10–12 June, Uppsala University

The Fourth Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies. The conference will be hosted by Uppsala University, organised by the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology and the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science.

The NEEDS 2019 conference aims to explore the challenges of crisis and disaster research and intervention in an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference wishes to harness its broad, interdisciplinary expertise by gathering crisis and disaster researchers from academic institutions and practitioners from the crisis and disaster management community to build networks and to discuss the most pressing issues in disaster research across the academic and practical disciplines.

In 2019 we wish to continue the NEEDS tradition of bringing together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines. Panels will focus on topics such as disaster risk reduction, community response, crisis communication and social media, resilience, crisis governance, social networks, humanitarian aid, and disaster tales and popular culture. The thematic focus of the conference is Nature, Society, and Scale.

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