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Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences... Read more

CFP: Wrack Zone

Call for Papers, Panels, and Other Presentations, ALECC Biennial Conference, 20-23 June 2018, University of Victoria
Traditional lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples
Proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2017
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A live concert with Scottish native trees. Art & Science exhibition. Open Tues - Sun 12-6pm through the 30th of September. Read more

Symposium: Adorno and the Anthropocene - On the Actuality of Theodor Adorno's Concept of Nature

What is nature? And how is it related to history? These questions are central not only to Theodor W Adorno’s thinking, but also to the current discourse of the Anthropocene. Yet the two discourses are not connected very often. In the research on Adorno the discussion of nature often stays within philosophical bounds. And in the eco-critical or Anthropocene discourse Adorno is an unusual reference. The aim of the symposium is to change that; to confront and connect Adorno’s concept of nature with the current historical situation and the notion of the Anthropocene.Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, 5-6 October 2017. Read more

Arne Næss Symposium 10th Anniversary

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment to pay tribute to the intellectual and cultural legacy of Norway’s most influential and ludic philosopher. Oslo, October 18th, 2017. Read more

GeoHumanities Creative Commissions 2018 - Creating Earth Futures

Each commission is worth up to £2000 to be spent between 1/1/2018 and 31/8/2018. Closing date for applications is 20 October 2017. 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

Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research

Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research, symposium in Gothenburg, November 15-16, 2017. Sign up here!

Kendal Mountain Festival 2017

A new Literature Festival celebrating the very best writing in landscape, nature and place! 17-20 November, 2017. Read more

Call for contributions for Dark Mountain Issue #13

This issue is due for publication next spring. The deadline is 17 November. Read the call

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

Sustaining the Seas

Sustaining the Seas is an exciting and experimental refereed international conference that will bring together academics of many disciplines, practitioners, urban planners, fishers, artists and writers to consider over three days the challenges of how to care better for the oceans, and more-than-human marine ecological systems. We will explore radically different modes of caring for oceanic spaces and ask what their effects might be for communities of fish and humans. The University Of Sydney, 11th -13th December 2017. Read more

SASS 2018

The presidential conference theme for this year’s SASS meeting is “Frontiers: Past, Present and Future.” The meeting will be held in Los Angeles, May 3-5, 2018. Read more and propose a paper

International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media

16th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media in Stavanger, Norway. July 25–28, 2018. 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

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

My House of Sky by Hetty Saunders

The first biography of the naturalist and famed writer, J. A. Baker, author of The Peregrine, written by Hetty Saunders, with photographs from the J. A. Baker Archive at Essex University. Read more and watch video

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 

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