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Second Annual International Conference on: “Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities” May 20-22, 2010
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Portland Center for Public Humanities
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Portland Center for Public Humanities
Second Annual International Conference on:
May 20-22, 2010
Stephen Gardiner (Philosophy, University of Washington) – a leading expert on the ethics of global environmental problems
We hear talk of "sustainability" everywhere—sometimes as an ecological vision, an advertising strategy, a countercultural dream or even a business model. Given the diverse uses of “sustainability,” how might those of us who invoke it most effectively address our ecological, economic, and social challenges? This conference is an invitation to construct bridges across the diverse terrains of sustainability theory and practice, engaging in productive dialogue and debate that might lead to innovative green frameworks for environmental scholarship, activism, research, and policy.
To these ends, the Second Annual International Conference on “Understanding Sustainability” seeks to encourage innovative dialogues between diverse groups that are not always in conversation.
--Humanities scholars working in fields such as ecocriticism, green cultural studies, environmental ethics, philosophy of science, and environmental history
We welcome proposals both for traditional academic paper presentations as well as other formats, including panel discussions, interviews, workshops, art installations, and media screenings. Presentations that speak broadly to an interdisciplinary audience and that seek to stimulate broad conversation about the future direction of green or environmental knowledge and practice are especially encouraged.
Please send proposals of 250 words or less by Monday, January 4, 2010 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write “Understanding Sustainability” in the subject line and attach your proposal in the form of a Microsoft Word compatible file. Both the e-mail text and document should include name, affiliation, proposal title, and full contact information (address, phone, e-mail) for all participants.