28 Aug 2013 14:41
CFA - Climate Change and the Humanities Workshop
Alex Elliott <aje28@...>
2013-08-28 12:41:14 GMT
2013-08-28 12:41:14 GMT
On the 17th October 2013, the Centre for Social and Political Thought and the Centre for World Environmental History at Sussex University will be hosting a joint one-day workshop on how the humanities and social sciences have engaged with issues around climate change. Within the last two decades, discussions around climate change have expanded from the natural sciences to include the social sciences and humanities. It is now clear that climate change has political, economic and social consequences. However, until now academic discussions on the topic have focused primarily on policy implementation and the consequences of such actions. Furthermore, the historical dimensions to the debate have been severely neglected. Therefore, with this in mind, the aim of the one-day workshop will be to explore different approaches to the understanding of the climate change phenomenon with a view to further enhancing the inter-disciplinary approach to the subject. Thus, this workshop will provide an opportunity for, among others, social theorists, environmental activists, environmental historians and intellectual historians to come together to exchange ideas about how to understand the climate change phenomenon. Keynote Speakers are: Andrew Chitty (Sussex University) Gideon Calder (University of South Wales) The format of the workshop will be as follows: Morning session: graduate students First keynote: Andrew Chitty Afternoon session: environmental activists Second keynote: Gideon Calder We would welcome submissions on the following topics: Ideology and climate change (we would particularly welcome any papers on the topic of the relationship between conservatism and climate change) Human geography and climate change Media coverage of climate change science Climate change denial Historical aspects to the climate change debate The role of religion Location The workshop will take place at Sussex University, Brighton. Submissions The deadline for submissions is 20th September 2013. Please e-mail a 250 word abstract, along with details of your institution (if applicable) to either Alex Elliott or James Cullis at the addresses below. Contact For further information please e-mail Alex Elliott (aje28@...) or James Cullis (J.Cullis@...) Messages to the list are archived at http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/archives/philos-l.html. Current posts are also available via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilosL Discussions should be moved to chora: enrol via http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/archives/chora.html.