From Mr Hubert Taylor – please reply to him, not to me…
I will be grateful if your Population Geography or other colleagues are able to assist me please.
The purpose of my enquiry is to seek informed support to identify in recognised terms, the geographical sub-regions
of the vast multiple-race region Eurocentric map-makers of the past 500-years, ‘dismissively’ tag as ‘Asia’.
Background and reasoning
For example a broad racial grouping would cover people of the ‘Indus-stan’ region, and another people of
Chinese ilk. By this I intend the racial grouping to be as recognised by a persons dominant human features. Thus grouping
would accord visual form as opposed to scientific study, and also, outside the past 500-years Eurocentric apartheid
colour/other branding of people as of blacks, reds, whites, yellows, aborigine, savages, and the like.
Invidious historical baggage
The 2011 UK census form adopts often baseless division/classifications that conflate race, nationality into ethnic-brands
that merely perpetuate Eurocentrism redolent of west-European apartheid entrenchments – for continuing socio-political
For example there is reference to ‘white Africans’ and to ‘black African’ alongside references to geographically
derived ‘Chinese’, and [south] ‘Asian’ groupings. The term ‘European’ being avoided and ‘white’ used perhaps as ‘European race’
might/will remind, for example that 80% USA, 60% New Zealand, 90% Argentina, 60% Brazil citizens, are immigrants to those
Furthermore ‘white’ also politically groups Europeans (by race) as one block of people wheresoever they may be
(Berlin Conference 1884 style) as ‘one’ whilst all others are amassed as ‘blacks’ by skin-colour yet clearly divided by identifiably
differing racial groupings.
Flat 2, 18 St Michaels Road, Hockley, Birmingham B18 5LA
telephone: 0121 554 2252 (with answering-machine, if I am out)
26 April 2013
Lectureship in Human Geography, Keele University
Applications are welcomed from promising researchers and enthusiastic teachers in Human Geography. Whilst no field of the subject will be excluded, candidates should be able to demonstrate a proven expertise in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and quantitative methodologies
LAST OPPORTUNITY for submitting papers to the International Conference on Rural Tourism – ORTE 2013, to be held 5th-7th of September 2013 in Aveiro, Portuga
LAST CALL FOR PAPERS
15th March – LAST OPPORTUNITY for submitting papers to the International Conference on Rural Tourism – ORTE 2013, to be held 5th-7th of September 2013 in Aveiro, Portugal.
Taking into account that we received some requests for extension of the deadline for short full papers’ submission, we inform that you may submit short full papers (maximum 5000 words, including references) and poster’s abstract until March 15th.
If you already submitted your short full paper or poster’s abstract, please do not consider this email.
Please consider new deadlines and publication opportunities (Journal of Sustainable Tourism; RT&D/Journal of Tourism and Development; Pasos – Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage; Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais; chapters in a major book on rural tourism to be published by Routledge; apart from conference proceedings).
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to welcome you soon in Aveiro!
The Organising Committee
International Conference on Rural Tourism – ORTE 2013
University of Aveiro
Telph: +351 234 370 361, extension: 23621
Conference on the Impact of Demographic Change on the Environment, Planning and Land Use, York, 14 June 2013
Conference on the Impact of Demographic Change on the Environment, Planning and Land Use, York, 14 June 2013
TWRI Policy and Research is convening a conference on the Impact of Demographic Change on the Environment, Planning and Land Use, taking place at St William’s College, York, on Friday 14 June 2013 10am-4.30pm and chaired by John Skidmore, President of the Chartered Institute for Waste Management.
The Conference will feature presentations from the Office of National Statistics, government departments and agencies, local authorities, utilities, academics and TWRI Policy and Research. These cover the following topics: Results from the 2011 Census and how they compare with 2001; Population and household projections and their significance for planning and environment; Regional migration patterns and environmental pressures; Implications for policy and practice, e.g. waste management, energy consumption, housing; How local authorities are considering environmental impacts of demographic change in policy decisions.
The conference is aimed at researchers, policy makers and practitioners in housing, planning, regeneration, environment and climate change across public and private sectors.
The conference fee is £125 (including lunch and refreshments), discounted to £95 if booked before 1st May 2013. Further details, including the downloadable booking form, can be found on the TWRI website: www.twri.org.uk.
“CFP: Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research” 4th International SHIP Conference 2013: General call for papers
“Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research” 4th International Conference hosted by the Scottish Health Informatics Programme in association with the four UK Ehealth Informatics Research Centres, 28th – 30th August 2013, St Andrews, Scotland.
Following on from the initial call for proposals for conference sessions, the conference organisers would like to extend a general call for the submission of research papers to be presented at the conference. The conference provides a forum for the presentation of new and exciting research that uses linked, electronic health data and an opportunity to discuss present and future challenges in this area. We would welcome interested delegates to submit papers around the following suggested, but by no means exhaustive, themes:
- Record linkage and health research
- The use of routinely collected data in clinical trials
- Patients’ rights and the Public Interest around linked health data
- The methodological challenges of record linkage in health research
More details about registration, the call for papers and abstract submission guidelines can be found in the following PDF document which can be downloaded here:
We would also like to announce that registration for the conference is now open. More information can be found on the website:
More general information about the conference will be added at the following link in the coming months:
Enquiries about the conference should be directed to Christina Lamb at the following contact details:
Tel: +44 1334 463992
We look forward to receiving your abstract. With best wishes on behalf of SHIP,
Research Fellow/Statistician in the Scottish Longitudinal Studies – ML1290
School of Geography & Geosciences, £30,424 – £33,230 per annum, Fixed Term: 12 months, Start: As soon as possible
We are seeking a motivated researcher with good statistical and quantitative research skills to work on an ESRC funded research project “Synthetic Data Estimation for UK Longitudinal Studies” – SYLLS.
The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) is one of three UK longitudinal studies (LSs) created using data available from current UK administrative and statistical sources. These include Census data, Vital Events data (births, deaths, marriages), as well as NHS health data and education data. More detail on the SLS can be found here: www.lscs.ac.uk.
The advertised position is part of a project to make the data for the three LSs more readily available to researchers. The SLS part of the project will involve generating simulated data that can be used by researchers with fewer confidentiality restrictions than the real data.
The researcher will implement statistical methods devised elsewhere based on multiple imputation to produce synthetic data for SLS research projects and work with outside researchers to compare the synthetic data results with those from the real data. You will have excellent knowledge of statistical techniques and software and skill to identify and implement appropriate models to produce simulated data by multiple imputation methods. You will be well supported by experienced statistical and social researchers.
As well as good practical and theoretical statistical skills, ideally you will have experience in handling and manipulating large, complex datasets. You should have good communication (including writing) and time management skills. This post will be for one year and will be available from 1st April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. It will be based in the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland office in Edinburgh.
Informal enquiries to Dr Chris Dibben, Tel. 01334 463081; email: email@example.com
Ref No: ML1290
Closing Date: 8 March 2013
Further Particulars ML1290AR FPs.doc
Further details on how to apply can be found here: https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies.aspx
School of Geography & Geosciences
£30,424 – £33,230 per annum
Fixed Term: 12 months
Start: As soon as possible
Understandably, only a few of us can invest much time in following the plans for future censuses and you may therefore be unaware of recent developments. If you are a user of small area census data, please read on and act if you can – there is a real risk of losing the small area census data that you currently take for granted.
ONS are currently undertaking research on potential replacements for the conventional census in 2021. Although that seems a very long way off, recommendations need to go before parliament next year and the preparatory work is already well advanced. Based on the series of roadshows run by ONS last autumn, they have not received convincing high-value use cases for small area population attributes. Arguments such as “they are used to target local services” are not sufficiently robust to stand up to the inevitable financial scrutiny. A leading option is to derive basic age/sex data from linked administrative records and to use social survey data to obtain the types of population attributes that would previously have been obtained from the census – (ethnicity, LLTI, tenure, car ownership, employment, etc.) This would clearly not deliver small area data of the current quality, if at all.
We are urgently appealing to the research community to have your say: if no case is made, it seems entirely likely that ONS will not be able to include generation of costly small area data as part of the recommended option. If you can demonstrate high-value research (and ideally high-valued impacts!) based on small area 2001 census data, please mail us – we need to marshall further evidence by the end of February.
Ideally, we are seeking identifiable research with an estimate of value and impact and/or an indication of why it could not be done without high quality small area data. If you can supply a paper or URL where further details could be pursued, better still. NB This is about England and Wales, although Scotland and Northern Ireland will be reviewing the same issues in due course.
If you want to find out more about Beyond 2011, see http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/what-we-do/programmes—projects/beyond-2011/index.html Although there is not a formal consultation currently open, you can also mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group (PGRG) “Bob Woods Taught Postgraduate Dissertation (Masters) Prize” 2013.
The prize is named in honour of Professor Bob Woods, who passed away in 2011. Bob was an esteemed population geographer, with interests across the sub-discipline. He made an invaluable contribution to population geography for many decades. For those of you who didn’t know him, a biographical memoir, chronicling Bob’s life and work has been written for the British Academy by Phil Rees.
The 2013 prize is open to any taught postgraduate (Masters) dissertation with a population geography focus and the winner of the award receives £100.
Please send copies of nominated Population Geography dissertations (one per institution) to Dr Sam Scott (Sam.Scott@exeter.ac.uk), Department of Geography, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ. These dissertations should have been completed during the academic year 2012/13.
Deadline for entries is Friday 19th April 2013.
(The 2012 winner was Lauren Howes for her Masters Dissertation entitled ‘Shifting and negotiating identities: the Shan in Northern Thailand’ from the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield.)
Lectureships in Human Geography
Job number ACAD100190
Division/School School of Geographical Sciences
Contract type Open ended contract staff
Working pattern Full time
Salary £34223 – £44607 pa
Closing date for applications 04-Mar-2013
Human Geography Lectureships
The School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol seeks
outstanding candidates for a number of lectureships in Human Geography.
Candidates will be expected to have demonstrated outstanding research
potential in an area within human geography. We seek applicants whose
research further broadens and expands upon the strengths of our existing
research groups in Geographies of Political Economy, Historical-Cultural
Geographies, and Spatial modelling. Candidates from all areas of human
geography are encouraged to apply. The School is interested to build its
capacity in spatial modelling, critical political economy, gender and
material embodiment, political ecology and nature-culture relations,
resource geographies, geographies of urbanism and technology, geopolitics
and violence, race, religion and social movements, and geographies of the
global South, but applicants from all areas will be considered. We are also
keen to recruit candidates who will enhance the School’s research
contribution to the recently established Cabot Institute which brings
together world-class expertise from Science, Engineering and Social
Sciences to develop multidisciplinary research programmes in environmental
risk and uncertainty.
This appointment builds on the international success of the School. We are
the only Geography department in the country to come in the top category
across every RAE that has been undertaken since 1986. Human geography
research at Bristol builds upon our long standing reputation for
theoretical and methodological innovation, moving into new areas such as
geographies of knowledge and political economic geographies; and providing
evidence for important policy impacts in finance, elections and health.
Physical geography research focuses on Earth system science, developing new
environmental data, producing novel numerical models used in academic and
applied contexts, and deploying expertise in evaluating models using
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Prof. Wendy Larner
on: +44 (0)117 928 8306, email@example.com or Professor Paul Valdes,
Head of School on: +44 (0) 117 331722, P.J.Valdes@bristol.ac.uk
Wendy Larner FRSNZ AcSS
Professor of Human Geography and Sociology
Research Director, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1SS
Tel +44 117 928 8306
Fax +44 117 928 7878
BSPS Annual Conference 2013
Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 September 2013, University of Swansea
CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE 25 MARCH.
The 2013 BSPS Conference will be held at the University of Swansea, 9-11 September. All Conference sessions will be held on site, where Conference catering and accommodation will also be available at very reasonable rates. Booking forms will be available from early May, together with a provisional timetable.
There will be a full programme of simultaneous strand sessions of submitted papers. Proposals or abstracts for papers and posters are invited across the entire demographic and population studies spectrum. Presenters are requested to submit on-going work with incomplete analyses and findings as posters rather than papers. Oral presentations should include results. For organizational purposes, strand organizers have been allocated to specific themes: email queries may be addressed to the strand or session organizer shown. There is a strand for ‘interdisciplinary papers’ and papers and posters which do not appear to fit existing strands may also be submitted. Submissions of quantitative and qualitative papers are welcome.
Some sessions within strands have been suggested and these will be organised by the person named as session organiser, within an overall strand. Sessions within strands are shown beneath the overall strand title.
Training sessions: Proposals for training or ‘how to’ sessions are welcome, using the Conference online submissions system or by direct contact with BSPS at firstname.lastname@example.org. One such session will be organised by Piers Elias as part of the local authority stream.
There will be two plenary sessions.
• Monica Das Gupta (The World Bank), speaking about Demography, gender and kinship
• Mary Daly (University of Oxford), on Family policy in the UK & Europe – does it respond to fertility and ageing?
Fringe sessions: Proposals for debates or other sessions on demographic matters/history that do not fit into the usual framework of contributed papers can also be considered. These should be submitted as soon as possible, using the online submissions system, or by direct contact with BSPS at email@example.com.
Information updates on the Conference will be posted to the BSPS website as available. See:
Presenters of posters will be expected to attend the scheduled poster session on the first evening of the Conference, but posters will remain on display for the duration of the Conference.
Submissions for oral presentations and posters should be made online by Monday 25 March. Presenters are required to submit a short abstract of up to 250 words, which includes the research question, methods, data and any preliminary results & potential applications. Extended abstracts are optional but will be used to help selection of papers: up to a maximum of 4 double-spaced A4 sheets & in PDF format only emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘BSPS extended abstract’ in the subject line. Strand organisers may request further details of a potential presentation or an extended abstract before decisions are made on acceptance. Short abstracts of all papers will appear in the printed Conference programme.
Choose an appropriate strand and submit online at:
If you are unable to submit online, please contact email@example.com for alternative arrangements.
All online submissions are collated by the BSPS Secretariat, who will acknowledge receipt. They are then passed on to individual strand or session organisers for assessment. Papers and poster presentations are given equal weight. Final decisions on papers and posters accepted for presentation will be made by the beginning of May 2013, and the person submitting advised of the decision at that time.
Strand & session organisers are as follows:
Papers which address ageing populations, ageing and society, future prospects for older adults, individual ageing, the ageing body and methods and methodology for researching ageing. Theory, empirical research and practice in relation to both UK and non-UK populations using either quantitative or qualitative approaches are welcomed. Papers for a session on models of demographic ageing would also be very welcome.
Strand organiser: Emily Freeman, University of Southampton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers relating to censuses, including the UK 2011 Census. These may cover topics including census processes and quality assurance, initial results and detailed analysis of census data, and future alternatives to censuses.
Strand organisers: Dr. Julie Jefferies, ONS: email@example.com
Demographic consequences of large-scale population crises:
Papers welcomed on natural (environmental disasters) and human-made (war and conflict) crises, as well as on demographic aspects of violence. Methodological contributions especially welcome.
Strand organiser: Dr. Jakub Bijak, University of Southampton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environment: Analytical papers on the relationship between population change, the environment, & resource use
Population change has important implications for resources & the environment, and responds to them. Papers are invited that measure these impacts or discuss the theoretical, conceptual, & analytic challenges of researching them.
Strand organiser: Dr. Alan Marshall, University of Manchester: email@example.com
We welcome papers which address the following issues with an ethnic group dimension: internal and/or transnational migration; fertility; mortality & health; household composition/living arrangements; national & local identity & belonging; ethnic inequalities. Theoretical & empirical applications are welcome in relation to both UK & non-UK populations using quantitative & qualitative approaches.
Families & households:
This strand welcomes papers which measure and/or explore the effects of the diversity of family or household structures. Examples of relevant topics include (but are not limited to) the trends, causes and/or consequences of patterns of union formation and dissolution, the organization of kin relationships, and intra-household divisions of labour.
Strand organiser: Dr. Wendy Sigle-Rushton, London School of Economics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Including session suggestion:
Economic change & family processes
This session aims to explore the interplay between family processes (partnership formation & dissolution, fertility, etc.) & the changes both in households’ economic behaviour at the micro-level & their macro-economic environment (unemployment, recessions, housing booms, etc.).
Sessions organiser: Dr. Berkay Ozcan: email@example.com
Fertility & reproductive health:
We invite papers covering any aspect of fertility & reproductive health in any geographical setting. Papers on innovative approaches to the measurement of fertility and/or reproductive health behaviours, differences between population groups, the determinants of fertility change, attitudes toward fertility and reproductive health behaviours as well as cross-national comparisons are especially encouraged. Reproductive health issues of particular interest include (but not limited to) HIV/AIDS adolescent sexual and reproductive health, & family planning.
Strand organisers: Dr. Stuart Basten, University of Oxford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Monica Magadi, University of Hull: email@example.com
Health & mortality:
Submissions to this strand can address any aspect of health and mortality, especially with respect to the life course influences on these outcomes. Papers can be on innovative approaches to the study of health behaviours, inequalities between population groups as well as determinants of poor health. However we particularly encourage the submission of studies which look at the interaction between health/mortality and demographic and social factors. Both quantitative and qualitative methods approaches are welcome. This strand hopes to provide a global approach to understanding health and mortality by welcoming papers based on data from a variety of settings as well as papers contrasting findings across countries.
Strand organisers: Dr. Amos Channon, University of Southampton.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Paula Griffiths, Loughborough University: P.Griffiths@lboro.ac.uk
Submissions to this strand may address any aspect of historical demography, or the history of demography as an academic discipline. Papers on the history of medicine & public health are also welcome, as well as the history & philosophy of science where linked back to historical populations.
Strand organiser: Dr. Alice Reid, University of Cambridge: email@example.com
Interdisciplinary & other papers:
Papers which cut across more than one strand themes or topics not covered in the list of strands and sessions. If accepted, the paper will be allocated to an appropriate strand session when the programme is timetabled or a new session heading identified.
Strand organisers: BSPS. Hon Officers’ Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Including session suggestions:
Effects of education on countries’ or regions’ demography
It is widely agreed that education, especially of women, has a significant effect on fertility, mortality & migration. However, usually the discussion deals with just one of these demographic variables. The purpose of this session is to provide an opportunity for a more holistic discussion of the effects of education on countries’ or regions’ demography
Session organiser: Dr. Dermot Grenham, London School of Economics: email@example.com
Intergenerational transmissions & transfers
Papers which address transmissions of norms, attitudes & behaviours between parents & adult children, in relation to the transfers (of time, monetary or other types of help) between generations over the life course, are welcomed. Papers with a focus on ageing populations particularly invited.
Session organiser: Valeria Bordone, Vienna University of Economics & Business: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life course linkages
With expanded access to longitudinal data, it is increasingly possible to link events across the life course of individuals. This strand welcomes papers focussing on the interconnectedness of life course stages. We particularly encourage submissions on the intersection of life course trajectories that span more than one stage in the life course (eg how living arrangements interact with employment trajectories), the impact of earlier life course trajectories on later life course outcomes (eg the effects of childhood stress on midlife health, or the accumulation of disadvantage on health & well-being in later life), & data & methodological challenges found in life course research.
Strand organisers: Professor Elizabeth Cooksey, Ohio State University: Cooksey.email@example.com
Dieter Demey, University of Southampton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local government and planning
Papers that describe current local demographic studies, and the use of demographic data for planning local needs and services.
Strand organiser: Eileen Howes: email@example.com
Including session suggestions:
Demographic projections for local government
Especially providing an evidence base for local & neighbourhood plans & other service planning, following the abolition of regional government in England. How local government is responding to the challenges of providing specialist information (eg flood risk zones) & small-area projections to inform neighbourhood plans.
Session organiser: David George, Lincolnshire County Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
The organiser welcomes suggestions for this session, to fit with: follow-up of last two years’ sessions: progress, findings, developments, gaps; Presentations/workshops on particular techniques of data analysis or software for data modelling.
Session organiser: Piers Elias, Tees Valley Unlimited: email@example.com
Methods, models & projections:
Methods, models & projections: Methodological developments, estimation and projections. We also welcome papers providing an overview of a field of methods within population studies, including their practical implementation.
Strand organiser: Dr. Paul Norman, University of Leeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
Including session suggestion:
The use of multi-level modelling in demography
We invite papers focussing on the application of multi-level modelling in any country context. Presenters will be asked to focus on the advantages and disadvantages of the method, and how we can best use multi-level models for population research (e.g. how do they contribute to our understanding). After 3 or 4 ten-minute presentations, half of the session will be dedicated to a panel discussion and structured debate. An experienced senior academic will contribute to the discussion.
Session organisers: Valeria Cetorelli and Ben Wilson, London School of Economics: V.Cetorelli@lse.ac.uk
Migration: transnational & subnational.
Papers dealing with the patterns, processes and impacts of migration, both international and intranational movement and also the links between the two. The results of empirical analysis are especially welcome, but topics may also include discussions of conceptual challenges, migration terminologies, data sources and methodological issues.
Professor Tony Champion, University of Newcastle: email@example.com
Poster submissions are invited across the spectrum of population studies, & methodological approaches to demography. We encourage researchers to present results from completed papers and research in progress. Papers without final results are particularly well-suited to this session. Presenters are welcome to submit more than one abstract for consideration as a poster, and possibly in addition to a paper submission. Last year’s Conference had a very full and lively session & we are hoping to continue this success this year.
General & administrative enquiries:
BSPS Secretariat – firstname.lastname@example.org — 020 7955 7666 (phone)
• Submissions should be made online at:
• Presenters must confirm on the submissions form that they will attend the Conference at their own expense to present the paper or poster, if accepted. Please note that attendance at the BSPS Conference to present a paper or poster cannot be subsidised by BSPS – this applies to BSPS members and non-members. (Except for student bursaries granted to BSPS student members presenting papers and posters – see bursary details below.)
• Strand organisers may allocate papers to a different strand from that to which the paper was submitted, if appropriate, but potential presenters will be advised.
• A maximum of two submissions as first author, please, although additional poster submissions would be welcomed.
• Presenters are requested to submit ongoing work with incomplete analyses and findings as posters, rather than papers. Oral presentations should include results. Poster submissions are considered as having equal weight to oral presentations.
• Submissions from non-members are very welcome.
• Authors of accepted presentations may change their abstract up to the end of July, when the final version will be used in the printed programme.
• Presenters of papers will be required to register for the Conference before the paper is included in the final programme.
• Papers are organised into strand sessions. Each presenter will have 30 minutes in total with 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion/questions, unless the strand organiser advises a different format for the session concerned.
Poster Competition at the BSPS Conference
• A prize fund of £100 in book tokens is offered for the poster(s) judged to be the best on display.
• At least 50% of the value of the Prize will be awarded to the best student poster.
• All posters accepted for the Conference will be entered automatically for the Poster Prize.
• The invited judges will be announced later.
Student bursaries for BSPS Conference 2013
• Bursaries are available only to BSPS student members presenting a paper or poster.
• Subscription dues for student members applying must be up-to-date at the time of submission ie 2013 subscriptions paid.
• Bursaries are expected to cover the cost of accommodation & meals, where required, and registration.
• As the number of bursaries available may be limited, applications must be received by the submission deadline.
• Application for a student bursary is via the online submissions form, which MUST have the relevant bursary application button checked.
• Enquiries: BSPS Secretariat, POR.2.01, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Email: email@example.com Telephone 020 7955 7666.