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Call for Papers: Submission Deadlines in February 2017

Providing a retrospective look at environmental justice scholarship and activism and the prospects and themes for current and future work in the field.

The Age of Sustainability? Opportunities, Challenges and Critiques: The 8th SIID PGR Conference

Abstract submission deadline – Friday 3 February 2017

The Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) would like to announce the call for papers and participation in its 8th Annual Postgraduate Conference which will be held on Tuesday 2 – Wednesday 3 May 2017.

This one and a half-day event is geared at providing a supportive academic atmosphere that will facilitate the sharing of current postgraduate research in areas related to International Development. We are keen to hear both academic and practitioner-based research perspectives. You are invited to submit posters or papers for panels consisting of between 3 and 5 closely related 15-20 minute presentations followed by a discussion. Throughout the conference, open forums and networking events will be held. The event will be opened by keynote speaker Paige West, from Columbia University, New York. Refreshments will also be provided.

The Theme for this year’s Conference is “The Age of Sustainability? – Opportunities, Challenges and Critiques”. With the Sustainable Development Goals setting the tone for the future of global development, emphasising cross-sectorial sustainability, postgraduate researchers engaging with this issue in any way, are invited to submit abstracts by Friday 3 February 2017.

We welcome papers which engage with theoretical, methodological and practical issues of Sustainability through a variety of themes, which include but are not limited to:

  • Poverty, inequality & injustice
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Industry & technology
  • Peace and conflict
  • Children & education
  • Political economy
  • Digital Innovation & data
  • Gender & sexuality
  • Economic growth
  • Human mobility & security
  • Governance & Institutions
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Environmental change & management
  • Urban development

Please submit an abstract of 250 words to the organising committee (development-studies@sheffield.ac.uk) with the subject heading ‘SIID Conference Abstract’.  Please state whether you wish to present a poster or paper. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of the month.

Key dates
Abstract submission deadline – Friday 3 February 2017.

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Environmental Justice 2017 – Looking Back, Looking Forward Conference

EXTENDED deadline – Wednesday 15 March 2017

The call for papers for the 2017 Environmental Justice 2017 – Looking Back, Looking Forward Conference is now open and authors wishing to present at the conference are invited to submit an abstract of their original work for consideration. The conference will be held at the University of Sydney from Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 November 2017.

In 1997, the University of Melbourne hosted a major international conference on ‘Environmental Justice: Global Ethics for the 21st Century’. In 2017, the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney will host an anniversary event, focused on both a retrospective look at environmental justice scholarship and activism and the prospects and themes for current and future work in the field. What have we learned, and what are the challenges, trends, and directions for environmental justice theories, movements and campaigns, and institutions and politics?

The 2017 conference, like the earlier one, will have a global and interdisciplinary focus, and will also bring together scholars and activists addressing EJ in human communities and those focused on nonhuman nature.

Paper proposals are welcome in any area of environmental justice research and practice, though we encourage work that combines the ‘looking back, looking forward’ theme.

Other themes may include the following, many of which were on the original Melbourne agenda:

  • EJ As A Global Ethic: 20 Years Later
  • Agricultural and Food Justice
  • Climate Justice
  • Comparative EJ and the Australian Case
  • EJ and Black Lives Matter
  • EJ and Environmental Health
  • EJ and Environmental Governance
  • EJ, Extraction, and Resource Colonialism
  • EJ in the Anthropocene
  • EJ and Greening Cities
  • Feminism, Ecofeminism, and Environmental Justice
  • Indigenous Perspectives of Justice and Nature
  • (In)Justices Of Infrastructure and Supply Chains
  • Justice, Capitalism, and the Environmental Crisis
  • Justice In Disasters, Adaptation and Resilience
  • Justice, Transition, and Transformation
  • EJ in Policy, Law, Institutions and Administration
  • Methodologies and the Study of EJ
  • Multispecies Justice: Nonhuman Animals, Species, Ecosystems
  • Scholars and Activists – Strategies and Practices of Working Together

Key dates
Abstract submission deadline – Monday 27 February 2017
Author notification – Friday 31 March 2017
Author registration deadline – Friday 1 September 2017

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