SOCIAL CHANGE @ THE EDGE
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA. JUNE 4TH TO. 6TH, 2013
The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) graciously invites you to participate at its 2013 meeting, as part of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, at the University of Victoria. Academics (faculty and students), practitioners, the policy making community, NGOs, social movements and community groups are all welcome to attend and participate actively. We especially acknowledge and invite participation by the Salish peoples, upon whose
traditional territory our event will be held.
This conference, taking place at one edge of this continent and of this country, invites an awareness of place. At the same time, the Congress theme, @ the edge, invites other interpretations, as themes of global instability continue, even as the edge and impacts of new technologies are being felt the world over. Standing at the edge of social change invites deep reflections on what has passed and what is to come. With its
preoccupation with social change processes, and the various factors that impact and influence them, International Development Studies is a particularly well situated to discuss what it means to be @ the edge. Thus, this conference invites all who attend to connect with the many dimensions of our work, including, but not limited to, spatial, temporal, and topical points of connection. As such, we encourage you to submit paper and panel proposals relevant to the theme of this conference.
Please keep in mind that CASID attracts a wide audience and we thus encourage you to relate your specific research and development experiences to more general themes. How can discussions related to your specific research reach out to a broad audience and generate rich dialogue and debate? Papers on geographic areas (Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe) are also welcome and encouraged. Please link your proposed
paper/panel to one or more of this year’s themes:
Conflict & Fragile States
Indigenous Perspectives on Development
Labour & livelihoods
Natural Resource extraction/exploitation
Natural Resource Management
Post-2015, after MDGs what next?
Social movements and creative dissent
Teaching Development Studies
The Impact of the Development Industry
Urban & Rural Development
For more information on the submission system, see the CFP Flyer.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jonathan Langdon, Ph.D (CASID 2013 Congress ChairAssistant Professor of Development Studies, Development Studies Program, St. Francis Xavier Universityemail): firstname.lastname@example.org