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

Conference Format

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.