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Call for Papers: The Environment in the Middle East and North Africa

Special Issue of the International Journal of Middle East Studies: The Environment in the Middle East and North Africa

Guests editors: Tessa Farmer and Jessica Barnes with IJMES editors Akram Khater and Jeffrey Culang

From arid cities to irrigated fields, hot deserts to Mediterranean mountains, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) encompasses a range of environments for thinking through the relationships between nature and society, people and animals, human and nonhuman worlds. Yet, while research on various aspects of the material world has a long history in the scholarship of the MENA, research on the environment as such has been relatively limited. Reflecting growing interest in the environment as a topic of concern, this special issue of IJMES will bring together scholarship from anthropology, geography, sociology, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and related disciplines on current environment-related themes in the region.

Deadline: November 15, 2016

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Call for Papers: The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2016

The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2016
NEW PRESSURES ON CITIES AND REGIONS
Thursday 24th – Friday 25th November 2016
London, UK

Follow the conference on Twitter:  #RSAWINTER2016

Deadline: August 24, 2016

This conference provides an intellectual and policy-relevant platform for scholars around the world to address the new and emerging challenges facing cities and regions. Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Fourth Annual Yale Foods Systems Symposium

Fourth Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium
Feeding a growing world – Perspectives in 2016 
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
September 30, 2016
Request for Proposals

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Half a century out from the Green Revolution, our food system is as technologically advanced as ever. Yet our innovations have presented long-term sustainability challenges, while both global hunger and obesity persist. We are now faced with the question of where to go from here–with the knowledge and technology we have obtained and challenges before us, what approaches do we take to feed the world in a manner that is sustainable for both the population and the planet? Continue reading

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Infrastructure Resilience to Climate Change

Special Issue of the Journal of Infrastructure Systems: “Infrastructure Resilience to Climate Change”

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Submissions are encouraged on all infrastructure systems, including water, power, gas, transportation, and building systems, that take a novel approach to assess infrastructure resilience to climate change. Climate-related events including urban flooding, coastal flooding, heat, precipitation, cold, wind, and drought that impact single or interdependent infrastructure systems are of interest. Continue reading