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Spotlight is a portal for information regarding conferences, exhibitions, publications and related opportunities in Gothenburg, across Sweden and around the world. To have a notice posted in Spotlight contact us here.

The Stories We Live by: a free online course in ecolinguistics

The social and ecological issues that humanity currently faces are so severe that they call into question the fundamental stories that we live by: stories of consumerism, infinite economic growth, progress and human separation from nature. This course provides linguistic tools for revealing the stories we live by, questioning them from an ecological perspective, and contributing to the search for new stories to live by. Read more

Book launch: The Island in Imagination and Experience by Barry Smith

Self-confessed islomane Barry Smith explores how islands bewitch us so, and examines the kind of human experiences that islands inspire. Journeying all around the globe to take in the most fascinating stories of Earth’s half a million islands, this book considers the unique geography, politics and economics of islands and their cultures. It traces their singular place in literature, religion and philosophy, and disentangles the myths and the facts to reveal just why islands exert such an insistent grip on the human psyche. Read more 

Postcards from the Anthropocene

University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 22—24 June 2017Read more

Nature and Wellbeing Symposium

This symposium will investigate the meaning of ‘nature’ and ‘wellbeing’ in different cultural, environmental, therapeutic, and research contexts. Held at IASH on 23rd June. Read more

2017 Turku Book Award Shortlist Announced

Five Monographs Selected, read more here. These will be awarded at the ESEH Biennial Conference in Zagreb in June (see below).

ESEH Biennial Conference 2017

ESEH Biennial Conference 2017 - Natures in between. Environments in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions. Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June to 2 July 2017. Read more here

Ecology, Economy, and Cultures of Resistance: Oikoi of the North American World

Ecology, Economy, and Cultures of Resistance: Oikoi of the North American World. A two-day symposium at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.
29-30 June 2017. Read more

Radical Hope: Inspiring Sustainability Transformations through Our Past

Workshop 3rd-4th July 2017. The workshop aims to avoid overly pessimistic, trite, or sentimental conceptualizations of what it means to be hopeful; rather, it seeks to provide a space between naïve “wishful thinking” on the one hand, and “realistic dystopianism” on the other. Read more

The Hub Award

The Hub Award brings researchers and creative professionals together at Wellcome Collection to work as a collaborative residency. Preliminary applications deadline: Friday 7 July, 17:00Read more

Science, Technology & Humanity

The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference, July 10th to 12th, 2017. How do science and technology affect what it means to be human? Read more

Forging Sustainable Modernity - The Nordic Model and Beyond

Interdisciplinary PhD course, 18-22 September. Read more

ENHANCE School in Public Environmental Humanities

The 2017 ENHANCE School will be dedicated to the theme of Public Environmental Humanities and takes place 2-6 October 2017 at KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden. Read more

WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentships

Studentships available for 2017! Two Networks are offering studentships for start in October 2017. Each Network has three studentships available, one each at Leeds, Sheffield and York. Read more

Gender and Representation (Graduate Conference)

One-day event seeking to bring together early career researchers working with gender. November 3rd, 2017. Arranged by The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) in collaboration with the Centre for Gender Research (STK) at the University of Oslo. Read more

Living Cities, Liveable Spaces - call for papers open!

A call for papers and posters for the upcoming Living Cities, Liveable Spaces: Placemaking & Identity conference is now open. will take place on the 22nd-24th November 2017 in Valletta, Malta. Read more

Waste Materialities & Meaning: Anthropological Engagements with Reuse, Repair and Care

November 29 - December 3. The 2017 Annual Meeting will focus on why Anthropology Matters! With more than 750 sensational sessions, the Annual Meeting will surely provide unique opportunities to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of anthropology. Read more

Imagining Science and Technology 200 Years after Frankenstein

The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University (HRC) looks forward to engaging hard scientists, as well as humanists, social scientists, writers and artists, in its conferences and debates and as Visiting Fellows. Read more

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