Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Day five: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Conference day two A day packed full of exciting papers, some highlights were: The opening paper by Benhur Pinos Da Costa, which explored the history of sexualities internationally, but adding in Brazilian experiences. Finishing with a discussion…

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Day four: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

This is my diary of a recent trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Conference opening This was a very different conference opening for a number of reasons. Firstly it started with the national anthem sung by a local choir, who reappeared later to sing other songs from various…

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Day two: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities Seminar

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Brasilia A day trip out of Brasilia highlighted a very interesting phenomena – motels. These are rented by the hour, but unlike in the UK their use is considered normal for couples. The motels are explicit about their use,…

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Day one: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities Seminar

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Brasilia via Lisbon Brasilia is the capital of Brazil, but like Milton Keynes it is a city that was built in the 1960’s after it was designated as the capital. The fastest growing city label is easily…

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Southeast Asia to Brighton

Our Human Geography team hosted a major conference on Southeast Asia Studies last month. In collaboration with the Royal Pavillion Museum in Brighton, the conference brought together a diverse group of Southeast Asian scholars, development practitioners, artists and even Shan Buddhist monks, all with an interest in different aspects of Southeast Asian human geography, culture…

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