Call for Abstracts and Panels’ Proposals, Environmental Humanities Conference [Deadline for abstract, short bio and panels’ submissions: 31st of May 2023]Marilena Pateraki
The Journal of Ecohumanism which is published by Transnational Press London organizes a three-day online conference on the topic of the
Recent Approaches to the Environmental Humanities.
Literary and Cultural Reflections on the Human and More-Than-Human World.
Dates: 17th-19th of November 2023
Confirmed Keynote Speakers of the Conference’s Round Table:
Peggy Karpouzou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Roberto Marchesini, Centro Studi Filosofia Postumanista, Italy
Pramod K. Nayar, The University of Hyderabad, India
Scott Slovic, University of Idaho, United States of America
Nikoleta Zampaki, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Environmental Humanities is one of the most dynamic research fields within Humanities. Environmental Humanities seek to explore the relationship between human and non-human life-forms within their natural environment. Yet, what kind of interplays are found at the heart of Environmental Humanities? Since we are amid pandemic vulnerabilities, ecological catastrophes, rapid techno-scientific advances and increased biological and socio-political states of precarity, the Environmental Humanities also seek to figure out the future of human and non-human nature.
Conscious of the insecurities and constant changes and transformations of subjectivity in the 21st century, the conference aims to open up a multicultural space that moves beyond geographical boundaries to foster discussions and listen to a variety of voices addressing the complex issues associated with the Anthropocene, the more-than-human world (e.g., animals, plants, forests, water, soil, bacteria, viruses, whole ecosystems, etc.) and the various multispecies entanglements. By pooling the collective knowledge about the human and the more-than-human world, we can enhance our chances of reaching potential solutions to sustaining our planet.