Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2022
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)


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Deadline for submitting proposals: January 15, 2022