RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019

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267 Latin American Geographies in the UK: where next? A roundtable discussion
Affiliation Developing Areas Research Group
Convenor(s) Sam Halvorsen (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Chair(s) Sam Halvorsen (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Timetable Thursday 29 August 2019, Session 4 (16:50 - 18:30)
Room Sherfield/SALC Building, Room 6
Session abstract In early 2018 a group of UK-based scholars created LAG-UK in order to create a forum for both supporting and debating our relationship with Latin American geographies. Since then it has grown rapidly, demonstrating a clear enthusiasm for the initiative. Initial activities have focused on supporting a series of public talks and debates in both the UK and in Latin American (notably a day-long workshop in Buenos Aires in November 2018). LAG-UK has also facilitated new and ongoing dialogues between colleagues working in Latin American and the UK and has begun to explore possible avenues for funding and publication. In this context the aim of the roundtable is to bring together diverse experiences and perspectives on Latin American Geographies in the UK in order to provoke discussion and debate where the network should prioritise its activities. In so doing, we thus seek to open up a space for reflection on the ethics and politics and working across the UK and Latin America and to map out the uneven geographies of our ongoing collaborations and activities. Possible questions to consider may include, but are not limited to:

- How do you work across the production of geographical knowledges in the UK and Latin America and what opportunities and challenges do you come across?
- What historical experiences or examples elsewhere of similar endeavours could LAG-UK learn from?
- What are some of the ethical and political dilemmas that need to be addressed in how LAG-UK moves forward
- How could different parts of the region be better represented in the UK?
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: ac2019@rgs.org
Latin American Geographies in the UK: where next? A roundtable discussion
Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge, UK)
Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham, UK)
Bernardo Mançano Fernandes (São Paulo State University, Brazil)
Jessica Hope (University of Bristol, UK)
Julie Cupples (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
Marcelo Lopes de Souza (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
In early 2018 a group of UK-based scholars created LAG-UK in order to create a forum for both supporting and debating our relationship with Latin American geographies. Since then it has grown rapidly, demonstrating a clear enthusiasm for the initiative. Initial activities have focused on supporting a series of public talks and debates in both the UK and in Latin American (notably a day-long workshop in Buenos Aires in November 2018). LAG-UK has also facilitated new and ongoing dialogues between colleagues working in Latin American and the UK and has begun to explore possible avenues for funding and publication. In this context the aim of the roundtable is to bring together diverse experiences and perspectives on Latin American Geographies in the UK in order to provoke discussion and debate where the network should prioritise its activities. In so doing, we thus seek to open up a space for reflection on the ethics and politics and working across the UK and Latin America and to map out the uneven geographies of our ongoing collaborations and activities. Possible questions to consider may include, but are not limited to:

- How do you work across the production of geographical knowledges in the UK and Latin America and what opportunities and challenges do you come across?
- What historical experiences or examples elsewhere of similar endeavours could LAG-UK learn from?
- What are some of the ethical and political dilemmas that need to be addressed in how LAG-UK moves forward
- How could different parts of the region be better represented in the UK?