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AAG 21 - 25 April 2015

Call for papers by 28 October 2014: We invite methodological, theoretical and empirical papers that that engage with any aspect of geospatial modelling and the use of Big Data. We are particularly interested in the ways that insight into individual or group behaviour can be elucidated from new data sources – including social media contributions, volunteered geographical information, mobile telephone transactions, individually-sensed data, crowd-sourced information, etc. – and used to improve models or simulations. For further information visit: http://mass.leeds.ac.uk/aag2015-geosimulation-bigdata/

GISRUK conference 15-17 April 2015

The GISRUK conference series is the UK’s national GIS research conference, established in 1993. GISRUK conferences attract delegates from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and North America and from disciplines including Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.

European Society for Ecological Economics 2015: Transformations, 30 June - 03 July 2015

ESEE 2015 explores solutions for the transformation to a sustainable society, building on the distinctive contribution of ecological economics, by shining a spotlight on the interdependency of economic activity and natural systems, and identifying options that prioritise human wellbeing within planetary boundaries. The conference will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge on these issues, through oral and poster presentations, keynote lectures from prominent scholars, and lively formal and informal discussions. It also aims to foster future research collaborations between academics and stakeholders, and provide training and learning opportunities for younger researchers through an associated summer school which will feed into the main conference.

2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA) Conference - Everyday encounters with violence: Critical feminist perspectives, 09-11 September 2015

This three-day conference aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for scholars at all career levels to come together in a supportive environment to engage in critical feminist perspectives on violence. We draw upon a wide definition of violence from sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences, seeing this both as an everyday social force inflicting harm, suffering, grief and trauma and as a transformative force that produces gendered agency, social action and resistance.

School Seminar Series

Wednesday 19 November, 4-5pm

Harriet Hawkins, Royal Holloway, University of London – Topic: creative geographies, title to be confirmed

Wednesday 28 January, 4-5pm

Tim Benton, University of Leeds, “Food Security: Why Is It Such an Issue?”

Wednesday 25 February, 4-5pm

Claire Belcher, University of Exeter, “Wildfires: The Good, the Bad and the Necessary”

Wednesday tbc March

Britaldo Silveira Soares Filho, Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto, Brazil – Date and topic to be confirmed

Wednesday 06 May, 4-5pm

Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin, “It Is Easy to Rule a Poor Man: The Political Ecology of Land Grabbing and Environmental Change in Uganda”

Seminars are open to everyone and take place in the School of Geography lecture theatre, East building (building no 36 on campus map).  For more information and to join the Geography Seminar Series email list contact Dr Karen Bacon or Dr Martin Zebracki

Courses

None at present.

Workshops

None at present.

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