Series Spring 2017

25 January Lennart Olsson, Lund University
The problem of knowledge integration across social and natural science: resilience as scientific imperialism and an alternative approach
1 February Margreet Zwarteveen, UNESCO-IHE (King’s Water Annual Lecture)
Localizing waters: Bringing global water policy science initiatives down to Earth
8 February Stephen Lintner, Visiting Fellow, King’s College London
Financing international development: current priorities, policy, and practice
15 February Tony Allan and the King’s Food-Water Working Group, to be confirmed
Food, water and society: how our political economy is not proving to be clever with food-water
22 February Sam Randalls and James Kneale, University College London
Historical framings of climate and health in the life assurance industry, c.1840-1930
1 March Claire Mercer, London School of Economics
Land, landscape and lifestyle: middle class boundary work in suburban Dar es Salaam                                  **Special Start Time: 5pm**
8 March Richard Phillips, University of Sheffield
New Intersections of Race and Sexuality: The Representations and Stories of British Pakistani Muslims
15 March Matthew Gandy, University of Cambridge
Provisional Themes: urban nature, post-humanism and concept of agency
22 March Susan Owens, University of Cambridge
Provisional Themes: environmental governance and planning processes as sites of conflict and policy evolution
29 March Peter Simmons, University of East Anglia
Provisional Themes: social dimensions of risk: biotechonology, natural hazards and radioactive waste management
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King's Water an interdisciplinary group that works on the biophysical, political, socio-economic, developmental and institutional aspects of water resources and their management. Our work is international, with ongoing projects in Tanzania, Brunei, the Mekong, the Andes, the Amazon, the Middle East, and elsewhere. In addition to the development of the concept of virtual (embedded) water, we have led the development of transboundary water politics analysis, water governance, aquatic resources and sophisticated spatial policy support systems for water resource and ecosystem service assessment.

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