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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference

8-9 June 2017

School for Geography and the Environment

University of Oxford

http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/events/deserts/

Email: deserts@ouce.ox.ac.uk

 

Deserts and drylands encompass 40% of the globe and shelter two billion people. Arid regions are home to the major religions, valued natural resources, scarcity, wealth and poverty, and face issues that dominate our time. Geopolitics, climate change, development, land degradation, population growth and conflict are issues that have relevance beyond any singular department or perspective. The 4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference, from 8-9 June 2017, will provide a forum for researchers and those interested in desert and dryland environments and societies to present, discuss and debate dryland themes and research.

For 2017, we encourage presentations on issues related to pastoralism, health, mobility and forced displacement, and environmental governance. We also encourage participants from the Humanities to join us. The combination of research presentations, open engagement and working group panels encourages debate, conversation and exchange of ideas

DEADLINE for REGISTRATION: 10 MAY 2017