Welcome to the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG) website. With around 460 members, the SCGRG is one of largest and most active research groups of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the group, its events and activities.
The Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG) embraces researchers and activists interested in the way the world works to produce social and cultural difference, engaging with key social science debates concerning identity, subjectivity, citizenship and belonging. The group’s collective work emphasizes, the connections between material and immaterial geographies, stressing that social injustice, poverty, and exclusion cannot be divorced from questions of representation and imagination. Likewise, it considers the shifting relations between cultural artefacts, practices and landscapes as they take shape in a mobile and seemingly global era.
The group is committed to encouraging inclusive and accessible knowledges, destabilising hierarchical and centred knowledges in favour of those which foreground diversity and difference. As such, the group is keen to promote areas of geography that have often been ‘othered’ within the discipline, such as geographies of the life course, the body, sexuality, gender, disability, ethnicity and religion, as well as geographies of the non-human and the ‘animal’.
The group promotes social and cultural geographies through regular events such as sessions at the RGS- IBG Annual Conference and conferences on contemporary issues in social and cultural geography. The group has an active postgraduate membership and is keen to support events aimed at new career and emerging researchers. If you have any questions or suggestions for the group please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.