Tenure track Assistant Professor in development practice, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Information: http://www.unil.ch/gse/home/menuinst/administration/commissions/egalite.html Expected start date in position : August 1st, 2018 (or to be agreed upon) / Contract length : 6 years, tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor expected after 5-6 years / Activity rate : 60 % to 80 %

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XI IGU India Seminar, Assam (India) Feb.8-10, 2018

http://www.igubiogeography.com/XI%20India%20IGU.pdf

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IGU-YECG organises Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Poster Award 2017

The IGU Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) and the Organizing Committee of Xth IGU International Thematic Conference had organised a poster competition for IGU-YECG LATE DR. MANJU SINGH MEMORIAL YOUNG SCIENTIST (POSTER) AWARD on 17th March 2017 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India.  Mr. Gaurav Sikka (India) from the steering committee of IGU-YECG coordinated the event.

The IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) was launched in 2016 at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing, China. The Taskforce Steering Committee comprises ten members globally and its primary aim is to stimulate young geographers to participate in IGU activities.

During the Xth IGU International Conference on “Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals” from March 17th -19th, 2017 at Osmania University, Hyderabad, IGU-YECG aimed to present a special poster award, to foster the excitement of younger colleagues in presenting their work in the form of a poster. Therefore, posters were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Vice President, International Geographical Union). Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9th December 2014.  Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.

 

Eleven poster presentations from India and abroad were made in this competition. The jury for the award competition comprised of: Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Prof. Celine Rozenblat (Chair, IGU Urban Commission) and Prof. Aravind Mulimani (Karnatak University, Dharwad). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. Two consolation certificates were also given.

 

The award is bagged by S. Abdul Rahaman from Department of Geography, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu for his poster on “Assessment Of Human-Induced Land Degradation and Its Impact Through Geospatial Based MCE Approach In Kallar Watershed Of Tamil Nadu”. The consolation certificates 2nd & 3rd position was won by Gaurav Kant Nigam from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Tejpal Sharma from Kurukshetra University, Haryana respectively.

The event was hailed by entire geographers’ community and appreciated by the young scholars. The task force aims to make this competition a regular affair with organizing the poster award in XI IGU Commission Seminar 2018 scheduled in Assam, India.

Gaurav Sikka

Member-Steering Committee, IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce

IGU-YECG Report

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IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Poster Award: A Report

IGU Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) and the Organizing Committee of Xth IGU International Thematic Conference had organised a poster competition for IGU-YECG LATE DR. MANJU SINGH MEMORIAL YOUNG SCIENTIST (POSTER) AWARD on 17th March 2017 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India.  Mr. Gaurav Sikka (India) from the steering committee of IGU-YECG coordinated the event.

The IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce (IGU-YECG) was launched in 2016 at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing, China. The Taskforce Steering Committee comprises ten members globally and its primary aim is to stimulate young geographers to participate in IGU activities.

During the Xth IGU International Conference on “Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals” from March 17th -19th, 2017 at Osmania University, Hyderabad, IGU-YECG aimed to present a special poster award, to foster the excitement of younger colleagues in presenting their work in the form of a poster. Therefore, posters were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Vice President, International Geographical Union). Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9th December 2014.  Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.

Eleven poster presentations from India and abroad were made in this competition. The jury for the award competition comprised of: Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Prof. Celine Rozenblat (Chair, IGU Urban Commission) and Prof. Aravind Mulimani (Karnatak University, Dharwad). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. Two consolation certificates were also given.

The award is bagged by S. Abdul Rahaman from Department of Geography, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu for his poster on “Assessment Of Human-Induced Land Degradation and Its Impact Through Geospatial Based MCE Approach In Kallar Watershed Of Tamil Nadu”. The consolation certificates 2nd & 3rd position was won by Gaurav Kant Nigam from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Tejpal Sharma from Kurukshetra University, Haryana respectively.

The event was hailed by entire geographers’ community and appreciated by the young scholars. The task force aims to make this competition a regular affair with organizing the poster award in XI IGU Commission Seminar 2018 scheduled in Assam, India.

Gaurav Sikka

Member-Steering Committee, IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PhD scholarships and field work grants: China’s water management and its international neighbours

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is advertising PhD scholarships and field work grants for students interested in writing theses on aspects of water management in China — specifically the South-North Water Transfer Project and the interactions between water management in China and the country’s neighbours.

 

PhD scholarships and field work grants: China’s water management and its international neighbours

 

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is seeking PhD candidates to conduct research on the spilling over of China’s water management onto its international neighbours, such as Mongolia and the countries of South-east Asia.

 

A research group within the School includes Jon Barnett, Brian Finlayson, Vanessa Lamb, Sarah Rogers, Ian Rutherfurd, Mark Wang and Michael Webber, together with collaborators in Hohai University (Nanjing) and Arizona State University (Phoenix).  This group is conducting research on the environmental and socio-political aspects of China’s water management practices as they affect or occur in neighbouring countries. We are a group of broadly trained geographers, specialising in environmental (fluvial geomorphology and hydrology) and social-political-economic geography (political ecology, political economics, hydropolitics, technopolitics and cross-border flows).

 

The School is offering scholarships and generous field work and conference-attendance grants to appropriate candidates who are interested in writing PhD theses on these topics.  The University provides its own scholarship program as well as having agreements with a number of international sponsors (such as China Scholarship Council, Vietnam International Education Development).  Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship and grants are for 3.5 years.  Successful applicants will have a first class honours degree or a masters degree in geography or closely allied discipline, or they will be in the final year of a program that is expected to deliver that qualification.  Evidence of research experience is desirable.  Ability to speak and read Mandarin or another appropriate language would be a distinct advantage.

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is by most counts Australia’s premier geography department. The members of this research group include senior members of the School as well as more junior academic staff. The group has had a long-standing (dating from the early 2000s) program of research into society – water relationships within China, the results of which have been published in leading international scientific and social scientific journals. The research group has been supported by two major ARC projects as well as a host of smaller grants. The research group has strong collaborative relations with several government departments and universities in China.

 

For more information and to initiate a discussion about an application with the most appropriate members of this research group, contact Michael Webber on mjwebber@unimelb.edu.au.  Include a CV, an example of your written work, any relevant transcripts, and up to a page describing your suggested research topic and perspective.  The deadline for application for admission is October 2017; individual scholarship programs set their own application dates, though the University’s scholarships should be applied for at the same time as admission.  You should express your interest as soon as possible, and be in a position to complete formal application processes no later than September 1, 2017,  because places are allocated on a first come, first served basis for qualified candidates.

PhD scholarships and field work grants – China’s South-North Water Transfer Project

 

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is seeking PhD candidates to conduct research on China’s South-North Water Transfer project.

 

A research group within the School includes Jon Barnett, Brian Finlayson, Sarah Rogers, Ian Rutherfurd, Mark Wang and Michael Webber, together with collaborators in Hohai University (Nanjing) and Arizona State University (Phoenix).  This group has been awarded a large ARC Discovery grant to study aspects of China’s South-North Water Transfer Project.  The SNWT Project is the largest inter-basin transfer program in the world, involving several mega-cities, dozens of smaller cities, a host of provincial-level administrations, and the resettlement of over 300 000 people.  It has been plagued with issues of cost and pollution. We are a group of broadly trained geographers, specialising in environmental (fluvial geomorphology and hydrology) and social-political-economic geography (political ecology, political economics, hydropolitics, technopolitics and cross-border flows).

 

The School is offering scholarships and generous field work and conference-attendance grants to appropriate candidates who are interested in writing PhD theses on a topic related to the SNWT Project.  The University provides its own scholarship program as well as having agreements with a number of international sponsors (such as China Scholarship Council, Vietnam International Education Development).  Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship and grants are for 3.5 years.  Successful applicants will have a first class honours degree or a masters degree in geography or closely allied discipline, or they will be in the final year of a program that is expected to deliver that qualification.  Evidence of research experience is desirable.  Ability to speak and read Mandarin would be a distinct advantage.

The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is by most counts Australia’s premier geography department. The members of this research group include senior members of the School as well as more junior academic staff. The group has had a long-standing (dating from the early 2000s) program of research into society – water relationships within China, the results of which have been published in leading international scientific and social scientific journals. The research group has been supported by two major ARC projects as well as a host of smaller grants. The research group has strong collaborative relations with several government departments and universities in China.

 

For more information and to initiate a discussion about an application with the most appropriate members of this research group, contact Michael Webber on mjwebber@unimelb.edu.au.  Include a CV, an example of your written work, any relevant transcripts, and up to a page describing your suggested research topic and perspective.  The deadline for application for admission is October 2017; individual scholarship programs set their own application dates, though the University’s scholarships should be applied for at the same time as admission.  You should express your interest as soon as possible, and be in a position to complete formal application processes no later than September 1, 2017,  because places are allocated on a first come, first served basis for qualified candidates.

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2017 Ristow Prize in the history of cartography opens

Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for the 2017 Ristow Prize competition.
Undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral  students of any nationality are eligible to compete.
Papers must be in English, not exceeding 7500 words, and should be submitted by **1 June 2017**, to Evelyn Edson, 268 Springtree Lane, Scottsville, VA 24590, U.S.A.
Appropriate illustrations, especially maps,  are encouraged.
The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be published in The Portolan, the journal of the Washington Map Society.
The prize, named in honor of the late Dr. Walter W.  Ristow, is sponsored by the Washington Map Society of Washington, D. C. For more information, including a list of previous winners, go to the  website www.washmap.org or  contact Dr. Edson at eedson@pvcc.edu
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IV Geographies of Sexualities Conference- Call for papers

Following the previous Geographies of Sexualities conferences in Brussels (2011), Lisbon (2013) and Rome (2015), the 2017 conference in Barcelona will explore the ways in which sexualities are lived and framed relationally, in intersection with other identities and at a variety of social and spatial scales. This conference will convene scholars, professionals and activists across disciplines and geographical contexts, who hold an interest in co-creating a space for open debate and discussion.

The multiple ways we experience, perceive and tell our sexualities is shaped by our gender, class, ethnicity, origin, age, religion and (dis)abilities, among others. Originally inspired by queer theory, the field of geographies of sexualities has deeply engaged with unpacking the diverse ways we are influenced by and (re)produce social position(alitie)s and categories. In fact as acknowledged by Michael Brown, “there is a steadfast consensus that for geographies of sexuality to be truly queer they cannot focus exclusively on sexuality per se, but must also consider its connections with other dimensions of identity” (2012: 541).

While intersectionality has become a powerful theoretical and methodological lens to account for the variegated experience and representation of identities across different places and scales, we need further exploration and understanding of the ways social movements and politics across different scales (from the local to the transnational) shape the ways we experience, resist, enact and perform our identities.  As a matter of fact, a hegemonic and normative geopolitics of identities and sexualities appears to characterize an increasing number of countries and popular discourses on the basis of concepts such as ´modernity´, ´progress´ and ´human rights´, feeding sexist, racist and Islamophobic imageries. However different individuals and groups undermine these hegemonic narratives, connecting local, embedded experiences transnationally thanks to social networks and media, thus opening the possibility for contamination and mutual inspiration, leading to new intersectional imaginations.

On the basis of the above rationale, we invite submissions in the format of paper presentations and panel discussions. We encourage contributions in a diverse range of formats. Alongside traditional academic conference papers, we welcome open space discussions, film screenings, installations and other contributions. Sessions proposals are also welcome. We seek to foster networking, debate and discussions across national borders, across language communities, and across academic disciplines.

Topics of interest could be (but are not limited to):

– Intersectionality and the experience and representation of identities and sexualities;

– The uneven experience of identities and sexualities across different places and scales;

– Global geopolitics of sexualities vs local practices and experiences;

– Sexism, machoism, heteronormativity and homonormativity in ‘post-gender’ and ‘post-gay’ times;

– Social movements, local politics and the reshaping of identities;

– LGBT rights, sexual citizenship and the exclusion of ´others´;

– The role of social networks and media in shaping identities and sexualities;

– ´Anti-gender´ propaganda and its impact on identities and politics;

– Intersections of heterosexism and patriarchy

– Queer politics and transnational solidarity

– Homonationalism, racism and xenophobia

– Sex work and feminist solidarities

– Bodies and sexual politics

– Sexual dissidents, health and reproduction

– Erotic pleasures and perils and utopian sexualities

Proposals are accepted in Spanish and English. We will especially make an effort for creating an inclusive space for enhancing dialogues between different languages.

For abstract submissions send your proposal through the following link. Abstracts should have a maximum length of 250 words. Deadline: 15th April 2017

For session proposals see the guidelines here. Deadline: 1st March 2017

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Call for applications: Trier Summer University 2017 “Decolonizing Urbanism”

decolonizing_urbanism

 

The Governance and Sustainability Lab at Trier University (Germany) is inviting applications for its 2017 Summer University, Decolonizing Urbanism, which will take place in Trier, the oldest city of Germany, from June 6-12, 2017.

Applications are invited from advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers as well as from early career professionals working in geography, urban studies, urban planning, political science, international relations, development studies, gender studies, native studies, cultural studies, sociology, ecology and related fields.

Participants will explore the theme of decolonizing urbanism through a mixture of public lectures, seminar sessions, advanced skills trainings, excursions, and cultural activities.You can learn more about the structure here.

The list of confirmed keynote speakers includes Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare, Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez,  Dr. Henrik Ernstson, Dr. Noa Ha, Prof. Dr. David Simon, Prof. Dr. Tuna Tasan-Kok and Stokley Towles

The Summer University will be held in English.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

Find out more about the application procedure , the venue and all other relvant information here

A PDF version of the call for applications can be found here

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Grad position in Human Dimensions of Water in Appalachia at WVU

I am looking for a graduate student to contribute to

Human Dimensions of Water in Appalachia

This study will focus on the dual nature of water in West Virginia: a resource towards economic transition and/or a source of concern due to its polluted and destructive nature. This study will be based on a case study methodology where experience with qualitative methods is required and knowledge of GIS is welcomed.

Webpage: http://pages.geo.wvu.edu/~mcaretta/

Faculty Information:  Dr. Martina Angela Caretta, martina.caretta@mail.wvu.edu

Applicants interested in the Graduate Research Assistantships described below are encouraged to contact the research faculty prior to applying. Applicants must submit a CV and research statement addressing specific interests and qualifications for the potential research topics outlined below. In addition to the specific qualifications for these positions, potential candidates must meet the admission standards and be fully accepted into the Geology & Geography Department at WVU. Transcripts, test scores, and all other completed application materials are due January 1, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission. You can access the application portal here: https://graduateadmissions.wvu.edu/.

WVU Geography offers both Masters and Doctoral degrees and a rigorous certificate program in Geographic Information Science.  Our rapidly growing graduate program is composed of 19 core geography faculty with expertise in the interdisciplinary subfields of Human Geography, Environmental Geography and GIScience (http://www.geography.wvu.edu/people).  WVU Geography faculty are engaged in local, regional and global research focused on human-environment relations, climate change, political geography, spatial science, digital humanities, forest ecosystem modeling, cultural and political ecologies, conservation science, feminist geography, science and technology studies, humanitarianism, land change science, critical cartographies, food justice, and development geography.  Faculty are currently conducting research in South Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East Asia and the United States, including Appalachia.

Dr. Martina Angela Caretta

Assistant Professor

West Virginia University

Department of Geology & Geography

Brooks Hall, Office 349

PO Box 6300

Morgantown, WV 26506

Ph + 1 304 293 11 07   Fx + 1 304.293.6522

http://pages.geo.wvu.edu/~mcaretta/

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IGU-YECG Young Scientist (Poster) Award

International Geographical Union Taskforce for Young and Early Career Geographers

Presents

LATE DR. MANJU SINGH MEMORIAL YOUNG SCIENTIST (POSTER) AWARD

Xth IGU Conference on “Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals” from March 17th -19th, 2017 at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

 

About the Task Force:

The IGU’s Young and Early Career Geographers’ Taskforce (IGU-YECG) was launched on 22 August 2016 at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing, China. The Taskforce Steering Committee comprises nine members and its primary aim is to stimulate young geographers to participate in IGU activities.

IGU- YECG aims to promote career development for early career Geographers through mentoring, training and competitions; stimulate interdisciplinary, international and inter-generational research conversations between Geographers and acknowledge and elevate the achievements of early career geographers in the Global North and South.

About the award:

During the Xth IGU Conference on “Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals” from March 17th -19th, 2017 at Osmania University, Hyderabad, IGU-YECG aims to present a special poster award, to foster the excitement of younger colleagues in presenting their work in the form of a poster. Therefore, posters are invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh. Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9thDecember 2014.

Prof. RB Singh, Vice President, International Geographical Union has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.

Awardee will be selected on site (posters not attended at the scheduled time will not be considered) and award recipient will be announced during the conference. The award includes a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. Consolation certificates will also be given. The time and venue of the poster competition will be announced by the organisers of the conference. The name of the awardee will also be displayed on the official weblog of IGU-YECG.

Criteria for Application

Eligibility for the Young Scientist Poster Awards is as follows:

  1. Scholar is the first author and personally present the poster at the conference;
  2. Scholar should be below the age of 35 years
  3. MPhil/PhD/Postdoc scholars can only participate in the competition.
  4. Discipline is not a boundary. Scholars from all the disciplines can participate with posters based on the theme of the conference.
Procedure of Application

Authors may express their interest in participating in the IGU-YECG Young Scientist Poster Award by submitting their abstract and curriculum vitae (CV) to Prof. Srinagesh (Conference Convener) atiguhyderabad2017@gmail.com and Gaurav Sikka (IGU-YECG) at gauravsikkageo@gmail.com

Applicants are requested to mention in the e-mail subject “For IGU Young Scientist Award”

Guideline for Poster Presentation:

  • The poster should be of A0 size. In order to fit the poster board, your poster should not exceed the recommended size.
  • The name of each author must be clearly visible.
  • Poster should be printed and brought to the congress by authors.
  • Bring handouts of the poster

The Organizing Committee will provide all materials necessary to affix posters to the wall/poster board.

 

Procedure of Selection

The judges evaluate the posters according to the following criteria:

  • quality of the research in terms of theoretical and methodological aspects
  • presentation by the scholar and ability to describe and defend their work
  • adequateness and originality of poster layout in relation to its contents
  • curriculum vitae provided by the scholar

Note: Participants are requested to bring handouts of their posters

The decision of the jury will be final and binding.

Link to the conference website http://www.iguhyderabad2017.com/about-us.html

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