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DSA2016 early-bird registration ends tonight

Early bird registration ends 11 July, but remains open thereafter. Read more and register via the conference website.

The keynotes will be Professor Tania Li (University of Toronto) and Professor James A. Robinson (University of Chicago).

Routledge and DSA affiliate program

DSA has negotiated a member discount with Routledge Publishers. Browse new and featured Development Studies books from Routledge here. Be sure to use your DSA member discount by entering code AF039 at checkout!

NGOs and student internships: who benefits?

Discussions between academics and practitioners have highlighted that there are many opportunities for collaboration between NGOs and students, either directly or through the student’s institution, and a variety of outcomes for both parties from these collaborations. 

As part of DSA's commitment to supporting and facilitating collaborations between under and postgraduate students and the development community in the form of short projects or longer internships in the UK and internationally, we would like to hear NGO experiences of hosting students, the forms this has taken, and what makes internships successful. Enter this conversation here.

Study Group news

DSA Information, Technology and Development Study Group Meeting and Call for Abstracts

"Big and Open Data for International Development"
12 July, University of Manchester

The aim of this workshop is to share socio-technical, socio-organisational and critical research on “data revolution” trends: most notably big data and open data.  We hope the workshop will shape a future research agenda and form the basis for future research partnerships.

We have 12 speakers confirmed, covering data justice, statistical analysis with big data, open data and accountability, and data institutionalisation among other topics. 

More details online.

New Book from the NGOs in Development Study Group

Negotiating Knowledge: evidence and experience in development NGOs, edited by Study Group members Rachel Hayman, Sophie King, Tiina Kontinen and Lata Narayanaswamy will shortly be published by Practical Action Publishing. The book has contributions from Kate Gooding, Kai Matturi, Erla Thrandardottir and Swetha Rao Dhananka. Read more 

DSA Religions and Development Study Group launched!

See the newly created Study Group homepage here.

Postdoctoral Bid Writing Awards

School of International Development, UEA

Three postdoctoral bid writing awards worth £1,600 each are available to early career scholars within 12 months of the award of a doctorate and who do not yet hold a permanent academic job. Funding is for four weeks of writing time, to enable the candidate to work on a postdoctoral application to a funder/s of their choice, in an area of study that contributes to the research environment at the School of International Development where the postdoctoral fellowship will be held.  

Download PDF with more detail.

More information on research in the School can be found here


DSA Monthly Bulletin

Download the DSA's July 2016 Bulletin

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New DSA/OUP book series

The DSA is launching a book series on Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research and Practice in International Development Studies, to be published by Oxford University Press. The series profiles research monographs that will shape the theory, practice, and teaching of international development for a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. 

The objective is to set high quality standards within the field of development studies to nurture and advance the field, as is the central mandate of the DSA.


News from EADI

Call for Book Manuscripts

In conjunction with Palgrave MacMillan, EADI publishes the EADI Global Development Series. We warmly invite proposals/ book manuscripts for the series. Please write to c.brian(at)palgrave.com to submit a proposal or request information.

The Editors of the series are Maja Bucar (Dean for Doctoral Studies and International Relations, University of Ljubljana) and Andrew Mold (Senior Economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Kigali, Rwanda).

More information about the EADI Global Development Series


EADI has published a list of MOOCs offered by EADI members, categorised according to topics: 

To ensure updated content on the website and maximum information flow among EADI members, they ask you to send further information and suggestions regarding the MOOCs to be included on the webpage, to editor_enews(at)eadi.org.