The 2017 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference Chair, Sarah Radcliffe, University of Cambridge, has chosen the theme ‘Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world’.
A series of articles that directly engage with the conference theme have been published in the RGS-IBG journals Transactions and Area. The following papers are free to access until August 2018.
Transactions Themed Intervention, Decolonising Geographical Knowledges. Guest edited by Sarah A Radcliffe
Decolonising geographical knowledges by Sarah A Radcliffe (University of Cambridge) and RGS-IBG Conference Chair.
Mainstreaming geography’s decolonial imperative by Tariq Jazeel (UCL)
From where we stand: unsettling geographical knowledges in the classroom by Michelle Daigle and Juanita Sundberg (The University of British Columbia)
Decolonial theory in a time of the re-colonisation of UK research by Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham)
Decolonialism by Stephen Legg (University of Nottingham)
Area Special Section, Decolonising Geographical Knowledge in a Colonised and Re-colonising Postcolonial World. Guest edited by Patricia Noxolo
Introduction: Decolonising geographical knowledge in a colonised and re-colonising postcolonial world by Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham)
Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) student and staff in contemporary British Geography by Vandana Desai (Royal Holloway University of London)
A day in the life of a Geographer: ‘lone’, black, female by Divya P Tolia-Kelly (Durham University)
Decolonising geographical knowledges: the incommensurable, the university and democracy by Andrew Baldwin (Durham University)
‘Free, decolonised education’: a lesson from the South African student struggle by Adam Elliott-Cooper (King’s College London)
Commentary: The 2017 RGS-IBG chair’s theme: decolonising geographical knowledges, or reproducing coloniality? By James Esson (Loughborough University), Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham), Richard Baxter (Queen Mary University of London), Patricia Daley (University of Oxford), and Margaret Byron (University of Leicester)