The 15th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place, John Moores University, Liverpool, 24-26 April 2019, "Spaces and Places on the Edge: Margins, Borders, and Thresholds’

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 15, 2019
Location: 
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Philosophy, Geography, Environmental History / Studies, World History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Call for papers:

The 15th annual IASESP conference

Liverpool John Moores University, 24-26 April 2019

 

Conference theme

‘Spaces and Places on the Edge: Margins, Borders, and Thresholds’

 

Place or space identified as on the edge is often the result of a judgment from the center. But it is also along the edges that one can shape or define the center. Edge and center are clearly relational and dynamic. What is a liminal space from one perspective can be the center from another vantage point. A border or frontier can be a boundary defining a space, a frame, or a threshold to a different environment, a gateway. It can be a physical or virtual space as well as a psychological or emotional state. Where is the edge? Borders circumscribe or limit space but they also are zones of contact. How does one distinguish between a border and a threshold? How do people experience edges, borders, and thresholds (alarm, excitement, indifference)?

 

This interdisciplinary conference will explore questions related to spaces and places on the edge spatially, socially, politically, and metaphorically.

 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

 

Barriers/perimeters

Borderland(s)

Boundaries

Buffers/buffer zones

Coastlines

Dialectic of center and periphery, metropole and frontier

Ecotones/ecoclines

Extinction thresholds

Fringe areas/movements

Frontiers

Horizons

Interstices

Liminality

Marshes

Mapping the edges

Marginalia

Marginalized people or places

Midrash or Tafsir

Natural or manmade borders

Phenomenology of edges

Suburbs

Thresholds

Contact Info: 

Please send an abstract and brief cv by 15 February to Troy Paddock, paddockt1@southernct.edu

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