H-Utopia, like the 25-year-old Society for Utopian Studies, is devoted to discussion of utopianism in all its forms, from literary expression to policy analysis to architectural criticism to activism. Our focus is on the forms, contents, and influence of utopian/dystopian thinking.

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CFP: Ecotopian Tool for Anthropocene Challenges (U. Penn, 13-15 April 2017)

An Ecotopian Toolkit for Anthropocene Challenges

Thursday, 13 April 2017—Saturday, 15 April 2017

 A conference organized by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

Tool making is a signature trait of the human species. What tools can

we make, and might we require, in the age of the human, the anthropocene: a

name for the present geological epoch when humans are the most potent

force shaping earth’s systems? Global warming and other anthropocene

Society for Utopian Studies Arthur O. Lewis Award

NOTICE: Deadline extended to September 1st, 2016

Arthur O. Lewis Award

Each year the Society for Utopian Studies presents the Arthur O. Lewis Award for the best paper by a younger scholar (generally defined as untenured) given at the annual meeting of the Society. Arthur O. Lewis was one of the founders of the Society and served as its Chair on more than one occasion.

Society for Utopian Studies Roemer Innovative Course Design Award

Dear SUS members:
It is that time of year when the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS) Teaching Committee would like to invite submissions for this year's Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Award.  This year’s deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016. Please mark it in your calendar!
Specific award details are found at the following link:

Reminder--Only 4 days to register for SUS Conference!



A brief reminder that the deadline for submitting a paper or panel to the SUS Conference in St. Pete is August 15 (this Monday).  The conference will take place at the Hilton St. Petersburg, Bayfront, from Oct. 27-30.  If you'd like to submit your work, please see the Call for Papers for more information--there's a link at the bottom of the page to submit a paper or panel.  Here's a link to the CFP