Technology and the (Post-)Human Condition

Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
December 3, 2018 to December 7, 2018
Location: 
India
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Philosophy

This workshop takes on the question of what the future of ‘human’ means, and the bridging of the (post-)humanistic condition with technological and economic advancement. While elaborating on technology as an object of politics, democracy and the public face of science, this workshop seeks to understand: what sort of entanglement of materials and histories occur ‘when species meet’? (c.f. Haraway); how does technologic intermediation occur and how does it define us? (c.f. Hayles); and what sort of agency is present in objects or ‘things’ (c.f. Barad)?

Applications Open for India's Changing Cities and Informal Work Scholarship

Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
October 10, 2018
Location: 
Australia
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, South Asian History / Studies

 

About the Project

Are you interested in studying rapidly changing Indian cities? Would you like to explore the lives of migrant workers who build and maintain cities and their relationships to the urban environment? How do urban planning and real estate developments reshape migrant lives? Do they redefine relationships with essential resources like water and air?

Troublesome Elements: Medieval Conference at the University of Leicester, 23 November 2018

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 23, 2018
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Literature, Environmental History / Studies, Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

We would like to invite all medievalists to a one-day conference at the University of Leicester on 23 November 2018, dealing with the theme of Troublesome Elements. We will be joined by fifteen medievalists from five countries to examine the role of earth, wind, fire and water in medieval culture, and the problems and solutions that surrounded them, both as natural forces and as conceptual devices. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Hetta Howes of UCL, and it should be a rich and rewarding day.

Call for Chapters: Renewable Energy: International Perspectives on Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan)

Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
January 23, 2019
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Political Science

This interdisciplinary edited volume investigates economic and political factors of renewable energy use, introduces social acceptance of renewable energy innovation, and aims to strike a balance between a broad and professional audience. This work will discuss the history of the renewable energy development and briefly describe the physical and technological foundations of sustainable energy generation.

Material Life in Rural Britain, from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 1, 2018
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Rural History / Studies, Social History / Studies

Institute for Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1

 

Spaces and Places: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 13, 2019 to April 14, 2019
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Environmental History / Studies, Rural History / Studies, Social Sciences, Urban History / Studies

Spaces and Places
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April - Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium

Every day we live and we move through spaces that have been created to be significant. We recognize, resonate and—consciously or unconsciously—react to this significance in a variety of different ways and on a number of differing levels.

Applications Open for India's Changing Cities and Informal Work Scholarship

Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
November 11, 2018
Location: 
Australia
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, South Asian History / Studies

Scholarship code: 2018-126

About the Project

Are you interested in studying rapidly changing Indian cities? Would you like to explore the lives of migrant workers who build and maintain cities and their relationships to the urban environment? How do urban planning and real estate developments reshape migrant lives? Do they redefine relationships with essential resources like water and air?

Irish Anthropology Annual Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 21, 2018 to September 22, 2018
Location: 
Ireland {Republic}
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Area Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology

Dear all

the annual Anthropological Association of Ireland conference takes place this week at University College Cork. The two day conference starts at 11 AM sharp on Friday 21st, registration will open at 10:30. Certificates of attendance available.

Culture, Cultivation, Inculcation: The Subjects and Its Environments in 18th Century German Literature and Aesthetics (CFP extended deadline 9/28/18)

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 18, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Geography, German History / Studies, Literature

Since the Enlightenment, the German-speaking world has seen major developments in architectural, urban planning, and terraforming practices, around which n

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