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CfP: Performance in a Pandemic - edited volume

Routledge: Edited by Laura Bissell (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Lucy Weir (University of Edinburgh)   The COVID-19 pandemic that emerged in early 2020 disrupted the lives of millions around the world as governments stipulated periods of lockdown to halt the spread of the virus. This global health crisis and resulting quarantine has dramatically impacted the landscape of performance-making – it has been both impossible and impermissible to  create live performance work in the usual ways. As a result, many artists and makers have moved their practices online, creating digital performances and artworks; meanwhile, others have stopped making work altogether without access to performance venues and live audiences.    In response to this unprecedented situation and its immediate, enduring effects on contemporary performance practice, we propose an edited collection  exploring the impact of lockdown on artists and artistic output during this time. This collection also invites reflect

CfP: Agricultural History Society 2021 (now virtual)--Challenging Crops and Climates

  The Agricultural History Society selected “Challenging Crops and Climates” as our scholarly theme without anticipating the challenging social, political, and economic climates we would all face in 2020.  As the 2021 Agricultural History Society annual meeting moves to a virtual format, the program committee invites proposals that embrace the challenges associated with research, collaboration, and education amid COVID-19 and various forms of social unrest. For almost a year, agricultural historians have invested their considerable talents in cultivating new teaching techniques, research practices, collaborations, and community outreach programs.  AHS invites individual or group proposals modeled on the practices you have developed in response to the challenges of our current climate.  The program committee is particularly interested in roundtables, public history projects, digital history projects, projects that combat Zoom fatigue, and other innovative responses to the unprecedented

Funded PhD - Kew’s imperial archive: Cataloguing Economic Botany in the Miscellaneous Reports, 1841-1928

TECHNE AHRC Funded Studentship – Partnership Award University of Roehampton and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Kew’s imperial archive: Cataloguing Economic Botany in the Miscellaneous Reports, 1841-1928 This studentship offers the opportunity to research and study the history, composition and arrangement of a major collection held in the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  The project focuses on the Miscellaneous Reports: 771 volumes of printed and manuscript material relating to the administration of the British colonial botanic gardens and stations, dating from the 1840s to 1928. The Reports document the economic botany of these regions through correspondence with Kew, printed reports, newspaper articles, and illustrative material such as maps, photographs and sketches.  They are grouped by country and by economically useful product (such as tea, cinchona or rubber).  Although mainly focused on economic botany, the collection also includes material relating to colonial histo

CfP: Philosophy of Plant Biology Workshop, University of Exeter, 5-7 May 2021

Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter, 5-7 May 2021 Organisers: Özlem Yilmaz and John Dupré Plants are very interesting organisms. They implement unique internal processes and modes of interaction with their environments. Needless to say, as the primary harvesters of solar energy they are vital parts of ecosystems. Serious attention to plants provides novel and interesting perspectives on many topics in philosophy of biology, including individuality, organisation, cognition, and disease. For example, the growth of plants requires us to stretch the concept of organism. If vegetative spread, for example via suckers from roots, is counted as mere growth, a forest can be considered a single organism, as is the case with ‘Pando’, a  Populus tremuloides  forest in Utah And although there seems to be no centre of the coordination in a plant body as in animals, there is usually a highly-tuned coordination of the body parts that has led some theorists to attri

Postgraduate Research in Philosophy, Religion,and History of Science at Leeds, 2021/22

  The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds invites applications for research postgraduate study commencing 2021/22.     About Us    With around ninety current research postgraduates, and over seventy academic staff (many of whom offer PhD supervision), the School is a friendly and vibrant academic community, and has an impressive international reputation in each of its constituent fields.      Research is focused within and between six highly active research centres:     * Aesthetic, Moral, and Political Philosophy  * History and Philosophy of Science  * Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied  * Metaphysics and Mind  * Philosophy of Religion  * Religion and Public Life     For more information about the school and its research centres see  https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/ philosophy .      Application    Information about research postgraduate study in the school and the application procedure is provided at  https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/ philosophy-research-de

Call for proposals: Princeton-Bucharest Seminar

The Princeton-Bucharest Virtual Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy is calling for proposals for papers and sessions for the spring term program, which will extend from February to May 2021. We will continue to meet on Tuesdays, 1PM Princeton time/7PM Bucharest time; our meetings last for two hours. Interested presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for short talks or joint sessions (panel discussions, mini-workshop format). In our experience so far, what works best are short talks (no more than 20 minute speaking time) leading to discussions either with co-panelists or with the audience. You can see for yourself if you look at our past recordings here  https://www.youtube.com/ channel/ UC1391sLJPUYoA46uk4xC1LA/ featured .  For more details see our website here:  https:// earlymodernseminar.wordpress. com . Please submit proposals by December 1, 2020 to:  princetonbucharestseminar@ gmail.com .                  

CfP: Globalization and New Terrains of Consciousness: Phenomenologies of the Global/ Local/ Glocal

MHRD-SPARC Supported International Conference  on  Globalization and New Terrains of Consciousness: Phenomenologies of the Global/ Local/ Glocal.  9-10 February, 2021 Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and  Department of English and American Studies, University of Würzburg, Germany Phenomenological modes of analysis offer perspectives on sense-making practices, wherein we tend to ask questions as to what appeals to a particular community, or makes its presence felt in cultural practices, or even lends to hybridization. We live in sensory environments and glocalisation allows for a critical reflection on the making and remaking of these through assemblages and coming-together. A consideration of humans and our earth- others in building a new form of “planetary imaginary” (Spivak,  Death of a Discipline , 2003) is crucial. And, varied sensoriums allow for multiplicity of expressions and relationalities to emerge. In response to these developments and demands, we propo

Call for expressions of interest: "One hundred years of the IUPAP. A workshop"

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the foundation of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). As part of the celebrations of this anniversary, the IUPAP and the Commission for the History of Physics of the International Union for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (IUHSTM) shall sponsor the organization of an academic workshop and the production of an academic volume on the history of the IUPAP, broadly construed. Thus, we are calling for expressions of interest to take part in this project. Topics may include, but are not limited to: the role of the IUPAP in the development of physics, the connections between science and diplomacy in the work of the IUPAP, the internationalization of physics through the 20 th  century, the relationship and definitions of pure and applied physics within the activities of the IUPAP, the relation between global and local actions of IUPAP officers and committees, the construction of the network of international organiza