03.10.13

Dr. Johan Oldekop on Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Land Tenure is not Enough

Dr. Johan Oldekop has written an article on the issue of land tenure and local governance in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Sustainable Livelihoods newsletter. The article highlights the importance of understanding the socio-economic and conservation trade-offs that influence local decision-making processes, and is written as […]

26.09.13

SIID to host a number of events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

We are pleased to announce that SIID will be hosting five different projects as part of the 11th Annual ESRC Festival of Social Science. This year, the festival runs from 2nd-9th November across Sheffield, offering a fascinating insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political […]

12.09.13

Dr. Lorenza Fontana to present at the CUCS Congress 2013, Turin

Dr. Lorenza Fontana, Postdoctoral Research Associate at SIID, will be taking part in the annual CUCS Congress conference on the 19-21 September 2013. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Imagining cultures of cooperation’ Dr. Lorenza Fontana will be presenting a seminar on ‘The Power of Ethnic Labelling: The role of international cooperation and the […]

19.08.13

Making Politics Practical: Workshop to be co-convened by Dr Jojo Nem Singh

The International Development Department (IDD), University of Birmingham and the PSA Development Politics Group will be joining forces once again to host a workshop on “Making Politics Practical (II):  Development Politics and the Changing Aid Environment”. This event will be the follow up to the original workshop held in 2007, with the aim of discussing […]

13.08.13

New blog for SIID

Dr Maite Conde of Brazil Institute, Kings College London and Dr Tariq Jazeel, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, write a new blog for SIID. The blog entitled ‘Kicking Off in Brazil’ examines the recent protests and social disturbances in Brazil. Read the blog

07.08.13

Social Water: an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference

Call for papers for the Social Water conference on the 25 October at the University of York. Water sustains life, but how might it also be said to sustain communities? Social and cultural engagements with water have become a rapidly expanding research area, a development which has challenged and complicated the previously dominant technical–managerial view of […]