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Call for Proposals for organizing 2019 IASC Biennial Conference - EXTENDED DEADLINE March 15, 2017

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is now accepting preliminary proposals from individuals/organizations interested in HOSTING our 17th Biennial Conference in 2019.

IASC Biennial Conferences bring together commons scholars and practitioners from around the world. While the preparations for the XVI Biennial Conference of the IASC (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) are already in full swing, the IASC Secretariat is already looking for enthusiastic organizers for the 2019 Biennial Conference. Proposals should be in before March 15, 2017.

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Postdoc Position on Environmental Justice in India

The Menno Simons College of the Canadian Mennonite University and the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences of the University of Winnipeg jointly welcome applications for a Postdoctoral Associate on 'The Imapcts of Green Courts in India'

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Two Postdoc-Fellowships in Sociology, Anthropology, and Agricultural Innovation with Teagasc - deadline April 7

The IASC would like to draw your attention to two post-doc fellowships that may be of interest to you as IASC-member. Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the Irish national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will undertake sociological research on themes such as cooperation, power, governance and gender, and will apply sociological theory to undertake desk-studies and field research on ‘short food supply chains’ (SFSCs), with a particular emphasis on ‘values based supply chains’ (VBSCs).

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Travel Award to Postdocs/PhDs offered by Land Journal for visit to International Conference

Do you want to visit IASC2017? Then you may want to apply for the Travel Award, granted by the Land journal to a postdoc / PhD visiting an international conference. Please note that this grant is not related to the IASC or IASC2017, but that IASC2017 certainly meets the criteria this award applies to.

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CEFE-CNRS Master Students Scholarships - Ethnohistorical Research Pastoral Commons French Pyrenees (March - June 2017)

CEFE-CNRS offers Master Students the opportunity to complete their Master's Degree via grants covering field work during 4 months in the site of Videssos (French Pyrenees). The scholarship implies an ethno-historical investigation on the past evolutions and the current state of the pastoral commons in that zone.

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Online Commons Course 'Managing our commons' starts March 13!

On March 13, 2017, the online commons course 'Managing our common resources', organized by CCRI will start; the course will run until April 28, 2017. This course will be delivered through distance-learning approaches, making use of video and audio materials, readings, on-line activities, and group discussion forums, enabling participants to learn from one another as well as from the tutors.

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New online commons course 'From source to sea - the governance of water resources'

CCRI has launched a new course in the online courses series of ‘Commons Management & Governance’, a series of on-line short courses, focusing on different aspects of commons: their management, governance and sustainability. The theme of this new course, running May 15, 2017 - June 23, 2017, and issued under the auspices of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), will be 'From source to sea - Governance of water resources'.

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Opportunity for PGIS practitioners to map ICCAs in Northern Palawan, the Philippines

The Coalition against Land Grabbing (CALG) calls upon PGIS practitioners to join their project to map Batak ancestral lands and indigenous peoples’ and community conserved areas and territories (ICCAs) in Northern Palawan, the Philippines. CALG is a national coalition of indigenous peoples and local communities based in the province of Palawan (the Philippines). CALG is looking for young PGIS practitioners to help mapping Batak ancestral lands and ICCAs in northern Palawan. Specifically, they seek support for GPS-based resources inventories, geotagging of relevant locations (hunting grounds, upland farms, ritual sites, etc.).

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Workshop 'The Study of Cooperatives' - Humboldt University Berlin, March 27-30, 2017

On March 27-30, 2017, IASC-member Professor Markus Hanisch, Chair of ‘Economics of Agricultural Cooperatives’ at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, together with partners from Wageningen, Athens, and Saskatchewan University will organize the Workshop ‘The Study of Cooperatives’. The objective of the workshop is to give orientation to early-career social scientists interested in the study of cooperation and cooperative organizations. The aim is to provide training and a forum for networking and discussion on methodical strengths and weaknesses for the study of cooperative organizations.

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