Environment:Systems of Enquiry

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
EU-India Project E-QUAL

Concept Note and Call for Articles for E-QUAL News Issue 12 ( September 2016)

E-QUAL News: Bi-Monthly Online Newsletter-Magazine of EU-India Project E-QUAL

Link: http://www.projectequal.net/equal/index.php/newsletter

Scientists, technologists, environmental activists and subject experts are continually reminding us that climate change and the destruction of the environment are not catastrophes that might occur in the future, but are already happening in the present, affecting every aspect of life on the planet. One can trace a rich history of ideas on the environment since antiquity, but the urgency marking the study of the environment has increased in the post-industrial era. The idea of the environment has developed diversely in areas such as geology, geography, oceanography, climatology, energy studies and so on, but the study of the environment is no longer the sole province of science and technology. Increasingly, the humanities and social sciences - history, cultural studies, gender studies and the emerging area of environmental humanities - have begun to be seen as important in the interventions in issues related to the environment. Growing awareness of the ‘great derangement’ that has led to the irreversible depletion of the planet by homo sapiens compels academics and activists alike to engage with environmental issues from an integrated, multidisciplinary perspective. Project E-QUAL has identified the thrust areas of Natural Resources, Environment, Sustainable Technologies, Cultural Studies and Human Ecology, designing courseware and developing effective pedagogical strategies for helping people think critically about the world in which they live. Several of the thrust areas are directly related to the relationship between humans and their environment. In our commitment to initiate a dialogue about multiple perceptions about environment, environmental crises and measures that can be adopted to negotiate the current situation, we invite articles that address one or more of the following sub-themes :-

1) Natural Resource Management
2) Climate Change: Awareness and Responsibilities
3) Developmental perspectives on environment
4) Sustainable energy alternatives
5) Ocean Science and Coastal Management
6) Environment and Policy-making
7) Biodiversity, Ecology and Equity
8) Environmental History
9) Gender and environment
10) Age of the Anthropocene
11) Built-environment, Physical Infrastructure and its subsequent impact
12) Understanding Conservation

Last date for submission of the articles: 15 September 2016

Following are the submission guideline. Please note that all articles must abide by the submission guideline.

1. All articles must have a title, author name and a designation of the author
2. Maximum length for articles: 2500 words
3. Acceptance and acknowledgement of articles is provisional and all articles will go through a process of internal review by faculty members before publication.
4. Text font: Garamond, Size: 11.
5. Heading Font - Heading 1, Font: Garamond. Size: 16, Colour: Black.
6. Articles may contain illustrative and relevant images. Images should be embedded within the original articles.
7. The articles should be accompanied by a photo (soft-copy) of the author in passport size.
8. Citation Rule: MLA in text style citation guidelines should be followed. Please check the latest citation style guidelines.
9. Please use references (websites, journals etc.) as and where applicable.
Please send your articles to the following email ID: projectequal2014@gmail.com (with the heading "Submission for E-QUAL News September 2016 Issue")

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