Undisciplined Environments International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology

This looks very good and worth following up – even if one can’t make this conference
To discuss the possibilities for an undisciplinary political ecology, the European Network ‘Entitle’ – an FP7 ‘Marie Curie’ action n.289374 – launches the International Conference UNDISCIPLINED ENVIRONMENTS, co-organised by the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and the Environmental Humanities Laboratory of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
20-24 March 2016 | Stockholm
Keynote speakers:

Kim Tallbear, University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies
Ailton Krenak, Krenaki leader and public intellectual, Brasil
Catherine Larrère, Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne
Alf Hornborg, Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences
Nancy Peluso, University of California at Berkeley
Ugo Mattei, International University College, Turin

Power and conflict are at the core of socio-environmental change, but existing knowledge and higher education structures are ill-equipped to address them. Most socially-relevant environmental research takes place within isolated disciplinary silos and has a disciplinary orientation. Questions are framed in relation to scholarly traditions, not in terms of the structure of the problems and the conflicts at hand, which transcend conventional departmentalisation. However, as we live in undisciplined environments, we need undisciplined thinking.

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About Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities. I also write songs and help stage a range of live music with others. I am Chair and Programmer for Priston Festival.
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