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 POLLEN@sussex.ac.uk. 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. www.konesh.space

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: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=71814a42a0d2d8f390cbee1be&id=3fe97edf35

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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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Chapter publication on epistemologies of indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian and Colombian high mountains

Chapter publication “Alli Kawsay: Epistemology and Political Practice in the Territories, a Possibility from the Andean Pluriverse for Ecological Justice and the Care of Mother Nature 

In Book: The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies.  

Access chapter here.

POLLEN20 Conference Updates !

Dear POLLEN friends, 
Below you can find a number of important updates regarding the conference: 

  • Call for proposals for individual paper presentations and poster presentations in line with the conference’s main themes and cross-cutting questions. The submission deadline is 10 August, 2020 (24.00 BST). More information is available here
  • Registration for the POLLEN20 virtual conference is now open, including for non-presenting conference delegates. Registration information and the revised fee schedule can be found on the main page at https://pollen2020.wordpress.com/
  • Is your political ecology ‘decolonial’? A praxis workshop at #POLLEN20 is a special pre-conference workshop organized by and for early career researchers and activists. The virtual workshop will take place on 21 September 2020 from 3-5pm BST. Prior registration is required. See here for more details and guidance on the workshop and how to sign up. The deadline to register is 10 September. 
  • Call for panelists – Special Roundtable on The Political Ecology of COVID-19 organized by Libby Lunstrum and Amber Huff. The deadline for expressions of interest is 10 August 2020 (24.00 BST). See the full call here.
  • As usual, all conference updates and announcements are published on the POLLEN20 event page and on Twitter. Any inquiries should be sent to the conference organizing group at POLLEN@sussex.ac.uk.