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Geography and the Humanities

The 2012 AAG Annual Meeting in New York will feature a special set of 40 paper or panel sessions exploring new interdisciplinary research and practice taking place at the intersections of geography and a broad range of humanities and arts disciplines. These interdisciplinary sessions will be held throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and will engage a variety of topics including literature, history, cinema, popular culture, performance art, comedy, curatorial practice, geographic imagination, painting and photography and their relation to place, space, landscape, scale, cartography, or other aspects of geography.

This special sequence is part of the AAG’s ongoing initiative exploring creative new scholarship and related practices taking place at the crossroads of geography and a wide range of disciplines in the arts and humanities. Significant milestones for this initiative have included the AAG’s interdisciplinary Geography & the Humanities Symposium, held at the University of Virginia in June of 2007; the establishment of the AAG’s Historical GIS Clearinghouse and Forum at; and the publication of two new edited books, Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities (Routledge, 2011), and GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place (Routledge, 2011), featuring more than 50 original contributions by renown scholars, artists, activists, and others currently working at the fertile intersections of geography and the humanities.

Sessions in this track include2102, 2202, 2203, 2402, 2403, 2502, 2503, 2602, 2603, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3201, 3202, 3203, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3501, 3502, 3601, 3602, 4101, 4104, 4201, 4202, 4240, 4401, 4402, 4403, 4501, 4502, 4503, 4530, 4601, and 4602.