Call for Newsletter Input

Dear POLLEN friends, 

While POLLEN20 is going on with lots of exciting talks and sessions, we are also compiling input for this month’s newsletter. So if you have any new publications, articles, posts, CfPs, job announcements, and anything else that’s relevant, please send it to by the 30th of September.

Looking forward to reading your news!

POLLEN20 – Call for Volunteers

As we are approaching the POLLEN 20 biennial conference, which will be held online from 22-25 September, the organizing group is issuing a call for volunteer ‘stage managers’ to help keep the online space running smoothly over the course of the conference. Volunteers will be asked to take part in an online training session and will work in shifts through the online ExOrdo Virtual conference platform to make sure that sessions begin on time and to flag any technical issues with the support team. We aim to keep the number of shifts worked by each volunteer low so that they can enjoy the conference as well! Volunteers will receive a refund / waiver of conference fees. Volunteers will need to have a reliable internet connection. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email with ‘VOLUNTEERING’ in the subject line to Please include your name and contact details, as well as availability on the dates of the 22-25 of September.

Call for abstracts: FLARE Network Twitter Conference

‘The FLARE network announces a call for abstracts for our first Twitter conference on the theme of “Reimagining Forests and Livelihoods in Turbulent Times.” We welcome abstracts and pre-organized sessions from students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, activists, and others that explore the nexus of forests and livelihoods within the context of one of the following contemporary subthemes: 1. Anti-racism and environmental justice, 2. Covid-19, infectious disease, and human health, 3. Poverty/prosperity, 4. Social transformations, forests, and livelihoods, and 5. Climate action.’

Abstract submission deadline: October 4

Decision notification: October 9

Read full notice and details here.

New issue of Konesh Space

KONESH SPACE, an interdisciplinary journal working at the cross-section of architecture, art, urban studies, design, anthropology, politics, geography and visual cultures, has published a new issue on the topic of Trace. The journal is both available as online and as print edition. The new issue covers topics as diverse as the acoustic traces in search of the city of Smyrna, the visual capturing of landscapes in transformation of Portugal’s Côa Valley or the reading of material remains from refugee journeys in the Aegean Sea and many others.

PhD position ‘New information technologies in agricultural water management and agrarian change’

Where: Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Deadline to apply: 25 September 2020

Do you want to find out how and why new information technologies in agricultural water management have resulted in agrarian transformation processes? What are the economic, political, cultural and technological drivers for these processes? To whom, how and why do new information technologies provide new agricultural opportunities?

Read more here.

POLLEN August Updates

Dear POLLEN Members and Friends,

This month our newsletter is slightly longer than usual, as we are sending out some important information about the upcoming POLLEN20 Conference. We are also introducing a POLLEN node, this time from the University of Oklahoma and as usual, have a long list of new publications, articles, CfPs, vacancies, and more!

Best wishes, 

POLLEN Secretariat

NOTE: the updates below are a copy of the original newsletter, and therefore might not contain all hyperlinks and content. To access the original with full content, as well as to see previous newsletters, follow this link:

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Webinar: Political Ecology in Anti-Corruption Efforts and Practice

TNRC LEARNING SERIES: Anti-corruption insights for conservation and natural resource management

When: August 13th
9:00am – 10:30am Washington, DC
1:00pm – 2:30pm Cambridge, UK
4:00pm – 5:30pm Nairobi, Kenya
8:00pm – 9:30pm Bangkok, Thailand

Where: Remote Only. Register and access link here.

Read more about the event on the website or by clicking on read more.

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