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4-Year Funded PhD Position: The Anthropocene Household (A Project of Rivers of the Anthropocene)

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Funding for: US and International Students
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 10 January 2017
Closes: 15 March 2018


CFP: Excavating multispecies landscapes: temporalities, materialities and the more-than-human Anthropocene

Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff University, 28–31 August 2018Excavating multispecies landscapes: temporalities, materialities and the more-than-human Anthropocene. Deadline 5 February 2018. Read more...


From early January 2018, the recruitment of candidates for 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD researchers will begin. The employment contract start date for all 15 positions will be 1st September 2018. Read more...

You Are Here: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment

"You Are Here" is a conference dedicated to exploring the questions and implications of space and place. Hosted at Creighton University, “You Are Here” welcomes papers, proposed panels, roundtables, poster sessions, and other session formats for our conference held March 23-25th, 2018. CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE January 25, 2018. Read more...

Scandinavian Wildlife Film Festival

The Scandinavian Wildlife Film Festival (SWFF) takes place in Hunnebostrand, Sweden every other year with the next festival happening January 25-28, 2018. It is organized by the Association of Swedish Wildlife Filmmakers, a non-profit organization of filmmakers living or working in Sweden. Read more

Rachel Carson Center Call for Applications, 2018-19

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2018–19 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The RCC’s fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018. Read more and apply

Petrocultures Conference 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: An International, Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Oil Cultures and Energy Humanities. First Petrocultures conference to be held outside North America. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, Aug 29 - Sep 1 2018. Paper/workshop/other format proposals deadline: February 2nd 2018Read more...

New course: Sustainability Opportunities

– Exploring Sustainability at the Cross-roads of Science and Society. This graduate course is a joint venture by the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers to gather competence in the area of sustainability. May – December 2018. Deadline for application: 7th of February 2018. Read more...

Renova research scholarship for PhD students and young researchers working in the environmental field

Renova donates a scholarship worth SEK 50,000 to PhD students and young researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg who are working in environmental research and relevant to Renova's business operations. Applications no later than 8th of February, 2018. Read more...

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

The Politics of Sustainability: Re-thinking resources, values and justice

February 15th-16th, 2018, House of Sciences and Letters (Tieteidentalo), Helsinki, Finland. In this conference we aim to examine the politics of sustainability by foregrounding values and moral choices implied by different pathways and current transformations. We want to develop a more articulated analysis between discussions on sustainability – the on-going, problematic and highly uneven processes of extractivism, environmental change, migration, and social differentiation – and their consequences for social, environmental, and ecological justice. Read more...

Migrations, Crossings, Unintended Destinations: Ecological Transfers across the Indian Ocean 1850-1920

Workshop 10.10.2018 – 12.10.2018. Call for papers deadline 28 February 2018. This workshop aims to uncover the exchanges that have modified African, Asian, and Australian environments. Integrating both human and nonhuman agency in our understanding of ecological networks, we will ask in our workshop how different participants in the transfers related to each other and how these relationships changed in the context of ecological transfers. In our workshop we will examine in particular how Europeans built on non-European traditions of species transfer, and we will investigate where colonial exchanges met with opposition. Moreover, we will track the extent to which species transfers across the Indian Ocean led to a greater awareness of ecological imbalances, environmental destruction, and climate change. We aim to reassess the significance of the networks and transfers across the Indian Ocean in the broader context of imperial and global relations. By these means we hope to develop an agenda that integrates the transfer processes between the three continents into a transoceanic environmental history. Read more...

EBAAS 2018

Joint EAAS and BAAS Conference - the 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference. London, 4 – 7 April 2018. Read more

After Eden and Arcadia: Narratives of Environmental Change in Pre-Modern Europe

After Eden and Arcadia: Narratives of Environmental Change in Pre-Modern Europe. The aim of this initiative is to map pre-modern conceptions of environmental change, and to explore the deep histories that continue to shape our current debate on climate. A limited number of bursaries to cover travel (within Europe) and lodging are available, so please indicate if you need this financial support to participate. This workshop is sponsored by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. 12–13 April, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. Read more...

Uses and Abuses of Thoreau at 200

"Uses and Abuses of Thoreau at 200": A Symposium hosted by the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (LIR), University of Gothenburg, Sweden, on May 3-4, 2018. 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

As Slowly as Possible

ASAP/Amsterdam - “As Slowly as Possible”: A Symposium of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 24-26 May 2018Call for Papers:
ASAP/Amsterdam invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We are interested in work across disciplines and media that examine the formal, cultural, social, and political dimensions of the arts today. Read more...

The Environmental History of the Pacific World

Conference - Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
24.05.2018 – 26.05.2018. The Pacific Ocean is the ancient outcome of plate tectonic movement, creating one of the largest eco-regions on earth. Although navigators explored those waters early on, and peoples spread to all the ocean’s shores and penetrated as far into the center as the Hawaiian archipelago, it was not until the 16th century that the great body of water was discovered as a whole and mapped at a global scale. Since then, the Pacific has become a place of increasing human-nature interaction—through international trade, warfare, cultural interchange, and extraction of resources. Our conference aims to bring this ocean more fully into the discourse of environmental historians. Read more...

Wrack Zone: ALECC Biennial Conference

ALECC Biennial Conference, 20-23 June 2018, University of Victoria. Traditional lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples
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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

(Un)Common Worlds

Human-Animal Studies Conference — 7–9 August 2018 Turku, Finland. The Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies (YKES) is proud to organize the first international Human-Animal Studies conference held in Finland. Founded in 2004 as a network and established in 2009 as a society, YKES has since organized six national annual meetings, gained critical mass and a notable standing nationally and internationally. The theme for the upcoming conference is (Un)common worlds: Contesting the limits of human-animal communities. The conference’s keynote speakers are Professor Erica Fudge, Associate Professor Jamie Lorimer and the zoologist Helena Telkänranta. Sharpen your pencils, save the date and welcome to Turku in 2018!

More information and CALL FOR PAPERS

Scandinavian Exceptionalisms. IASS 2018 Conference

The International Association of Scandinavian Studies (IASS) will be hosting its 32nd conference at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics European of the University of Copenhagen from 7 to 10 August 2018. The theme of the Conference is “Scandinavian Exceptionalisms”.

Environmental Issues and the Anthropocene

Brno, Czech Republic, 29 Aug-2 Sep 2018. As is now generally acknowledged by both the scientific community and mainstream literature on the subject, our world has been brought to the brink of climatic and environmental catastrophe. Cities are beset by air pollution, and greenhouse gases have caused global temperatures to warm, with disastrous effects on climate and on marine ecosystems. Read more...

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