The ›Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability‹ (GCSMUS) together with the Research Committee on ›Logic and Methodology in Sociology‹ (RC33) of the ›International Sociology Association‹ (ISA) and the Research Network ›Quantitative Methods‹ (RN21) of the European Sociology Association› (ESA) is organizing the ‹1st International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods› (‹SMUS Conference›) which will at the same time be the ‹1st RC33 Regional Conference – Africa: Botswana” from Thursday 23.09. – Saturday 25.09.2021, hosted by the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana.
Given the current challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will convene entirely online. The conference aims at promoting a global dialogue on methods and should attract methodologists from all over the world and all social and spatial sciences (e.g. area studies, architecture, communication studies, educational sciences, geography, historical sciences, humanities, landscape planning, philosophy, psychology, sociology, urban design, urban planning, traffic planning and environmental planning). Thus, the conference will enable scholars to get in contact with methodologists from various disciplines all over the world and to deepen discussions with researchers from various methodological angles. Keynote speakers will be Wolfgang Aschauer, Bagele Chilisa, Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, and Gabriele Rosenthal.
Please find the whole conference program here: https://gcsmus.org/conferences/botswana/
Participation is free. However, people interested in participation are kindly asked to register by 15.09.2021 via: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_ZKCZq7w9WIc_LNsCXv5DeRPCYY_g0aT0DpVpk3d-7w/viewform?edit_requested=true
Gabriel Faimau (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Nina Baur (TU Berlin, Germany)