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Human Geography Seminars: Autumn term 2022-23


Welcome to the UCL Human Geography seminar series. The seminar programme for the autumn 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 305 of the North-West Wing, with a couple of exceptions (see full details below). It'll also be possible to join the talks online, and Zoom links will be circulated weekly to the seminar distribution list. If you are not on this list and would like to attend then please contact the seminar convenors Tom Western ( and Jenny Robinson ( to be added.

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

Tom Western and Jenny Robinson (seminar series convenors)


Seminar details

DateSpeaker and title
Oct 4th

Neoliberal Citizenship: Sacred Markets, Sacrificial Lives

Dr Luca Mavelli, University of Kent

Oct 11th

Translating Milton Santos

Dr Archie Davies, QMUL

***4:15pm event @ The Forum, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL - Sign up here***

Oct 18th

'Everyday Things' In White City: Archival interventions and Photographic Activities

Nathaniel Télémaque, UCL

Venue TBC

Oct 25th

Fighting Identity: An Ethnography of Kickboxing in East London

Dr Amit Singh, UCL

Nov 1st

UCL Geography research cluster joint meeting


Nov 16th

Contesting Race and Citizenship: Youth Politics in the Black Mediterranean

Prof Camilla Hawthorne, University of California, Santa Cruz

***Online book celebration on Wednesday 16 Nov at 7pm***

Nov 22nd

Beyond Clientelism: Land Restitution, Conflict and Reframing Politics in Cameroon

Prof Ben Page, UCL

Nov 29th

Mhondoro Marauders Listening Party

Dr Thandi Loewenson, Royal College of Art

Dec 6th

UCL Geography PhD presentations

Details TBA

Dec 13th

The Surrounds: Urban Life Within and Beyond Capture

Prof AbdouMaliq Simone, University of Sheffield

Important seminar information


Unless otherwise stated in the above timetable, all seminars will be run in-person at 1-2pm, with online attendance also welcome. Join links will be circulated in advance of each session.

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.

Tom Western:

Jenny Robinson: