University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
May 28 - June 1, 2013
Article on conference on Lawrence Journal World.com
Conference Web site: http://asle.ku.edu/
Call for Papers (PDF) Deadline for submissions was November 15, 2012
The theme of our 10th Biennial Conference, "Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits," is intended to reflect some of the most exciting current conversations in the environmental humanities, and to link those discussions to the transnational nexus of energy, labor, borders, and human and nonhuman environments that the conference location exemplifies.
The official Call for Papers is now out and the conference web site is up and running to take submissions. Deadline for submissions is November 15. The web site includes more detailed information about the conference theme, goals, and plenary speakers, as well as information on the KU campus, lodging, and transportation options. As has been true in past calls, fully constituted panels will be given preference over single paper proposals.
The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest university in the state of Kansas. The main campus is in Lawrence, KS, on top of Mount Oread, the highest point in Lawrence.
Lawrence is home to two universities: the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Because it is a small city (about 88,000 people) with a large student population, Lawrence has a small-town friendly atmosphere with many of the attractions of the big city. Lawrence is located just 45 minutes' drive from the Kansas City International Airport.
Lawrence has a reputation for attracting up-and-coming musical groups to play in its small theatres. The city is also known for its arts scene and for the specialty shops, coffeehouses, and restaurants that cater to students. The city has swimming pools, more than 30 public parks, a public library, a historical museum, arts center, and active community and recreation programs.
Bold Aspirations, the strategic plan for the University of Kansas, sets a course for the next five years; the plan includes four strategic initiative themes to build on KU’s strengths and meet the challenges of the 21st century. One of these themes is "Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World," which recognizes that one of the greatest challenges of our time is to make discoveries to provide better stewardship of our resources and to become better caretakers of our environment while helping industry to meet the energy needs of our state and nation. The campus is active in various sustainability initiatives, in keeping with ASLE's commitment to this goal.
For more information on the University of Kansas, see http://www.ku.edu/.
To find out more about past biennial conferences, please consult our conference archive.