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Call for Papers - Conference 'Writing Environmental History in the 21st Century' (Lyon, June 13-15, 2018) - deadline November 20

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For its tenth anniversary, the Academic Networks of Environmental Historians (Réseau universitaire de chercheurs en histoire environnementale; RUCHE) invites researchers from all disciplines who work on the environment to reflect on the sources, practices and methods that can help us gain greater knowledge of shared topics of interest.

Day Conference 'Farming and the nation" (London, November 3, 2017)

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This year is the 100th anniversary of the Corn Production Act, and 70 years since the passing of the 1947 Agriculture Act. These anniversaries show that agricultural policy exists in an historical context, and agricultural historians should be part of the current debate on the future of farming. Accordingly, a one-day conference under the aegis of the British Agricultural History Society, 'Farming and the nation: historical perspectives for rural policy after Brexit', will take place at the Farmers Club in London on Friday 3 November.

Publication on historical irrigation community in Mula, Spain - freely accessible until October 21, 2017

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The editors of the Journal of Economic History are pleased to announce an article by José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, 'Institutional inertia: Persistent inefficient institutions in Spain'. Free access to this article is available until October 21, 2017

Prof. Yahua Wang host of 2017 Commons Workshop at Tsinghua University, China - keynote by John Powell

Prof. Yahua (Bert) Wang of The School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in China will be the host of the 2017 Commons Workshop 'Enhancing Water Governance and Policy', which will be held on October 14-15 2017, at Tsinghua University, near Beijing in China. This will be the first professional academic conference around Commons in China, and has been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Job Opportunity - PhD student in Sustainability, Arizona State University - deadline December 15, 2017

Arizona State University is recruiting a motivated graduate student with a passion for natural resource governance. A successful candidate will be interested in using qualitative and quantitative methods from the social sciences to study social-ecological systems. The student will be enrolled in the PhD program for Sustainability at Arizona State University and affiliated with the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (https://cbie.asu.edu/). The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

Award opportunity - Förderpreis Agrargeschichte 2018 - deadline applications January 31, 2018

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The Geselschafft für Agrargeschichte [Association of Agricultural History] calls for applications for the Förderpreis Agrargeschichte 2018. This will be the sixth time this prize of 1,000 EUR will be awarded to the best doctoral thesis in agricultural history. Nominations should be submitted before January 31, 2018.

CfP - Changing the Earth’s (Sur-)Face. Adjusting Nature to Human Needs (Wuppertal, Germany, May 23-25, 2018) - deadline Nov. 3

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The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal will organize the workshop 'Changing the Earth’s (Sur-)Face. Adjusting Nature to Human Needs' in Wuppertal, Germany, on May 23-25, 2018. Papers from all fields of history with a focus on more recent history are welcome and should be submitted before November 3, 2017.

Call for Manuscripts - Bydell Studies in Rural History

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The new series Boydell Studies in Rural History offers an outlet for the best new research in agricultural and rural history concentrating on Britain and Ireland, Europe and its colonial empires both during and after colonisation, and North America. The series is open to proposals of both monographs and collections of essays.

Call for Contributions - Resilient Cities Forum (Bonn, April 26-28, 2018) - deadline November 1, 2017

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Resilient Cities 2018, the 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, is taking place on 26 - 28 April 2018 in Bonn, Germany (back-to-back with the annual UNFCCC Bonn talks). The annual forum is organized by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and co-hosted with the City of Bonn, Germany.

The call for contributions for the 2018 congress is now open and welcomes proposals for various formats, including presentations, panels, workshops, and debates. Submissions are due by November 1, 2017.

Call for papers Special Issue Journal Praktyka Teoretyczna - deadline December 15, 2017

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Editors Bartłomiej Błesznowski and Mikołaj Ratajczak welcome contributions to a special issue on 'Cooperation as the institution of the common' of the journal Praktyka Teoretyczna. Contributions will be in English. The issue is due to be issued in the course of 2018, submissions are due by December 15, 2017.

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