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 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sep 2, 2021 at 1pm UK time (GMT +1)

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. The 2021 AGM will again be run online. Please register to attend via Eventbrite. See you there!

DGRG Dissertation Prize Winner Announced!

The Digital Geographies Research Group is delighted to announce that this year’s winner of the UG Dissertation Prize is Joe Cappai of UCL. Joe’s thesis entitled Tapping into Tech: The Influence of Social Media on Dancers and the Spaces They Use to Dance in London was highly commended by the judging panel for its innovative approach and subject matter. Congratulations, Joe!


To read more about Joe’s dissertation project, go to: https://digitalgeographiesrg.org/related-researchevents/ucl-geographer-joe-cappai-wins-dgrg-undergraduate-dissertation-prize

For details on the (virtual) 2021 Annual Symposium ‘Where next for Digital Geographies? Pathways and prospects’ on July 14, go here.

Latest news  Annual Dissertation Prize

Our first annual dissertation prize will be launched in 2021, focused on 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 winner will be announced at our AGM. Read more here.

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