Welcome to the website of the Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG). We are an academic research group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).

Digital technologies are changing the life worlds we research as well as the very way we ourselves undertake research and teaching. Therefore this group seeks to be a welcoming forum to discuss these changes for geographers from different epistemic and methodological traditions, and for those conducting theoretical as well as applied research work. The DGRG is a platform for exchanges within and between sub-disciplines, engaging with the diversity of geographies of and through the digital, and thereby nurtures and deepens discussion of geographical digital scholarship and practice.

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held during the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. The conference will be chaired by Professor Rachel Pain of Newcastle University, on the theme Geographies beyond recovery. It will take place at Newcastle University, from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2022, with a strong in-person element, and with hybrid and online ways to participate.

Our AGM is the point of the year when the committee reports to the membership and we all reflect on what has been achieved in the last year, plan the next year, and hear new suggestions for how the group is run and what it can do. We also elect committee members for open positions, and farewell previous committee members who are leaving. All ideas and suggestions are very welcome. We will provide further details about the AGM closer to the time.

DGRG Dissertation Prize Submissions Open – Due July 15

The Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG) is pleased to offer a prize to the best undergraduate dissertation in any area of digital geography* which is based upon original research and demonstrates a high degree of critical analysis and/or innovate and sophisticated methodology.


The successful prize winner, as selected by the DGRG Committee will awarded a prize of £100 and will also have the opportunity to showcase their work through the DGRG website.


For details on how to submit, visit our dissertation prize page.


To read more about last year’s winning project by Joe Cappai, go to: https://digitalgeographiesrg.org/related-researchevents/ucl-geographer-joe-cappai-wins-dgrg-undergraduate-dissertation-prizeFor details on the (virtual) 2021 Annual Symposium ‘Where next for Digital Geographies? Pathways and prospects’ on July 14, go here.


Our Spring Work in Progress video series is up now – Eurovision fandom, working from home privacy, place and location, and more! View on our Youtube channel


Watch the Youtube playlist from the  2021 Annual @digital_RGS Symposium – starting with the keynote from Peta Mitchell!