Calls for Papers

2016 International Conference on Medical Humanities

Keynote speaker: Prof. Andrzej Kapusta, Maria-Curie Skłodowska University

The conference will explore the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine. It will promote an interdisciplinary perspective on health, illness, health care and the body. The conference will also focus on the issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

history of medicine

medical anthropology


sociology of medicine

medicine in literature and cultural studies

medicine and art

medicine and ...

Fifth International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia (ISLE-EA)

The Fifth International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia (ISLE-EA): Environmental Humanities: Globalization, Adaptation, Education

November 5-6, 2016 Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Korea (ASLE-Korea) invites proposals for its fifth International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia (ISLE-EA), to be held from November 5 through 6, 2016, at Dongguk University. The major themes of this symposium take the focus on the issue of environmental humanities for the purpose of bridging the following customary ...

Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore

The third Petrocultures conference will provide a forum for discussion of the social, cultural and political dimensions of oil and energy with a particular focus on the offshore. It will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, from 31 August-3 September 2016.

Topics this conference will explore include, but are by no means limited to:

Resource history (relations between old and new uses of the sea’s resources) Offshore futures (derelict rigs and climate change) Safety/Risk (including the Arctic/Far North) Cultural imaginaries Labour/Workforce Community responses to energy industry-induced change Oceans resource management Law and ...

The Heart of the Gila: ASLE Off-Year Symposium

The Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West

ASLE 2016 Off-Year Symposium, June 8-11, 2016 Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM (a work in progress, more content coming soon)

Letting our location be our guide in focusing the theme, the Gila Wilderness was established as the nation’s first wilderness area 91 years ago and continues to define our regional identity. The Gila River remains the last free-flowing river in the Southwest, but there is a current proposal in the state legislature to ...

PhD Symposium: Questions of Scale in Contemporary Literature and Criticism

Deadline for submission of applications: 11 December 2015. Dates: 23rd-25th March 2016


The beginning of the twenty-first century can be characterized as an era of scalar instability. Climate change, globalization, and developments in the life sciences have made it necessary to envisage a scale beyond the human, disrupting the anthropocentrism of Western literary and critical frameworks (Ray Brassier). The concept of the Anthropocene, which marks the inscription of human activities onto the Earth’s ecosystem, requires us to “scale up our imagination of the ...


The graduate students in the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona invite proposals for their third annual interdisciplinary conference in the Environmental Humanities for emerging scholars (graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty) on April 1-2, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona.

Environmental questions have been driving interdisciplinary research in many Humanities disciplines in recent years. The intersection of culture and environment has invigorated classrooms and inspired publications, and conversations about environmental issues have extended beyond traditional disciplinary divisions. This conference will be ...

Under Western Skies 2016

Under Western Skies 2016: Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Under Western Skies (UWS) is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference series on the environment. The fourth conference organizers invite prospective researchers, authors, artists, and presenters to consider submitting proposals for oral and poster presentations as well as workshops and panels.

The conference theme, Water: Events, Trends, Analysis, will be threaded through four inter- and transdisciplinary conference tracks:

1. Policy, programs, planning, and management: trends and emerging topics in this track include ...

Environment, Space, and Place Working Group: Cultural Studies Association

For the 2016 Cultural Studies Association Conference (June 2-5 2016, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA), the Environment, Space, and Place (ESP) Working Group seeks proposals for the following six clusters:

1) Whither Ecocriticism? Re-theorizing the intersection of critical theory and ecological discourses Moderator: Daniel Gustav Anderson

In the humanities, the intersection of cultural analysis and environmental concern irrupted in the U.S. through the discourse of ecocriticism, which has, for three decades, largely intervened by explicating a selected canon of nature writing, mining texts for ecological insights and ...

The Sowell Collection Conference

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, from Thursday, April 21st to Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. Featured guests include Barry Lopez, James Warren, Toni Jensen, Kurt Caswell, and John Lane.

We invite proposals for individual presentations and panels that engage with the work(s) of any of the writers whose work the collection holds. Scholarly and creative submissions from multiple disciplines are also welcome.

Proceedings from the Sowell Conference 2016 will be included in the spring 2017 ...

Language, Landscape & the Sublime

Deadline: November 29, 2015

Schumacher College and The Sharpham Trust invite you to submit a proposal for participation to the forthcoming symposium Language, Landscape and the Sublime, to be held June 29-30, 2016. This event is part of Schumacher College’s Ecological Arts programme. More detailed information can be found at

Introduction Not me and the landscape, but a kind of oneness (Maitland 2009)

We are almost overwhelmed with data showing a world under threat and becoming increasingly threatening (a contemporary re-telling of Burke’s Sublime?). But science ...