The overarching goal of the IRS Spring Academy is to enable junior researchers from Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Geography, Planning and Economics to identify relevant research gaps, to encourage them to use a spatial perspective in their analyses and to learn from leading experts in the field about theoretical approaches and innovative methods for empirical work. Participants will have the opportunity to present their projects in paper pitch formats and to access leading experts for one-on-one consultations. We therefore cordially invite doctoral and early postdoctoral researchers to join us for an interesting programme to discuss their own research with internationally leading scholars and their peers.
The IRS Spring Academy combines well-tried and proven formats such as lectures and seminars with less common formats such as doing-research workshops, paper pitches, or academic speed dating. It offers various possibilities to exchange ideas, to discuss current concepts and methodological approaches, as well as to getting feedback on one’s own research projects from leading scholars in the field. A preliminary outline of the programme can be found below.
The Spring Academy will focus on these emerging challenges and contradictions. It is aimed in particular at PhD students and early-career researchers whose work centres on one or more of the following topics:
The key characteristics of financial investors as housing landlords, their management practices and business models.
The link between platform operations, digitalisation and housing stock restructuring.
The link between housing financialisation and short-term rental activities.
Real estate projects for the production of ecological, sustainable or the decarbonisation of housing.
Financialisation as a “lived” process: personal and household strategies in dealing with financialisation as an embodied process.
The implications of financialisation for socio-spatial inequalities (e.g. through gentrification, downgrading, or displacement) and gender inequalities.
The role of corporate landlords in influencing housing policies across state scales.
The diversity of local policies dealing with the implications of financialisation for local housing markets.
Social movement housing mobilisation, challenges to financialisation and strategies for housing de-financialisation.
Information on participating / attending:
This call for applications addresses doctoral candidates and early post-doctoral researchers from spatial, social, historical and medical sciences.
The participants will be selected according to their academic qualification as well as the suitability of their current research project to the topic of the IRS Spring Academy 2022.
This call for applications addresses doctoral candidates and early post-doctoral researchers from Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Geography, Planning and Economics. Participants will be selected according to their academic qualification as well as the suitability of their current research project to the topic of the IRS Spring Academy 2023.
Applications must include:
a motivational letter (1–2 pages),
your CV, and
a short description of your current research project, e.g. abstract of your dissertation incl. name and affiliation of your PhD advisor(s).
We can only accept applications in electronic form. Please send your application via email to:
This call for applications closes on 28 February 2023.
Applications will be evaluated jointly by the organising team from IRS and HU. Selected candidates will be informed at the end of March 2023; enrolment for the IRS Spring Academy will take place until the mid of April 2023.
05/23/2023 09:00 - 05/26/2023 12:30
Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung (IRS)
Economics / business administration, Social studies
Types of events:
Conference / symposium / (annual) conference, Seminar / workshop / discussion
Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Event is free:
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URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event73623
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