Regional Studies Association: Early Career Conference October 2015 UK
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Call for Papers
Abstract submission deadline: Sunday 13th September, 2015
The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to our annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2015. This conference will give early career researchers the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields. The conference will bring together participants to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment. Participants will receive invaluable feedback, new ideas and will learn how to strategically develop and enhance their profiles for career progression. One session will focus on academic change and the job market. Editors of the RSA journals Regional Studies, Territory Politics Governance, Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Studies, Regional Science will be present.
We welcome all submissions with a regional focus and especially those in the following areas:
Urban and regional policy
New challenges in urban planning
New economic geography
Big data and regions
Climate change and sustainability
·Politics and territory
Mega-regions and City regions
Regional mapping and visualisation
Clusters and smart specialisation
Labour markets and migration
Social and community cohesion
Innovation and knowledge
The conference will begin and end with plenary lectures. In between, parallel workshop tracks will be held, all within the ICOSS building, University of Sheffield’s city centre campus. Papers will be grouped thematically after submission. We will also hold a special ‘how to get published’ session with journal editors and devote one session to more innovative presentation formats.