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21st August, 2019

Royal Irish Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium

The British Academy and the Royal Irish Academy are inviting applications for early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences from Ireland and the United Kingdom to attend a research collaboration symposium on the broad theme of ‘natures, cultures and communities’. The symposium aims to incentivise and establish international engagement and collaboration between early career researchers from a broad range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, encouraging the exchange of ideas across both disciplinary and national boundaries.

Purpose and Focus

Through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world has committed to undertake one of the most profound social and environmental transformations in human history. In a context of climate change and environmental duress caused by ecological crisis, questions of coping in conditions of extreme vulnerability and stress and new forms of stewardship arise. These require new forms of collaborative knowledge-making and political action, leading to potentially radical alterations in the relationships between nature, culture and community.

The symposium invites participants to think of ‘natures, cultures and communities’ across different times and contexts to explore and address the need for creative interventions in social and environmental crises, and how communities in the future, today and in the past have managed (or otherwise) rapid social and natural upheaval and technological change.

The Symposium

The symposium will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 31 January to 1 February 2020. Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs will be met for all participants over the course of the symposium.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 17.00 (UK time).

More info here.

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