Second circular: Call for proposals

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for papers and for sessions at the 16th ICHG to be held in London, 5-10 July 2015.

Papers are welcome on any aspect of historical geography, including empirical, theoretical and historiographical aspects of the field and related disciplines including the history of cartography, history of science and environmental history.

Proposals for papers and for sessions (the latter containing full details of speakers and abstracts) should be submitted on standard forms available here to no later than Monday 15 September 2014.


The conference will take place at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR, England, between Sunday 5 July and Friday 10 July 2015.


A full provisional programme will be published in January 2015.

The opening session will be on the afternoon/evening of Sunday 5 July.  The main conference sessions will be held during the following Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be devoted to mid-conference field visits (see below).

Details of plenary speakers are available here.

ICHG Delegates are warmly invited to attend the first British Academy Geography Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Bill Cronon (Wisconsin) on Tuesday 7 July 2015 (6pm).

Study Visits and Fieldtrips

An extensive programme of mid-conference field visits to a wide range of archives, museums and field sites in and around London is planned. Further details are now available here. Booking for these visits will be included within the conference registration process, available in autumn 2014.

Conference delegates are also invited to join one of two post-conference residential fieldtrips to West of England/Welsh Borders and to Cambridge.

More information about study visits and fieldtrips is available here.

Conference Registration

Conference registration will be open in autumn 2014.

The conference registration fee will be in the region of £280 (£140 for unwaged, including students) plus any charges for study visits, field trips and conference dinner as appropriate.

More information about registration is available here.


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