Institute of Human Geography

The Institute of Human Geography (IHG) is a non-profit charitable foundation. The mission of the Institute is to produce, promote, and fund critical scholarship that falls broadly within the category of human geography. All excess funds generated through our projects, including Human Geography (the journal) and Radical Geography (book series) are in turn expended annually as Research Grants. No IHG board members, including journal and book editors, receives a stipend, salary, or wage from the Institute. All decisions on grant funding are made collectively by the members of the IHG board and the editors. Our ethos is: those who do the work, make the decisions. We call it "institutional socialism".

The IHG office bearers and board members are:

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Human Geography Publication Awards, 2024

The Institute of Human Geography confers the 2024 Human Geography Publication Awards to the following scholars for their publications in the Human Geography journal:

The Institute of Human Geography confers the Human Geography Publication Awards for articles, reviews and contention pieces published in the journal Human Geography.

Awards are given for:

The winning authors would be announced around April each year. The awards are announced in April based on the pieces published in Human Geography during the previous year. Editors and editorial board members are not eligible for these awards.

Professor Aijazuddin Ahmad Memorial Plenary Lecture 2024

The Institute of Human Geography helped establish and co-sponsor the first Professor Aijazuddin Ahmad Memorial Plenary Lecture delivered at the 44th Institute of Indian Geographers Meet and International Conference. The first Aijazuddin Ahmad Memorial Plenary Lecture was delivered by Professor Atiya Habeeb Kidwai. The Plenary Lecture was given on Tuesday, 23 January 2024, at the Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha Auditorium, Cotton University (Guwahati, India). The lecture was chaired by Sohail Hashmi. 

Professor Aijazuddin Ahmad (1932-2006) was the stalwart of social geography in India and played a key role in the establishment of the geography program at the Center for the Study of Regional Development at Jawaharlal Nehru University where he trained generations of scholars to work on issues of inequality, marginalization, and social and cultural justice.

2023 IHG Research Grants Awarded

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2023 IHG Research Grants - Peter White, Joel Hopkins, Richard Kirk, Amrita Sharma and Nikos Kapitsinis!

Global Finance Capital - Richard Peet

IHG is proud to present Dick's latest publication. Get your digital copy here.

Human Geography - Current Issue 

The third issue of 2023 (16:3, November) of Human Geography is out! Enjoy Substantive Articles by Stefano Bloch, Thomas Brasdefer, Erin Flanagan, Dennis Raphael, Conchúr Ó Maonaigh, Andrew S. Mitchell, Daniel Kerr, John Rowlatt, Subhes Bhattacharyya and Erica Zurawski. Contentions were written by Azam Khatam, John Agnew, Nathalia Hernández Vidal, Miguel Gualdrón Ramírez, Noura Erakat, Mohammad Mohibul Haque and Nousheen Baba Khan. Review was contributed by David Wilson, Arnisson Andre C. Ortega and F.T.C. Manning. Visual Intervention was provided by Jamal Nabulsi.

Check out the detailed ToC of the Current Issue and also those of Past Issues.

We look forward to your submissions for the journal. Contact any of our editors to get started! 

Call for Papers - Human Geography Special Issue

The Pluriverse of Transitions: Towards Anti-colonial and Insurrectional Energy Transformations

POLLEN 2024 (June 11-13) and Special Issue.

Organizers: Carlos Tornel (, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK and Alexander Dunlap (, Boston University, USA & University of Helsinki, Finland.

More details here.