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 …

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 …

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 …

Now RDI has a Blog Too!

by the editors 17/12/2014 Brandon University’s Rural Developement Institute (RDI) started a blog this fall: https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/rdi-blog-rural-development-in-canada/ Head over there for more stories on rural developement in Canada. Exploring Rurality contributor Wayne Kelly has already done postings to the RDI Blog. Thanks for the tip, Yakub! Picture: Screendump from the RDI blog

Registration Open for Penn State’s Rural Studies Conference Feb. 2015

Please join the Rural Sociology Graduate Student Association (RSGA) at The Pennsylvania State University for our second annual Rural Studies Graduate Studies Conference February 13-14, 2015 on Penn State’s campus in State College, Pennsylvania. Registration is now open and can be found here. This conference welcomes graduate students from all disciplines and all institutions who study Read More …

International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics

By the editors 29/10/2014 An international student call for pluralism in economics Over 65 associations of economics students from over 30 different countries, believe it is time to reconsider the way economics is taught. It is time to rethink the limits of economics and our ability to contend with the multidimensional challenges of the 21st century Read More …

Recently Read: It Is Time To Seek A Saner Food System And Think Creative To Solve Rural Problems!

by the editors 04/09/2014 Exploring Ruriality is back again and this are some of the things we have Read Recently: The New Face of Hunger – National Geographic has made this article/photo documentary about food insecure Americans How to inspire a generation of farming entrepreneurs, A new report outlines how Africa´s youth can find employment Read More …