пятница, 1 марта 2013 г.

Landscape and Environment in Central and Eastern Europe: Interdisciplinary Approaches

The 12th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe
Landscape and Environment in Central and Eastern Europe:
Interdisciplinary Approaches

Babes-Bolyai University and the Romanian Academy

The conference invites postgraduate students and early-career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to take part in an interdisciplinary debate about the nature, meaning, uses and representation of the Central and East European landscape and environment. The geographical spread of the conference includes Germany, South-East Europe, Russia and the countries of the former USSR (including Central Asia).

Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, art and architectural history, cultural and literary studies, economics, geography (including urban studies), history (medieval to modern, including the history of science and technology), philosophy, politics and sociology. We particularly encourage comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as proposals using new research methods.

We look forward to receiving submissions on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas:
- urbanisation and rural flight;
- the rural environment, farming and famine;
- urban planning;
- altering the natural landscape;
- the sourcing and use of natural resources – mining, fossil fuels, and their impact;
- sustainability and renewable energy sources;
- the representation of landscapes and the environment in art, literature, film and drama;
- institutional and political approaches to landscape and environment;
- energy politics.

Abstracts of up to 300 words and a brief biography should be sent to 12pgconference2013@ubbcluj.ro Papers should not exceed twenty minutes.
The language of the conference is English. The organising committee will provide accommodation for speakers. The conference is organised in association with UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.


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