Call for papers - UK Global Studies Association conference

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Call for Papers
March 24, 2023
United Kingdom


CEEC/GSA conference 2023: Globalization in the time of the Anthropocene

For 2023 the China and Emerging Economies Centre (CEEC) at University of Northampton, UK and the UK Global Studies Association (GSA) have decided to team up to enable a multidisciplinary conference. The conference will take place on the 30th and 31st of May in ‘The Hide’ on the top floor of the Learning Hub building at the University of Northampton. Keynote speakers confirmed so far are Professor Jeff Henderson, University of Bristol, speaking on ‘global China’ and Professor Geir Sigurdsson, University of Iceland, speaking on the philosophical underpinnings of China’s development. A public engagement event with wine reception will immediately follow the close of the conference and all conference delegates are welcome to attend.

The 2023 CEEC/GSA conference will be based on the theme of globalization in the ‘Anthropocene’, with the Anthropocene understood in its broadest form as the era of the world’s history in which, for the first time, humans have made and are making a larger impact on the planet than any other forces. Proposals for papers are now welcome under the following broad themes, but laterally connected proposals may also be considered:

  • Religion and globalized spaces/places
  • Globalised/globalizing cultural or sub-cultural movements from/to emerging economies
  • Migrations from emerging economies
  • Emerging economies and ecological concerns
  • Emerging economies/a specific emerging economy’s changing influence and impact
  • Images and perceptions of emerging economies/a specific emerging economy in the context of the Anthropocene


Please submit an abstract (max 250 words) and a brief professional biography (max 150 words) to by Friday 24th March 2023.


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If you are interested in attending the conference, but do not wish to present a paper please use the same email address (above) to see if there are any remaining places. The conference is free to attend, and refreshments will be provided, but there is no travel or accommodation budget.