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The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to our annual Student and Early Career conference to be held in Newcastle, UK, in November 2017. This conference aims to provide PhD students and early career researchers opportunities to present their work, receive feedback, network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields.
The conference will bring together a range of international participants from different disciplines to present and debate their work in a welcoming, supportive and stimulating environment. Participants will be able to enrich their engagement with contemporary research in the field and share the learning and lessons on charting a career path in the context of changes in the academic landscape and labour market in institutional and funding terms.
This conference will be held as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Centre for Urban Regional Development Studies (CURDS). CURDS, has been at the forefront of international academically rigorous and policy relevant research in urban and regional change, development and policy since 1977 and has trained a number of leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the field. The RSA is very pleased to be working with CURDS for many years and to celebrate its many achievements in 2017.
Editors of the RSA journals will be present.
We welcome submissions with a regional focus and especially those in the following areas:
|Alternative concepts and strategies for urban and regional development
|Cities, city-regions and regions in territorial development
|Big and open data: analytics, mapping, modelling and visualisation in cities and regions
|Climate change, sustainability transitions and regional development
|Education and skills
|Employment, welfare and labour markets
|Finance and development in cities and regions
|Globalisation and de-globalisation
|Health, wellbeing and urban and regional development
|Infrastructure and regional development
|Inclusive growth in cities and regions
|Innovation, knowledge, learning and creativity
|Institutions, government and governance in regional development
|Migration and urban and regional change
|Politics and territory
|Regional industrial strategy and the revitalisation of manufacturing
|Regional resilience and adaptive capacity
|Social and spatial inequalities and cohesion
|The gig economy
|Uneven development and spatial disparities
|Urban and regional policy and planning
The conference will begin and end with plenary lectures. In between, parallel workshop tracks will be held at the Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne. Papers will be grouped thematically after submission. We will also hold a special ‘research impact’ session with leading academics and journal editors and devote one session to more innovative presentation formats.
Information about the Venue
The conference venue is about 15 mins walk from Newcastle train station (accessible directly from most major UK cities). For international visitors, Newcastle Airport is only 20 mins away, connected to the city centre via the Metro system. There are many bars, restaurants and hotels within walking distance of the venue.
“The conferences were so well-organised and packed with talented young and experienced scholars. I was able to easily make contacts with them and everyone was so willing to share and talk about their research. I presented at both conferences (Winter and EC) and received very constructive comments. Moreover, some special sessions such as ‘Meet the Editors’ at the EC conference was particularly insightful and I was able to receive very detailed and helpful information regarding publications, which was more than I expected! Thank you again for making the conference so worthwhile.” Shasha Zhao, Middlesex University, UK- delegate 2016 Student and ECR conference
To read more about Newcastle and accomodation options, please visit www.newcastlegateshead.com.