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International Lecture Series in Human Geography 2016

University of Graz


Since 2015, the Department Geography and Regional Science organizes the International Lecture Series in Human Geography, an event that hosts three outstanding academics from overseas to the University of Graz. The aim is to strengthen the internationalisation of teaching through the delivering of lectures based on cutting-edge research. The title of the 2016 International Lecture Series in Human Geography is “Edible Matters: More-than-Human Geographies of Food”. Invited speakers are geographers with a vast background in critical food studies and animal geographies: Henry Buller, Professor of Non-Human Geography at the University of Exeter (UK), Petr Jehliča, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the Open University (UK) and Research Fellow at Masaryk University (Czech Republic) and Mara Miele, Professor of Human Geography at Cardiff University. Each of the guests will offer one talk (open to the public) to the Institute of Geography at the Colloquium on Thursday evenings, and one lecture for the students enrolled in the seminar “Urban and Regional Development” (402.202). The Thursday talks are open to the public (students, academics, general public) and will take place on 12.05, 19.05 and 02.06 in at the Department of Geography and Regional Science, in Heinrichstrasse, 36, ground floor, HS 11.03, at 18:00, according to the following programme:



Henry Buller (University of Exeter)

“Messmates, Fellow Travellers and Lunch: the Problematic Conviviality of Animal Studies and Food Studies”


19.05.2016 – 18:00

Petr Jehlička (Open University)

“Extending Western Views of the Social World: Home Gardening, Social Science and Unequal Knowledge Production”


02.06.2016 – 18:00

Mara Miele (University of Cardiff)

“Producing Nature by Design: the Invention of Rondel for laying Hens in the Netherlands”


Poster (PDF)

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