Announcement: Scientific Talks by Geographers of the University of Salzburg at the British Conference for Geographers
At the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, from Tuesday 28.August to Friday 31.August.2018 in Cardiff with the theme "Geographical landscapes/changing landscapes of geography", Geographers of the Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg will give scientifc lectures.
"Conceptualizing and decoding short-term rentals in times of digital capitalism"
Thursday, 30.08.2018, Session 4 (16:50 - 18:30)
"Understanding the uneven landscapes of smart cities"
Friday, 31.08.2018, Session 3 (14:40 - 16:20)
Christian Smigiel participates as a scientific lecturer at the conference to the Topic "Deconstructing urban political strategies: a multiscalar perspective on smart cities in Austria and Italy". The lecture examines how smart city strategies are institutionalized, combined with and embedded at different spatial scales by using the Austrian and Italian case as a point of view.
Prehistory to our time: to the history and culture of the people of Melanesia
Neuguinea, the second largest island in the world, was populated by the Papuans about 65.000 years ago. Since then she has developed a fascinating wealth of languages and social traditions.50 years ago Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wulf Schiefenhövel began his ethnomedical field studies in the former Territory of Papua New Guinea. In his lecture he will report, what he has learned about new developments and the traditional way of life of different cultures, which was organized by Geocompass Salzburg.
Find here more information to the lecture.
NAWI, Grüner Hörsaal, Hellbrunnerstraße 34, 5020 Salzburg
Call for Papers: "Space and Poverty", University Salzburg, 13-14 September 2018
The Centre for Ethics and Povertzy Research at the University of Salzburg (CEPR) organizes an annual conference since 2013. This year's topic is "Space and Poverty".
The conference will be held at University of Salzburg on 13 and 14 September 2018.
The Organizing Committee invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4, or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given on those concerned with the focus theme of space and poverty. Please notice the entire call for papers.
Follow this link for further information and for the electronic submission of abstracts.
Any requests can be sent to:
Announcement: Rethinking Social Capital
Elisabeth Kapferer, Isabell Gstach, Andreas Koch, Clemens Sedmak (eds.) (2017): Rethinking Social Capital. Global Contributions from Theory and Practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge.
Announcement: New book by Prof. Dr. Andreas Koch and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rauh
Andreas Koch, Jürgen Rauh (eds.) (2017): Informationsgesellschaft zwischen Vernetzung und Exklusion. In: Geographie der Kommunikation, Band 12. LIT Verlag, Berlin, Münscher, Wien, Zürich, London
Information society between networking and exclusion.
You can find the blurb here.
How do short term rental agreements (e. g. Airbnb) influence our cities?
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Angla Hof and Ass.-Prof. Christian Smigiel organized a workshop on "Airbnbfication". On 24 and 25 November 2017 13 lecturers from universities from eight European countries discussed the tight interlinking between increasing pressure on housing markets and - in the meantime - established online platforms like Airbnb.