Research Seminars

Research Seminars Academic Year 2018/19

King’s College London Human Geography Seminar Series

Bringing 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, our research seminars provide an opportunity for staff and students in the domain to come together with others from the wider research community for lively discussion and debate.

All upcoming seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 16.30-17.30/18.00 in Room 6.05 of the Bush House North East Wing, King’s College London Strand Campus unless another room is given below. A drinks reception will follow all seminars.


Autumn 2018 Seminar Series

Wednesday 26 September
Threatening Dystopias: Development Politics and the Anticipation of Climate Crisis in Bangladesh
Kasia Paprocki, London School of Economics and Political Science
Wednesday 3 October
Bush House NE 1.02
Climate Finance: From Public Assistance to Securitised Risk?
Sarah Bracking, King’s College London
Wednesday 10 October
Bush House NE Lecture Theatre
Panel Discussion: The “Infrastructural Turn” in Political Ecology and Urban Studies
Led by Malini Ranganathan, American University  
Wednesday 17 October
Bush House Lecture Theatre 1
Screening and Panel Discussion: ‘A Campaign Of Their Own’ (2017) on the Bernie Sanders’ Campaign
Led by Michael David Mitchell, film producer and author
Wednesday 24 October
From Identity and Inequality to Aggregation and TransferDiscourses of Social Differentiation in a Smart City
Gillian Rose, University of Oxford 
Wednesday 31 October
Public Perception of Risks and Benefits of Low Materials Futures
Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University
Wednesday 7 November
Bush House NE 1.02
Prisons, Pensions and the Post Office: Historical Geographies of Ageing in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Britain
David Green, King’s College London
Wednesday 14 November
Living Cities: a More-Than-Human Urban Geography
Maan Barua, University of Cambridge 
Wednesday 21 November
Hydro-Diplomacy and Transformative Analysis
Naho Mirumachi, King’s College London
Wednesday 28 November
Planetary Urbanisation’s Multiple Frontiers: a View from Yangon, Myanmar
James Sidaway, National University of Singapore

Spring 2019 Seminar Series

Wednesday 16 January
Have I Got Nature For You
Andrew Brooks, Department of Geography, King’s College London
Wednesday 23 January

Elsa Arcaute, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Wednesday 30 January The Anthropocene as Death Trap and Counterfeit Currency

Marcus Doel, Department of Geography, Swansea University 

Wednesday 6 February Three Postgraduate Students Share Their Research

Rosa Heimer, Peter McGowran and Ivana Bevilacqua, Department of Geography, King’s College London

Wednesday 13 February
Bush House NE 6.07
Mapping Participation in Low-Carbon Energy Transitions
Helen Pallett, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia 
Wednesday 27 February


Wednesday 6 March

Gentrification, Neoliberalism and the Right to Buy
Adam Elliott-Cooper, Department of Geography, King’s College London
Political and Domestic Geographies of Checkpoints in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank
Mark Griffiths, Centre for International Development, Northumbria University
Wednesday 13 March


Wednesday 20 March

Little Capital: the Super-Rich in a Second-Tier City
Katie Higgins, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield
Film Screening and Discussion with Director and Story Consultant: ‘Water at the Margins (2018)’
Maria Rusca, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University and Nathalie Richards, Department of Geography, King’s College London
Wednesday 27 March Extracting Value, London Style: States and Developers

Jennifer Robinson, Department of Geography, University College London

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