AAG Association News


Noam Chomsky To Receive AAG Atlas Award in Boston

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 22, 2016

The AAG has selected Noam Chomsky as the recipient of its 2017 AAG Atlas Award, the association's highest honor. The AAG Atlas Award is designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding, internationally recognized leaders who advance world understanding in exceptional ways. Chomsky will engage in a conversational interview with AAG Executive Director Doug Richardson at this year's AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. This special interview with Chomsky will also serve as the keynote session to kick off "Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG," one of three main Themes of the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting. Learn more.


AAG Launches New Undergraduate Student Affinity Group

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 22, 2016

The AAG's new Undergraduate Student Affinity Group (USAG) is an international community of students studying geography, offering opportunities to network and socialize, get advice on graduate study and careers, and take part in academic events. Undergraduate students can join the AAG for just $38 and receive full membership benefits including access to scholarly journals and publications, exclusive access to the Jobs in Geography listings, participation in the knowledge environments, and reduced rates for Annual Meeting and other event registration. They can join USAG for an additional $1. Learn more.


AAG to Feature 3 Themes at Annual Meeting in Boston

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 15, 2016

Each year, the AAG identifies a few themes for its Annual Meeting to help focus discussion and provide a fresh and engaging structure to the conference program. Current themes include: 1) Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century; 2) Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience; and 3) Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG. Attendees are also invited to develop sessions relevant to the meeting's location or influenced by political and intellectual trends within the discipline. As always, any topic relevant to geography is welcome at the AAG annual meeting. Learn more.


"AAG Review of Books" Launches Database to Commemorate New Milestone

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 15, 2016

Since launching in 2013, The AAG Review of Books has published more than 250 book reviews, marking a new milestone for the journal. To celebrate this landmark, and to enable easier exploration of the vast collection of reviews, the AAG has launched a new searchable database. Readers can now search the full list of all books reviewed in the journal by title, author, reviewer, theme and other categories. They can then follow a link direct to the review. More reviews will be added to the database as each new issue of the journal is published. Learn more.


Geoffrey Martin Receives Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 08, 2016

The AAG Review of Books (AAGRB) has selected Professor Geoffrey Martin's monumental book, American Geography and Geographers, as the inaugural recipient of the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography. The award was selected from all of the books reviewed during the first four years of The AAG Review of Books. The selection committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief of the AAGRB unanimously agreed on selection of American Geography and Geographers as the inaugural awardee for the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography. Learn more.


Environmental Sciences Section Editor Sought for "Annals of the AAG"

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 08, 2016

The AAG seeks applications and nominations for the Environmental Sciences section editor for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. The new section editor will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence on Jan. 1, 2017. The appointment will be made by fall 2016. A letter of application that addresses both qualifications and a vision for the Environmental Sciences section should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae. Nominations and applications should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Learn more.


Call for Participation: Geography Career Events

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 01, 2016

The AAG seeks panelists, mentors, and workshop leaders for career and professional development events for its annual meeting, April 5-9, 2017, in Boston. A diverse group of individuals representing a broad range of employment sectors, organizations, academic and professional backgrounds, and racial/ethnic/gender perspectives are encouraged to apply. Email careers@aag.org, specifying topic(s) and activity(s) of interest, and attach a current C.V. or resume. For best consideration, please submit your information by Nov. 17, 2016. Learn more.


AAG Releases New Edition of Guide to Geography Programs

AAG SmartBrief | Sep 01, 2016

The AAG Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas, or The Guide, includes detailed information on undergraduate and graduate geography programs in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, including degree requirements, curricula, faculty qualifications, program specialties, financial assistance, and degrees completed. The 2015-2016 edition of The Guide is now available as a free PDF document. The AAG has also published an interactive, companion map where users can search for programs by location, degree type, field of interest, and regional focus. Learn more.




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