The Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (formerly known as Women and Geography Study Group (WGSG)) aims to encourage the study of the geographical implications of gender differentiation in society and geographical research from a feminist perspective, encourage and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas with reference to research and teaching in these areas and disseminate information through its publications.
The activities of the Group include a series of meetings throughout the year, newsletters, mentoring events, writing retreats, postgraduate research student days etc.
In 2013, GFGRG organised events and to mark the centenary of women’s permanent membership of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). The ‘100+’ sobriquet was chosen to reflect the fact that women’s geographical work predated and extended beyond the RGS award of fellowship, but also signals a forward momentum.
The Group published its first book Gender and Geography in 1984. Feminist Geographies was published a decade later in 1997 and in 2004, the group published Gender and Geography Revisited to reflect on the development of feminist geography in the 20 years since its first publication. In 2013, the journal Area published a special section on the future of the Women and Geography Study Group.
The GFGRG maintain an e-mail discussion list (GFGRG@JISCMAIL.AC.UK). Please subscribe here.