ICHG 2018

Call for Papers: International Conference of Historical Geographers, Warsaw, Poland, 15-20 July 2018.

The Historical Geographies of Protest and Dissent

Session organiser: Hannah Awcock, Royal Holloway, University of London/Oxford Brookes University

The global political culture of the last decade has been characterised by protest. The Occupy movement, the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, Black Lives Matter, and anti-austerity protests are just a few examples of recent episodes of dissent. Whilst there has been a resurgence of protest, however, it is by no means a new phenomenon. The study of past dissent can help us to understand contemporary protest’s form, tactics, and relationship with memory. It also provides an insight into the development and functioning of political culture. A geographical approach, with a focus on concepts such as space, place, networks, and scale, facilitates understandings of protest often lacking in other disciplines.

This session will showcase contemporary research on the historical geographies of protest and dissent, highlighting the wide range of topics and time periods studied, and theoretical and methodological approaches employed. The session also aims to bring historical geographers studying protest and dissent together, providing a platform for discussion, debate, and the sharing of ideas.


Abstracts are invited on any topic or time period relating to the historical geographies of protest and dissent. Please send your abstract, of 100-250 words, with up to 5 key words, to by 5p.m. on Tuesday 10th October. Apologies for the short turnaround.

UPDATE 06/10/17 Deadline Extension

The conference organisers have extended their deadline to the 28th of October, so I am also extending my deadline, to Wednesday the 25th of October. Sorry for any confusion!