Ph.D. Course: The political ecology of pandemics

Time and place: Aug. 9, 2021 9:00 AM–Aug. 11, 2021 4:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Oslo, Norway

Application deadline: 15th March

The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to critically approach the relationship between food production and food consumption and pandemics in an environmental perspective.

See full description and apply on this link.

POLLEN December Updates

Dear POLLEN Members and Friends,

We closed 2020 and look forward to a different 2021! However, before we do this, here’s a look at what happened across POLLEN in December. We have plenty of publications, some CfPs, podcasts, blog posts and more.

Also, as this is our last newsletter before handing over to our friends at the Australian National University, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your active involvement and contributions that made the work of the Secretariat easier, and most importantly, enjoyable!

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:


Online course: Methodologies to study socio-environmental conflicts in digital sources

Open registrations!

Duration: six weeks, starting February 1, 2021.

Language: Spanish.

Weekly live online lectures. Classes will be recorded and available after each session for all enrollees.

Professors: Marhylda Victoria Rivero Corona and Marx Jose Gomez-Liendo (both are POLLEN members).

The course provides tools to analyze the connections between national and global contexts, identify disputes between different worldviews and valuation languages, reveal actors’ agendas, and analyze socio-environmental conflicts explanation.

Here you can find more information about costs, syllabus, and certification. If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact

Request for newsletter input

Dear POLLEN friends, 
In the first week of January we will gather together all the updates that happened across the network in December. Due to the holidays we are providing a much longer window for receiving inputs (and will therefore publish the newsletter a little bit later than usual), so please forward any news you have by Tuesday, 5th of January to  
Best wishes, 
POLLEN Secretariat

International Symposium – Stories from a Post-growth Future

15th RIHN International Symposium: “Transitioning Cultures of Everyday Food Consumption and Production: Stories from a Post-growth Future.

Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 – Saturday, 16th, 2021 

Language: English(Simultaneous translation to Japanese is available.) 

Pre-Registration: Register from here: 


Venue: Online(Zoom, Slack) 

see more info

CfP: Digital Natures: Reworking Epistemologies, Ontologies and Politics Special Issue for the journal Digital Geography and Society

Abstracts deadline: 18th December 2020. Please submit abstracts of up to 250 words to
Andrés Luque-Ayala (, Eric Nost ( and Ruth
Machen ( Final paper submissions will be expected between
May–July 2021.

read full Call below

Enchanting Nature: Tentacular Storytelling in the Great African Kelp Forest

When: 30 November at 13.00-15.00 GMT

As part of its 2020 series of activities on the theme of Natures, the STEPS Centre will be hosting an online roundtable with My Octopus Teacher director Pippa Ehrlich and other members of the Sea Change Project, moderated by Amber Huff (Institute of Development Studies) and Adrian Nel (University of KwaZulu-Natal). More info and registration link are HERE.