STREAMS: Transformative Environmental Humanities

Deadline: September 30 and November 30, 2019
Contact: Johan Gärdebo

This is a brief update for STREAMS in Stockholm 5–8 August 2020:

The first deadline for streams and films has been extended from Sept 30 to October 15. You are also welcome to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, debates, experimental sessions, and artistic interventions (Deadline November 30). Descriptions for all contributions can be found here.

Transformative Environmental Humanities

An International Environmental Humanities Conference hosted by KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden

5–8 August 2020

The past decade has seen the emergence and rapid growth of a new field of inquiry: the environmental humanities (EH). From the scholarly ‘turns’ of the humanities in the 1990s and 2000s and the increasing demand on science and scholarship to face global challenges, a broad gathering of humanities disciplines emerged and fostered this field.

Now encompassing a number of highly visible academic journals, book series from acclaimed academic publishers, and broader outreach opportunities, environmental humanities have reached a critical moment when it is relevant to convene for a larger meeting. This international conference will continue to experiment, envision and set out future directions for environmental humanities research and teaching, and strengthen their intersections with the social sciences, arts, technology, and the sciences.

The primary purpose of STREAMS is to invite diverse communities of EH practitioners to come together to share work, advance ideas, and craft new imaginaries that can shape present and future transformations. These aims are especially important in the current moment when it seems impossible to imagine or pursue alternatives to the multiple socio-ecological crises taking place around the world.
This is an open invitation to scholars, students, artists, activists, and media to join the first World Conference of Environmental Humanities in Stockholm 5 – 8 August 2020.

We wish to design this conference through a participatory, bottom-up approach and envision it as the vibrant confluence of multiple STREAMS generated by the EH community. The STREAMS collected through this call will constitute the overarching thematic structure of the conference. Nonetheless, the call offers a diverse array of submissions in order to ensure the widest participation possible, including regular scholarly panels with individual papers.

Posted on September 23, 2019