Mapping Meaning brings together artists, scientists and scholars to explore new modes of acting in the face of social and ecological crises. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, Mapping Meaning supports the creative work and scholarship of those working at edges and ecotones, who are pushing against traditional disciplinary boundaries. Since 2010 this multi-generational collective has been gathering together around experimental knowledge practices.
science and culture
Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness & Sexuality
Sick Theories is a two-day trans-disciplinary colloquium organized by Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University) through the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, to be held in Fall 2018.
Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018
The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
„There are no healthy people left in the world“ – This profane announcement appears in Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations 2012), a digital disease simulator. It proudly proclaims that the pathogen, which was raised to deadly infectiousness and efficiency by the player, has now conquered the world and thus irreversibly driven human civilization to the brink of its existence. The disease as the destroyer of worlds in Plague Inc.
Altermundos, Chicanafuturism, and the Science Fiction of Brown America
This edited volume interrogates the intersection of medicine and religion in a trans-Atlantic context in the early modern period, from 1550 to 1800. Kathleen Miller, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto/Queen’s University Belfast and author of The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan), will edit the volume and seeks out chapter submissions in the areas of literature, history and book history.
Chapters may address, though are not limited to, the following topics:
Professor Katja Valli - University of Turku (Finland) and University of Skövde (Sweden) - the co-author, together with Antti Revonsuo, of the Social Simulation Theory of Dreaming, one of the most prominent dream theories of the 21st Century
Call for Papers:
Troublesome Elements: Medieval Research Centre, 23 November 2018
Call for papers
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Boundaries, Transgression and Liminality in 21st-Century Scholarship"
Extended call for papers deadline Friday 29th June
UCD Humanities Institute Postgraduate Scholars Conference
Conference date Thursday 27th September 2018
Global Prehumanisms: An interdisciplinary conference
Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois
October 18-20, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: Agency in the Works of David Lynch
Presiding Officer: Candace Craig, Pikes Peak Community College
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas