2022

Exploring the intersection of KE, outreach and professional development: A model for a sustainable university

Exploring the intersection of KE, outreach and professional development: A model for a sustainable university

Specht, DougConference paperForthcoming

CETI Learning &Teaching Symposium, London, UK, 2022

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Embedding Ethics in Geography: An examination of bringing geospatial ethical frameworks into the classroom.

Embedding Ethics in Geography: An examination of bringing geospatial ethical frameworks into the classroom.

Specht, DougConference paperForthcoming

Royal Geographical Society (with IGB) Annual International Conference, Newcastle, UK, 2022

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Creative Practice in the Virtual Studio

Creative Practice in the Virtual Studio

Petrovna, Denitsa; Specht, DougConference paper

International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2022

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Going it Alone Online: Lessons from a Fully Asynchronous Dissertation Module

Going it Alone Online: Lessons from a Fully Asynchronous Dissertation Module

Specht, DougConference paper

International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2022

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Embedding Ethics in Geography:  Geospatial ethical frameworks in the classroom

Embedding Ethics in Geography: Geospatial ethical frameworks in the classroom

Specht, DougConference paper

EuroGEO, Lesvos, Greece, 2022

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Reimagining the relationships between Knowledge Exchange, Continuing Professional Development, and Outreach

Reimagining the relationships between Knowledge Exchange, Continuing Professional Development, and Outreach

Specht, DougConference paper

Plymouth Marjon University, Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education: implications for teaching and research, Plymouth, UK, 2022

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2021

Framing Environmental Justice through Social Media in Latin America

Framing Environmental Justice through Social Media in Latin America

Specht, DougConference paper

Media and Power Conference, Lima, Peru, 2021

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Reflections on a successful ‘online pivot’: learning for the future

Reflections on a successful ‘online pivot’: learning for the future

Peter Chatterton Doug Specht, Peter HartleyConference paper

Academic Practice and Technology (APT2021) conference, Online, 2021

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Technopolitics and mapping in International Development: A case study of Tanzania

Technopolitics and mapping in International Development: A case study of Tanzania

Specht, DougConference paper

EuroGEO, Online, 2021

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Misrepresentation in knowledge dissemination: How can critical social education help?

Misrepresentation in knowledge dissemination: How can critical social education help?

Gimenez, Julio; Specht, DougConference paper

University of Westminster, CETI Conversations in Educational Research, Online, 2021

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2020

Mapping online communities in the Digital Classroom

Mapping online communities in the Digital Classroom

Specht, DougConference paperVideo

Digital Geography Research Group 4th Annual Symposium, Using the Digital: Research Methods, Teaching, and Everyday Practice, Online, 2020

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EPQ Media and Communication

EPQ Media and Communication

Specht, DougConference paper

University of Westminster, Learning and Teaching Symposium, Online, 2020

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2019

Human Rights: Mappings, Surveillance, and Sousveillance

Human Rights: Mappings, Surveillance, and Sousveillance

Specht, DougConference paperSlides available

Business Ethics and Human Rights, from Theory to Practice, Regents University, London, 2019

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Illusions of Community: Mapping online interactions during extended peer work exercises

Illusions of Community: Mapping online interactions during extended peer work exercises

Specht, DougConference paper

Researcher Network Conference ‘Research Matters’, University of Westminster, London, UK, 2019

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Escaping the Cartographic Gaze

Escaping the Cartographic Gaze

Specht, DougPublic eventSlides available

Geospatial World Forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2019

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2018

The Art of Data and value of nothingness

The Art of Data and value of nothingness

Specht, DougPublic event

UK Mapping Festival (with BCS and SoC), ILEC Conference Centre, London, UK, 2018

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Closing the divide: Data visualisations, organisational structures and representation in humanitarian mapping

Closing the divide: Data visualisations, organisational structures and representation in humanitarian mapping

Specht, Doug; Hunt, AmeliaConference paperPhotosSlides available

FOSS4G, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2018

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New participatory spaces: The role of locating in resistance

New participatory spaces: The role of locating in resistance

Specht, DougConference paperPhotosSlides available

FOSS4G, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2018

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Neogeography and the insurrection of knowledges

Neogeography and the insurrection of knowledges

Specht, DougConference paper

EASST, Meetings – Making Science, Technology and Society together, Lancaster University, UK, 2018

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 Bigger Data, Bigger Divide? The role of Big Data and GI Analysis in redrawing the digital divide

Bigger Data, Bigger Divide? The role of Big Data and GI Analysis in redrawing the digital divide

Specht, DougConference paper

University of Westminster, International Development at Westminster: current research and future perspectives, London, UK, 2018

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2016

Data, Visualisation and Human Development

Data, Visualisation and Human Development

Specht, Doug; Boehnert, JoannaConference paper

OII, Oxford Big Data and Development Symposium, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2016

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 Bigger Data, Bigger Divide? The role of Big Data and GI Analysis in redrawing the digital information divide

Bigger Data, Bigger Divide? The role of Big Data and GI Analysis in redrawing the digital information divide

Specht, DougConference paper

Penn State University, Freedom of Information in Crisis Zones, 2016

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Mapping the Violence of Development

Mapping the Violence of Development

Specht, DougConference paper

AAG, Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, 2016

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How 2 Do It

How 2 Do It

Melissa Nisbett Roger Hallam,; Specht, Doug (Ed.)Conference paper

Kings College London,, London, UK, 2016

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2015

Walking the Tightrope: Activism and the Academy

Walking the Tightrope: Activism and the Academy

Specht, DougConference paper

Goldsmiths, Social Movements and Media Technologies, London, UK, 2015

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How digital media, data and GIS are used in legitimizing and codifying local knowledge within the context of International Development

How digital media, data and GIS are used in legitimizing and codifying local knowledge within the context of International Development

Specht, DougConference paper

University of Westminster, Transforming data: creative and critical directions in the arts and humanities, London, UK, 2015

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Big Data and Development

Big Data and Development

Specht, DougConference paper

Development Studies Association, Annual Conference, University of Bath, UK, 2015

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 Big Data and Development

Big Data and Development

Specht, DougConference paper

RGS, Annual Conference, University of Exeter, UK, 2015

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The Digital Toolbox of Social Movements – Social Media vs. Online Mapping

The Digital Toolbox of Social Movements – Social Media vs. Online Mapping

Specht, DougConference paper

International Conference of Critical Geography, Precarious Radicalism on Shifting Grounds: Towards a Politics of Possibility, Ramallah, Palestine, 2015

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Geo: The Big 5. Future cities, Security

Geo: The Big 5. Future cities, Security

Specht, Doug (Ed.)Conference paperVideo

Association for Geographic information, Kings Way Hotel, London, UK, 2015

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Tools of Resistance: Using maps and social media to create spaces of protest around the extractive sector in Colombia

Tools of Resistance: Using maps and social media to create spaces of protest around the extractive sector in Colombia

Specht, DougConference paper

Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies. Meanings, Modalities and Implications. International Conference, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, 2015

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Using VGI and UGC to Document human rights abuses

Using VGI and UGC to Document human rights abuses

Specht, DougConference paper

Geospatial World Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015

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Neogeography and the insurrection of knowledges

Neogeography and the insurrection of knowledges

Specht, DougConference paper

Education, Cultural Literacy and Collective Memory in Latin America, ILAS, University of London, UK, 2015

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GIS, Big Data and Lessons from John Snow

GIS, Big Data and Lessons from John Snow

Specht, DougConference paper

GISR-UK, University of Leeds, UK, 2015

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 Digital Resistance: The use of Maps and Social Media in protesting large scale mining projects in Latin America

Digital Resistance: The use of Maps and Social Media in protesting large scale mining projects in Latin America

Specht, DougConference paper

Social-Environmental Conflicts and Human Rights in Latin America, ILAS, University of London, UK, 2015

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2014

Securing Human and Environmental Rights with PGIS

Securing Human and Environmental Rights with PGIS

Specht, DougConference paper

Association for Geographic Information, GeoCom, Warwick, UK, 2014

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Using PGIS and VGI to support Human Rights and Environmental Justice

Using PGIS and VGI to support Human Rights and Environmental Justice

Specht, DougConference paper

Esri UC, San Diego, USA, 2014

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About
Doug Specht is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog. FRGS), a Senior Lecturer (SFHEA) and the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Westminster.

His research examines how knowledge is constructed and codified through digital and cartographic artefacts, focusing on development issues in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, where he has carried out extensive fieldwork. He also writes and researches on pedagogy, and is author of the Media and Communications Student Study Guide.

He speaks and writes on topics of data ethics, development, education and mapping practices at conferences and invited lectures around the world. He is a member of the editorial board at Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, and the journal Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman. He is also Chair of the Environmental Network for Central America.