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Revealing the hidden geography of alternative food networks: The travelling concept of farmers’ markets. New publication by Lenka Fendrychová and Petr Jehlička

By Jim McGinlay - 6 July 2018, 11:39

This new paper by OpenSpace member Petr Jehlička and colleague Lenka Fendrychová looks at farmers markets and their proliferation in the post-socialist global semi-periphery.

Looking for volunteers: New Generation paper project: a Travel Media Ethnography

By Jim McGinlay - 6 July 2018, 11:25

We're looking for volunteers! Have you travelled in the UK or overseas in the last two years? Would you like to share your travel stories with us?

Two new publications by Allan Cochrane and colleagues

By Jim McGinlay - 26 June 2018, 09:38

Professor Allan Cochrane recently published two new books with colleagues, arising from two ESRC-finded projects.

Petr Jehlička awarded visiting scholarship at the University of Helsinki

By Jim McGinlay - 11 June 2018, 12:40

OpenSpace senior lecturer Petr Jehlička has been awarded a visiting scholarship by the Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki. For this work Petr will be based at the University's Mikkeli campus in Eastern Finland.

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/ruralia-institute/research/visiting-scholars#section-41703

New publications on the work of Doreen Massey

By Jim McGinlay - 8 June 2018, 15:31

In July 2018 Agenda will publish ‘The Doreen Massey Reader’ and ‘Doreen Massey: Critical Dialogues’ both edited by Brett Christophers, Rebecca Lave, Jamie Peck and Marion Werner.

Sounding Coastal Change project holds large-scale music event in Blakeney on the North Norfolk Coast.

By Jim McGinlay - 4 June 2018, 11:03

The Sounding Coastal Change project held a major public engagement event on Saturday 2 June: a large-scale musical performance at St.Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, on the North Norfolk Coast. ‘Matters Arising, in Blakeney’ was a large scale work of music, digital sound, film, and spoken word, entirely inspired by the North Norfolk Coast and devised by SCC team-member Sam Richards.

David Humphreys Joins the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Advisory Board

David Humphreys
By Jim McGinlay - 21 May 2018, 12:41

David Humphreys is joining the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Advisory Board. David strongly believes that climate change is the most urgent public welfare issue of our age.

Petr Jehlička addresses Geography Department at the University of Bamberg, Germany

By Jim McGinlay - 9 May 2018, 16:21

On the 3rd May 2018 Dr Petr Jehlička presented the seminar 'Food for thought: Food re-localisation and the unequal geography of knowledge production' at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Professor Joe Smith appointed Director of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers

Joe Smith appointed Director of RGS and IBG
By Jim McGinlay - 30 April 2018, 08:44

Professor Joe Smith, a former member of Open Space and former Head of the Geography Department at the Open University,has recently taken up the position as Director of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers.

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