Call for abstract: Consuming the Environment, conference and workshop 3-5 Dec 2017 in Sweden

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Event Dates: 
December 3, 2017 to December 5, 2017
University of Gävle, Sweden


Consuming the Environment 2017 - multidiciplinary approaches to urbanization and vulnerability
Conference and workshop 3-5 December 2017 at the University of Gävle, Sweden
Climate change, environmental degradation, people escaping war and hard living circumstances are questions the media report on daily. How severe is it? What do people know, how are they informed and what are they thinking? What are media telling us? In what way are environmental concerns dealt with in different academic disciplines? In popular culture? What about education and politics? What more do we need know?

Speakers: Stephan Barthel, University of Gävle/Stockholm Resilience Center; Terry Hartig (new!), Uppsala university; Saleemul Huq, International Institute for Environment and Development; Don Kulick, Uppsala universitet; Rodrigo Lorenzo, University of Gävle; Åsa Persson, Stockholm Environment Institute,

Workshop, in the spirit of Joseph Beuys: Heather Ackroyd and/or Dan Harvey, UK (TBC) ; Lasse Ekstrand, author, Sweden.

The University of Gävle is pleased to invite you to contribute with articles and posters.
Themes are announced on conference webbsite
Media, memories and cultural flows
Celebrities politics and environmental commitment
Strategic environmental communication
History of the Environmental Discourses
Local media, global environmental threats: Storytelling
Environmental Disasters in the risk society
Sustainable City Developent: Green Spaces in urban environments and social change.
Engraved memories and heritage: local and indigenous knowledge
Environment Education
Consuming of Clothing
Other interesting theme? Contact conference committee

New dates:
14 August Registration opens.
8 September (18 August) Deadline for submitting abstract
22 September (3 September) Acceptance of abstract notification

29 September (8 September) Deadline application for PhD´s travel grant
6 October (14 September) Notification of travel grants.
1 October (29 September) Early-bird registration closes (except for PhD students with travel grant).
10 November (1 November) Deadline submission of papers and posters.
3 December Social events in Gävle.
4-5 December Conference and workshops.

Consuming the Environment is a humanistic research initiative to a multidisciplinary approach.
Please feel free to forward to your networks.

Dr Eva Åsén Ekstrand,
Conference coordinator: