Call for papers extended: 6th Annual RiDNet Conference

The Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) is pleased to announce the 6th Annual RiDNet Conference to take place on the 19th of March 2018 at the University of Leeds under the theme:

Measuring, Evaluating and Documenting Development: Linking Academia and Practice”

The conference will focus on three themes:

1.Measuring and evaluating development: qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed approaches to measuring impact; monitoring and evaluation in NGO and donor projects, feeding research into practice, participatory approaches to evaluating research and practice, benefits and/or challenges of ‘measuring’ development, indicators and global goals (e.g. SDGs).

2.Reporting and documenting development: explores how development is reported in the various media (mass media, social media), what effect(s) this has on the various stakeholders (donor communities, affected communities, governments, NGOs, general public perceptions etc). New, innovative and/or disruptive ways of documenting and reporting development.

3.Linking academia and practice: research collaboration with practitioners in the field, local or international organisations (including NGOs/INGOs), exploring ways of academia influencing policy and policymakers, finding common ground between academic research and practitioners including the challenges, benefits or rewards of collaborative working between academia and practice in development research.

Please email a 300-word (maximum) abstract to ridnet@leeds.ac.uk by the 14th of February 2018. Selected applicants will be informed within 1 week of the closing date. Successful applicants will be given up to 10 minutes to make a presentation, after which 3-5 minutes will be spent taking questions.

***We also now welcome posters to display during the conference. If you would like to display a poster, please email ridnet@leeds.ac.uk by the 14th Feb***

 

Call for applications – 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD positions – Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity-Innovative Training Network (WEGO-ITN)

On behalf of the WEGO-ITN, The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam is pleased to announce the recruitment of 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) PhD positions (Early Stage Researchers).

WEGO-ITN’s consortium is made up of scholar-activists working on feminist political ecology from ten institutions in five European Union countries: Germany, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom and eight institutions from six countries for training and secondments: Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Uruguay and USA.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, 1 March 2018.

For more information, see further here about the research project and the full vacancy description and application details.

 

 

 

Call for Papers: Customary Law and Legal Pluralism in Africa: Panel in Honour of Professor Gordon Woodman – African Studies Association UK Conference | 11 – 13 September 2018 | Birmingham

Cardiff Law and Global Justice invites contributions to this panel which honours and reflects on the work of Gordon Woodman, a pioneering and world-renowned scholar of law in Africa and legal theory. 

Proposals for papers are invited which address all areas of Gordon Woodman’s work and the general themes which he engaged with over his distinguished career: Ghanaian Law, Land Law, Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Social Change, and Legal Philosophy.

Proposals from scholars working on or based in West Africa, including early career scholars, are particularly welcome.

Further information and the full call for papers available here.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition 2018

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition 2018

The Warwick Law School is looking to support excellent applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition 2018. The School of Law has an excellent track record in supporting successful candidates with Leverhulme applications and we are now inviting suitably qualified candidates to support in the latest scheme. The Department will select a limited number of fellowship applications to support in the 2018 competition. These applications will be selected through a competitive internal selection process.

The Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position.

Approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in 2018. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.

The 2018 round will open 1 January 2018. The closing date for applications to the Leverhulme Trust is 1 March 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to work on their proposal with their chosen mentor before submitting the application to the department.

For more information on the scheme and the process of application through Warwick Law School, please see: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/postdoc

Annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network

The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the second annual LDRN PhD seminar – “Legal Values and the Functions of Law: Symbioses and Synergies” – which will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 24 – 28 June 2019

What does law seek to accomplish, and how is society affected by it? And from a researcher standpoint, how do I identify synergies between my research subject and those of others? The LDRN PhD seminar will seek to answer these and other questions, drawing insights on some of the methodological, ethical and theoretical considerations relevant for these aspects of the law and development research field, both in the global North and global South.

Besides coaching and discussion sessions dedicated to participants’ PhD projects, the confirmed programme includes a range of methodological and substantive sessions with expert instructors  – including, from LDRN partner institutions: Prof. Karin Arts, Dr. Jeff Handmaker & Dr. Freek Schiphorst (ISS); Dr. Sanele Sibanda (University of the Witwatersrand); Dr. Celine Tan (Warwick University); Prof. Janine Ubink & Dr. Carolien Jacobs (Leiden University); & Prof. Koen De Feyter (University of Antwerp). A programme of social activities is also offered.

Further practical information and online registration is available here on the course website. The registration deadline is 30 March 2019.

Please note that places are limited and priority will be given to students from LDRN partner institutions.

Photo credit: Åbo Akademi University

The first annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) took place on 11 – 15 June 2018 at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.

See the reportprogramme and website of the 2018 LDRN PhD seminar.

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Annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network

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The 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network,“The Plurality of Law and Development”, will be hosted by Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Justice Madan Lokur (Former Judge at the Supreme Court of India), Prof. Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), Prof. David Trubek (University of Wisconsin Law School)

Visit the conference website for more information

LDRN is pleased to announce the venues for its following annual conferences:

  • 5th annual LDRN conference: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (September 2020exact dates to be confirmed)
  • 6th annual LDRN conference: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK (2021 – exact dates to be confirmed)

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Over 120 researchers and practitioners from almost 30 countries participated in the third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) on 19-21 September 2018. This edition of the conference, titled ‘Interfaces’, was hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden Law School in Leiden, the Netherlands. 

Read more about the 2018 conference