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Dr Petr Jehlička gives opening keynote in Riga, Latvia

By Emma Burnett - 2 January 2018, 11:17

On the 13th-14th October, Dr Petr Jehlička gave the opening keynote of the conference on Alternative food supply networks in Central and Eastern Europe: Towards new grounds for interpretation and collaboration organised by The Baltic Studies Centre and the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga, Latvia.

Culture and Climate Change: experiments in collaboration and engagement

By Emma Burnett - 6 November 2017, 16:19

On Thursday 16th November, 4.15pm Professor Joe Smith & Dr Renata Tyszczuk will be giving a seminar at Cambridge's Geography Department. They draw together learning from two decades of experiments in public engagement in climate change working with broadcast media, artists, museums and other cultural and community partners to support better public understanding of and debate about climate change and sustainability

New paper from Michael Pryke and John Allen

By Emma Burnett - 28 October 2017, 11:14

Michael Pryke and John Allen have recently published a new paper: Financialising Urban Water Infrastructure: Extracting Local Value, Distributing Value Globally.

OU contribution to the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

By Emma Burnett - 6 September 2017, 11:07

Avi Boukli and Tendayi Bloom participated in the thematic meetings relating to smuggling and trafficking of persons at the UN in Vienna at the beginning of September. They attended the meetings and gave a spoken intervention on behalf of The Open University, based on research into private sector migration management.

OpenSpace Researchers at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

By Emma Burnett - 23 August 2017, 14:07

The Royal Geographical Society’s (with the Institute of British Geographers) annual conference will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September, 2017.

Professor Raghuram and Dr Bloom give evidence at the UN

By Emma Burnett - 15 August 2017, 10:54
Professor Parvati Raghuram and Dr Tendayi Bloom attended the fourth of the thematic sessions for the UN compact for safe, orderly and regular migration at the UN Headquarters in New York from 24-26 July, 2017. Both Professor Rahuram and Dr Bloom gave spoken interventions.

Home-Grown Food and the Pleasure of Sharing. New paper from Petr Jehlička

By Emma Burnett - 28 July 2017, 12:13

Despite the unprecedented attention paid to the sharing economy and despite the growing interest in household food production, the non-market and non-monetised sharing of home-grown food – a social practice at the intersection of these two concerns – has so far largely escaped scholars’ attention.

Parvati Raghuram delivers Keynote Speech at Beirut Orient Institute

By Emma Burnett - 30 June 2017, 11:27

Parvati Raghuram, Professor in Geography and Migration at the Open University, recently gave the talk at the Beirut Orient Institute's Postcolonial Legacies, Scholarly Mobility and Research Capacity Building workshop.

IDEAS in Kenya

By Emma Burnett - 23 June 2017, 09:59

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