Call for Papers for the Rural Futures Conference on Migration, Development and Climate Change!


We are calling for contributions to the conference "Rural Futures in South East Asia - A conference on Migration, Development and Climate Change", which is co-organized by the TransRe project, the IPSR/Mahidol University and Raks Thai Foundation. The conference is to take place on 01.08.-02.08.2018 in Bangkok.

The conference aims at creating a forum for scientific exchange at the nexus of environment, migration, and development (including adaptation and resilience),  bringing together scholars from different disciplines and fields of research (risk and vulnerability studies, migration studies, climate change adaptation, development studies, agriculture, etc.).

It will include discussing the findings of the Trans|Re project and putting them into the context of other studies. We call for the submission of contributions addressing one or several of the following topics:

  • the relevance of migration for development, rural livelihoods, and for adaptation to climate change;

  • the impacts of (especially, but not exclusively, slow onset) climate and environmental changes on rural livelihoods and vulnerability, and on migration;

  • the role of translocal social practices of migrants and households of origin for adaptation and social resilience;

  • translocal social networks and their role for coping, adaptation, and transformation for rural areas;

  • the linkages of migration and adaptation in local, national, and international governance contexts;

  • conceptualizing and empirically operationalizing the relationships of migration, social resilience, and climate change adaptation;

  • empirical contributions on the relationship between environmental change, migration, and transformation in rural areas (of origin).


Abstracts are welcome from both social and natural sciences and should be submitted latest by 15.05.2018.

Please send your abstract (for both poster and oral presentations, please state the format of your contribution) of no more than 300 words to Harald Sterly (, Aree Jampaklay (, CC Svenja Enge ( Please kindly note that we can not offer travel refunds.

Looking very much forward to your contributions!


Find more details in the official Call for Papers, the event page and the facebook event.


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We are a BMBF supported research group seeking to decipher the relationships between migration, translocality, and social resilience to climate change in Thailand. Our working group is based at the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn, Germany. Get to know our team...




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