Ester Boserup Conference 2010 – Call for Contributions

Ester Boserup Conference 2010 – A Centennial Tribute
Long-term trajectories in population, gender relations, land use, and the environment

takes place from November 15 to 17, 2010 in Vienna, Austria

Ester Boserup was one of the pioneers of an integrated theoretical approach to questions of development and sustainability. 2010 marks the centennial of her birth. The Ester Boserup Conference 2010 “Long-term trajectories in population, gender relations, land use, and the environment” wishes to pay tribute to her work and to her intellectual

Keynote presentations structure the conference. They highlight Boserup’s theoretical work, intellectual legacy and relevance to policy institutions. Preliminary topics include:

  • Billie Lee Turner II: Agriculture and Land Use
  • Ramon Lopez: Development Issues
  • Marina Fischer-Kowalski: Long-Term Socio-Ecological Change
  • Wolfgang Lutz: Population, Education and Economy (tbc)
  • Melissa Leach: Sustainable Livelihoods (tbc)

Here you can find the Call for Contributions. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is June 28th, 2010.

For more information visit the website at
or contact the team at the Institute of Social Ecology Vienna at

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