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Human Geography Seminars: Spring term 2022-23


Welcome to the UCL Human Geography seminar series. The seminar programme for the spring term of the 2022-23 academic year is listed below. The seminars are open to all members of UCL whether you are a student, researcher or a member of academic staff. Online participation is also open to participants from outside UCL.

Unless otherwise stated, all seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 1-2pm (no seminar in Reading Week). This term the seminars will usually be in room G22 of the North-West Wing, with a couple of exceptions (see full details below). If you are not on this list and would like to attend then please contact the seminar convenors Jenny Robinson ( and Tom Western ( to be added.

We look forward to welcoming you to the seminars this term!

Jenny Robinson and Tom Western (seminar series convenors)


Seminar details

DateSpeaker and title

Jan 31st

From Points to Pixels: Feminist Approaches to Mapping

Meghan Kelly, University of Durham

Feb 7th

Practice-Related Approaches to Studying Material Flows

Organised by Lucy Sabin (UCL). Flash talks with collective of environmental humanities early-career researchers who are also practitioners: Charlotte Leib (Yale), Kristine Ericson (Yale), Jia Weng (Yale), Sabrina Chou (Oxford), and Lucy Sabin (UCL).

Feb 9th

Unpacking the role of universities in climate action (Joint with UCL Physical Geography seminars)

Tristan McCowan, UCL

***Cancelled due to strike action***


Feb 21st

[How] does private finance understand the African City? Exploring the relationship between urban territories and real estate investment

Matt Lane, UCL

***Cancelled due to strike action***

Feb 28th

Title TBC

Katie Meehan, KCL

***Cancelled due to strike action***

Mar 7th

The Surrounds (book celebration)

Maliq Simone, University of Sheffield

***IAS Common Ground - 4:30-7pm***

Info and registration here:

Mar 14th

Pluri-economy: Clothes, cash and construction in Bolivia

Kate McClean, UCL

Mar 21st

Title TBC

Sam Hickey, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

***Likely to be cancelled due to strike action***

Important seminar information


Unless otherwise stated in the above timetable, all seminars will be run in-person at 1-2pm.

Code of conduct statement

Every attendee is expected to conduct themselves appropriately throughout the seminar. UCL Geography is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). Any type of harassment will not be tolerated during the seminars. If you notice anything during one of the seminars, please feel free to contact the seminar series convenors on the email addresses below.

Jenny Robinson:

Tom Western: