The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applicants to "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," a two week summer institute on the Hoover Dam and its myriad impacts on American society. Throughout the program, leading scholars will guide a variety of sessions that center on three central themes: technology, environment, and human communities.
Technological Drive from Past to Future?
50 years of ICOHTEC
The International Committee for the History of Technology’s
45th Symposium, 17 to 21 July 2018, Saint-Étienne, France
SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORIANS (SAH) RICHARD SCHARCHBURG STUDENT PAPER AWARD, 2018
THE SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORIANS
RICHARD SCHARCHBURG STUDENT PAPER AWARD, 2018
This CFP calls for creative works and critical essays that explore the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. We will consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment. We are particularly interested in works that address the following broad questions in specific ways: How does the lived and emotional experience of the environment and disability intersect?
Deadline extended to Feb. 1, 2018.
One of humanity’s most serious problems, climate change is clearly a ‘human-made’ catastrophe. Various factors have contributed to global warming now turning into reality. One of the most significant, along with power generation and industry, is of course CO2 omissions from transport using fossil fuels. While both technological progress and climate change are popular themes in literature, film, and the visual arts, the equivalent cultural obsession with these issues is both scary and paradoxical.
This CFP calls for critical essays and creative works that address the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. In terms of critical essays, we will consider analyses of novels, poetry, comics, dance, art, and movies. We will also consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment.
Welcome to the 3rd Pacific Rim and Energy Conference (PRESCO 2018). This international, peer-reviewed event will be held in partnership with the 4th Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia (COSA 2018) and the 3rd Asian Conference on Urban Planning and Sustainable Cities (UP-City 2018).
For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.