Thinking Space Seminar Series

Wednesday 23 March - Wednesday 15 June 2016
1.00 - 2.00pm

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Madsen Rm 449, Madsen Building, Eastern Ave, The University of Sydney



School of Geosciences, University of Sydney.

Explore current innovations in geographical research and cutting edge trends in socio- spatial theory throughout this seminar series.

Geographers and the Environment

Thinking Space is the Geography Seminar Series of the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney.

A very exciting program for first semester, with a great mix of topics and presenters both from within the school and visitors from other universities, as well as a number of post-grad presenters.

Please note, that due to popular demand we have changed this semester’s program to a lunch time seminar from 1-2pm on Wednesdays.
Seminars will be held in Madsen Rm 449, so bring your lunch along and muse over the latest cutting edge research in all things geography!

We look forward to seeing you all at Thinking Space this semester. Please also feel free to distribute the poster amongst your networks, as all are welcome.

For more information  please contact: Mark Vicol mark.vicol@sydney.edu.au

Wednesday March 23rd | 1 – 2.00pm
Melissa McCullough (Geosciences post-grad) | Implementing green economy agriculture in Ghana: The role of agricultural institutions
Dr Dan Harrison (Geosciences) | Ocean Fertilisation: An idea worth pursuing or not?

Wednesday April 6th | 1 – 2.00pm
Prof. Kanokwan Manoram (Ubon Rachathani University) | Lives and land at Isan frontiers in the Mekong context

Wednesday April 13th | 1 – 2.00pm
Dr Denton Callander (UNSW) | The geographies of sex, infection and risk: Harnessing passive health surveillance data in the service of responsive sexual health epidemiology (Room 336)

Wednesday April 20th | 1 – 2.00pm
Dr Stephen Schweinsberg (UTS) | Sustainable tourism marketing in national parks: Oxymoron or pathway to the future?

Wednesday April 27th | 1 – 2.00pm
Danny Marks (Geosciences post-grad) | Circuits of Power: Environmental Injustice from Bangkok’s Shopping Malls to Hydropower Dams in Laos
Ming Li Yong (Geosciences post-grad) | Transboundary community-based responses and resistance to mainstream hydropower dams in the Lower Mekong Basin

Wednesday May 4th | 1 – 2.00pm
Assoc. Prof Kurt Iveson (Geosciences) & Prof. Robyn Dowling (USYD) | Digital disruptions and transport

Wednesday May 11th | 1 – 2.00pm
Xiao Jiang Yu (Geosciences) | The western development strategy and environment in southwest China: a case of Guizhou

Wednesday May 18th | 1 – 2.00pm
Prof. Bill Pritchard (Geosciences) | Should we aspire to a society that is food secure, or a society of food-sovereign consumers?

Wednesday May 25th | 1 – 2.00pm
Kirsten Jenkins (University of St Andrews) | What is energy justice? Lessons from the nuclear fuel cycle in Canada, the UK and Australia

Wednesday June 1st  | 1 – 2.00pm
Leonardo Valenzuela (Geosciences post-grad) | Moralscapes of the Anthropocene
Billy Haworth (Geosciences post-grad) | Assessing the potential, application, & implications of volunteered geographic information in disaster risk reduction

Wednesday June 8th | 1 – 2.00pm
Alistair Sisson (Geosciences post-grad) | Night-Time Economy stigmatisation: a case study of Northbridge, Western Australia

Wednesday June 15 | 1 – 2.00pm