Call for Papers: 16th IASESP Conference

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16th Annual Conference

The International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place

Quinnipiac University

April 24-26, 2020

 

Conference theme:

 

Crossroads of Memory

 

Call for Papers due February 14, 2020

 

Inquiry on the spatial properties of memory has traditionally energized a variety of disciplines as well as built bridges among them: from philosophy, theology, and geography, to history, sociology and anthropology, from neuroscience and psychology to computer science and environmental studies. Environments affect remembrances that, in turn, shape identity, in a loop of interactions that blur boundaries between what is past and present. How do individuals and communities understand memory spaces, monuments, and borders? How do various kinds of environments –urban, rural, and virtual—retain or alter memory, while being shaped by it? How do historiographies, literary and artistic narratives connect space, place, and the environment? How is memory processed, archived, accessed, and continually reshaped through environment? What is the role of memory in the management of natural resources and environmental policy?

 

This interdisciplinary conference will explore these and related questions.  We invite papers from any discipline that deal with the theme of this conference. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

 

Historiographies

 

Food, culture, and identity

 

Literature, trauma, and memory

                                   

Memory construction and new technologies

 

Language, mobility, and migration

 

Memory, imagination, and the senses 

 

Memory and new ecologies

 

Museums, libraries, and archives

 

Borders and borderlands

 

Memory and sustainability

 

Artificial intelligence

 

Collective spaces and memory

 

Ethics of preservation

 

Please send your abstract (300 word limit) to Troy Paddock, paddockt1@southernct.edu

16th Annual Conference

The International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place

Quinnipiac University

April 24-26, 2020