Doug Specht elected to the RGS Digital Geographies Research Group committee

27 August 2020

Doug Specht was this week elected to the role of Prize Coordinator on the managing committee for the Royal Geographical Society’s Digital Geographies Research Group. In this new role he will oversee the launch of a new dissertation prize celebrating excellence in digital geography research and digital methods.

The Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG) is an academic research group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). The group seeks to be a welcoming forum to discuss digital geographies and how they are changing the life worlds we research as well as the very way we ourselves undertake research and teaching. The group draws upon a wide range of different epistemic and methodological traditions, and is open for those conducting theoretical as well as applied research work. The DGRG is a platform for exchanges within and between sub-disciplines, engaging with the diversity of geographies of and through the digital, and thereby nurtures and deepens discussion of geographical digital scholarship and practice.

Doug Specht is a Chartered Geographer of the RGS, and is the editor of forthcoming books on geography and digital tools, including Mapping Crisis (Sept 2020) and the Routledge Handbook of Geospatial Technology and Society, with Dr. Alexander Kent (2021).

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