Call for Papers
Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia
Friday, February 17, 2017 01:58 PM

Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia

Call for Case Studies

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017


The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.

A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.

The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: 

  1. identifying case studies, problems andgood practices;
  2. improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts;
  3. raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.
SAFRIG Call for Papers
Friday, February 10, 2017 03:38 PM

SAFRIG and Research Committee 40 on Agriculture and Food of the International Sociological Association are co-sponsoring a mini-conference:

The Work of Larry Busch: The “Understanding” of Market, Food and Agriculture, and Governance.


We are soliciting papers for the mini-conference.

The deadline has been extended to February 22.  

Click here for more information.

Religion and Poverty Special Issue
Monday, February 06, 2017 12:36 PM

Editors: Dr Gottfried Schweiger, Dr Helmut P Gaisbauer and Prof Clemens Sedmak (University of Salzburg, Austria)

In partnership with the 2017 Salzburg Convention on Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, Palgrave Communications will be launching a special issue titled Religion and Poverty.

Palgrave Communications is a multi-disciplinary open access journal publishing peer-reviewed original research across all areas of the humanities & the social sciences. The special issue aims to provide a range of disciplinary perspectives that approach the following question: can religion be used to help overcome structures of poverty, or does it sometimes contribute to hindering the processes?

Contributions from sociology, development studies, religious studies, economics, theology, and other social sciences and humanities are welcomed; as are insights from different geographical settings, forms of poverty, and religious traditions.

Find out more about the special issue at:

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