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STRINGS Second Meeting to decide the adequate criteria to typify urban specialty food stores

DCSPT, University of Aveiro, April 16, 2019  

On April 16, 2019, STRINGS team members meet at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, to start discussing the project's second task - Collection and Preliminary typification of specialty stores. Elisabete Figueiredo, Mónica Truninger, Carlos Rodrigues, Celeste Eusébio, Manuel Luís Tibério, Jorge Rocha, Alexandre Silva, Adria Maia, Ana Fernandes, Joana Correia, Inês Van Zeller and Rosângela Soares, together with the project consultants - Maria Fonte and Artur Cristóvão - discuss the criteria to collect information from stores. Fieldwork will start soon!

Thank you, Team!


STRINGS is hiring a PhD fellow  - deadline April, 2, 2019

STRINGS is recruiting a PhD fellow for  position for a first level doctorate for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific areas of Sociology, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional and Urban Planning, Tourism or related areas.

More information:on https://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=showAnuncioOportunities&jobId=111586&idc=1 

 https://www.ua.pt/sgrhf/PageText.aspx?id=15052 


Call for abstracts for the Session about STRINGS at the 26th APDR Congress - Selling 'rural food' in urban contexts: a way of establishing and reinforcing new rural-urban connections?

University of Aveiro, 4 and 5 July, 2019

The Call for abstracts to the 26th APDR Congress, to be held in the University of Aveiro (4 and 5 July 2019) is now open, until April, 16, under the general theme: Evidence-based territorial policymaking: formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy.

We call your attention to the session SS04 'Selling 'rural food' in urban contexts: a way of establishing and reinforcing new rural-urban connections?' organized by Elisabete Figueiredo, Monica Truninger, Maria Eusebio and Carlos Rodrigues

More information on the Session, by clicking the picture. 

More information on the Congress here: https://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2019/index.html


STRINGS Project Kickoff Meeting

DCSPT, University of Aveiro, October 11, 2018

The STRINGS project started! On October 11, 2018, the team members meet at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, to start discussing the project's first task - Literature Review and operationalization of the main concepts. Elisabete Figueiredo, Mónica Truninger, Carlos Rodrigues, Celeste Eusébio, Manuel Luís Tibério, Paulo Morgado, Adria Maia, Ana Fernandes, Joana Correia, together with the project consultants - Maria Fonte and Artur Cristóvão - and two external observers - Sandra Valente and Rosângela Soares, discuss the project main aims, methodology, tasks and outputs!

Let's Go, Team!


Exploring places & practices through Transformative Methods 

Tampere, Finalnd, May 7-10, 2019

Which innovative, unconventional methods are being experimented with to disrupt the established norms in place-based research? How to effectively engage people in place-based research, including marginalised voices? How can researchers' and practitioners' reflexivity guide fruitful experimentation and learning, while acknowledging their normative orientations and ethical underpinnings? What are the future prospects of research for transformative change?

These are some of the burning issues currently facing sustainability transformation research, and some of the question that will be addressed in the #SUSPLACE2019 Final event.


STRINGS is hiring a Research Fellow with a Master Degree in Sociology, Human Geography or related scientific areas

Call for a research fellow with a Master Degree in Sociology, Geography and related scientific areas, to work within Strings project. The place of work will be the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. 

More information on the Call, research activities to be developed, admission requirements and other relevant issues related with the position by clicking the image above.

Join the STRINGS Team!

XXVIII ESRS Conference - Rural Futures in a Complex World

Trondheim, Norway, June 25-28, 2019

Rural futures sit at the nexus of contemporary global challenges. Some of the challenges facing rural areas in the 21st century include climate change, migration, ageing, depopulation, technological innovations and urbanisation. Significantly, not all rural areas are alike: some lie close to urban centres and are embedded within a wider hinterland, while others are extremely remote, often struggling to survive. 


ESRS Autumn School 2018
Social Innovation in and for Sustainable Food Provision

Riga, Latvia, November 5-9, 2018

The objective of the ESRS Autumn School 2018 "Social Innovation in and for Sustainable Food Provision" is to advance scientific knowledge of PhD students in rural sociology and related disciplines (e.g. agriculture and food studies, nutrition and public health) about the role social innovation plays in contemporary food provision. The Autumn School will look into conditions, frameworks and mechanisms of social innovation as well as its outcomes and effects on our food systems.  


New book on Mobilities, Life trajectories and Rural sustainability

The book (in Spanish) coordinated by Jesus Oliva - Movilidades, trayectorias vitales y sostenibilidad rural - has just been published. 

Elisabete Figueiredo, Coordinator of the STRINGS project has co-authored (with Jesus Oliva Serrano and Jonathan Teles Breda) two chapters about São Jacinto, Aveiro, discussing the strategies of mobility and their contribution to social sustainability. São Jacinto (together with Gran Vega of Seville and the Navarre Pyrenees) was one of the case studies of the project MOVIDIVERSOS coordinated by Jesus Oliva of the Public University of Navarra. 
Check out the contents of the book and read the introduction by clicking on the image.