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Sustainable Networks: The Enlightenment to the Contemporary (June 13-15, 2014)
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Nanyang Technological University
CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 1 MAR 2014)
In 1987 the Brundtland Commission influentially defined “sustainable development” as “development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” “Sustainable Networks: The Enlightenment to the Contemporary” will provide a forum for scholars to theorize sustainability’s future-oriented but historical grounding while examining the necessarily interdisciplinary approach to sustaining human society.
“Sustainable Networks” will encourage a broad, interdisciplinary approach to cultivating “systems literacy” (the methodological awareness that sustainability is a complex, nonlinear phenomenon and that a broad-based interdisciplinary pedagogical commitment to intellectual and civic engagement is necessary). Invited speakers include David Fairer (Plenary), Kevin Cope (Keynote), Greg Clingham, Kathryn Duncan, and Sir Malcolm Jack. The conference organizers are planning excursions to Singapore’s innovative Gardens by the Bay as well as to the historic Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The organizing committee invites abstracts addressing any aspect of “sustainability.” Papers with an interdisciplinary or comparative focus are encouraged. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Sustainability as a concept
The official conference website is: http://portal.cohass.ntu.edu.sg/sustainablenetworks/default.asp
“Sustainable Networks” is co-sponsored by: the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), the NTU Humanities and Social Sciences Sustainability Cluster, the NTU Division of English, the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SCSECS), and the Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SASECS).