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:

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 and the environment, to transdisciplinarity, migration, aging, gender, education, ecosystem services, fracking, social capital, well-being and animal-human relations.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to the on-line system by 30 January 2015.  Optional short papers and applications for access scholarships ( and the student paper competition ( are due 1 May 2015.

Check out the web-site for further details:

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