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June 2019

Researching Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Methods and Frameworks

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm

18 – 21 June 2019 Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern) The “Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Frameworks and Methods” writing workshop responds to the need to revisit our methodological infrastructure, as researchers of mobile pastoralism, to align with broader advancements in the understating of pastoral livelihoods and their environments, as well as with the contemporary empirics of research with mobile pastoralists. 24 researchers and mentors will come together from the 18th to the 21st of June in Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern) to explore these shortcomings…

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Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ester Boserup Prize Lecture by Ian Scoones, ESRC STEPS Centre / PASTRES project Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgGGxdDZBY Lecture details A1-01.01 Festauditoriet Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C Copenhagen This lecture will draw on the European Research Council funded project, PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty, Resilience: Global Lessons from the margins) and will link to the ESRC STEPS Centre’s uncertainty theme for 2019. Details of the lecture and background on the Ester Boserup Prize are on the University of Copenhagen’s website.

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April 2019

The Future of the World is Mobile: What can we learn from pastoralists?

April 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

European University Institute Florence, Italy Can the experience of pastoralists, who have long relied on mobility, help us address the challenges of global migration, cross-border trade and managing flows of information and commodities? Mobility is increasingly central to our societies. Nomadic practices and networks that enhance mobility are synonymous with a fluid, flexible, mobile modernity, which is governed through a continuous and growing flow of people, resources, information and capital. Yet our policy narratives and institutional settings are poorly equipped…

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March 2019

STEPS Seminar: Mathilde Gingembre – Bringing moral economy into the study of land deals: reflections from Madagascar

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Seminar organised by the Resource Politics and Rural Futures Clusters, in association with the STEPS Centre’s PASTRES project Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Slides View the slides from this talk (Slidehare) Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qC0YlUR3Rg This seminar discusses the concept of moral economy as a critical lens to understand responses to corporate land access within agrarian economies. Drawing on ethnographic work in an agropastoral area of southern Madagascar, the presentation will highlight how villagers’ perceptions of land deals as well as…

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January 2018

How are the pathways to resilience in pastoralist areas of Eastern Africa evolving?

10th January 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Forum Theatre, Level 1, Arts West The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus, Forum Theatre, Level 1, Arts West The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus
Melbourne, Australia

Webinar panel discussion organised by the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University from 9 - 10am EST, 10 January 2018. Register here (Tufts website) Another ongoing and severe drought in East Africa has reopened debates on the viability of pastoralism, alternative livelihoods, and ways to support resilience. The Feinstein International Center has been studying these issues for more than 20 years and has documented changes over time in this report. Join researchers from Feinstein, Emory University, and the Institute for…

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