Geographies of the night

35th International Geographical Congress – Dublin 2024

Dr. Katie Young
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Session Abstract

Night studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field with strong links to geography. Geographers have
explored spatial experiences of the night, ranging from urban planning and nocturnal gig economies, to
social and cultural experiences of music, art, and theatre in community spaces at night. This session
welcomes diverse perspectives on nocturnal geographies, including the development of the nocturnal
city, economic geographies of the night, migration and night space, and gendered experiences of the
night. This session also welcomes papers that explore cultural and social experiences of the night in
urban contexts, including live music and arts in urban spaces, media and night space, as well as
emerging nocturnal cultural festivals and events such as Dublin’s Culture Night or Nuit Blanche. The
session encourages geographers of the night to explore interconnections across their diverse research

Abstract Submission Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Opens: Tuesday 3rd October 2023
  • Call for Abstracts Closes: Friday 12th January 2024
  • Notification of Authors: Monday 19th February 2024

Presentation formats: oral papers, poster presentations.

Abstracts must be submitted to sessions associated with Congress Commissions.

Full details of the sessions per Commission are available here.

More information:

Cite this blog post
Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (2023, October 31). Geographies of the night. International Night Studies Network. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

Manuel Garcia-Ruiz

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. He research on topics such as city branding, cultural regeneration, the commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.

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