UPDATE: [General] Humanities and Sustainability
Humanities and Sustainability: Ecology in the Information Age
Florida Gulf Coast University's Center for Environmental and
Sustainability Education, and Departments of Language & Literature and
Communication & Philosophy are currently accepting individual abstracts
and panel proposals for FGCU's first Humanities and Sustainability
conference, to be held in Fort Myers, Florida on May 8th and 9th, 2009.
Our goal is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about the role
of the humanities in both "the ecological era" and "the information age."
As such, we welcome submissions that explore (1) the ways humanities
disciplines can address ecological issues, and (2) the sustainability of
humanities disciplines themselves in the information age.
Please submit 300-500 word paper and panel proposals, with A/V requests,
by email to HandSCon_at_fgcu.edu. The deadline for proposals is December
14th, 2008 at midnight EST. Include all text of the proposal in the body
of the email (attachments will not be opened), and be sure to include
full contact information for all panel members. See
http://www.fgcu.edu/cas/HandScon/ for more information.
Possible subject areas might include, but are not limited to:
The future of the humanities
Defining environmental humanities
The question of "nature"
The concept of "green"
Issues of development, population growth, and urbanization
Faith traditions and spirituality
Technology and human being
The Internet, digital communities, and digital identities
Cloning, stem cells, and human-animal hybrids
Discourses of disease
Globalization and national identity
The preservation of marginalized practices
The corporation / corporate model of education
Cultural and new media
Language and communication
Humanities and Tradition
Literature and canonicity
Technology in the classroom
Gender and sexuality
Race and ethnicity
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Received on Mon Dec 01 2008 - 13:22:29 EST