First circular: Conference announcement

The 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers will take place in Warsaw, at University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, from Sunday 15th to Friday 20th July 2018. The venue was confirmed at the plenary session of the 16th ICHG held in London, August 2015.

Contributions are welcome on any aspect of historical geography, including focused empirical, theoretical, and historiographical contributions to historical geography and related fields including history of cartography, history of science, and environmental history.

The participation of early career scholars and postgraduate research researchers is positively encouraged.

In order to help plan the Warsaw ICHG 2018 meeting and ensure the involvement and participation of the world-wide historical geography community, two committees have been set up. An International Scientific Committee, chaired by Michael Heffernan has been established, and a Local Organising Committee, with participation of historical geographers drawn from across Poland, is overseeing the running of the Conference.

A Call for Papers and Sessions will be issued in March 2017. The deadline for receipt of proposals will be September 2017. A draft programme will be published in January 2018.

The Conference will include a full range of academic sessions, plenary lectures, social events and field trips in Warsaw and different parts of Poland.

For further information in due course see the conference website here.

Image: Jacek Karczmarz, Bialowieza National Park in Poland