Hazardous Objects: Function, Materiality, and ContextWinterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryApril 27-28, 2018 The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invitessubmissions for papers to be given at the Fifteenth Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars. We invite papers that identify and consider the production and use of hazardous material culture. Whether through composition or intended function, objects are hazardous or may become hazardous. Certain materials, organic or artificial, exist as hazards to humans. Additionally, hazards are often embedded in the material environment and affect our experience of domestic, institutional and public space. What makes an object hazardous?
science and culture
Call for Papers: Edited Collection
Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture
Issue 10.1 Spring 2019. Toward an Ecopoetics of Randomness and Design. Guest Editors: Franca Bellarsi and Judith Rauscher. Université libre de Bruxelles and Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. (Submissions open on 15 May 2018 and close on 15 July 2018).
Confirmed Speakers: Helen Rozwadowski (UConn); Tim Dee (BBC)
Venue: CREATE Centre, Bristol, UK
In Katherine Mansfield’s 1912 short story ‘How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped’, a young girl sees the ocean for the first time. Terrified by the sight of this ‘big piece of blue water […] creeping over the land’ she asks: ‘Will it hurt us – is it coming?’ The response she is given is that ‘no, it doesn’t come to us. It stays in its place’.
Catastrophe! Living and Thinking Through the End Times
Indiana University Bloomington | March 30-31, 2018
Associate Professor, Department of English, Queens College, CUNY
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for the 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Catastrophe! Living and Thinking Through the End Times” hosted by the English Department at Indiana University Bloomington, March 30-31, 2018.
Eisenstein for the Twenty-first Century
21-22 June 2018, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy
CFP: Sickness and Health in the Era of Trump
The Mind's Eye: A Liberal Arts Journal
Special Issue: The Dog Diaries, Submissions Due October 30th
We seek submissions that explore the tangible and symbolic affection bonds that people have with dogs. Given how much dogs impart to us, The Dog Diaries will represent a cathartic “Thank You” for best-friends, past, present, and future. Submissions can include scholarly research, commentaries, fiction, science fiction, poetry, book reviews, interviews, cartoons, drawings, photography, and other artistic works.
Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.