In light of the escalating concern and responses to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and the widening use of
containment measures including restrictions on both travel and gatherings, the Council of the International Rural Sociological Association has decided to postpone the
XV World Congress in Cairns
a period of approximately 12 months. This decision was unanimous and
arrived at out of a strongly felt shared desire to not to put Congress
speakers and attendees at risk. The current
plan is to hold the Congress at the same venue in July of 2021. The
dates will be announced once agreement is reached between the venue and
the local arrangements committee. For details on submitted papers,
registration fees, rescheduling of important registration
dates, as well as the possibility of ongoing submission of abstract,
please visit the Congress website
Thank you all for your understanding, patience and support.
Dr. Koichi Ikegami
The XV World Congress of Rural Sociology (8-12 July 2020, Cairns, Australia) calls for session proposals. See attached IRSA2020 call for session proposals (PDF) for further details. Proposal deadline is 26 April 2019.
The Latin American Rural Sociology Association (ALASRU) would like to remind rural sociologists everywhere of its upcoming conference to be held from November 25th through the 30th in Montevideo, Uruguay. More information about the conference can be found at http://alasru.org/index.php/congresos.
ALASRU is also the proud publisher of the Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Rurales. This journal is published on-line and the most recent issue can be found at http://www.ceil-conicet.gov.ar/ojs/index.php/revistaalasru/index
Whose versions of sustainability count in the urban century? How does spatial disadvantage intersect with injustices based on gender, ethnic, linguistic, religious and other dimensions of social difference? What opportunities do flows of people, capital, information and commodities between urban and rural spaces present for sustainable rural development?
As a delegate to the 2020 World Congress of Rural Sociology you will consider these and many other questions relevant to contemporary rural society.
Our venue, Cairns, sits on the traditional country of the Gimuy Yidinji and Yirrigandji peoples. Sandwiched between two World Heritage Areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of Tropical North Queensland – and with a vast rural hinterland, Cairns is a hub for tourism and tropical agriculture at the heart of the Asia Pacific.
For information on key dates, session and paper submissions, travel and accommodation, registration and tours, check the Congress website.
A very successful IRSA Congress was held at Ryerson University in Toronto between 10 and 14 August. Over 800 delegate presented at the Congress. Highlights can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/arts/irsacongress2016/ . The Congress was opened by Outgoing President, Professor Geoffrey Lawrence who stressed the continuing importance of researching rural issues in an era of urbanisation and globalisation. Click here to read his address.
The XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress will take place from 24 to 27 July 2017 in Kraków, Poland. The theme of the conference is “Uneven processes of rural change: on diversity, knowledge and justice”.
The Scientific Committee call for working group proposals to be submitted with deadline September 15th 2016.
More details are available on the conference web site.
The European Society for Rural Sociology and The Jagiellonian University in Krakow invites to the XXVII European Society For Rural Sociology Congress. The congress will be held 24-27 July in 2017 in Krakow, Poland. See attached flyer for more information
The Maringá State University (in Paraná, Brazil) invites to the International Symposium on work in agriculture 2016, 8.-11. November. The aims of the symposium are to capitalize on knowledge of changes in farming work, to take into account the diversity and dynamics of the forms of work organization in different farming models (family-based, agribusiness, high-tech…), and to reflect on the future of the work of men and women, family workers and paid employees. For further information, please see attached flyer (PDF) or visit the symposium website.
The theme of the 2015 conference will be “Knowing Rural: Situating the Lived Experience of Rurality in Definitions of Rural” and will take place in Madison, WI August 6-9, 2015.
Around the globe, official definitions of rural vary, and each definition has implications for how we understand and give meaning to rural spaces and places. Making sense of rural experiences requires understanding the diverse geographies, economies, and communities that make up rural places. As rural populations age and rural communities confront the emergent complexities of contemporary life, the lived experience of rurality is undergoing rapid transformation. What social, economic and political factors are shaping and re-shaping the lived experience of rural populations? How are rural populations responding and adapting to these changes? And, finally, how might these changes challenge the ways we understand and define rurality? We invite you explore these and a wide variety of other questions at our next annual meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Madison.
Extended abstracts should be approximately 350-500 words (about 1.5-3 pages) and briefly outline the purpose and theoretical framing of the paper, methods and data used, and preliminary (if available) or expected findings. We offer this description as a general guideline and understand some papers may include other information.
The Extended Abstracts deadline is February 6, 2015.
To submit, please visit the “Call for Papers” tab on the RSS website, or click here.
Please contact Lauren McKinney or Jessica Crowe with any questions or ideas for special panels and events at the Annual Meeting.
The second “Agriculture in Urbanizing Society” will be held in Rome, Italy, 14-17 September 2015. It is being jointly organised by Pisa University and Wageningen University. A call for sessions is currently open. Please click here for more information.