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Antipodean Perspectives on Geography

The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia (RGSSA) and leading international publisher Anthem Press have entered into a ground breaking new partnership that will rewrite the map (figuratively speaking) of geographical scholarship. This collaboration yields the "Antipodean Perspectives on Geography" book series, a platform dedicated to amplifying the voices and insights of geographers from Australia and New Zealand.

The Memoranda of Agreement (MoA) was formally signed on 26 March 2024 by RGSSA President, Mr. Leigh Radford OAM, and RGSSA Director, Emeritus Professor Iain Hay. This landmark agreement establishes a collaborative partnership between the Anthem and the 139-year old RGSSA and appoints Professor Hay, a distinguished geographer, as the Series Editor.

The 'Antipodean Perspectives on Geography' series is a significant milestone for the RGSSA. It will provide a vital platform for Southern Hemisphere geographers, particularly those in Australia and New Zealand, to share their unique research and perspectives with a global audience.

This exciting series will focus on publishing monographs and edited collections of 20,000-30,000 words, aligning with Anthem Press' prestigious "Impact" series.  "Antipodean" signifies not only the series' Australian origin but also its focus on high-quality work from this region, while simultaneously welcoming contributions with strong Australia and New Zealand content. Furthermore, it embraces the geographical definition of "Antipodes" as opposing points on the globe, reflecting the series' desire for "oppositional" or thought-provoking ideas.

The 'Antipodean Perspectives on Geography' series will offer a vibrant platform for innovative and thought-provoking geographical scholarship, fostering a deeper understanding of our planet's diverse landscapes and human interactions.  The series is poised to become a leading resource for geographers worldwide, contributing a fresh, Australasian perspective to this fascinating discipline.

For further information and enquiries please email the Series Editor - RGSSA Director, Emeritus Professor Iain Hay.