Cycles of Transformations and Transformations of Cycles: creation, evolution, and performance (March 9th, 2012)

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4th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
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Deadline: Please send abstracts of 150 words to* by January 10th, 2010

We invite paper or panel proposals that examine the life processes and preservation cycles as they intersect with changing realities in the 21st century.

Some possible areas of study include but are not limited to:

·The transformative aspects of genealogy in (de)constructing culture

·Transformation of labor movements in amateur and professional sports

·Metamorphoses: Biological and geological cycles of the Hawaiian Islands

·Appropriation of cultural forms in capitalist systems

·Recycling: re-examining and re-educating our world

·Indigenous knowledge in contemporary scientific research

·Climate change and its modifications of natural cycles

·21st century global economic transitions

·Resilience and resistance in urban spaces in the face of change

·And more…

This conference is explicitly interdisciplinary in nature, and we invite participation from graduate students in ALL disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, architecture, planning, business, and natural sciences. In addition we welcome submissions by artists (dance, short-films, music, photography, theatre, sculpture, spoken word, visual arts, and/or other creative approaches)

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