Workshop: Climate Change, Inequality, and Livable Cities

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June 8, 2022 to June 10, 2022
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Geography, Humanities, Environmental History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of History, Humanities Center, and Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, with generous support of the A.W. Mellon Foundation, will convene a three-day workshop, June 8 — 10, 2022, that seeks to bring together eight early-career scholars (including advanced doctoral candidates) to share in-progress research on the challenges of urban life in an era of accelerating climate change and inequality.

We seek approaches from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, methodologies, locations, and time periods (past, present, and future).  We are particularly excited to welcome scholars who engage directly with communities, organizations, or social movements working to make cities more livable for marginalized populations within and beyond the United States.  Thematic areas of interest include, but are not limited to, struggles for equitable access to food, water, housing, and mobility, as well as efforts to nurture human and more-than-human wellbeing and solidarity.

The first two days of the workshop, convened on the Carnegie Mellon campus, will be devoted to generative discussions that revolve around participants’ individual papers, as well as a wrap-up session led by a seasoned scholar whose body of work intersects with the workshop’s central themes.  Day three will be devoted to meeting Pittsburgh-area activists to learn about situated, collective actions taken toward building inclusive, livable cities.

Invited participants will be provided with travel reimbursements, lodging, meals, and an honorarium of 750 USD.

To apply: please submit a 300-word abstract of the work to be presented and a two-page c.v. to by January 15, 2022.

Contact Info: 

Associate Professor John Soluri, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

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