The recent neoliberal period has been deepening the detrimental effects of the uneven process of globalization and modernization especially in Southern European countries. Moreover, this transformation has been radically hit by the deep economic crisis faced by the European countries. This crisis has resulted in the erosion of the rural development policies that brought success […]
The study group is focused on social hydro-dynamics, which includes the whole spectrum of social interactions concerning water governance, use and wider symbolism. It is a socio-territorial topic involving also urban areas. But, the rural perspective has a distinctive significance because new and sustainable hydro-uses involve giving more land for water, land that is typically […]
Smart farming, big data, robotics, and digitalisation have quickly become the new buzzwords in agrifood circles. While the technical and natural sciences have engaged with the subject of digital food and farming applications for decades, the social sciences are only now starting to give the subject the attention it deserves, despite the fact that social […]
Informal call for papers for a session proposal Rural History 2019 (Paris, 10-13 September 2019, http://ruralhistory2019.ehess.fr) See attached file for details.
The XXVIII ESRS Congress will be held in Trondheim, Norway, on 25-28 June 2019.
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We want to encourage Society members to participate in thematic or regional study groups. This will have many benefits: It will more tightly integrate rural sociologists across Europe It will help advance our understanding of rural sociological issues It will create networks to bid for European Horizon 2020 funding and other monies If you are […]
The University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute Visiting Scholars Programme is an opportunity for experienced scholars in the field of rural studies to spend 1-2 months at the Institute during the academic year 2018–2019. Visiting Scholars are expected to interact and form networks with the Ruralia Institute’s academic staff, to plan joint research, publications and/or development […]
The European Society for Rural Sociology invites individuals to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief Sociologia Ruralis. We are looking for an Editor-in-Chief to succeed Bettina Bock in the position from 2020. Deadline for receipt of applications is June 1st 2018. For more information, see the attached document.
The Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) organizes a workshop on Cultural Heritage, Social Cohesion and Place Attachment between 20–21 March 2018. The main focus of this workshop will be to explore the relationship between cultural heritage (both built/material and intangible/immaterial), social cohesion and place attachment. The workshop serves as a foundation for future […]