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Dear geographers,

This is the second seminar in our series of IAG events for members. A recording of this seminar will be made available for the general public through the IAG webpage.

COVID-19 and Geography: what it means for our sense of place

In this public lecture, Associate Professor David Bissell will explain how geography offers important ideas to better understand what’s happening to our sense of place in COVID-19, complementing the scientific understandings provided by epidemiologists and public health experts. David will explain how geographical ideas relating to place and mobility can help us make sense of our current situation and what we might be feeling. These geographical ideas will also provide us with important political tools to identify the new forms of inequality and hardship that are unfolding, prompting questions about how we should collectively respond to shape the future of place.



About the speaker

David Bissell is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. His research explores the social, political and ethical consequences of mobility. His book Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities was published by MIT Press in 2018.

Time: Wednesday 6pm (AEST) 23 September 2020

Live attendance at this event is only open to IAG members. It will be recorded and made publicly available. To view the event, please login to the IAG website and then navigate to the Events page to register. You will need to login to see the event and register. If you need to reset your password, please click here.

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Best wishes,

Communications Working Group

Tod Jones, Beverley Clarke, Charishma Ratnam and Elissa Waters

Institute of Australian Geographers