What is geography for?

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What can geography do in the 21st century? What are the specificities of this discipline? How do its concepts and methods complement other human and environmental sciences?

Let us develop another sensitive approach to the world around us, places and environments, at the local level as well as at the global level, in order to shed light on our past, our present and our future in the light of geography. Discipline unloved, neglected since our world was entirely marked out, mapped, explored. At a time when we are all geolocatable and globalized, what is geography for?

On the occasion of bicentenary of the Geographical Society, and the conference entitled “What is geography for?“. The opportunity to review the evolutions of a discipline whose missions and tools have evolved a lot since the time of the geographers explorers at the beginning of the 19th century.

With :

Jean-Robert Pitte, French geographer, specialist in landscape and gastronomy, president of the Société de Géographie and perpetual secretary of theAcademy of Moral and Political Sciences.


Sylvie Brunel, geographer and economist, specialist in development issues, teacher at Paris IV-Sorbonne University. She also worked, for fifteen years, in the humanitarian sector in particular as president ofAction against Hunger.


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