ICRPS 2015 – Day 5 – 26 June – Visit to Letterfrack and Connemara West

By: Scott Brown, Lisa Groshong, Maliq Kendricks and Julie Welch Connemara – West IrelandOn Friday, June 26th, 2015, we took a venture to the village of Letterfrack in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. As we drove to our destination, we were more than intrigued by the amazing scenery bestowed upon us by Mother Nature. Views of Read More …

ICRPS 2015 – Day 4 – 25 June

By Tayna González Martin, Alessandro Politano, Tristeen Bownes, and Anne Prestvik Today we transferred from University College Dublin to the National University in Galway and learned how traffic jams can distort even the best planned schedule! John Bryden and Karen Refsgaard: Grounded innovation Innovation is not just the invention and adoption of new technologies, but Read More …

ICRPS 2015 – Ireland: Off to a Dynamic Start!

ICRPS 2015 launched at University College Dublin on Sunday 21 June with an informal welcoming dinner at the Morehampton Brasserie in Donnybrook south Dublin convened by James Breen the ICRPS 2015 coordinator from University College Dublin (UCD).  After filling a Dublin bus for the trip from campus to the restaurant we had a great meal. Read More …

Job Opportunity: European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)

Employment opportunities have recently come available for four junior experts to be appointed immediately. The positions will support the implementation of the European initiative ENPARD (European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development) Phase II, CIHEAM – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier. For more information on the initiative see this website: http://enpard.iamm.fr/en/ For information on the positions see these Read More …

Abstracts are being accepted for The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Workshop

by the editors 1/2/2015 This came from Tom Johnson ——- Abstracts are being accepted for The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Workshop The International Comparative Rural Policy Consortium, the Rural Policy Research Institute and the Rural Policy Learning Commons announce a workshop entitled The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Read More …

2015 Early Career Research Award Competition

by the editors 1/2/2015 Recently, we have had this announcement sent to us from Bill Reimer at Concordia …… 2015  Early Career Research Award Competition MS, PhD and Early Career Research Award Competition This year the Rural Sociological Society Council has authorized the use of Endowment funds to support Master’s theses, Ph.D. dissertations, and Early Career Read More …

Call for Proposals to peer reviewed book on “Grounded innovation” and with grants offered to authors needing support

by the editors 25/01/2015 High quality chapters are sought for a new peer reviewed book at high level on Inclusive, Grounded Innovation in the sphere of biological resources and related industries and activities. A post-­‐ submission grant of €600 will be offered to authors who need support and who have little or no access to Read More …

European Society for Rural Sociology Congress – Call for papers – Deadline 30 January 2015

The call for abstracts for the European Society for Rural Sociology Congress is now on-line:  http://www.esrs2015.eu/content/call-abstracts-now-open The congress theme is ‘Places of Possibility?  Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World’.  There are 25 working groups addressing an exciting range of key topics in rural and environmental studies, ranging from the future of food, farming, rural society Read More …