The Summer Institute provides an opportunity to investigate leading-edge theoretical and methodological questions, along with a range of associated career development issues, in the field of economic geography, broadly defined. The meeting features contributions from internationally renowned figures in economic geography.
The following featured speakers have contributed to previous Summer Institutes: Ash Amin, Trevor Barnes, Harald Bathelt, Christian Berndt, Kim England, Meric Gertler, Amy Glasmeier, Gernot Grabher, Nik Heynen, Ray Hudson, Wendy Larner, Victoria Lawson, Andrew Leyshon, Becky Mansfield, Linda McDowell, Phillip O’Neill, Jessie Poon, David Rigby, Sue Roberts, Erica Schoenberger, Eric Sheppard, Rachel Silvey, Jane Wills, Dariusz Wójcik, and Henry Wai-chung Yeung.
Open to doctoral students (usually post-fieldwork), postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed faculty/lecturers (normally within three years of first continuing appointment), the Summer Institute comprises an intensive, week-long program of activities designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the innovatory developments and enduring controversies in this fast-moving field.
The Summer Institute meets on a biannual schedule. The next meeting will be hosted by the Department of Human Geography at the Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt am Main in July 2014. Application forms are available here.