Call for Applications for the 2nd IRS Spring Academy 2018: Investigating Spaces – Virtuality and Socio-Materiality
Join us for the IRS Spring Academy for doctoral and early postdoctoral researchers
Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches:
Part 2 – Virtuality and Socio-Materiality
22 to 25 May 2018
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner, near Berlin
In the past two decades the interdisciplinary field between spatial and social sciences has undergone an extraordinarily dynamic development with a high potential for innovation. On the one hand, many social-scientific disciplines performed a "spatial turn" and became more interested in integrating spatial concepts and terminology. On the other hand, disciplines like human geography or spatial planning, understand space less as an exclusive object of analysis and instead emphasize a "spatial perspective" as a shared ontological ground. This has opened up a broad "trading zone" within which novel conceptualizations of space and spatiality are negotiated in an inter-disciplinary field. Against this background, the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) together with different academic partners and supported by the Volkswagen Foundation organizes a series of three successive Spring Academies entitled "Investigating Space(s): Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches".