Doug Specht Sheds Light on the Role of Maps in the Gaza Conflict

In a recent article published on Geography Directions, Doug Specht delves into the complex role that maps play in the context of war, particularly focusing on the ongoing conflict […]

24 April 2024

Doug Specht undertakes ethical review for UN report on INFORM Risk Index

Dr Doug Specht, Reader at the Westminster School of Media and Communications, is on the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Centre for Humanitarian Data’s […]

24 April 2024

Doug Specht presents at ‘greening societies’ event in Denmark

On 27th March, Doug Specht joined The Network for Global Justice and the Environmental Humanities for a discussion on ‘Greening societies with just socio-technical transformations: Joining agendas across disciplines […]

24 April 2024

Doug Specht speaks to MIT Technology Review about Saudi Arabia’s ‘sci-fi’ megacity

In early 2021, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia announced that the country would build a new city. This city, dubbed ‘the line’ would be 170 kilometre […]

24 April 2024
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Call for Papers: Ethics of the digital

This call for papers relates to the Ethics of the Digital Conference organised by the Digital Geography Research Group of the RGS, and hosted by the Communication and Media […]

24 April 2024
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CALL FOR PAPERS for a Special Issue of The Cartographic Journal: “Geospatial Ethics: New Directions and Global Challenges”

Editors: Alexander Kent, Doug Specht and Aileen Buckley Ethics has long been a concern of academic geography, with scholars such as Harvey, Lefebvre, Massey and Butler noting how geographical […]

24 April 2024

Teaching geospatial ethics: Doug Specht writes for Maplines

Doug Specht has written for Maplines Magazine on teaching geospatial ethics in schools and universities. Specht, who is a chartered geographer of the Royal Geographical Society, uses the article […]

24 April 2024

Doug Specht appointed to Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal of Geography

Doug Specht, senior lecturer and director of teaching and learning in the school of media and communication, has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal […]

24 April 2024

Doug Specht speaks to Publimetro about El Salvador’s latest gang crack down.

Following El Salvador’s judicial assembly declaring a 30-day state of emergency in response to gang violence at the start of April, Doug Specht spoke to Mexico’s Publimetro about how […]

24 April 2024

School of Media and Communication launches first of a range of resources with the Royal Geographical Society on the responsible use of location data

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching, Learning and Quality Assurance, has led on the creation of a range of resources for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). The […]

24 April 2024
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