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All Events

20th March 2018
  • Transdisciplinary research Escuela de Primavera

    Xalapa, Ver., Mexico

    This year, the Leuphana University of Luneberg Td Escuela de Verano will take place in the spring time in Xalapa, Mexico, from 20 - 24 March. The event is co-organized by the Instituto de Investigaciones en Educación, Línea de Territorio, Comunidad, Aprendizaje y Acción Colectiva y el Centro de EcoAlfabetización y Diálogo de Saberes de la Universidad Veracruzana (México), el Nodo de Transdisciplina, de la Red Temática de Socioecosistemas y Sustentabilidad de CONACYT (México) y el Centro de Métodos, Leuphana Universidad de Luneburgo (Alemania).

9th May 2018
  • Seedbeds of Transformation - The Role of Science with Society and the SDGs in Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    The Seedbeds of Transformation conference will provide a collaborative space for people with diverse perspectives and knowledge to explore transformations and the SDGs in Africa. Designed around the concept of an innovation marketplace, this three-day conference will bring together innovators from research, government, industry, NGOs, the media and more. Find out more:

14th May 2018
  • STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability

    Institute of Development Studies, Falmer, Brighton BN1, UK

    The STEPS Summer School brings together highly motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, urban, water or energy issues. The aim is to explore theories, ideas, research methods and practical applications of STEPS thinking on pathways to sustainability.

    The venue is the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, near Brighton, UK. Through a mix of lectures, walks, discussions and public events, participants challenge the STEPS team and each other on questions of science, society and development. 

    Application is via an online form. The deadline is 5pm GMT on Sunday 28 January 2018. 

    Find out more: 

26th June 2018
  • The 8th International Conference of the Popular Education Network (PEN)

    Goedgedacht Farm, Off R46 near, Riebeeck Kasteel, South Africa

    The eighth International Conference of the Popular Education Network (PEN) will take place in South Africa at ‘Goedgedacht Farm’ a rural development programme outside Cape Town, with a pre-conference day on 26 June, at Community House, Salt River, in the City. PEN 2018 invites university-based teachers, researchers, students and activists, particularly from Africa and other countries in the Global South, who share a common interest in popular education. PEN is an international network of university teachers, researchers, students and activists who share a radical understanding of their work as educators and activists. One of the main purposes of PEN is to defend the radical margins of university adult and community education. Bi-annual conferences serve to sustain a sense of solidarity and common purpose. This PEN conference places particular emphasis on the important link between marginalized communities and academics as equal partners in knowledge production and the struggle for meaningful change. Find more information here: Short proposals (500 words) for workshops, panels, participatory activities, innovative processes that stimulate dialogue - or brief presentations of papers are invited by 30 January 2018. Please send them to [email protected] with the word ‘proposal’ in the subject line. The theme of the 2018 conference is: Engaging (with) Power