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Cresting Circular Economy Conference, Royal Geographical Society, Hybrid (UK), 15 Dec 2021

Date:  15th December 2021 (from 09.00 – 16.30) Venue:  Hybrid Event – with online participation and attendance at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), who will be hosting the event. Registration now open!  To book your place click here. Conference website Programme This conference aims to open discussion into the implications for sustainability of the development of […]

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Head of Department of Business and Law, Staffordshire University, UK

Head of Department of Business and Law School of Justice, Security and Sustainability Location:  Stoke campus Salary:   £61,818 to £65,574 Per Annum Tenure:  Full time Permanent Release Date:  Friday 12 November 2021 Closing Date:   Sunday 05 December 2021 Reference:  JSS21-15 Who is Staffordshire University?  We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and […]

Lessons from Cornwall and South West Virginia on the Complex Adaptive Region Assemblage

Whether we call it cohesion, levelling up, lagging regions, or place-based policy; regional inequality has been a long-term persistent problem.   I started to become really interested in how places adapt, and what we would find if we begin from the starting point of adaptation – particularly using the Deleuzian Assemblage and the complex adaptive […]

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Positions: ERC TechEvo Project, University College Dublin, Ireland

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Positions – ERC TechEvo Project (University College Dublin) Application deadline: 3rd December, 2021 Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for two 14-month post–doctorate research position as a part of a European Research Council funded project – TechEvo (Technology Evolution in Regional Economies). The positions are available from 1 January 2022 […]

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10 Lectureships: Global Change & Sustainability, University of Birmingham, UK

We are looking for ten new assistant/associate professors (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader equivalent) to join us in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in any subject relevant to our college research strengths, including Geology and the Earth Sciences. We particularly encourage Earth Scientists in interdisciplinary and applied areas that will be able to support our new cross-college program in Global Environmental […]

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Assistant Professor: Environment, London School of Economics, UK

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university  For this post, we particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups.   Department of Geography and Environment  Assistant Professor in Environment   Salary scale starts at £56,814 pa inclusive of London allowance. The full salary scale can be found on the LSE […]

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Lectureships/senior lecturerships, Queen Mary University of London, London

Queen Mary University of London is recruiting 25  ‘strategic’ lecturers/ senior lecturers, which are research-intensive posts for the first three-years. Applicants’ expertise and research interests should ideally focus on the following themes identified across the Faculty, and applications are particularly welcomed from those with experience of interdisciplinary research which would connect to the activity of […]

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2022 Fully funded MSc: Urban Planning, Newcastle University, UK

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2022 entry MSc Urban Planning The application system opens for candidate applications on 10 November 2021 and closes at 16:00 (GMT) on 20 December.  More details, including eligibility and requirements are available in the page   The scholarship is available to residents of the following Commonwealth member states: Bangladesh Cameroon Eswatini The […]

Population density or local economic structure facilitating the spread of COVID-19 in England?

One of the most striking features of the COVID-19 pandemic is the marked spatial difference in the spread of the virus. Initially, urban areas were hit hardest by Covid-19, followed by smaller cities, rural towns and small hamlets. Differences in population density and occupational concentration have been proposed as key factors explaining the urban-rural difference […]

Transnational Higher Education and the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted our daily lives and lead to the disruption of global value chains and cross-border mobility. International higher education has also been profoundly affected by these shifts, as international students have been unable to travel to their overseas campus locations and university campuses in many countries have shifted to online […]

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RGS-IBG postgraduate and early-career grants 2022 – call for applications

RGS-IBG Grants for postgraduates and early-career researchers  Call for applicants for upcoming 2021/2022 grant deadlines The Society has a number of grants for postgraduates and early-career researchers to support geographical research. Deadlines vary but many are clustered in November, and then again in January and February. There’s full information online at Please do disseminate […]

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Funded PhD scholarship: Digital Skills, New working spaces and regional growth, University of Bath, UK

We are looking for highly motivated candidates from any disciplinary background who have strong quantitative skills (or would be able and willing to develop them) and/or strong qualitative skills to undertake research exploring the role of digital skills and new working spaces in supporting regional growth. Digitalisation, technological change, precarious self-employment, along with the COVID-19 […]

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The 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography, Dublin, 7-10 June 2022

The 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography  Dublin – June 7-10, 2022    Territorial Development: Evolution, Innovation, Disruption and Marginalisation under the Anthropocene and the Fourth Industrial Revolution We are living through a period of profound change driven by a concatenation of technological change and innovation, globalisation, financialisation, climate disruption, and the global pandemic. Economic […]

How remote communities turned the challenges of peripherality to their advantage during COVID-19

“What do you do here?” is a common question we get asked as islanders from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Visitors from cities may regard remote, rural, and island places as backward – at times seeking such places out as empty ‘wilderness’ that is devoid of people. But we ask to what extent does such […]

Understanding trends of population loss across Irish Electoral Divisions since 1986

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Population loss in regions has gained attention internationally. This phenomenon is referred to as regional shrinkage in academic literature. A European Parliament report defined shrinking regions as regions […]

Farming in the Upper Dee Vale, Should I stay or should I go?

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Studying the farming history in the UK I realised there had been inflexion points where farming’s fortunes have changed dramatically. For example, the 1920’s agricultural crisis (for the […]

Shopping malls, GHG emissions and the role of policymakers in "green" transportation infrastructure in Ireland

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    In line with global trends, Ireland has seen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increase with economic growth. As of 2016, road transport accounted for 95% of all transport related […]

2021 RSA Response to USS Consultation

The official 2021 RSA Response to the USS Consultation. RSA Response to USS Consultation  

New UK-based centre fostering rural innovation for resilient regions

From tech clusters to the creative class, innovation is often associated with urban agglomeration. Rural innovation receives less attention. Sometimes, stereotypes and nostalgia locate rural places in the past and forget that rural people need futures. Sometimes, policies situate cities as ‘engines’ of growth and simply assume rural places will be pulled along … eventually. […]

The RSA participates in the AcSS response to UKRI announcement on funding research

Thirty learned societies, including the RSA, have recently signed a response (coordinated by the Academy of Social Sciences) to the UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance. Find out more details and the full statement here

Why Covid-19 should make us rethink multilocality

This article first appeared on ROBUST’s website and has been re-blogged with permission from the authors. Modern lives are increasingly multilocal – but rural-urban policies are often yet to catch up. ROBUST’s Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Ulla Ovaska and Theresia Oedl-Wieser reflect on what we know about multilocality, and what we should rethink as rural regions look ahead to futures beyond recovery. […]

RSA Women’s Network supports Collaborative International Research during Pandemic

Anyone with teaching responsibilities will know how difficult it has been to carve out time and space for research during the past year. For early career researchers that has been even more difficult to achieve. However working collaboratively can be one way to keep your research alive, create new connections and the power of networks […]

Louise Kempton

Louise Kempton is a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University.  She is also Associate Dean of Research and Innovation for the university’s faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  She has more than 25 years’ experience in local, regional and international economic development as a researcher, […]

Simona Iammarino

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020). Since 01/09/ 2016 she has been affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute […]

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