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Field Trips and Workshops

AAG 2018 New Orleans Coding workshop Explore the rich physical and cultural geography of the Washington, DC, region and expand your knowledge or learn something new in a workshop during your annual meeting experience. There will be numerous opportunities to explore the city and surrounding regions with knowledgeable guides and to participate in workshops on a variety of topics.

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Field Trips & Workshops

Product CodeBegin DateEnd DateWeb Desc
AM2019/F0_14/2/2019 8:30:00 AM4/2/2019 5:30:00 PMF0_1 Applied Memory: Putting affective and embodied methods into practice on the National Mall

Organizers: Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas; Danielle Drozdzewski; Tess Osborne

'Putting affective and embodied methods into practice' consists of a series of qualitative, skill-building 'sessions' for geographers interested in the study of place, emotion, and memory. Organized in conjunction with a panel session designed for additional discussion, this day-long series of site visits will provide researchers with opportunities to acquire new methodological approaches to geographies of memory at local memorial landscapes on the National Mall. Skill-building sessions will instruct on cutting-edge methodological approaches and method application, including: biosensing; video and sound ethnography; and virtual reality. We will travel to various memorial sites in the U.S. capital: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, to conduct a series of ‘lab’ experiments.
AM2019/F2_14/4/2019 9:30:00 AM4/4/2019 4:30:00 PMF2_1 View How Geographic Context is Added to Museum Exhibits

Organizers: Daniel Cole

This field trip will enable participants to see how maps and GIS are used in museum settings to give geographic context to collections and subject matter on display within the exhibits. At NMNH, we will visit the Ocean Hall, Hall of Human Origins, African Voices, Outbreak, and Narwhal exhibits. At the Sackler, we will visit the Encountering the Buddha exhibit. And at NMAI, we will visit the Nation to Nation and Inka Roads exhibits. Wear comfortable shoes for lots of walking.
AM2019/F3_14/5/2019 9:00:00 AM4/5/2019 2:00:00 PMF3_1 Walking Tour of Washington, DC, from Gallery Place to Columbia Heights 

Organizers: Andrew Riely

This trip will acquaint participants with a slice of DC's inner-city urban geography. After taking the metro to Gallery Place, the group will walk north through the historic neighborhoods of Shaw, U Street, and Mt. Pleasant, concluding at the Columbia Heights metro stop. We will consider how these places have evolved, looking closely at clues in the landscape that relate to their history, demographic patterns, and challenges posed by the current rapid pace of growth. The guide will give background at various points, but the emphasis is on teaching participants to read the urban landscape for themselves. Participants can expect to walk four miles and accordingly should bring appropriate clothing, footwear, water, and snacks. Lunch is not included, but there will be opportunities to buy it along the route.