geographies

Hidden Geographies

International Conference Slovenia, Ljubljana, 29-31 August 2019

programme

Hidden geographies in a very broad sense refer to ways of spatial arrangements of natural or cultural, real or imagined features, relations or processes in a landscape that are hidden in any possible meaning, such as (so far) not visible, unseen, kept out of sight, concealed, disguised, masked, unrevealed, also unperceived or unknown. They are hidden to majority or to individuals, to science, to public or maybe to certain social groups. Hiding may be deliberate, e.g. to protect (natural environment, privacy, human rights) or to gain (economic, political) advantage. However, the majority of geographies remain hidden due to lack of information or lack of knowledge how to deal with them. Geography, cartography, remote sensing, geoinformatics and other disciplines focusing on spatial aspects of the nature and societies, supported by the ubiquity of the ICT, and enormous quantities of available spatially positioned quantitative as well as qualitative data reveal, or at least assess enormous amounts of (so far) hidden geographies, which leads to a growing need to adequately select, interpret, model and relate this information to the existing knowledge. Hidden geographies are everywhere, and many have substantial impacts on (other) natural and social processes, which consequently trigger changes, for example in the landscape, economy, culture, health or quality of life.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE

Time

Wednesday

28th August

2019

Thursday

29th August 2019

Friday

30th August 2019

Saturday

31st August 2019

8:30-9:30

 

Registration

Registration

Fieldtrip

9:30-11:00

 

Welcome

speeches and

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers

11:00-11:30

 

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:30-13-00

 

Conference

Conference

13:00-14:00

 

Lunch

Lunch

14:00-15:30

 

Conference

Conference

15:30-16:00

 

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

 

16:00-17:30

 

Conference

Conference

 

19:00-20:00

 

Ljubljana old town guided tour

   

20:00

Welcome 

Dinner

EUROGEO Dinner

 

 

Detailed programme will be published after the deadline for abstract submission.

  • Why to attend the conference?

    Join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 29 to 31 August 2019 at the EUROGEO 2019 Annual Conference Hidden Geographies. The conference will be part of the activities dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University of Ljubljana and the Department of Geography. Under the auspices of the conference Ilešič’s Days, a professional meeting of geography teachers, will also take place. The conference will provide the opportunities to discuss the origins and consequences of the daily expanding complex world of hidden geographies, the awareness of them, their perception, understanding, interpretation and use in research, education, policy-making, management or everyday life. You are invited to contribute to any of the aspects of our discussion on this special and overlooked view on the geography, including:

  • Why to attend the conference?

    Join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 29 to 31 August 2019 at the EUROGEO 2019 Annual Conference Hidden Geographies. The conference will be part of the activities dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University of Ljubljana and the Department of Geography. Under the auspices of the conference Ilešič’s Days, a professional meeting of geography teachers, will also take place. The conference will provide the opportunities to discuss the origins and consequences of the daily expanding complex world of hidden geographies, the awareness of them, their perception, understanding, interpretation and use in research, education, policy-making, management or everyday life. You are invited to contribute to any of the aspects of our discussion on this special and overlooked view on the geography, including:

  • Why to attend the conference?

    Join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 29 to 31 August 2019 at the EUROGEO 2019 Annual Conference Hidden Geographies. The conference will be part of the activities dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University of Ljubljana and the Department of Geography. Under the auspices of the conference Ilešič’s Days, a professional meeting of geography teachers, will also take place. The conference will provide the opportunities to discuss the origins and consequences of the daily expanding complex world of hidden geographies, the awareness of them, their perception, understanding, interpretation and use in research, education, policy-making, management or everyday life. You are invited to contribute to any of the aspects of our discussion on this special and overlooked view on the geography, including:

  • Why to attend the conference?

    Join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 29 to 31 August 2019 at the EUROGEO 2019 Annual Conference Hidden Geographies. The conference will be part of the activities dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University of Ljubljana and the Department of Geography. Under the auspices of the conference Ilešič’s Days, a professional meeting of geography teachers, will also take place. The conference will provide the opportunities to discuss the origins and consequences of the daily expanding complex world of hidden geographies, the awareness of them, their perception, understanding, interpretation and use in research, education, policy-making, management or everyday life. You are invited to contribute to any of the aspects of our discussion on this special and overlooked view on the geography, including:

Hidden geographies in any spatial scale

Gathering, studying, interpreting examples of hidden geographies in any spatial scale; examples may range from in-depth qualitative analyses of interviews, literature, artworks and internet materials, to highly quantitative analyses of remotely sensed imagery or positional data from mobile devices, from simple field explorations of human or animal spatial behavior or public opinion using mobile applications, to complex graphic modelling.

hidden geographies in theories and practices in academic discourse

Discussing the impacts of hidden geographies on theories and practices in academic discourses, discussing the roles of science and technology in revealing or protecting hidden geographies, or their impact on landscapes or people’s spatial behaviours.

ethical, political legal aspects of hidden geography

Discussing ethical, legal, political aspects of keeping hidden, or un-hiding the hidden geographies.

hidden geographies in education

Discussing the role of education in increasing the awareness of hidden geographies, knowledge and skills to discover them and live with them. A special track of the conference focusing on education topics will partly overlap with Ilešič’s Days, the national conference for Slovenian Geography teachers.

WE INVITE YOU TO PROPOSE PAPERS, POSTERS OR WORKSHOPS ON ANY TOPIC RELATED TO HIDDEN GEOGRAPHIES. SELECTED PAPERS, RESULTING FROM THE PRESENTATIONS AT THE CONFERENCE, WILL BE PUBLISHED IN A THEMATIC ISSUE OF THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY AFTER THE CONFERENCE.

Conference Registration Forms of participation

Conference Fieldtrip

The optional post-conference fieldtrip will include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Škocjan Caves and a picturesque village Goče at the karstic edge of Vipava Valley. Divača karst is the southernmost part of the world famous Kras plateau. It is well known for its geodiversity of surface karst features along with Škocjan Caves that are included in UNESCO world heritage list. Fieldtrip will include guided tour to the cave system along with some biggest cave chambers in the world. Second part will be dedicated to surface karst morphology regarding shafts, collapse dolines and a karst canyon. We will conclude the fieldtrip with the visit of picturesque village Goče with guided visit tour of the village, wine tasting and late lunch. Through the fieldtrip we will focus on different aspects of hidden geographies - social, natural etc. We will have the opportunity to discuss how hidden geographies are reflected in space and how we can research and "unhidden" them.

 

Join us and be impressed by hidden geographies on the field!

 

How to participate at the conference?

Your contributions may link the main topic of the conference to any fields of geography or interdisciplinary fields of work/research. Some of the possible fields are:

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Topics from e.g. geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, biogeography, pedology …

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Topics from e.g. population geography, social geography, cultural geography, economic geography, political geography …

GEOINFORMATION SCIENCE

Topics from e.g. GIS and geographic information science, remote sensing, cartography and geovisualization …

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Topics from e.g. environmental protection, landscape ecology, ecosystem services, urban and regional studies, mountain studies, natural hazards, tourism, spatial/environmental sociology, psychology, spatial cognition, perception, behaviour …

GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Topics from e.g. teaching, learning, educational technologies, curriculum and competences development … Further information are avaliable for Slovenian geography teachers (in Slovenian). Please click here.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference Hidden Geographies will take place in the building of Medical Chamber of Slovenia, which is located at Dunajska cesta 162, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Detailed information on conference venue and how to reach conference are avaliable here.

IMPORTANT DATES/EXPECTED TIMELINE

25 November 2018

Opening of abstract submission and registration

26 April 2019

Deadline for abstract submission and early bird registration

16 August 2019

Last day for payment

29-31 August 2019

The conference & post-conference excursion

Conference Fees and Payment

Conference fees

Early bird rate, until 15 April 2019

After 15 April 2019

Full participation* including EUROGEO Conference dinner for existing EUROGEO members**

280

340

Full participation* including EUROGEO Conference dinner for non-members***

320

380

EUROGEO dinner only (for partners, students and retirees) and members of DUGS

40

50

Student conference rate, and Retired, existing EUROGEO Student / Senior members**, additional exhibitors

55

75

Student conference rate*, and Retired, EUROGEO non-members

65

85

Members of DUGS****

125

165

Conference field trip *****

60

80

Exhibition fee for the first exhibitor*

150

150

*

includes coffee breaks and lunches during the conference

**

only for members who have paid their EUROGEO membership fee for 2019 (40€ for members, 10€ for student / senior members)

***

includes one year EUROGEO membership fee (40€ for members, 10€ for student / senior members)

****

includes coffee breaks and meals at noon and the payment of one year EUROGEO membership fee (40€); DUGS Slovenian Association of Geography Teachers

*****

includes entrance and guidance in Škocjan Caves and dinner with wine tasting in Goče

Students: Student ID card will be required at the entrance.

Conference fees can be refunded until 3 June 2019, minus an administration fee of 50€. No refunds of conference fees are possible after that date.

Payment Options Conference fees can be paid either by bank-transfer, Paypal

Payment by bank-transfer:

Organization: Drustvo uciteljev geografije Slovenije

Address: Poljanska cesta 28, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Account number: IBAN SI56 6100 0000 5746 045

Bank: Delavska hranilnica d.d. Ljubljana, Miklosiceva 5, Ljubljana

SWIFT/BIC: HDELSI22

Reference: Hidden Geographies