Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Venice International University
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Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

 

Venice International University

 

Who is the human at the heart of environmental humanities, especially in response to new trends in biological, technological, and philosophical fields? How do environmental humanists work towards policies addressing the broadest possible definition of the human?  What definitions might mitigate the unequal distribution of global resources?  What do we gain by understanding humans as inextricably connected to other species in a multi-species setting? How do we alter our disciplinary and classroom practices to incorporate new definitions of the human?  How is the human redefined in relation to the accelerated transformations of the ocean and global sea level rise?

 

We welcome proposals consisting of 250-­word abstract, title, author’s name, a 150-word bio, and contact information.

 

Conference venue: Venice International University, San Servolo, Italy

 

Dates: June 9-11, 2022

 

Language: English

 

Conference co-conveners: Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace (Boston College), Shaul Bassi (Ca’ Foscari, Venice), Helmuth Trischler (Rachel Carson Center, LMU, Munich)

 

Contact email: kowalesk@bc.edu

 

Deadline for submitting proposals: October 1, 2021

 

Notification of Acceptance:  January 15, 2022