With HIF support, Ágnes Erőss, junior research fellow at the Geographical Institute Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Hungarian Academy of Science presented at the Annual Meeting American Association of Geographers.
The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers is the highlight of the year for a geographer: in 2017 more than 9000 geographers attended the conference in Boston to present their latest research results and gain up-to-date information. Thus, the most important professional benefit for a junior researcher AAG offers, is the opportunity to reach out to the widest possible international professional community when presenting my research paper.
At AAG 2017 Ms Erőss presented a paper about recent migration and geopolitical trends in Western Ukraine, Transcarpathia. The title of the paper, which she co-wrote with Katalin Kovály and Patrik Tátrai was ‘Effects of Ukraine crisis in Transcarpathia: snapshots from the periphery’.
There was a great interest for the session: the dedicated room was packed and proved to be too small to host the interested people, it was a standing room only presentation.
I was in the same session with a professor, who is a world famous, leading scholar in Post-Soviet studies) Prof. Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech). I was familiar with his work, so it was not simply a great honor to deliver a speech in the same session, but more importantly, we later had a chance to talk in person. He even tweeted my presentation afterwards!
In addition to her presentation, one of Ms Erőss’ photos was chosen for the Landscape Photograph Exhibit organized by the Cultural Geography Specialty Group of AAG. The exhibit was set up in the Hynes Convention Centre in Boston.
I am confident that in the very near future I will be able to benefit from this newly developed network.