Announcements

  • Job Announcement!

    The Department of Geography and Rural Development of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi Ghana, invites applications from prospective Lecturers in the areas of Physical Geography (Geomorphology, Climatology, Environmental Studies, Remote Sensing and GIS).

    Prospective applicants can be new PhD holders or with at least one year Teaching and Research Experience.

    Contact:
    The Head of Department
    Dr. Divine Odame Appiah
    Email: geography.head@knust.edu.gh
    Online application at www.knust.edu.gh and search for job applications.
  • HOG Business Meeting

    Dear specialty group members:
    I look forward to a great conference in Washington DC and hope to meet you at the event.
    I would like to invite you to our business meeting on Friday, April 5, 11:45am (see details below).
    Best wishes,
    Jorn

    History of Geography Specialty Group Business Meeting
    Day: 4/5/2019
    Start / End Time: 11:45 AM / 1:00 PM
    Room: 8226, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
  • AGSG 2019 Board Election

    AGSG Board Election - 2019We are electing three AGSG board positions, to be voted on in advance of the 2019 AAG meeting. Nominees must be AGSG members. Each position is a two-year term. The available positions are:
    Secretary-Treasurer 
    Southeast Asia Director 
    East Asia Director
    Voting begins on March 21st, and will continue until April 1st. Biographies for the candidates are available below. Those elected will begin their terms after the 2019 Business Meeting at the AAG meeting in Washington, DC.

    Vote Here: 2019 AGSG Election Ballot

    Candidate Biographies
    Dr. I-Chun Catherine Chang is Assistant Professor of Geography at Macalester College in Minnesota, U.S. Her research interests include global urbanism, urban sustainability, policy mobilities and East Asia. In recent years, Catherine has looked at how urban sustainability initiatives manifest on the ground and how their connections shape the global circulation of sustainable planning knowledge and practices. Focusing on two newly-built Chinese eco-cities, she studied the spatio-temporal variegations as well as the trans-local policy mobilities between Shanghai, Tianjin, London and Singapore. Catherine's new research will investigate the financing and financialization of sustainable urban initiatives, the inequality implications of green urban projects in Asia, and the role of transnational sustainable urban planners in policy exchanges. Her work has appeared in Environment and Planning A, Regional Studies, and the Journal of Urban Technology, among others. At Macalester, Catherine regularly teaches courses on cities and urbanization, urban environment, and Asia.

    Dr. Min Chen is a full professor and the Vice Director of Key Lab of Virtual Geographic Environment (Ministry of Education of PRC), Nanjing Normal University, China. His research interests are geographic modeling and simulation, virtual geographic environment. He is the group leader of the Open Geographic Modeling and Simulation System (OpenGMS, http://geomodeling.njnu.edu.cn/) team. Dr. Chen sits as the editor broad of Environmental Earth Sciences, Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling, Journal of Geology and Geoscience, guest editors of International Journal of Digital Earth, Environmental Earth Sciences, and Annals of GIS.



    Dr. M. M. Sheikh is Associate Professor in Geography in Govt. Lohia P.G. College, Churu, INDIA. Dr. Sheikh stared his career with Indo-
    German Kfw water and sanitation project in Churu, Rajasthan, India. About 35 papers and 08 books have been published. The main thrust areas are environmental issues, natural resource management, and biodiversity and rain water issues in desert area. Dr. Sheikh
    visited to Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, UK, USA and China. He is the member of 21 national and international academic
    bodies. 08 students awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has also completed 09 major and minor research projects.







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    Michael Glass
    University of Pittsburgh
    Secretary-Treasurer, Asian Geography Specialty Group
    glass@pitt.edu

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  • Three Nominations and Awards

    Dear Paleoenvironmental Change (PEC) Specialty Group!

    First, please come to our Specialty Group Meeting at the upcoming AAG Meeting in DC!

    Second, please send nominations for the following PEC Officers to Tim Beach (beacht@austin.utexas.edu). 

    1. Chair of the Paleoenvironmental Change (PEC) Specialty Group. 
    2. Student Representative to PEC
    3. Three members for the honors committee:
    one for a 2 year term,
    one for a 3 years term, and
    one student member 

    Please consider self-nominations.  We need to keep up our growth and momentum in the AAG!

    Third, the EC welcomes more nominations for two awards that will be given at the annual meeting in Washington, DC:

    1. The Karl and Elisabeth Butzer Lifetime Achievement Award in Long-Term Environmental Change.

    2017 inaugural winner: Elisabeth Butzer
    2018 winner: Kam-biu Liu
    2019 winner?

    2. The Ellen Mosely Thompson Award for the Best Paper in Long-Term Environmental Change

    2017 inaugural winner: Ellen Mosely Thompson
    2018 winners: Erika Wise and David Stahle
    2019 winner: Carlos Cordova

    Please send nominations to Honors committee members Sally Horn (shorn@utk.edu) and Amy Hessl (amy.hessl@mail.wvu.edu).

    Nominations for best paper should include a PDF of the paper and a letter of nomination signed by one or more members of PEC (or, separate letters signed by members of PEC). Nominations for the lifetime achievement award should include a copy of the nominee's CV and two or more letters of nomination from PEC members.

    Nominations should reach Sally and Amy by March 25, 2019.

    All the best and see you in Denver!

    Tim Beach, Chair