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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Changing Climates:Realities, Representations and Responses to Environmental Challenges - Postgraduate Conference

St. Chad’s College, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3RH., TBC

The ratification of the Paris Agreement was a recognition that climate change is a global issue. Recent changes to western political landscapes have, however, introduced uncertainty about the future of the Paris Accords. This uncertainty forces us to recognise that changing climates exist not only as a physical reality but also as political and sociological realities that cannot be untangled from the physical forces they shape.

This two-day, interdisciplinary conference invites postgraduates of all disciplines to think about changing climates, broadly defined. Topics might include, but should not be limited to:

  • Climate Science
  • Changing Landscapes
  • Ecocriticism
  • Dystopian Climates
  • Movement and Migration
  • Intersectional Environmentalism
  • Political Climates
  • Literary Climates
  • Theological and Eschatological
  • Climates
  • Activism and Movements
  • Historical Climates
  • Climate in the Digital Era
  • Climate Modelling
  • Belief and Disbelief
  • Changing Ideologies

Please send abstracts of 250 words for 20 minute papers, accompanied by a short speaker biography. We also accept proposals for panels of 3 papers. Scientists are encouraged to submit either a traditional paper, or a 20 minute general-audience presentation based on their research.

Submissions should come from postgraduate students or early career researchers. Please send to no later than 20 May 2017.

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