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February 4, 2019

Emerald Publishing NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES LIST

*NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES LIST: CALL FOR PROPOSALS! *

Emerald Publishing (2018 IPG Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year) is pleased to announce investment in a new Humanities book programme. Our commitment to interdisciplinary research means that we are moving into the Humanities for the first time, building new lists primarily in three exciting and increasingly important areas:

· Environmental Humanities – including environmental literature, ecocriticism, environmental history, environmental philosophy and environmental anthropology · Health and Medical Humanities – the list will take a broad approach ...

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines A Nearly-Carbon Neutral Conference at UC Santa Barbara June 10-30, 2019 Call for Papers

Recognizing the severity of the climate crisis, and driven by profound and renewed belief in the power of education to help reimagine and build a better, more sustainable, and environmentally just world, or “next Earth,” Transformative Education for Climate Action will be the theme of the summer 2019 nearly-carbon neutral conference for UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI). We invite your participation! Abstracts of 250 ...

Making (Eco)Logical: Locating the Arts in the Environmental Humanities in Canada

Making (Eco)Logical: Locating the Arts in the Environmental Humanities in Canada Editors: Amanda White, Queen???s University & Elysia French, York University

Bringing together diverse perspectives from artists, scholars, activists, curators, theorists, and makers, Making (Eco)Logical will locate artistic practice within the Environmental Humanities and explore the ways in which cultural production informs perceptions, communications, and knowledge of environmental distress in a Canadian context. The book will address what the arts can do; what making can make, and perhaps what it cannot, in the context of current ...

Environmenal Protests and Invisible Mental Structures

“Invisible mental structures”—shaped by beliefs in deities, spirits, and supernatural agents who act alongside humans—often provide the impetus for environmental protests. Formerly colonized countries or peoples, having all endured the suppression of indigenous language as well as the oral tradition conveyed through it, are often inclined to respond similarly to neocolonial incursions on the land. For example, Peter Read’s Haunted Earth examines Australian aboriginal sacred sites that have inspired protests; Paul Devereau’s Spirit Roads explores sacred roads and pathways around the world; Ramachandra ...