Cranfield Defence and Security, along with the UK MOD’s Defence Geographic Centre and the UK’s Specialist Group Military Intelligence will be holding this symposium. It combines the 12th International Spatial Socio-Cultural Knowledge Workshop (SSKW) and Culture in Conflict Conference to examine issues of human geography, culture and cultural property protection.
2019 Theme: ‘Using Technology to Protect Lives and Develop Cultural Understanding’
The degree to which the basic needs of people are met can be an indicator of stability and security. This is true both pre and post-conflict. Pre-conflict those needs are typically met less giving rise to instability and insecurity. Post-conflict they indicate the growth of stability, improving security and the development of effective governance and rule of law. Traditional methods of observed assessment have comprised studies through focus groups, pattern of life, market activity, local feedback and research. As technology continues to impact all areas of modern life, the symposium seeks to establish what technologies and methods might allow us to assess and evaluate human needs more effectively. In particular, how can we use new technologies to understand, share, report and spatially visualise evolving patterns of human geography and culture? How can we use this in turn to identify risks to stability and security, and establish plans to mitigate these critical factors?
In addition, the event aims to highlight issues of culture in conflict and cultural property protection. Assessments of the future defence requirement in a re-orientated operating environment are particularly welcome.
The symposium will suit a wide range of human geographers, cultural specialists and defence personnel, especially those operating in the security and development sectors. Through plenary and interactive sessions it will bring together individuals from academia, industry, NGOs, consultancies, uniformed and civilian defence, and government. Participation is international. Attendance by both those from within the established research community and those seeking to develop their cultural understanding skill set is encouraged.
Call for Papers
We have pleasure in inviting you to contribute by presenting on a topic relevant to the theme. Presentations on other related human geography and culture in conflict topics are also invited.
If you wish to submit an abstract or poster please email your abstract of around 200 words, or poster proposal, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 27th February 2019. Papers should be planned to take 20 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes for questions.
Government, Government Agency (inc Dstl), MOD Trading Funds £250
Submitted Speakers, Organisers and DGC £250
UK Military, International Military & Academics £150
The facilities provided will be a 6ft x 2ft table and chair with access to 240v power to UK 3 pin socket and a complimentary advertisement in the event programme. Additional equipment, from extension leads, travel adapters to LCD screens may be provided on request.
UK Military Rates
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UK Military Rates
Rates advertised are for serving UK military salaried staff, these do not include associates and or staff working with or on behalf of the UK military, Symposia at Shrivenham reserve the right to cancel the booking/application or hold any monies paid as a credit toward a full payment.
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