Working Landscapes, Livable Communities    July 13-19, 2019

Peter Nelson (Middlebury College) and Cheryl Morse (University of Vermont)  are pleased to announce they will host the Ninth Quadrennial Conference of British, Canadian, and American Rural Geographers in Vermont, USA. (We also welcome applicants from New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland.)  The meeting will take place Saturday, July 13- Friday, July 19, 2019.  The conference theme is “Working Landscapes and Livable Communities.” We will spend time at the University of Vermont, Middlebury College, and the Mad River Valley.  Field studies will take us to the Northeast Kingdom and Champlain Valley regions of the state.

Approximately 15 representatives from each of the three countries are invited to attend. Each participant will present original research that fits within one of several themes.

Working Landscapes and Livable Communities

  • Socio-Environmental Systems
  • Rural Methods and Ways of Knowing
  • Rural Politics and Processes in the New Global (Dis)Order
  • Migration, (Im)mobility, and Changing Rural Populations
  • Relational Ruralities
  • Collaborative Planning and Community Development

Procedures for application are on the “How to apply” page.

Please contact Cheryl Morse: cheryl.morse@uvm.edu  or Peter Nelson: pbnelson@middlebury.edu with any questions.