The Call

This is an open invitation to scholars, students, artists, activists, and media to join the first World Conference of Environmental Humanities in Stockholm 5 – 8 August 2020.

About

STREAMS is a conference that offer seven contribution templates (listed below).

The overarching thematic structure of the conference are the stream-contributions, generated by the EH community itself. In addition, the call for contributions offer a diverse array of templates to ensure the widest participation possible, including regular scholarly panels with individual papers.

Contribution

Deadline

Requirements

STREAMS (docx 36 kB)

(first step)

October 15th, 2019

300-word abstract describing the theme and relevance to EH

STREAMS (second step)

November 30th, 2019

calls for participants for the three STREAM events

PANELS (docx 37 kB)

November 30th, 2019

250-word abstract of the panel

250-word abstracts for each of the 3 or more panelists

names, emails, and affiliations for chair, commentator, and panelists

DEBATES (docx 36 kB)

November 30th, 2019

a 300-word abstract which includes: (a) the theme of the debate and (b) names, emails, and affiliations of the two speakers.

ARTISTIC INTERVENTION (docx 36 kB)

November 30th, 2019

a 300-word abstract

a detailed list of required resources (e.g. space, lights, special amplification, etc.).

FILMS (docx 36 kB)

October 15th, 2019

a 300-word abstract

audiovisual material(s) mentioned in the abstract (e.g. a scene, a trailer, references/inspiration, stills, sound, etc.) and length of each selection

EXPERIMENTAL SESSIONS (docx 36 kB)

November 30th, 2019

a 500-word abstract describing the contents and the modalities of the experimental session.

PAPERS (docx 34 kB)

November 30th, 2019

a 300-word abstract that includes: (a) your name, email, and affiliation and (b) four keywords.

The Call

We expect scholarly contributions to reflect fundamental research on environmental humanities topics, but also to engage with ideas on how to address challenges and achieve transformations. We especially encourage communities to mix and propose path breaking and experimental activities, in addition to purely scholarly pursuits.

To this aim the conference offers seven working templates whereby participants can make presentations and interact with each other.

1. Call for panels

A panel must include a minimum of 4 presenters (excluding the chair). It should consider gender balance and diversity as for institutional background. For a panel submission, please send: (a) 250-word abstract of the panel; (b) 250-word abstracts for each of the 4 panelists; (c) name, email, and affiliation for each panelist. DEADLINE BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

2. Call for debates

In order to foster constructive discussions which acknowledge the diversity in the field, the conference welcomes proposals for two-speaker panels aiming to have a debate between two divergent positions. Please, submit a 300-word abstract which includes (a) the theme of the debate; (b) emails and affiliations of the two speakers. DEADLINE BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

3. Call for individual papers

Please submit a 300-word abstract including (a) your email and affiliation; (b) four keywords. DEADLINE BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

4. Call for artistic interventions

The conference welcomes any proposal for artistic interventions (including small exhibitions, poetry readings, performances, etc.). Please submit (a) a 300-word abstract presenting the intervention; (b) a detailed form listing the kind of infrastructures needed for the intervention (space, lights, special amplification, etc.). Please consider that the time for each event should not be longer than 90 minutes (including the discussion). DEADLINE BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

5. Call for films

In order to submit a film, please provide a 300-word abstract and a link to a trailer. Be sure to include the length of the film. Only those who will be short-listed will be asked to provide the full movie for final selection. DEADLINE BY OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

6. Call for experimental sessions

In the spirit of being undisciplined and creative, the conference welcomes submissions for experimental sessions, that is, any kind of session which does not fit with the canonical conference frame (and cannot be included under the typologies illustrated above). In particular, we encourage sessions which will experiment with communication and interaction among the participants. Please, submit a 500-word abstract describing the contents and the modalities of the experimental session. DEADLINE BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

7. Call for streams

A stream is a group of at least three events (Roundtable, panels, debates, artist/creative interventions, etc.) dedicated to an overarching theme. The proposal must contain only an abstract (300 words) explaining the theme and its relevance for the EH. The approved proposals will have their own call for papers and will submit the final stream of events to the programme committee later in the process. DEADLINE BY OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

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