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IASC 2015

The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change

Date: May 25-29, 2015

CALL FOR ABSTRACT NOW OPEN - GO TO ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
We welcome academics, community groups, government resource people, NGOs and commons practitioners from Alberta, Canada and around the world to submit abstracts to participate:

Extended Deadline for Individual Presentation Abstracts: December 1, 2014

IASC 2013

COMMONERS AND THE CHANGING COMMONS: LIVELIHOODS, ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY, AND SHARED KNOWLEDGE

From the 3rd to 7th of June 2013, the 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) was held in Kitafuji, on the northern slopes of Mt. Fuji, Japan’s iconic volcano that was just recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The conference organization was a collaboration of the IASC with the Onshirin commoners’ federation and the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.

IASC 2011

The Conference held on January in Hyderabad provided a unique opportunity to resurface the discussion and debate on Commons and bring experience and evidence from across the world to show that Commons are not a relic of the past, but play a strategic role in maintaining ecological health, reducing poverty, and improving collective action.

IASC 2008

  • Dates - July 14 - 18, 2008
  • Location & Conference Site - Cheltenham, England
  • Sponsor - University of Gloucestershire, England
  • Papers Archives - 313 (Available online here)

IASC 2006

  • Dates - June 19 - 23, 2006
  • Location & Conference Site - Bali, Indonesia
  • Sponsor - Center for Agrarian Studies, Bogar Agricultural University, Indonesia
  • Papers Archives - 266 (Available on-line here)

IASC 2004

  • Dates - August 9 - 13
  • Location & Conference Site - Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Chair - Leticia Merino, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Papers Archived - 239 (Available online here)

IASC 2002

  • Dates - June 17 - 21
  • Location - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Conference Site - Elephant Hills
  • Chair - Phanuel Mugabe, University of Zimbabwe
  • Theme - The Commons in an Age of Globalization
  • Participants - 300
  • Papers Archived - 150(Available online here)

IASC 2000

  • Dates - May 31, June 4
  • Location - Bloomington, Indiana, USA
  • Conference Site - Indiana University Memorial Union
  • Chair - Nives Dolsak & Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University
  • Papers Archived - 235 (Available online here)

IASC 1998

  • Dates - June 10 - 14
  • Location - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Conference Site - University of British Columbia
  • Chair - Evelyn Pinkerton, Simon Fraser University
  • Theme - Crossing Boundaries
  • Participants - 500
  • Papers Archived - 181 (Available online here)

IASC 1996

  • Dates - June 5 - 8
  • Location - Berkeley, California, USA
  • Conference Site - University of California, Berkeley
  • Chair - Louise Fortmann, University of California-Berkeley
  • Theme - Voices from the Commons
  • Participants - 500
  • Papers Archived - 81
  • Conference papers at the Digital Library of the Commons

IASC 1995

  • Dates - May 24 - 28
  • Location - Bodoe Norway
  • Conference Site - Agricultural University of Norway
  • Charis - Erling Berge & Audun Sandberg, University of Trondheim
  • Theme - Reinventing the Commons
  • Participants - 350 Participants
  • Archived Papers - 198 Archived Papers
  • Conference papers at the Digital Library of the Commons

IASC 1993

  • Dates - June 16 - 19
  • Location - Los Banos, Laguna Philippines
  • Conference Site - School of Environmental Science & Management, Univeristy of Philippines
  • Charis - Maria C. Cruz & Ben S. Malayang, University of the Philppines
  • Papers Archives - Digital Library of the Commons

IASC 1992

  • Date - September 17 - 20
  • Location - Washington, DC, USA
  • Conference Site - Stouffer Mayflower Hotel
  • Chair - Bonnie McCay
  • Host - Rutgers University
  • Theme - Inequality and the Commons
  • Participants - 100 Participants
  • Archived Papers - 77 Papers
  • Conference papers at the Digital Library of the Commons

IASC 1991

  • Dates - September 26 - 29
  • Location - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Conference Site - University of Manitoba
  • Chair - Fikret Berkes
  • Host - Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba
  • Participants - 350
  • Archived Papers - Digital Library of the Commons

IASC 1990

  • Dates - September 27 - 30
  • Location - Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • Conference Site - Sheraton Univ. Center Duke University
  • Papers Archived - 43
  • Conference papers at the Digital Library of the Commons

  • Chair - Margaret McKean, Duke University
  • Theme - Designing Sustainability on the Commons
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