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Posted 15 April 2014

Lifetime achievement honours for UCD Emeritus Professor of Geography

Anne Buttimer, Emeritus Professor of Geography at University College Dublin has been awarded the Association of American Geographers 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honours. The award recognises her five decades of distinguished and prolific scholarship as well as extraordinary dedication, service, and perseverance in the name of the geographic profession.

Pictured far right: Julie Winkler, AAG President, presented the award at the 2014 AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida on 12 April

“I’ve wandered through many spaces, often as the only geographer, mostly the only woman, saying what I think, doing what I do, and people have asked “Is that how geographers think?”  But it has always been wonderful to return home and to share ideas in a setting where applause or critique would be virtually assured.  For its cordiality, encouragement and challenge, the AAG remains my cherished extended family and I am deeply grateful for this honour,” said UCD Emeritus Professor, Anne Buttimer.

AAG Honors are the highest awards offered by the Association of American Geographers. They are offered annually to recognise outstanding accomplishments by members in research & scholarship, teaching, education, service to the discipline, public service outside academe and for lifetime achievement.

Although the AAG and its specialty groups make other important awards, AAG Honors remains among the most prestigious awards in American geography and have been awarded since 1951.

Previous recipients of the AAG Lifetime Achievement Honours include: Edward Soja and Sallie Marston (2013); Kevin Cox and James C. Knox (2012); and Susan Cutter (2011).

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For more than 100 years the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography. Its members from more than 60 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography, which they cultivate through the AAG's Annual Meeting, scholarly journals, and the online AAG Newsletter.


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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