CfP: Topical Collection ‘Values at Sea’ - HLPS

Title: Values at Sea: Marine Science Studies Meet Blue humanities

Guest editors: Elis Jones, Jose A. Cañada, and Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

Across social science and humanities, attention is increasingly focused on the sea. There has been a notable rise in panels, papers and projects in recent years working on understanding the challenges that marine sciences face in a time of ecological crisis. This growing interest is no surprise: the sea is a site of immense value, supporting and shaping the global biosphere, and is under considerable threat both by global change and local pressures. Whilst marine ecosystems are pushed to the brink, scholars now often talk of the blue humanities and oceanic turns, of blue economics and accelerations, and of ocean decades. These trends necessitate a similar refocusing towards the sea in the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, fields that are ideally placed to help understand and contextualise some of the changes occurring to marine systems.

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Please send an abstract proposal (300 words) and brief biographical sketch (300 words) to Elis Jones by the 30th of June 2023. Guest editors will inform about abstract acceptance in Mid-July and invite authors to submit a full paper by 1st of December 2023.