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Second International Conference "Science in culture"

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:15am
University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Before social welfare could exist, it needed to be imagined.

The epoch when the full establishment of the concept of the welfare state in the U.K. and other European countries occurred, 1890-1948, indeed coincides with the phenomenon of European Modernism, conceived here not just as an aesthetic, but as a socio-political phenomenon of visionary reform. The dazzling achievements of the 1890s-1940s interms of modernist arts have been minutely charted over the past decades, and the modernist context superbly brought to life. While much has been made of the interactions between Modernism / suffrage or Modernism / war, however, another epoch-making social revolution was underway, whose correlation with the arts remains more tenuous.

Mapping Meaning, The Journal. Issue 2: Design Determines the Impact of Change

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:32am
Mapping Meaning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Website: http://www.mappingmeaning.org/journal

Mapping Meaning brings together artists, scientists and scholars to explore new modes of acting in the face of social and ecological crises. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, Mapping Meaning supports the creative work and scholarship of those working at edges and ecotones, who are pushing against traditional disciplinary boundaries. Since 2010 this multi-generational collective has been gathering together around experimental knowledge practices.

Sick Theories: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:52am
Conference organizers: Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness & Sexuality

Sick Theories is a two-day trans-disciplinary colloquium organized by Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University) through the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, to be held in Fall 2018.

Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Octavia E Butler & Religion--Edited Volume

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:49am
Dr. Shelby Crosby/Dr. Aparajita Nanda
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Octavia Butler and Religion

 

Octavia E. Butler burst onto the science fiction literary scene with the publication of her first novel, The Patternmaster, in 1976. Her work continued to transform and develop the field in remarkable ways until her death in 2006. From creating worlds of powerful telepaths, alien beings looking to “trade” with humans to advance their civilization or creating a religion that fosters and encourages its followers to believe that “God is change,” Butler’s talent is astounding and groundbreaking.

 

Diseases in Digital Games. Theories, Topics, Analyses.

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:48am
Arno Görgen / Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland; Stefan Heinrich Simond / Philipps University Marburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

„There are no healthy people left in the world“ – This profane announcement appears in Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations 2012), a digital disease[1] simulator. It proudly proclaims that the pathogen, which was raised to deadly infectiousness and efficiency by the player, has now conquered the world and thus irreversibly driven human civilization to the brink of its existence. The disease as the destroyer of worlds in Plague Inc.

Latinx Science Fiction (PAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:21am
Lysa Rivera / Western Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Altermundos, Chicanafuturism, and the Science Fiction of Brown America

Medicine and Religion in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1550-1800: Call for Chapter Submissions to Edited Volume

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:11am
Kathleen Miller (University of Toronto/Queen's University Belfast)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

This edited volume interrogates the intersection of medicine and religion in a trans-Atlantic context in the early modern period, from 1550 to 1800. Kathleen Miller, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto/Queen’s University Belfast and author of The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan), will edit the volume and seeks out chapter submissions in the areas of literature, history and book history. 

Chapters may address, though are not limited to, the following topics:

Trash Objects (Deadline 6/15/18)

updated: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:54am
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Conference Date: October 27th, 2018

Trash Objects

 

The defining qualities of trash can change from moment to moment.  Who gets to discard detritus, and who is thrown into to the garbage can? Whether referring to cast-off material or undesirable aesthetics and affects, “trash” is designed, regulated, and disposed of by social hierarchies. Consumer culture manufactures trash–both the literal waste that lingers in landfills and the lowbrow schlock produced by executives in corporate boardrooms. But can trash also refuse Western power structures and the white, masculinist heteronorms inherent to them?

 

2nd "Dreams, Phantasms and Memories" International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:31am
University of Gdansk, InMind Supprt, University of Turku, University for Rome, Univrsity of Sao Paulo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Professor Katja Valli - University of Turku (Finland) and University of Skövde (Sweden) - the co-author, together with Antti Revonsuo, of the Social Simulation Theory of Dreaming, one of the most prominent dream theories of the 21st Century

 

 

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