DSA2017: Sustainability interrogated: societies, growth, and social justice
University of Bradford, 6-8th September
The DSA's annual conference in 2017 will take place at the University of Bradford, from 6-8th September. While encompassing the broad range of development studies interests, the suggested focus is Sustainability Interrogated: Societies, Growth, and Social Justice. This theme is elaborated here.
Building on the success of DSA2016, the association hopes to attract 400 or more participants from the Development Studies community for three days of panels, keynotes, study group business meetings and social events. In addition to the discussions and networking, conference participants will be able to enjoy multi-cultural Bradford’s world leading South Asian cuisine, explore the Victorian model village of nearby Saltaire and see David Hockney’s paintings at the gallery in Saltaire.
Following the model of last year's event, there will be an open call for panels (panels to be proposed without constituent papers), and once decisions have been made by the DSA as to which panels to accept, there will be an open call for papers (whereby anyone can propose a paper to specific panels). Decisions on those paper proposals will then be made by each panel's convenors. This model appeared to be well received last year.
As with last year, the conference hopes to attract both academics and the wider community of colleagues working in the realm of policy and practice. Consequently we will welcome panel sessions being organised in other formats that generate exciting discussion and exchange of ideas.
Any queries, please email conference(at)devstud.org.uk.