JLS - Jena Lecture Series in Economic Geography

2nd Call for Papers

Workshop on
“Working with theories in economic geography and regional economics”
with Professor Robert Hassink
University of Kiel, Germany

6th November 2020
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Professor Robert Hassink, University of Kiel, Germany, will be keynote speaker at this year’s Jena Lecture in Economic Geography (JLS). In addition to the keynote lecture we will organize a one-day workshop that provides participants with the unique opportunity of presenting and discussing ongoing research projects with Professor Hassink. Interested PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts or full papers addressing original research related to the topic of the workshop. Abstracts and papers should be written in English. Prof. Hassink will hold his keynote lecture on

Theorizing in economic geography: a critical contemplation

on 5th November, 2020, at 5 pm.

Robert Hassink is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Kiel in Germany and Visiting Professor at Newcastle University, UK. After receiving his PhD in 1992 from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, he has worked as a research fellow, consultant, and professor at several research institutes and universities in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and South Korea. Over the years, he has carried out various research projects on old industrial areas, clusters, and regional innovation policy in Europe and East Asia, as well as on theories and paradigms of economic geography.

Background information: JLS – Jena Lecture Series in Economic Geography promotes the international exchange of ideas and knowledge in Economic Geography and related fields, especially between doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Each year, an outstanding international researcher is invited to Jena to present and discuss current research questions in an evening lecture and two workshops.


Abstract Submission and application:

Paper presentations: Participants with advanced papers will have the opportunity of presenting their research. The number of participants is limited to 15.

Applications and abstracts, accompanied by a short CV, should be submitted via e-mail to Susann.Schaefer@uni-jena.de by 15th October 2020.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15th October, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: 20th October, 2020
  • Final program available: 20th October, 2020
  • Deadline for registration of participants: 30th October, 2020
  • Date of the event: 6th November, 2020


  • Registration: No fee is required.
  • Meals: During the Workshop, drinks and snacks will be provided by the organizers.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner, Prof. Dr. Michael Fritsch, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn, Prof. Dr. Matthias Menter (Jun.-Prof.), Dr. Susann Schäfer


For further information and inquiries, please contact the local organization committee:

Dr. Susann Schäfer, Chair of Economic Geography, Löbdergraben 32, 07743 Jena,
Germany, Tel. +49-3641-94480, susann.schaefer@uni-jena.de

For further information regarding JLS – Jena Lecture Series in Economic Geography and for latest updates on the event, please consult http://www.geographie.uni-jena.de/lecture.html


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