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CfP: „Reshaping European cities? – Exploring policies, practices and everyday realities concerning ‛Airbnbification’“, Workshop, November 24-25, 2017: University of Salzburg, Austria

Digital platforms for urban tourism have not only given much more visibility to urban tourism itself but are also fueling its impact on urban policies, neighbourhoods and everyday lives. Housing rentals, for example through Airbnb, change the relationship between tourists and locals, guests and hosts and add a new dimension to the commodification of residential housing, leading to unanticipated and rapid transformations of entire neighborhoods. It is timely to recognize that urban tourism is useful as a lens to explore broader processes of urban change. In the recent debate, symptoms like increasing housing prices, an increasing focus on the exchange value for an increasing percentage of housing stock driven by digital platforms for short-term rentals are receiving much attention. However, we are convinced that it is time to move beyond the phenomenon of housing rentals and the buzzword sharing economy and to address the combination of urban politics, urban tourism and everyday (urban) realities that are reshaping and reshaped by this specific aspect of urban tourism. The digital platform is the interface between agents that barter for residential accommodation that has previously not been traded as a tourist commodity. These aspects have received relatively little systematic attention and analysis. We are missing comparative perspectives (e.g. cross-city comparison), in-depth studies on Airbnb and gentrification, displacement, and agency across social groups that engage and are affected by increasing Airbnb rental activities.
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CfP: „Mehr als Wörter zählen? Korpuslinguistische Verfahren in den Sozialwissenschaften“ Workshop vom 21.-22.07.2017 an der Universität Freiburg

Mehr als Wörter zählen? Korpuslinguistische Verfahren in den Sozialwissenschaften   Immer größere Textmengen liegen digital vor, zirkulieren und werden konsumiert. Dies eröffnet auch neue Möglichkeiten der Auswertung und Analyse. Inspiriert durch (Korpus)Linguistik und Digital Humanities sind neue sozialwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen und…

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4th Central European Geomorphology Conference: „From surface to core – and back. A geodynamic view on Earth’s surface“, 9.-13.10.2017

In irregular intervals since the opening of the "iron curtain" the annual meeting of the German Geomorphology Working Group (AK Geomorphologie) has been held as "Central European Geomorphology Conference". The 4th conference will be hosted by the University of Bayreuth from 9 to 13 October, 2017, including two days excursions into the Bavarian-Bohemian Geopark. "From surface to core – and back. A geodynamic view on Earth’s surface" has been chosen as guiding theme, aiming to bring together geomorphologists, geoscientists and geoecologists at the cutting edge of research. A number of keynote and invited lectures is designated as well as extended allocated periods for poster sessions for the seven anticipated sessions. The public evening lecture by Leibniz prize awardee Prof. Dr. Dan Frost (Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth) presents recent research on the challenging question "How can diamonds come to the earth’s surface?"
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Workshop „Medienbilder humanitärer Hilfe – Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis“ am 24.‐26. März 2017

Vor dem Hintergrund einer sich wandelnden Medienlandschaft und einer zunehmenden Professionalisierung der internationalen humanitären Hilfe findet eine intensive Mediatisierung von Katastrophen statt. Jedoch rufen humanitäre Katastrophen meist eine sehr selektive Aufmerksamkeit von Massenmedien hervor. Die unterschiedliche Medienwirksamkeit von Katastrophen spiegelt sich oft in der Spendenbereitschaft wider. Gleichzeitig simplifizieren mediale Narrative Katastrophen, ihre Entstehungsbedingungen und zeichnen ein stereotypes Bild humanitärer Hilfe.
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1st Call for Paper: VGI-Analytics 2017

VGI-Analytics 2017 is the 4th workshop in a series of AGILE pre-conference workshops Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media data have become part of our everyday lives over the past few years. Whereas in the early beginnings of crowd-sourced data the collection occurred primarily to isolated, individual platforms, contribution patterns are now beginning to be more intertwined between different platforms, both at the application level and at the user side. This means that crowd-sourcing applications nowadays begin to offer opportunities to share data between them during data collection and contribution processes, for example, by tweeting an Instagram image or by viewing a Mapillary image layer while editing OpenStreetMap data.
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CfP AK Geographische Wohnungsmarktforschung – Jahrestreffen

CfP zum Jahrestreffen des AK Geographische Wohnungsmarktforschung am 15./16. Juni 2017 an der Universität Luxemburg, Esch/Belval (Luxemburg): Internationalisierung des Wohnens - Marktentwicklung, Politiken, Forschungsansätze. Der aktuelle Trend zur Internationalisierung von Wohnimmobilien- bzw. Mietwohnungsmärkten schlägt sich u.a. in veränderten Angebotsstrukturen, neuen Finanzierungsmodellen sowie innovativen Stadtentwicklungsstrategien nieder.
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Connecting the Dots: Migration – Environment – Resilience

This conference aims at creating a forum for scientific exchange on the nexus of environment, migration and resilience, bringing together scholars from different disciplines and fields of research (risk and vulnerability studies, migration studies, climate change adaptation, etc.). It will include discussing the findings of the Trans|Re project and putting them into the context of current discourses of the topics.
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CfP: Wohl und Wehe eines rationale(re)n Umgangs mit Katastrophen und Risiken

9. Tagung und zehnjähriges Jubiläum des Katastrophennetzes am 13. und 14.09.2016, Universität Osnabrück. Immer seltener reicht der Verweis auf höhere Mächte, das Schicksal oder Naturgewalten, wenn eine Katastrophe zu beklagen ist; immer häufiger werden die Ursachen in Fehlentwicklungen und menschlichem (Fehl-)Verhalten vor Katastropheneintritt gesucht.
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