2017 IGU La Paz - Thematic Conference

2017 IGU Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017 GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE

Deadline for submitting abstracts:1 December, 2016
Decisions will be made by 15 December
Registration will open on 15 December 2016
Registration and schedule Regular registration : before 31 January 2017

University of La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

Contacts: elena.dellagnese@unimib.it
Website: http://www.geographiesforpeace.org 

The thematic conference “GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE/ GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ” will cover all possible dimensions, from the historical perspective, to forecasting, through the role of education or tourism, and the political analysis of war and peace. Therefore, several IGU Commissions may be involved in the organisation of the different sessions. Peace is here widely defined. Peace is always shaped by the spaces in which it is made, as it too shapes those spaces. Peace means different things to different groups in different times, spaces, places, and scales. Peace can be created at the scale of the individual, the family, the community, the nation, and/or at other scales, but these different scales are often intertwined. Peace is a situated and spatial process – and as such is necessarily plural. Therefore, geographers are particularly well placed to research it, and to draw lines that connect the pieces of differently situated peaces. The working languages of the Conference are English and Spanish.

Possible Session Themes

Theme 1: Geographical education for peace Theme 2: Mobility, migration and peace Theme 3: The quest for peace in the history of geography Theme 4: Women for peace Theme 5: Political geographies of war and peace Theme 6: Peace through tourism and travel Theme 7: Geographical education for global understanding Theme 8: Globalization and regional issues Theme 9: Religious geographies and peace Theme 10: Historical reconciliation between neighbouring peoples and countries Theme 11: Geographical Societies, from colonial explorations to post-­‐colonial cooperation Theme 12: Geography, diplomacy and peace Theme 13: Engaging with the past: managing troubled heritage and making peace with the “other’s” heritage Theme 14: From landscapes of war to landscapes of peace Theme 15: Territorial arrangements for peace: Theme 16: Military assemblages Theme 17: Security and public space Theme 18: Peace movements and altergeopolitics Theme 19: Cyberpeace Theme 20: Citizenship for peace

Confirmed speakers include:

Simon Dalby, Vladimir Kolosov, Virginie Mamadouh, Nick Megoran, Janice Monk, David Newman, John O’Loughlin, Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Jarkko Saarinen, Michael Shapiro.

People wishing to organize sessions, concerning some of the suggested topics, or other themes connecting geographies and peace, are requested to propose them to the Scientific Committee by sending an e-­‐mail with a short explanation (250 words, title included) in English or in Spanish to elena.dellagnese@unimib.it

Sessions will have one or more “1h 40 min” time slot each. They may be organized as papers sessions (4 or 5 papers per time slot), round tables, panels, lectures with invited speakers and discussants, “author meets critics” book discussions, videos and other visual or artistic performances. The deadline for submitting session proposals is 15 September, 2016. Decisions will be made by 1 October 2016 and a call for papers will be published then with the final list of themes and accepted sessions.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (250 words) for papers is 1 December, 2016.
Decisions will be made by 15 December.
Abstracts and sessions can be submitted in either or both languages.
Presentations will be in either English or Spanish. Limited interpretation will be available.
All presenters are kindly asked to adapt their speech tempo to their audience. If possible, participants are asked to complement their talk with a power point presentation in the other language.

Provisional program

Sunday April 23: • Arrival and registration • Opening event: Simon Dalby in conversation with Nick Megoran • Ice-­‐breaking party
Monday April 24: • Morning and afternoon: parallel sessions • At noon: round table (chaired by Elena dell’Agnese and Virginie Mamadouh) • Evening: social dinner
Tuesday April 25: • Morning and afternoon: parallel sessions • At noon: round table (chaired by Osvaldo Muniz-­‐Solari and Ali Demirci) • Closing remarks: Gerard Toal/ Geraóid Ó Tuathail • Evening: Closing Ceremony and concert

The Organizing Committee

Javier Nuñez Villalba, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia Yuri Sandoval Montes, University of La Paz, Bolivia Juan Manuel Delgado Estrada, IGU Commission on Latin American Studies The Scientific Committee Elena dell’Agnese (Pres.), Università di Milano-­‐Bicocca, Italy Adriana Dorfman, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Fiona McConnell, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK Josefina Domínguez Mujica, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Chiara Giubilaro, University of Milano-­‐Bicocca, Italy Vladimir Kolossov, Russian Academy of Science, Russia Sara Koopman, University of British Columbia, Canada Virginie Mamadouh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Marcelo Lopes de Souza, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Michael Heffernan, The University of Nottingham, UK Freddy Morales Rutiña, Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática de Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba Osvaldo Muñiz-­‐Solari, Texas State University, U.S. Ali Demirci, Fatih University, İstanbul, Turkey Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka City University, Japan Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu, Finland Registration will open on 15 December 2016 Contacts: elena.dellagnese@unimib.it

Registration and schedule Regular registration (before 31 January 2017)

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Fees are expressed in U.S. dollars