The Annual Meeting of Finnish Geographers 2016:

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus
26.10.2016  Workshop for early stage researchers: Global challenges - local responses  
27.-28.10.2016 Annual Meeting 2016: Extreme Geographies

The Department of Geographical and Historical Studies welcomes everyone to Joensuu on 26.-28.10.2016!  

See our last-minute-info-letter

Last year our world seemed to be filled with ‘extreme’ events; natural disasters, new geopolitical conflicts, and even domestic policy turmoil. Therefore, the 2016 Geography Days programme will focus on this theme of “Extreme Geographies” – how do we as geographers address these perceived extremes? We invite critical discussions and presentations from the many fields and approaches of human, cultural, economic, physical and environmental geography, and from geography education.

Geography Days 2016 is excited to welcome the following Keynote Speakers: Professor James Brasington (Physical geography and GIS/ remote sensing, Queen Mary University of London), Professor Henk van Houtum (Critical geopolitics, Radboud University Nijmegen and UEF), and Professor Sirpa Tani (Geography and environmental education, Helsinki University). Geography Days invites individual paper contributions, panel discussions, or suggestions for working groups.

Participants have the opportunity to give presentations in thematic sessions. The deadline for paper proposals is 4th October, the instructions and the form for submitting your abstract can be found here:

The registration for all participants is open until 14th October. Details, preliminary program and the registration form can be found

The event starts on Wednesday 26th with the Global challenges – local responses  workshop  for early stage researchers. Contemporary academic geography is forced to respond to various extreme global processes and this intensive course warmly welcomes early stage researchers and PhD students from all fields of geography and related disciplines to discuss how to approach the geographies of global and local extremes conceptually and empirically. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to present and discuss their research with the keynote lecturers and other early stage researchers and PhD students.

More detailed information about the programme, workshop, working group themes, registration and travel&accommodation will be updated regularly on the Geography Days website: