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Geography and the Humanities Special Sessions at the 2011 Annual Meeting

The Association of American Geographers is sponsoring a special set of sessions on new interdisciplinary research and practice taking place at the intersections of geography and the humanities at its upcoming Annual Meeting in Seattle, to be held April 12-16, 2011. This special sequence will feature a presentation on the evening of Friday, April 15 by internationally-renowned author Barry Lopez, winner of the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams. His most recent book is Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape. That evening, Lopez will be recognized as the AAG’s 2011 Honorary Geographer.

The AAG welcomes abstracts engaging topics and methods at the crossroads of geography and the humanities, broadly conceived to include the arts. Sessions currently under development involve literature, history, philosophy, popular culture, performance art, and photography and their relation to place, space, landscape, cartography, or other aspects of geography.

Those interested in participating or proposing sessions should submit abstracts of approximately 250 words by November 10, 2010 at www.aag.org/annualmeetings, and should also send the abstract to jketchum@aag.org with “Humanities Sessions” as the subject line.

For additional information please contact AAG Executive Director, Doug Richardson, at drichardson@aag.org, or AAG Special Projects Coordinator Jim Ketchum at jketchum@aag.org.