At the FERA conference in Joensuu last week week had two interesting sessions within the thematic group on Global Education. Thank you so much for participating and for the interesting discussions!
I wrote a blog text on the conference, which you can read on the GERIF website: https://gerif.home.blog/blog/ The abstracts to the papers presented in our thematic group are found here: http://www.uef.fi/documents/2093166/0/Globaalikasvatus_abstraktit.pdf/690bc…
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Changing spaces of education: notes on the FERA conference 2019 Having returned from the two-day conference at University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, I want to share some of my reflections parti…
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For information about upcoming conferences related to global education, see the descriptions below as well as the attachments.
Co-coordinator of the GERIF network
CALL FOR PAPERS / PRESENTATIONS
Development Days 2020 Conference
Inequality Revisited: In Search of Novel Perspectives on an Enduring Problem
26–28 February, 2020
House of Science and Letters
The problematique of inequality – or, inequalities, to recognise the multidimensionality and complexity of the problem – is re-emerging on the global agenda of development research. In recent decades, development scholars have focused more on the question of poverty. While poverty and inequality are interlinked, inequality is manifested also in many other ways – in structural, material, relational, institutional, geographical and technological terms, and through a variety of social, political, cultural, economic and other phenomena.
Importantly, current debates are critically reflecting on the fact that global inequalities are intimately connected to the history of slavery and Western colonialism, and are continuously shaped, reconstructed, maintained and reinforced by their new, neocolonial and neoliberal forms. There are, however, also some challenges. For instance, analyses of inequality often tend to revolve around neoclassical development economics and its variants, such as the human capability approach or ‘development as freedom’. While postcolonial and feminist approaches have widened the scope, more remains to be done. Further, the ‘economistic turn’ in inequality research has disproportionately focused on the global North, and has not managed to link the question of inequality to the clarion call for global justice. In turn, analyses of inequality have suffered from new forms of stratification. Many studies are methodologically nationalist, although local and global inequalities are increasingly intertwined and injustices are ever more widespread.
There is an urgent need to rethink inequalities in development research and practice. To do so, it is necessary to utilise multi- and transdisciplinary approaches – that is, to learn and share beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) engages with these ongoing debates through the Development Days 2020 Conference.
We are very pleased to announce our keynote speakers<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…> for the conference:
* Sango Mahanty<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fresearche…>, Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
* Dan Brockington<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsiid.group…>, Director of the Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield
The conference will also host a roundtable on inequalities in education. The roundtable panelists include, for example:
* Edda Tandi Lwoga<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.resea…>, Associate Professor and Deputy Rector, College of Business Education in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
* Tiina Kontinen<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jyu.f…>, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, University of Jyväskylä
* Irmeli Mustalahti<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.resea…>, Professor, University of Eastern Finland
We invite paper proposals and presentations to the following panels:
Panel 1. Disabilities: Embodied Inequalities<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 2. Contesting Racism, Decolonizing Media: Anti-Racism Media Activism Across the North-South Divide<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 3. Unearthing Extractivism<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 4. Beyond the Growth Narrative: Inequality, Sustainability and the Politics of Poverty Management in the Global South<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 5. Land Grabbing in Latin America: Dynamics of Conflict and Large Scale Acquisitions<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 6. Financialisation and Inequalities: Housing in the Global South<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 7. Questioning the Fiscal Inequality as an Obstacle to Social Cohesion: Cases from North Africa<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 8. Inequalities, Civil Society and Citizenship: Intersectionality and Complexity<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 9. ‘I Sing the Body Eclectic’ – Visions of Intersectional Futures for Universalism in Human Rights Theory and Practice<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 10. Development, Education and Inequality<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 11. How We Could Foster Locally Responsive and Collaborative Natural Resources Governance?<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 12. Quilting Experiences, Affects, and Knowledge: Collaborative and Co-production of Research/Knowledge<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 13. Decolonising Participatory Research through Arts-Based Methods?<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 14. Bioeconomy, Justice and Development Cooperation<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Panel 15. UNU-WIDER’s Special Panel on Inequalities – Measurement, Implications, and Influencing Change<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kehity…>
Guidelines for submission
Please submit your paper proposals directly to the panel chairs by 30 November via email.
You will be notified of paper acceptance by 15 December.
Important dates and deadlines
17.10.2019 Call for papers and presentations (abstracts) opens
30.11.2019 Deadline for abstract submissions
15.12.2020 Notifications of accepted papers and presentations, by panel chairs
15.2.2020 Last day of registration
26.2.2020 Pre-conference workshops for Master’s and PhD students
26.2.2020 Civil Society Organisation event
27.–28.2.2020 Development Days 2020 Conference
Franklin Obeng-Odoom, University of Helsinki
Tiina Seppälä, University of Lapland
Bonn Juego, University of Jyväskylä
Anna Salmivaara, University of Helsinki
Johanna Götz, University of Helsinki
Ayonghe Akonwi Nebasifu, University of Lapland
Antti Autio, University of Helsinki
Anja Onali, UniPID/University of Jyväskylä
Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice<http://blogs2.abo.fi/minorityseminar2020/>
May 6-8, 2020 at Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland
The minority research profile at Åbo Akademi University invites you to its fifth annual seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies. With permeating signs of racism, harassment and violence, as well as increasing social inequalities both locally and globally, there is a need to reflect on the role of education in relation to social justice.
Social justice is not restricted to questions of material deprivation or differences in income, but also considers other aspects of social life, such as cultures, identities, environments and epistemologies. There is a need for reflection on how we – as educators, researchers, students, activists, and most importantly, human beings – can consider these burning and often controversial topics.
Confirmed keynote speakers at the seminar are:
Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia),
Audrey Bryan (Dublin City University),
Nancy Commins & Kara Viesca (University of Colorado, Denver & University of Nebraska, Lincoln, joint keynote),
Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland),
Mariana Souto-Manning (Teachers College, Columbia University),
Greg Wiggan (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
The registration for the Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice is now open!!
Please register for the Minority Seminar 2020 here<https://shop.abo.fi/p/890-minority-seminar-2020-curriculums-for-social-just…>
(The registration is done through the Åbo Akademi University Webshop)
Basic registration fee*: € 60,00
Student registration fee**: € 30,00
Optional seminar dinner: € 50,00
The seminar dinner will take place on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at Strampen restaurant.
The registration fee covers lunch and coffee breaks each day of the seminar.
Please indicate in the comment section during the registration if you have any special dietary needs or allergies.
* The basic registration fee is for researchers, PhD students as well as others in working life. In case you are currently unemployed or without funding, please contact the organizers for the possibility of a discount.
** “Student” refers to students at bachelor or master level.
Kindly note that the registration deadline for presenters is January 31, 2020 and for participants is March 31, 2020.
If you experience any difficulties with payment or registration, or if you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us at minorityseminar2020(a)abo.fi<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
We look forward to welcoming you in Vasa!
Välitetty viesti alkaa:
Lähettäjä: Karolina Boberg <Karolina.Boberg(a)ju.se<mailto:Karolina.Boberg@ju.se>>
Aihe: Extended deadline 25 November 2019: Call for abstracts for LeaDMe2020 conference
Päivämäärä: 15. marraskuuta 2019 klo 6.24.45 UTC-5
Vastaanottaja: Karolina Boberg <Karolina.Boberg(a)ju.se<mailto:Karolina.Boberg@ju.se>>
With apologies for cross-posting!
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the LeaDMe2020 conference has been extended to 25 November (see more details below).
The research group CCD (Communication, Culture and Diversity) from Jönköping University, Sweden has organized its next international conference in Mumbai, India 13-15 Feb 2020. The LeaDMe2020 conference focuses on the theme Learning, Digitalization and Media and is being co-organized with KC College, Mumbai, India and BTTC, Bombay Teacher Training College, Mumbai, India.
More information on the conference is available in the enclosed booklet and at www.ju.se/ccd/leadme2020<http://www.ju.se/ccd/leadme2020>.
Welcome to share this information in your networks and welcome with your abstract! The deadline for abstracts is 25 November 2019 (2 PM Indian time, 10:30 AM Swedish time).
The School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University
Hyvät globaalikasvatusverkoston jäsenet
Pyynnöstä välitän NERA 2020 konferenssin abstraktimuistutuksen.
yst. terveisin Antti Rajala
Välitetty viesti alkaa:
Lähettäjä: Mervi Lahtomaa <mervi.lahtomaa(a)utu.fi<mailto:email@example.com>>
Aihe: FW: NERA 2020: Abstract submission ends on 17 November 2019
Päivämäärä: 13. marraskuuta 2019 klo 5.09.41 UTC-5
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Lähetän ohessa NERA 2020 -konferenssin abstraktimuistutuksen. Abstraktinjättöaikaa on jäljellä 17.11. asti (aikaa ei ole suunnitteilla jatkaa). Olisiko tästä mahdollista tiedottaa / lähettää kirje eteenpäin Globaalikasvatuksen tutkimuksen verkoston s-postilistalle?
Koordinaattori / Coordinator, NERA 2020
Projektitutkija / Project Researcher
Tohtorikoulutettava / Doctoral Student
Kasvatustieteiden laitos / Department of Education
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Subject: NERA 2020: Abstract submission ends on 17 November 2019
Have you already submitted your abstract to NERA 2020?
Welcome to the NERA 2020 Conference held 4-6 March 2020, in Turku, Finland. The 2020 conference will look forward with the theme Rethinking the futures of education in the Nordic countries.
We warmly invite you to submit an abstract to NERA 2020 Conference. Please notice that the deadline for abstract submission is 17 November 2019.
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Conference registration starts soon!
The registration for the conference opens on 15 November.
A quota of rooms has been reserved for the NERA 2020 participants
in hotels in the city centre and close to the conference venue.
You can book accommodation at the conference hotels through the registration form.
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Meet and learn from the NERA 2020 Keynote speakers at the NERA Conference in Turku.
* Professor Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne
* Professor Kirsti Klette, University of Oslo
* Professor Risto Rinne, University of Turku
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"Actors and ideas shaping the future of higher education”
Chairs: Adjunct Professor Johanna Kallo, University of Turku, and Associate Professor Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret, University of Turku
* Professor Jussi Välimaa, University of Jyväskylä
* Professor Ivar Bleiklie, University of Bergen
* Professor Susan Wright, Aarhus University
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In addition to Heidi's and Elina's announcements, GERIF is also having a yearly meeting during the FERA conference. The place is easy to find if you are attending GERIF session on Thursday, because we shall continue in the same room (Agora AG209) right after the session meeting, at 18 o'clock.
All of you are warmly welcome to contribute there about what the network should do in the future.
On behalf of the network coordinators,
doctoral researcher, Tampere University
Dear members of the GERIF-network!
We are happy to inform you that the GERIF network website is launched! You can visit the page at: https://gerif.home.blog/ On the website, we inform about upcoming academic events and publications in relation to global education.
Global Education Research in Finland (GERIF)<https://gerif.home.blog/>
Also, the idea with the website is to serve as a platform where researchers can present themselves and get to know fellow researchers from different universities and research centers in Finland. Thus, we hope that all of you researchers on this mailing list would send us a brief description of yourself, which will be published on the website. Please send the description to the following address: gerif1blog(a)gmail.com. For inspiration, you can check out the presentations already published: https://gerif.home.blog/gerif-researchers/
We also kindly invite all of you to contribute with blog texts or book reviews for the website. Instructions for writers are found here:
Finally, we would like to remind you about the upcoming FERA Conference 21-22 of November in Joensuu. The GERIF network hosts a thematic group called Landscapes of Global Education. For more information see: https://www.uef.fi/en/web/kt-paivat2019/landscapes. After the session on Thursday 21st we will have a GERIF-network meeting to which you are all warmly welcome!
For any inquiries, please contact us at gerif1blog(a)gmail.com
On behalf of the network coordinators,
doctoral researcher, Åbo Akademi University