Welcome to the
We are pleased to announce our call for individual presentations, special sessions, webinar panel discussions, and methods workshops. This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners interested in the role that the exercise of common property systems to land use and other shared resources (commoning) will play in the Anthropocene. We will cover topics such as conceptualizing commons across multiple scales, commoning in a telecoupled (or hyper-connected) world with tipping points and deep uncertainty, new forms, and trends in global commoning, interdisciplinary methods to study new emerging commons spaces, scaling up commoning in practice, and much more.
This track seeks to explore the connection between collective action and biophysical contexts which exhibit tipping points, the potential for regime shifts, and deep uncertainty. Successful collective action is very sensitive to context and this track will explore this connection for these defining characteristics of the Anthropocene.
This track seeks to explore conceptualizations of global commons that move beyond those used today that are almost entirely geopolitical (particularly in intergovernmental circles), usually restricted to ‘things’ outside national jurisdiction. How do we build capacity around these new conceptualizations?
This track focuses on exploring more complex approaches to conflicts that also acknowledge the productive and transformative power of conflicts.
This track focuses on methods to study the creation, evolution, and dissolution of commons in the Anthropocene. Areas of interest include digital platforms that enable the creation of new social commons and commons spaces and how heterogeneities and asymmetries in these commons impact social and human relationships.
This track seeks contributions from scholars interested in the commons as a challenge to enclosures and the control of environmental governance by the logic of markets and business-like solutions.
Presentations are prerecorded talks of 10 minutes. Presentations of similar topics will be grouped in sessions and participate in a dedicated webinar discussion. We allow for presentations in Spanish, French or Mandarin, besides English. The audience will be able to access the videos with subtitles and interact with presenters asynchronously on the comment section of the presentation as well as live on the dedicated session’s webinar. These interactions will be in English only.
A special session consists of at least four individual presentations (pre-recorded 10 minute videos). Participants interact asynchronously with the presenter in the comment section of individual presentations as well as live during a dedicated special session webinar panel.
The focus of a webinar is debate. Panelists may make short statements after which there is a moderated discussion during which questions from the audience are addressed. The duration of the webinar is 1 hour.
A methods workshop provides training on a specific approach for collecting or analyzing data relevant to the study of water commons. Workshops typically last between 2 and 4 hours.
No hassle, costs, or carbon emissions from traveling. Attend the entire conference safely from home.
Three days packed with prerecorded sessions and live events.
Interact with your peers during networking events.
Meet The Organizers
We are seeking sponsors to cover the costs of organizing the conference and fund IASC memberships for students and colleagues in the global south. We consider the following level of Sponsorships:
Platinum Sponsor: $5,000
Gold Sponsor: $2,000
Silver Sponsor: $1,000
Bronze sponsor: $120, which covers a membership for one participant for four years.
Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors will have their logo on the conference website, the size depending on the level of Sponsorship. If you have inquiries about sponsorships, please contact Marco.Janssen@asu.edu.