Announcing the 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers

Announcing the 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers

Journal of Historical Geography 34 (2008) 553–554 www.elsevier.com/locate/jhg Editorial Announcing the 14th International Conference of Historical G...

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Journal of Historical Geography 34 (2008) 553–554 www.elsevier.com/locate/jhg

Editorial

Announcing the 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers Details of the next International Conference in Historical Geography, to be held in Kyoto, Japan, between 23 and 27 August 2009, have just been released. The ICHG is the most important international meeting for historical geographers, currently meeting over a three-year cycle. With neither a permanent secretariat nor an overarching institutional superstructure, these notable international meetings have been organized by small groups of volunteers based in universities around the world. Over more than three decades, conferences have taken place in almost a dozen locations, including most recently Jerusalem, Vancouver, Perth, Coleraine/Belfast/Maynooth, Quebec City, Auckland and Hamburg. These meetings have typically attracted a diverse mix of relatively new and established scholars from fifteen or more countries and have been distinguished by their welcoming, inclusive character. In addition to lively conference programmes, they have also featured much appreciated field excursions led by knowledgeable local guides. All Historical Geographers, as well as scholars from cognate disciplines, are encouraged to attend this first meeting in East Asia, in one of the oldest and most interesting cities in Japan. We join with the organisers in extending a warm welcome to all delegates at the opening reception, co-sponsored by the Journal of Historical Geography. Felix Driver Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK

0305-7488/$ - see front matter Ó 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2008.08.002

Graeme Wynn Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada

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Editorial / Journal of Historical Geography 34 (2008) 553–554