Em. Prof. Upendra Baxi Masterclass & Honorary Degree at University of Antwerp – registrations open

Registration is now open for the masterclass led by Em. Prof. Upendra Baxi at the University of Antwerp on 29 March 2018 at 11h00 – 13h00, titled “Situating Human Rights in the Postpolitical Landscape”.  The masterclass will take place in conversation with Prof. Koen De Feyter (University of Antwerp) and Prof. Sam Adelman (University of Warwick).
 
The masterclass takes place on the occasion of Em. Prof. Baxi receiving an honorary degree for scientific merit from the University of Antwerp in recognition of his expertise in the theory and practice of human rights, and in the sociology of law in Asia. The degree ceremony will take place after the masterclass at 16h00.
 
 

The event is free but registration is obligatory.

More info on the masterclass  / register for the masterclass by 25 March

Info and registration for the honorary degree ceremony

First annual Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) PhD seminar: programme now available

The draft programme for “Resilience and Equality: Questions for the North and South” – the first annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) – is now available.

The seminar will take place on 11 – 15 June 2018 at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.

Applications are open until 30 March 2018.

Please see the PhD seminar website for more information.

Call for abstracts: Reassessing Poverty and Inequality: Theories, Representations and Approaches | Global Research Priorities on International Development Postgraduate Conference | University of Warwick, UK | 15 June 2018

The Global Research Priority (GRP) in International Development at Warwick University is organising its second postgraduate conference themed broadly around Inequality and international development. The conference will take place on 15 June 2018.

All postgraduate students are invited to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The deadline is 15 April 2018.

 See the conference website for the call for papers, submission guidelines, registration and updates.

 A limited number of bursaries are available for postgraduate students travelling from other parts of UK and from abroad. Please contact Miss Nina Slokar Boc (n.slokar-boc[at]warwick.ac.uk) for details. The organizers also intend to live stream the conference.

About the GRP in International Development, Warwick University:

International development is one of the University of Warwick’s research priorities. The University is addressing global challenges through our world-class multi-disciplinary research. The GRP in International Development seeks answers to urgent problems of poverty, inequality and social and economic change through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. Scholars ranging from engineering to social science focus on themes such as gender, health, human rights and the role of the private sector, technological innovation and grassroots empowerment. It is through critical analysis that the GRP in International  Development extends the theoretical and empirical boundaries that shape our understanding of international development.

Photos available from LDRN 2017 Conference

See photos from the 2nd annual LDRN Conference, hosted by the Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp Faculty of Law – including the Localizing Human Rights Roundtables, the methodology workshop and the launch of the Law and Development Research Network.

LDRN Conference 2017 Antwerp

(All photo credits: University of Antwerp/Lani Fourie)

See here for more on the upcoming 2018 LDRN conference in Leiden

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 school of the Law and Development Research Network

The second annual Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) PhD school – “Legal Values and the Functions of Law: Symbioses and Synergies” – was organized on behalf of the network by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 24 – 28 June 2019

The workshop addressed two guiding questions:

  • What does law seek to accomplish, and how is society affected by it?
  • From a researcher standpoint, how do I identify synergies between my research subject and those of others?

The 2019 LDRN PhD school involved 17 doctoral candidates from 12 different academic institutions, most of which are affiliated to the network as LDRN partner institutions. Participants hailed originally from a wide range of countries, including Brazil, Sweden, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lebanon, Bosnia, Cameroon, India, Germany, The Netherlands and Italy. Most participants were of a legal background and based at a law faculty, although most combined different legal (and related) fields and disciplines to discuss the role of law in relation to development questions both occurring in the global north and in the global south.

The academic programme involved contributions from colleagues in the LDRN, in particular Warwick UniversityUniversity of the WitwatersrandAntwerp University and Leiden University.

The course paid particular attention both to law’s embedded values as well as its functional character. It involved a diverse range of interactive pedagogical methods of teaching and learning, from interactive lectures and seminars, to individual methods clinics, group work sessions, a field visit, an expressive workshop  involving movement and role-play, and several evening activities where participants continued to engage in debates and discussions. 

Read the full report on the 2019 LDRN PhD school

Photo credit: Åbo Akademi University

The first annual LDRN PhD school  took place in 2018 at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.  See the report here.

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