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PhD Studentship: ‘Understanding and improving research capacity in the global South’

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By Ning Li - 1 May 2018, 09:50

Closing date:  noon 7th May 2018.  Interviews are expected to take place May/June 2018.

This studentship aims to explore what it means to understand and improve research capacity in the global South. A critical perspective will be taken on research capacity strengthening by comparing the research and knowledge ecosystems of two contrasting countries.

Petr Jehlička awarded visiting scholarship at the University of Helsinki

By Jim McGinlay - 11 June 2018, 12:40

OpenSpace senior lecturer Petr Jehlička has been awarded a visiting scholarship by the Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki. For this work Petr will be based at the University's Mikkeli campus in Eastern Finland.

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/ruralia-institute/research/visiting-scholars#section-41703

New publications on the work of Doreen Massey

By Jim McGinlay - 8 June 2018, 15:31

In July 2018 Agenda will publish ‘The Doreen Massey Reader’ and ‘Doreen Massey: Critical Dialogues’ both edited by Brett Christophers, Rebecca Lave, Jamie Peck and Marion Werner.

Sounding Coastal Change project holds large-scale music event in Blakeney on the North Norfolk Coast.

By Jim McGinlay - 4 June 2018, 11:03

The Sounding Coastal Change project held a major public engagement event on Saturday 2 June: a large-scale musical performance at St.Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, on the North Norfolk Coast. ‘Matters Arising, in Blakeney’ was a large scale work of music, digital sound, film, and spoken word, entirely inspired by the North Norfolk Coast and devised by SCC team-member Sam Richards.

David Humphreys Joins the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Advisory Board

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By Jim McGinlay - 21 May 2018, 12:41

David Humphreys is joining the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Advisory Board. David strongly believes that climate change is the most urgent public welfare issue of our age.

Petr Jehlička addresses Geography Department at the University of Bamberg, Germany

By Jim McGinlay - 9 May 2018, 16:21

On the 3rd May 2018 Dr Petr Jehlička presented the seminar 'Food for thought: Food re-localisation and the unequal geography of knowledge production' at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Professor Joe Smith appointed Director of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers

Joe Smith appointed Director of RGS and IBG
By Jim McGinlay - 30 April 2018, 08:44

Professor Joe Smith, a former member of Open Space and former Head of the Geography Department at the Open University,has recently taken up the position as Director of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers.

Professor Andy Blowers OBE receives prestigious US award from the American Geographical Society

By Jim McGinlay - 16 April 2018, 09:56

Professor Andy Blowers, OBE has been awarded the Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal by the American Geographical Society in recognition of his ‘outstanding work on the dynamic relationship between human culture and natural resources'.

Food self-provisioning by active gardeners and environmental sustainability: new paper by Jan Vávra, Petr Danĕk and Petr Jehlička

By Jim McGinlay - 21 March 2018, 12:35

A new paper published by Jan Vávra, Petr Danĕk and Petr Jehlička sheds light on the environmental sustainability of active gardeners' food self-provisioning practices. Such gardeners are highly self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables, contributing to savings on greenhouse gas emissions, as well as using mainly natural fertilisers and avoiding car travel. Yet despite this, they are not primarily motivated in their food growing by environmental protection issues.

Webinar: 'This time it’s different’ . . . and why it matters: the shifting geographies of money, finance and risks'

By Jim McGinlay - 7 March 2018, 17:37

Watch a recording of the YSI Urban and Regional Economics WG, Financial Stability WG and Inequality WG webinar "This time it’s different’ . . . and why it matters: the shifting geographies of money, finance and risks", with Prof. Michael Pryke (The Open University, UK), which originally took place took place on March 28, 2018.

Shonil Bhagwat publishes new edited volume on conservation and development in India

By Jim McGinlay - 7 March 2018, 09:55

Despite decades of efforts to integrate conservation and development, India is torn between two very different worldviews of peoples’ place in the country’s natural environment. This book takes a critical look at nature conservation and poverty alleviation in India.

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