Call for Papers
Traditional Knowledge in the International Governance of Biogenetic Resources
Monday, September 11, 2017 10:10 AM
We are seeking contributions from researchers early in their academic careers for a conference entitled "Traditional Knowledge in the International Governance of Biogenetic Resources” which will be held in Evolène, Switzerland from January 18-20, 2018. Travel costs for all successful applicants will be covered by the Swiss National Science Foundation. 
The aim of this conference is to reflect upon the theoretical and practical meanings of traditional knowledge (TK) associated with the use of genetic resources and the conservation of biodiversity. Most of the significant actors involved in the international governance of biogenetic resources, which include governments of user and provider countries, conservationist and business organizations, as well as transnational social movements, appear to champion the protection of TK. However, while at first glance they may seem to be rallying around the same cause, closer inspection reveals that their views on fundamental issues differ.

This conference will provide an opportunity to address this matter, focusing on the emergence of the notion of TK and the various approaches that have been proposed as to what should be protected, who the rights holders are, and how protection may be effectively provided, as well as the legal instruments, projects, and initiatives that have been developed in accordance with these different views. 

The Call for Papers is open to researchers early in their academic careers. The deadline for abstract submission is September 29, 2017
More information on the conference and its panels can be found by accessing the following link.
 
Traditional Knowledge in the International Governance of Biogenetic Resources
Monday, September 11, 2017 10:10 AM
We are seeking contributions from researchers early in their academic careers for a conference entitled "Traditional Knowledge in the International Governance of Biogenetic Resources” which will be held in Evolène, Switzerland from January 18-20, 2018. Travel costs for all successful applicants will be covered by the Swiss National Science Foundation. 
The aim of this conference is to reflect upon the theoretical and practical meanings of traditional knowledge (TK) associated with the use of genetic resources and the conservation of biodiversity. Most of the significant actors involved in the international governance of biogenetic resources, which include governments of user and provider countries, conservationist and business organizations, as well as transnational social movements, appear to champion the protection of TK. However, while at first glance they may seem to be rallying around the same cause, closer inspection reveals that their views on fundamental issues differ.

This conference will provide an opportunity to address this matter, focusing on the emergence of the notion of TK and the various approaches that have been proposed as to what should be protected, who the rights holders are, and how protection may be effectively provided, as well as the legal instruments, projects, and initiatives that have been developed in accordance with these different views. 

The Call for Papers is open to researchers early in their academic careers. The deadline for abstract submission is September 29, 2017
More information on the conference and its panels can be found by accessing the following link.
 
Call for Special Issue Proposals - International Association for Society and Natural Resources
Monday, August 21, 2017 11:38 AM

Society and Natural Resources (SNR) is currently accepting proposals for special issues. Previous special issues have focused on issues such as sustainable agriculture politics and policy, water conflicts, and the relationships between the fields of environmental sociology and natural resource sociology.

We invite interested applicants to submit proposals by October 15, 2017 to the Editors-in-Chief: Tasos Hovardas (hovardas@ucy.ac.cy) and Linda Prokopy (lprokopy@purdue.edu). Guidelines for submission are below. Proposals should consist of a theme, a list of authors and titles of manuscripts, and tentative manuscript abstracts.

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Call for Papers: MICHIGAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017 09:55 AM
Annual Meeting: Environmental sociology in the 21st century: where do we go from here?

October 27-28, 2017


The annual Michigan Sociological Association conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University, will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 27th & 28th, 2017.  We are seeking sessions and papers that align with our broad theme of Environmental Justice. As a general sociology conference, MSA also welcome papers that come from a range of areas of sociological inquiry. MSA encourages work that examines life in Michigan and welcome work that is interdisciplinary and that will connect with the community.

Dr. Paul Mohai is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and Faculty Associate for the Social Environment and Health Program Survey Research Center Institute for Social Research University of Michigan. He will deliver a luncheon keynote address entitled “Environmental Justice”. Dr. Paul Roof, a former Associate Professor at Charleston Southern University will deliver a Friday evening keynote entitled “Microbrewing: the CASE of sustainability”.

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Call for Submissions: American West after the Timber Wars
Friday, August 11, 2017 04:01 PM

Spring 2018 Special Issue: The American West after the Timber Wars

Academics, students, and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers for a special issue of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations focused on post-timber war dynamics in the American West. We welcome original research papers as well as commentaries, creative writing, and photo essays.

Authorship: All authors are encouraged to collaborate with others inside or outside academia. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

SUBMISSIONS: Deadline Oct. 30, 2017

Manuscripts should be in 12-point font, double-spaced and generally not exceed 8500 words. Commentaries and creative writing should not exceed 3000 words.

See digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/hjsr/ for other manuscript submission details or click here.

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