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Conference: Space Populations Societies… on the Move

Colloque : Espace Populations Sociétés… en mouvements

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Published on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

Space populations societies: three terms which define each of the distinct research fields covered by geographers, demographers and sociologists. Yet, for EPS, these three terms are not separated by punctuation, to better underscore the fact that, in many cases, each cannot be grasped without an appreciation of the other two. In fact, the journal has offered an interdisciplinary meeting place where the research focus has often been the interaction between space, populations and societies. It is this very interaction which is the focus of the conference.

Announcement

Presentation

In 2018, Espace populations sociétés (EPS [Space Populations Societies]) will celebrate its thirty-fifth anniversary. On this occasion, the journal is organizing a conference on March 28th and 29th, 2018 in Lille.

Space populations societies: three terms which define each of the distinct research fields covered by geographers, demographers and sociologists. Yet, for EPS, these three terms are not separated by punctuation, to better underscore the fact that, in many cases, each cannot be grasped without an appreciation of the other two. In fact, the journal has offered an interdisciplinary meeting place where the research focus has often been the interaction between space, populations and societies. It is this very interaction which is the focus of the conference.

The Key Issue of the Conference

The studies for this conference should employ a dynamic approach to understanding the interaction between space, populations and societies. It will be possible to grasp this interaction from a historical angle, from an angle of contemporary dynamics or from a prospective point of view. This could be examined at a local level or on a broader geographical scale, in southern or northern countries. In addition to papers presenting empirical results, interventions of a methodological nature, devoted to means of understanding these interactions, are also welcome.

Three approaches are proposed :

  • The effect of societal evolutions on demographic and/or spatial dynamics. For example, to what extent has the motorization of populations or the desire to own a single family dwelling played a role in the localization of households in suburban and rural spaces? What was the impact of the reduction in working hours on the development of tourist areas? How may differentiated socialization and the fear of the other foster the phenomena of segmentation of residential space, to the point of even leading to the creation of luxurious blocked-off areas (gated communities) and the exclusion of stigmatized populations (populations of immigrant origin, for example)?
  • The effect of demographic evolutions on societal and/or spatial dynamics. For example, how are international movements constrained by historical events (the migration of those fleeing conflicts), regional migration in reaction to economic exigencies (the need to move to an area where there is significant employment available) or, at the local level, the changes of residence linked to different life trajectories reflected in the sociodemographic composition of territories? How do new populations integrate into the space and the societies which welcome them and what are the consequences in spatial terms (for example the informal migrant camps in the very heart of French cities or the informal settlements in the large cities of the South)?
  • The effect of (re)arrangements of space on demographic and societal dynamics. For example, what could be the impact of the destruction of an old neighbourhood and the relocation of its residents, such as that observed in Beijing during the Olympic Games of 2008, on the socialization of individuals? What consequences could the localization (or delocalization) of public infrastructures have on residential dynamics? At the local level, what effect could a municipal policy intended to protect cultural heritage have on the residential appeal of historical centres? After controlling for socioeconomic factors, how could environmental and cultural characteristics of the site where populations reside affect their health and their mortality? How do the characteristics of housing and their evolution impact choices in terms of fertility?

From the conference, we hope to initiate a collective reflection allowing all those participating in land use planning to better interpret interactions linking space, populations and societies and, thus, providing them with some diagnostic tools which could help them cope with and anticipate contemporary and future dynamics in their fields of expertise more effectively.

Submission guidelines

Proposals for papers should be no more than three pages long. They will present the issue, the objectives, the data and the methods employed, as well as a brief bibliography.

At the end of the conference, a selection of papers will be incorporated into the publication of a special issue of the journal devoted to this theme.

http://eps.revues.org/

Practical Information:

Date & Location of the Conference: March 28-29, 2018, Lilliad, University of Lille: Science and Technology

Languages of the Conference: French and English

Calendar:

Please send proposals for papers by Monday,

  • October 2nd, 2017 at the latest

to: colloque.eps.2018@gmail.com
Notification of the authors that their papers have been selected: November 13th, 2017

  • Final Program: December 11th, 2017

Composition of the Academic Committee:

  • Elodie Castex (Université Lille1)
  • Sabine Duhamel (Université du Littoral – Côte d'Opale)
  • Frédéric Dumont (Université Lille I)
  • Thierry Eggerickx (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  • Vincent Houillon (Université Lille I)
  • Jean-François Léger (Université de Paris I)
  • Vincent Piédanna (Université Lille I)
  • Jean-Paul Sanderson (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Costs of Registration: 200€, 50€ for doctoral students, free for other students

Subjects

Places

  • LILLIAD - Learning Center Innovation, Cité Scientifique - Avenue Henri Poincaré - BP 30155 - 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex
    Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France (59)

Date(s)

  • Monday, October 02, 2017

Attached files

Keywords

  • Espace

Contact(s)

  • Vincent Piédanna
    courriel : Vincent [dot] Piedanna [at] univ-lille1 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Elsa Delfort
    courriel : elsa [dot] delfort [at] univ-lille1 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Conference: Space Populations Societies… on the Move », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, July 04, 2017, https://calenda.org/410914

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