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XVII Biennial IASC-Conference to be held in Lima, Peru, JUly 1-5, 2019

The XVII Biennial IASC-Conference will be held on July 1-5 in Lima, Peru, and will be organized jointly by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). The conference will be chaired by prof. Juan Camillo Cárdenas of the Universidad de los Andes, the local organizing committee will be chaired by Deborah Delgado Pugley of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

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XVI Biennial IASC-Conference in Utrecht largest commons conference ever

Recently IASC2017, the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change', was held in Utrecht, The Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' was one of the main organizers of the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change', which was held July 10-14, 2017 in Utrecht. The conference, officially opened by Jet Bussemaker, the Netherlands Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, attracted about 800 participants, academics as well as practitioners, making this edition the largest conference on commons worldwide ever.

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Laureates Elinor Ostrom Award receive award at IASC2017

The Board of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons has recently announced the laureates of the 2017 Awards. The Elinor Ostrom Award 2017 has been awarded to prof. Ugo Mattei (University of Turin / University of California-Hastings) in the category Senior Scholars, to prof. Joshua Cinner (James Cook University, Australia) in the category Young Scholars, and to the Asociación Forestal de Soria (Spain) in the category practitioners. The Awards will be presented at the IASC2017 Conference in Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.

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Conference 'Politics of the countryside' - London, December 2, 2017

On December 2, 2017, the Institute for Historical Research in London will host the one-day Winter conference of the British Agricultural History Society, enitled 'The Politics of the Countryside, from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century'. This is a one-day conference addressing political actors and actions in the countryside from medieval to modern times in Britain.

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Call for Papers - Session 'Natural Resources, Collective Action, and Egalitarian Cultures', XVI Agrarian History Congress - (deadline Sept. 30)

The organizers (among whom one of our IASC-members) of Session P156, 'Natural Resources, Collective Action and Egalitarian Cultures. Property Rights, Organization and Stewardship of Common Lands from the Middle-Ages to the Agroecological Transition' for the joint XVI Agrarian History Congress - SEHA and VII Encontro RuralRePort, to be held in Santiaga de Compsoetla, Spain, June 20-23, 2018, call for contributions to this session. Proposals are due by September 30, 2017.

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Research award: Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia - deadline applications Sept 6, 2017

CARIAA, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia, is looking for a research award recipient who will conduct research on the consortia model and its merits relative to other program designs. Specifically, CARIAA seeks to better understand the costs and benefits involved in research consortia, including transaction costs of coordinating activities across multiple organizations, as well as the additional value created by working across scales to connect local-level adaptation and global policy processes. Please note that this announcement is only to inform you and in no way related to the IASC.

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New online course on water resources governance starts November 2017

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly launch the new online course 'From source to sea - the governance of water resources', which will start November 2017.

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Online course 'Managing Our Commons Resources' scheduled for Feb.-March 2018

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly organize a new online course 'Managing Our Common Resources', scheduled for February-March 2018.

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Commons Digest nr. 21 out now!

At the IASC2017 Conference, the most recent version of the Commons Digest was issued. tIn this issue's Commons Forum, papers presented for a panel on Urban Commons for the IASC2017 Conference are introduced. As always, this issue contains the newest listing of recent publications on commons, compiled by Emily Castle.

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