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!

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.

Call for Papers – “Social and Cultural Aspects of Circular Economy”

Circular economy is a relatively new concept within the frame of sustainable development, despite having received significant attention within the scientific community. The world’s most populous country, China enacted a law to transform its economy based on principles of circular economy. The circular economy concept, however, has been criticized to be one-dimensional, lacking social and cultural aspects. In this project we aim to integrate culture, society and circular economy.

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Call for Contributors – Geography in the 21st Century: The Defining Moments that Shaped Society

This 2 volume reference encyclopedia, Geography in the 21st Century: Defining Moments that Shaped Society, explores important world events that defined the early 21st century. Topic entries will contextualize each event through a geographic perspective that demonstrates the importance of geography, and the significance and advantages derived from examining the modern world through a spatial lens. While critical perspectives are welcome, the encyclopedia is objective in nature, and geared toward high school and undergraduate level audiences.

We are looking for contributors to write topic-based entries of 5,500-6,000 words. The list of available topic entries is included below. Each entry will include seven sections: I. Overview II. Background III. Social, Political, Economic, and Environmental Impacts IV. Geography Matters V. Key Players VI. Further Readings VII. Sidebar (which should be no more than 300 words).

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CALL FOR PAPERS! Seeking contributions to a proposed edited book

Enforcing Ecological Catastrophe: The Police and Military as drivers of Climate Change and Ecocide.

Editors: Alexander Dunlap, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Email:
Andrea Brock, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex. Email:

Abstracts are due: September 1st, 2020.
Chapters are due: January 31st, 2021.
Abstracts: 250 to 500 words.

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New Journal: Risk Society – Open Call

‘Transdisciplinary space for experimental praxis to advance new models for high-stakes, high-uncertainty scenarios’.

The newly founded journal Risk Society that will be launched in the Fall of 2020 has announced an open call for contributions. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2020. You can read about the journal and the call by opening the PDF document below or by visiting the journal website here.

Request for May Newsletter input!

Dear POLLEN friends,

The time has come to gather all the news across the network for this month’s newsletter. If you have any updates to share with POLLEN, please send it to by the 27th of May.

For registered nodes: we are encountering some technical difficulties, and have therefore not been able to send this request by e-mail. Please forward this post to colleagues if possible.

Looking forward to hearing your news,

POLLEN Secretariat