Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG)

  • SSAG publishes the scientific journals Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography and Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, and the yearbook Ymer – an anthology in Swedish on a current theme of research.
  • SSAG supports geographical and anthropological research with scholarships.
  • SSAG arranges gatherings with lectures and the scientific symposium the Vega Day with international speakers.
  • SSAG hands out medals.

Anyone who is interested in geography or anthropology is welcome to become a member.

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The Vega Day 2018

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 13:15–16:45

The 2018 Vega Symposium will focus on Vega Medallist Professor Emerita Gillian Hart, Professor of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Distinguished Professor in the Humanities Graduate Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Instead of the triumph of liberal democracy, the end of the Cold War coincided with waves of right-wing nationalisms and populist politics sweeping over many different regions of the world. How best are we to understand these processes in relation to one another, and what are the political stakes? The symposium will engage these questions from the perspective of critical human geography and related disciplines.

The Vega Symposium 2018

The Vega Medal to Professor Gillian Hart

The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography awards Professor Emerita Gillian Hart the Vega Medal. Hart is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Distinguished Professor in the Humanities Graduate Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Professor Emerita Hart has established a worldwide reputation as one of human geography’s leading thinkers: an unrivalled expert on the dialectic of global and local change, on how this dialectic plays out in the rural regions of Southern Africa and Southeast Asia, and on the Gramscian political-economic theory to which she has often turned to understand these issues. Professor Emerita Hart is a world-renowned expert on questions of gender, race and power that she has explored through critical engagements with labor studies, development studies, and agrarian and regional studies.

The Vega Symposium 2018

The Johan August Wahlberg Medal in Gold to Professor Arild Holt-Jensen

The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography awards the Johan August Wahlberg Medal in Gold to Professor Emeritus Arild Holt-Jensen, Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway, for his holistic view of geography as science with its applications for urban and regional planning.

The Vega Symposium 2018