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CFP Annual conference BAA – Young Scholars’ Forum: Environmental Citizenship: Politics, Practices, Representations

Jahrestagung BAA, 6.-8.7.23 in Munich: Environmental Citizenship: Politics, Practices, Representations
Young Scholars’ Forum: Call for Papers
Deadline: April 28, 2023
One of the key questions of our time is how to act – individually and collectively – at a time of climate crisis that needs a fundamental rethinking of the relation between humans and the more-than-human environment. The concept of ‘environmental citizenship’ has had resonance across academic disciplines as well as in political, educational, and activist practice. However, not only the urgency of present debates about climate change, energy use, extraction policies, but also the critical reflection of citizenship’s normative implications and the increasing importance of posthumanist scholarship have called into question some of the taken-for-granted assumptions of the concept over the past years. The declared anthropocentrism of ecological and environmental citizenship has come under scrutiny in the context of a broader understanding of kinship and interdependence; the concept’s limited attention to diversity within and across societies and cultures has given way to more systematic, yet nuanced explorations of the impact of “diverse differences” (Fleras) on the rights, obligations, attitudes, and positionalities associated with ecological and environmental citizenship. And, last but not least, the critical attention the concept has received in literary and cultural studies has highlighted the importance of cultural forms and their societal function.
With this call, we invite papers from emerging scholars from all disciplines that explore conceptualizations, implications, representations, and practices of, but also alternatives to ‘environmental’ or ‘ecological citizenship’. Is it productive to think citizenship and ecocriticism together, and if so, how? Can the notion of environmental citizenship be an adequate response to global phenomena like climate change? How metaphorical is the term, and what are productive spatial and institutional frameworks of reference? Does the concept of ‘environmental citizenship’ as deployed in policies risk supporting greenwashing by pushing individual responsibility instead of systemic action or, on the contrary, can it rather help anchor environmental issues as elemental to democratic society? What is the potential role of fiction, film, and other genres and media in reconceptualizing human and more-than-human relationalities? How does a historical perspective help us evaluate the possibilities and limits of environmental citizenship and explore alternative concepts of responsibilities and agency?
Please send a proposal of 300-500 words by Friday, April 28, 2023 to Heike.Paul[at] and Katja.Sarkowsky[at]
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CFP Emerging Scholars‘ Forum Conference: Contested Canada – Deadline Extended!

The extended deadline for abstract submissions is March 31.


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The emerging scholars forum’s of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking countries conference CONTESTED CANADA: Navigating Past, Present and Future Sovereignties will take place at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin from June 29-30, 2023.

We want to reiterate that the conference is a great opportunity also for a first conference presentation as we offer a safe-space for emerging scholar of any level of study (BA, MA and PhD).

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer travel support.

We also want to encourage participants and attendees to join us for Canada Day (Sunday which is the day after the conference) for Canada related activities and networking.

The abstract submission link is here:


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Call for Papers Bucerius Young Scholars Forum Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Deadline: April 1, 2023

University of California, Berkeley, CA/USA

September 18–19, 2023

Field Trip: Sitka, AL/USA

September 20–24, 2023

The Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington invites proposals for papers to be presented at the seventh Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, which will be held at UC Berkeley, September 18–19, 2023. We seek contributions from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations with a background in the humanities or social sciences. The Forum will be connected to a field trip to Sitka, Alaska, from September 20–24, 2023.

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, is an annual program designed to bring together a transatlantic group of approximately ten scholars based in Germany, Europe, North America, and beyond to explore new research in the history of migration.

The 2023 Forum focuses on Indigenous migration. During the past decades, growing numbers of Indigenous people have left their ancestral lands. Persistent violation of their land rights and the disproportional impact of environmental and climate changes have forced them to move into unfamiliar urban or rural environments. The impacts of this mobility on communities and individuals have been manifold. Migrants have faced abuse and discrimination, grappled with the loss of material and spiritual connections to land, and struggled with the changing meanings of indigeneity in relation to other identities. Non-indigenous communities, in turn, have begun to debate their response to these newcomers and their responsibility in causing the social, environmental, and climatic changes coercing new migratory flows.

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Appel à participation au séminaire IdA-ENS “ Perspectives transaméricaines ” 2023-2024

Date limite de réception des propositions : le 2 mai 2023

Tout(e) enseignant(e)-chercheur(e) titulaire en France ou a I’étranger, souhaitant proposer une thématigque dintervention dans le champ américaniste des sciences humaines et sociales, est invité(e) a transmettre :

Une proposition d’une dizaine de lignes en indiquant en guoi la thématique peut se préter a l’exercice de la réflexion transaméricaine et en quoi elle pose des questions innovantes ;

Une proposition éventuelle de binome pour échanger sur la thématique (spécialiste de l’autre partie du continent) et/ou de collégue gui pourrait étre discuter la séance

Date limite de réception des propositions : le 2 mai 2023
Retour du comité d’organisation : mi-mai 2023
Diffusion du programme deéfinitif : début juillet 2023
Les propositions (contenu scientifique et suggestions éventuelles de collegues avec lesquels organiser l’échange) sont étudiées par le comité d’organisation du séminaire au mois de mai.
Renseignements et propositions a transmettre a l’adresse suivante avant le 2 mai 2023:

Présentation du séminaire Objectifs du séminaire: le séminaire « Perspectives transaméricaines » se propose de faire dialoguer les visions de chercheurs travaillant sur les différents territoires et aires culturelles des Amériques et de la Caraibe. A chaque séance, deux interventions courtes sur un méme theme et sur différentes régions du continent sont reprises par un(e) discutant(e) qui s’attache a favoriser une réflexion transaméricaine et comparatiste, puis a animer le débat avec le public.
L’interdisciplinarité est favorisée dans ce séminaire largement ouvert.
Organisateurs : ce séminaire est organisé par le GIS Institut des Amériques en collaboration avec Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS). Les membres du Comité d’organisation sont : Diana Burgos-Vigna (Université Paris Nanterre), Francoise Le Jeune (Nantes Université), Roland Béhar (ENS) et Rober Boyer (EHESS).
Lieu et horaires : ce séminaire se tient une fois par mois environ, le mardi de 17h00 & 18h30, principalement en ligne (format webinaire zoom)
Les deux intervenant(e)s : ce sont principalement des scientifiques membres du réseau IdA ou invités dans les institutions membres. A chaque séance, un(e) spécialiste de l’Amérique latine rencontre un(e) spécialiste de l’Amérique du Nord. Les deux personnes ne relévent pas obligatoirement de la méme discipline.
Format du séminaire : chacune des deux présentations dure 20 minutes maximum. S’ensuit une discussion transaméricaine et comparatiste menée par le ou la discutant(e). La derniére partie de la séance permet au public en ligne de poser des questions.
Séances accessibles par zoom : toutes les séances du séminaire sont accessibles en direct. Cela permet de mobiliser un large public au sein du réseau et dans les Amériques. Elles sont ensuite publiées sur le site de l’ldA et sa chaine You Tube.
Valorisation des séances : Un billet mettant en avant les éléments phares de la discussion comparatiste est produit aprés la séance par la personne ayant coordonné scientifiquement la séance et publié sur le site de VidA.

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Call for Contributors to Blog RCMP at 150

Deadline: April 15, 2023

The North-West Mounted Police were established by the relatively new Dominion of Canada in May 1873. Initially an attempt to make sense of the massive, varied, and challenging geography of the Dominion, which had expanded dramatically after the purchase of Rupert’s Land from the Hudson’s Bay Company a few years prior, the North-West Mounted Police have environmental themes baked into their roots. Its was amalgamated with the Dominion Police, the Dominion’s federal law enforcement agency, in 1920 to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Not only have the Mounties, as they came to be called around the turn of the 20th century, been a relative through-line in Canadian history, but they have also been mobilized as a symbol of what it means to be Canadian. They have appeared in Hollywood films, cartoons, and in commemorative, parodic, and patriotic consumer culture of all sorts. Subsequently, the RCMP is a part of both “real” and “imagined” Canadian environments, shaping how Canada looks and feels at home and elsewhere.