8-9 June 2017, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

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Introduction

Deserts and drylands encompass 40% of the globe and shelter two billion people. Arid regions are home to the major religions, valued natural resources, scarcity, wealth and poverty, and face issues that dominate our time. Geopolitics, climate change, development, land degradation, population growth and conflict are issues that have relevance beyond any singular department or perspective. The 4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference, from 8-9 June 2017, provided a forum for researchers and those interested in desert and dryland environments and societies to present, discuss and debate dryland themes and research.

The Oxford Desert Conference brought together academics and non-academics who research, work and live across the world's desert and semi-desert regions for two days of vibrant talks, presentations, panels and networking opportunities.

For 2017, we encouraged presentations on issues related to health, mobility and forced displacement, and environmental governance. We also encouraged participants from the Humanities to join us. The combination of research presentations, open engagement and working group panels encouraged debate, conversation and exchange of ideas.

4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference Participants

4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference Participants

How to Register

Registration is closed.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed.

Programme

  • 2017 Conference Programme

How to find us

The conference takes place at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. The School of Geography and the Environment is located in the University Science Area, South Parks Road, Oxford. For directions, please see the School's contact information.

For further queries please contact the Conference Team:

Dr Troy Sternberg, Dr Ariell Ahearn
Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference
School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 285070
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