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Conference 'Politics of the countryside' - London, December 2, 2017

On December 2, 2017, the Institute for Historical Research in London will host the one-day Winter conference of the British Agricultural History Society, enitled 'The Politics of the Countryside, from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century'. This is a one-day conference addressing political actors and actions in the countryside from medieval to modern times in Britain.

Call for papers - Session at XVI Agricultural History Conference - deadline September 30, 2017

The organizers (among whom one of our IASC-members) of Session P156, 'Natural Resources, Collective Action and Egalitarian Cultures. Property Rights, Organization and Stewardship of Common Lands from the Middle-Ages to the Agroecological Transition' for the joint XVI Agrarian History Congress - SEHA and VII Encontro RuralRePort, to be held in Santiaga de Compsoetla, Spain, June 20-23, 2018, call for contributions to this session. Proposals are due by September 30, 2017.

Call for papers Session 'Feeding the city' at EAUH 2018 Conference - deadline October 5, 2017

Please note that this is an announcement for your information only. The IASC itself is not involved in this activity

The coordinators of the and accepted for the EAUH 2018 Conference session 'Feeding the cities: comparative histories of urban agriculture', Tim Soens (Centre for Urban History, University of Antwerp) and Clare Griffiths (Cardiff Universitt), to be held in Rome, August 29-September 1, 2018, are welcoming proposals for contributions to their session. Contributions are due by October 5, 2017.

CfP Colloquium 'Entre dynamiques et mutations, quelles voies pour la forêt et le bois?' - deadline proposals September 15

Please note that this info is only for your information, IASC itself is in no way involved in this activity

The research network in the economic, human and social sciences of GIP Ecofor will organize on 11 January 2018 a colloquium to be held in Paris on the theme 'Entre dynamiques et mutations, quelles voies pour la forêt et le bois?' ['Between dynamics and mutations, which ways for forests and woods?']. Proposals for this colloquium (in French) are due by September 15, 2017.

Research award: Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia - deadline applications Sept 6, 2017

CARIAA, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia, is looking for a research award recipient who will conduct research on the consortia model and its merits relative to other program designs. Specifically, CARIAA seeks to better understand the costs and benefits involved in research consortia, including transaction costs of coordinating activities across multiple organizations, as well as the additional value created by working across scales to connect local-level adaptation and global policy processes. Please note that this announcement is only for your information and no activity related to the IASC.

New online course on water resources governance starts November 2017

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly launch the new online course 'From source to sea - the governance of water resources', which will start November 2017.

Online course 'Managing Our Commons Resources' scheduled for Feb.-March 2018

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly organize a new online course 'Managing Our Common Resources', scheduled for February-March 2018.

Commons Digest nr. 21 out now!

At the IASC2017 Conference, the most recent version of the Commons Digest was issued. tIn this issue's Commons Forum, papers presented for a panel on Urban Commons for the IASC2017 Conference are introduced. As always, this issue contains the newest listing of recent publications on commons, compiled by Emily Castle.

Call for papers - British Council Agroforestry Workshop Kenya (December 18-21, 2017) - deadline August 30, 2017

The British Council is now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK, Kenya, and South Africa to apply to attend the workshop 'Role of small holder agroforestry systems in the arid and semi-arid region in combating climate change', which will be held on December 18-21, 2017, in Kisumu, Kenya.

The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

To view the draft programme click here.

You can download the application form, with more details on the initiative via this link. The filled out formshould be sent on or before the deadline of 30th August, 2017 to (for Kenyan participants), for UK participants, and for South African participants.

Announcement of laureates Elinor Ostrom Award 2017

The Board of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons has recently announced the laureates of the 2017 Awards. The Elinor Ostrom Award 2017 has been awarded to prof. Ugo Mattei (University of Turin / University of California-Hastings) in the category Senior Scholars, to prof. Joshua Cinner (James Cook University, Australia) in the category Young Scholars, and to the Asociación Forestal de Soria (Spain) in the category practitioners. The Awards will be presented at the IASC2017 Conference in Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.

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