AAG Pre-Conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO.
April 3–5, 2005.
Call For Papers
Papers must be submitted via email to email@example.com, in a standard office format such as Word or Wordperfect, or as Adobe PDF.
To indicate your interest in participating in the conference, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of December. Provide your name and contact information, and indicate whether you wish to present a paper, serve as chair or discussant, or simply attend. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please indicate its general topic or substance.
The Political Geography Specialty Group of the AAG will hold a small conference in Boulder, Colorado, immediately prior to the Annual Meetings of the AAG. This year’s theme will be "Political Geography: Retrospect and Prospect" in recognition of the 25th year of the journal Political Geography. Political Geography has changed quite dramatically since the time when the original editorial board posed a research agenda for the sub-discipline. This conference offers an opportunity to reflect on what political geography has - and has not - achieved in the intervening years. We invite papers that evaluate the sub-field and its progress on the research agenda described in the early issues of the journal, papers that propose new research areas, or papers presenting topical research that points the way forward for the sub-discipline. Other papers on political geographic themes will be accommodated as well.
The conference will be convened in Boulder, and will be held in conjunction with a similar conference organized by the Developing Areas Specialty Group, and we anticipate some joint sessions and events. Boulder is approximately 30 miles from Denver, making it relatively easy to attend both the pre-conference and then the regular meetings of the AAG. Frequent bus service links the cities and the Denver International Airport to Boulder (see www.rtd-denver.com).
To ensure opportunities for sustained discussion of research, the political geography pre-conference will be limited to 50 people. We ask that potential participants indicate their interest in participating by December 1, 2004, and that abstracts for papers be submitted by January 15. First priority will be given to those who wish to present papers, and then to people who are willing to serve as session chairs or discussants. Other participants are welcome on a space available basis.
The conference will convene at 7 pm on Sunday, April 3 with a reception on the campus at the University of Colorado. Paper and discussion sessions will be held 9am-5pm on Monday and Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel in Boulder. There is no conference registration fee. Double rooms at the Marriott are available for $89/night, but must be booked by the 5th of March. They can be booked at this rate from Saturday night (2 April) to Tuesday night (5th).