Practicing Deep Time is a two-day event focusing on Deep Time in arts and heritage: a one-day multidisciplinary symposium based at Timespan followed by a day “in the field”, exploring Deep Time concepts across East Sutherland and Caithness.
With contributors from across the arts and heritage sectors, working in international, national and regional contexts, the programme focuses particularly on how we might address deep time subjects and issues in contemporary artistic, museological, archaeological, and environmental practices. The programme also pays attention to the points where deep time intersects with the contemporary moment, in current conversations around climate change, nuclear waste storage, and the anthropocene – where the impact of humans has been imprinted on the geological record.
CAPACIOUS: Affect Inquiry/Making Space Conference 8 - 11 Aug 2018, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
This stream explores how the orientations of affect might make space for alternative conceptions of feminism’s narratives, methods, and temporalities. It draws from the productive dialogue that has emerged between feminist and affect studies especially in the new millennium, and attends to the discursive politics that shape the stories (Hemmings 2005, 2011) by which feminism has come to be known. The focus of this stream is twofold, and attempts to trace the affinities between its concurrent, overlapping lines of inquiry as follows. Alongside scholars such as Hemmings, Ahmed (2010, 2012), and Wiegman (2010, 2012, 2016), it first invites a self-reflexive gaze at how affect has saturated and sustained certain trajectories that compose the institutions of feminist thought, and in turn seeks to advance new perspectives on critical feminist praxis. Second, in following the work of scholars such as Browne (2014), Cvetkovich (2003, 2012), Freeman (2010), Hesford (2013), Holland (2012), Love (2007), and Scott (2011), it examines the imbrications of affect and time in the organization of feminist histories and knowledges. It continues to reveal the points of tension marking the structuring temporalities of feminism, and presents a diverse array of accounts that might extend the affective life of feminist time.
This stream welcomes papers that carve out space for contemporary modes of engaging with the affective imaginary of feminism. It uncovers the affective infrastructure behind dominant frameworks of feminism, and the transformative potential of affect itself for generating new ways of thinking and reading the multiplicity of feminist discourse. Here, the discussion is further opened to the affective temporalities of feminism that call into question the exclusionary parameters of feminist historiography. It draws on the inevitable centrality of affect for rethinking the pasts, present, and futures of feminism. This stream makes ethical and political interventions into existing feminist paradigms by being committed to perspectives that have traditionally been elided by liberal Western epistemologies. As such, it is particularly interested in scholarship that centers on decolonizing, transnational, or queer feminisms, and encourages the interdisciplinary insight that can be gleaned from the broadly defined fields of the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Potential topics for this stream include, but are not limited to,
The mobilizations, or (re)orientations, of affect in:
250-word paper abstracts can now be submitted. All papers must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. To aid with proper routing, please include STREAM #5 and 'Feminism's Affective Imaginary' in the subject-line of your emailed paper-abstract submission. The email attachment of your abstract should be in Word. Abstracts can be single-authored or co-authored. The final deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 15, 2018. For more information, please visit: http://capaciousjournal.com/conference/.
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff University, 28-31 August 2018.
‘Being in the now’: Feminist geographies of non-teleological practices
This session is sponsored by the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group
Session Organisers: Clare Holdsworth, Keele University (email@example.com) and Sarah Marie Hall, University of Manchester (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Attention to the importance of taken-for-granted, everyday activities has been a key theme in the production of feminist geographical knowledge. As Dyke argues it is necessary to pay ‘close attention to the spaces of everyday life to keep women visible in rapidly changing world conditions’ (2005, 234). This focus on the everyday is not though simply a matter of making women visible to acknowledge their contribution to families, communities and neighbourhoods, but also reveals the significance of women’s lives in the present time. There is we suggest an important temporal, as well as spatial, aspect of everyday practices that can be examined through a non-teleological perspective. The focus of attention of non-teleological reasoning is against the assumptions of ‘in order to rationality’ which prioritises the outcome of activities rather than their embodied experiences. Evoking a non-teleological perspective foregrounds the significance of activities in the present time and the meanings ascribed to doings rather than endings. They are synergies here with the current popularity of mindfulness and emphasis on ‘being in the now’.
We invite papers to contribute to debates about how a focus on the significance of present temporalities can enrich feminist geographical knowledge. Possible topics may include, but are not restricted to:
• Living with austerity
• Flow activities and positive psychology
• Temporalities of activism
• Feminist becomings
• Mindfulness and motherhood
• Feminist environmentalism and the everyday
• Creativity and non-teleological reasoning
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Clare Holdsworth (email@example.com) by 5pm Friday 2nd February 2018. These should include title, author affiliation and email address.
We are pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference on Time Perspective will be Nantes, France from August 27-31, 2018.
The conference focuses on Time as a broad, interdisciplinary topic capable of bridging gaps between disciplines and between scientific fields.
The Time Perspective Network has 250+ active members from more than 40 countries around the world, both young and established researchers from various backgrounds who are passionate about time in psychological and social phenomena. During our bi-annual conferences we aim to inspire collaborative research and applied projects in the field of our expertise in subjective and social time.
Those at Temporal Belongings are highly encouraged to submit their work.
Call for papers and access to submission portal: https://www.conferize.com/ICTP2018
Submission deadlines and response dates:
Early submission deadline: January 21, 2017. Response by February 6, 2018.
Submission deadline: February 25, 2018. Response by March 13, 2018
Tianna Loose, PhD
Université de Nantes
Time Perspective Network
The International Society for the Study of Time
Seventeenth Triennial Conference
Time in Variance
23 June to 29 June 2019, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California USA
Proposals (300 words) due by March 31, 2018
The International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) seeks proposals for presentations at its 2019 conference at Loyola Marymount University on the theme of Time in Variance.
The ISST, renowned for its interdisciplinary scope, invites scientists, scholars, artists, and practitioners to explore the singular/multiple nature of time and temporalities within and across disciplines. Our format of plenary presentations delivered over four days creates a sustained interdisciplinary discussion among participants; we thus expect participants to register for the entirety of the conference. We also take a day off mid-conference and provide participants a choice of time-related excursions in Los Angeles. The Loyola Marymount campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and it is just a few miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The campus is home to ISST Founder J. T. Fraser’s Personal Papers and the Collection of the International Society for the Study of Time Records. The campus also features various slow time installations, including the Garden of Slow Time, a classical labyrinth on a bluff that offers panoramic views of the city.
“Time in Variance,” in evoking temporalities at odds with one another, speaks to an the ever more poignant human awareness that our reality unfolds on several timescales simultaneously, from instantaneous demands on attention in a mediated environment to local and global ecological catastrophe and change, to long-term planetary and cosmological processes. The Anthropocene marks a disjunctive juncture between
geologic timescales and the “Great Acceleration” in humanity’s planetary imprint since 1950. Not surprisingly, tensions among heterogenous temporalities characterize contemporary scholarship, art, and experience across a range of disciplinary and cultural contexts. But this in itself may not be a new condition: at any time in history, human beings have found themselves implicated in processes belonging not only to different scales, but also building different shapes of time – some oscillating, others circular, yet others linear. “Time in Variance” also evokes its mirror opposite, “time invariance,” creating a dialectic between temporal inconsistencies and constants, and a search for stable time measures, markers, or laws in a unstable world.
We invite papers that explore conceptual and experiential complexities comprising variations in and between timescales or time-rates, time regimes, or temporal orientations within given frames or contexts. The theme is to be interpreted broadly or as individuals understand it within the scope of their work. Below several topics, themes, and terms are offered as suggestions rather than limitations on the scope of the conference.
Guidelines and Timeline for Proposals: Proposals will be for 20-minute presentations in diverse formats: scholarly paper, debate, performance, overview of creative work, installation, workshop. Proposals for interdisciplinary panels are especially welcome. In this latter case, three speakers might present divergent points of view around the central theme, with a moderator providing a response. (Each paper for a panel must be approved by the selection committee.)
All work will be presented in English and should strike a balance between expertise in an area of specialization and accessibility to a general intellectual audience. Proposals, no more than 300 words in length, are submitted electronically. The author’s or authors’ name(s) should not appear in the proposal as the ISST does blind reviewing in selecting papers for its conferences. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2018, with acceptances communicated by August 1, 2018. The Society also seeks session chairs, whose names will be included on the printed conference program.
To submit proposals, go to the ISST website: http://www.studyoftime.org/forms/confsubmit.aspx
Special Issue of Resilience on Environmental Futurities now available
A History of Environmental Futurity: Special Issue Introduction (pp. 1-20)
Susie O'Brien and Cheryl Lousley
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0001
Global Futures Past: Our Common Future, Postcolonial Times, and Worldly Ecologies(pp. 21-42)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0021
Resilience Stories: Narratives of Adaptation, Refusal, and Compromise (pp. 43-65)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0043
Prayers on the Record: Mobilizing Indigenous Futures and Discourses of Spirituality in Canada's Pipeline Hearings (pp. 66-93)
Patricia H. Audette-Longo
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0066
Fantastic Futures? Cli-fi, Climate Justice, and Queer Futurity (pp. 94-110)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0094
Fields of Dreams (pp. 111-126)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0111
Climate Change Fiction and the Future of Memory: Speculating on Nathaniel Rich's Odds against Tomorrow (pp. 127-146)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0127
Another Poetry Is Possible: Will Alexander, Planetary Futures, and Exopoetics (pp. 147-165)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.4.2-3.0147
CFP: Accelerated Academy #4
Academic Timescapes: Perspectives, Reflections, Responsibilities
May 24-25, 2018, Villa Lanna, Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences
After meetings in Prague, Warwick and Leiden, the fourth Accelerated Academy conference calls for a more nuanced perspective in order to advance our understanding of academic temporalities as experienced, understood, controlled, managed, imagined and contested across different institutional contexts. The question of temporality – the human perception and social organization of time – in and of the academy has been attracting considerable attention across the social sciences in recent decades. Notable accounts have demonstrated that time is an important research object potentially offering new insights into the complex and shifting nature of the contemporary academy and its future. Existing studies tend to stress how pressures intrinsic to the imperatives of the knowledge economy and academic/epistemic capitalism co-shape policies and subsequently impact how time is perceived and experienced on the level of individuals and institutions, leading to concerns over their temporal relation to wider society. Taking the cue from the long tradition of sociology of time the conference aims to tackle various pressing question in the emerging field of the social studies of academic time. The conference will address the following themes but the organizers welcome other cognate problematics:
· Theorizations and different disciplinary takes on temporality in academia
· (Possible) methods of inquiring into academic temporalities
· Temporal design(s), temporal policies
· Temporal justice vs/and temporal autonomy
· The promises and limits of ‘the slow’ in academia
· Temporalities in/of teaching; temporalities in/of research – tensions, complementarities, (in)compatibilities
· Temporal interfaces with wider society and its implications for science communication
· Temporality of science communication via social media
· Digitalization, temporal intersections and emerging temporalities in academia
· Temporality, metrics, evaluations
Please submit short abstract (250 words) and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2018. We intend to generate an edited volume from the conference so please indicate whether you’d be interested in contributing to the volume.
Organized by Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences & University of Minho, Research Centre on Communication Studies (CECS).
Funded by Czech Science Foundation, Czech Academy of Sciences (Strategie AV21) & Portuguese Science Foundation, CECS, University of Minho.
This call follows on from the recent Millenium conference on The Politics of Time. The programme can be viewed here: https://millenniumjournal.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/2017-conference-booklet.pdf
Call For Submissions – Millennium 46.3
The Politics of Time in International Relations
Deadline: 24 November 2017
The Editors welcome the submission of manuscripts of 8,000-11,000 words (including footnotes but excluding an abstract of up to 200 words and up to six keywords). All material must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by Millennium. Submissions will be peer-reviewed prior to publication. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, not all submissions can be accepted for publication in issue 46.3.
Submissions need to be made via the online SAGETrack manuscript submission-system: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mjis
The Grasping Kairos Research Network just recently came to our attention and a brief outline of their work is included below. More information is available from: http://graspingkairos.wixsite.com/network
Researching the History of Kairos/Occasio from the Classical to the Modern Age
ZeMKI international conference „The Mediatization of Time“
December 6-8, 2017
Hillmannpl. 20, 28195 Bremen, Germany
University of Bremen, ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research
Recent innovations in the digitalization and datafication of communication fundamentally affect how people conceptualize, perceive and evaluate time to create the kind of world they live in. The conference invites participants to think through the interplay of media and data in respect of the way social time is constructed, modulated, and experienced. This allows to appreciate how new technologies and representations deeply affect the temporal organization of today’s media suffused societies, and it also sheds light on transformations in mediating time. We assume that mediatization as a fundamental societal change that interweaves with the development and spread of communication and information technologies leaves its mark on the ways we process and order the pace, sequence, rhythms and of social reality.
This conference invites to think through the role of media and data people have or had at hand to time their interactions, relations, and states of being.
The conference is organized by Christian Pentzold and Christine Lohmeier from the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen in cooperation with Anne Kaun, School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, Stockholm.
Registration for non-presenting participants is open until November 30, 2017. Please register with an e-mail to email@example.com, providing your full name, your affiliation and postal address as well as your status: (1) undergraduate/doctoral student or (2) postdoc/professor/other. The registration fee for status group (1) is 20 euro and for status group (2) 40 euro, not including the conference dinner. The registration is only valid with a written confirmation by the conference team.
Participants can book hotel rooms for special conference rates at the Hotel Bremer Haus (code: "Mediatized Time") and Star Inn Bremen (code: "Mediatized Time") by the end of October 2017.
Conference programmeDecember 6, 201720:00
Get Together (www.canova-bremen.de)
December 7, 201709:00
Welcome - Convenors
*Helge Jordheim (Oslo U, Norway)
*Response: Emily Keightley (Loughborough U, UK)
*Response: Staffan Ericson (Södertörn U, Sweden)
Coffee & Tea
PANEL I: TEMPORAL (DIS-)CONTINUITIES
*Karin Deckner (U of the Arts, Berlin, Germany): Eigenzeit and media-based Eigenzeit as „Heterochronie“
*Tim Markham (Birkbeck, U of London, UK): Subjective engagement in an age of distraction: In defence of temporal discontinuity and ambivalence
*Christian Schwarzenegger (Augsburg U, Germany): Reclaiming Time from the Media – Disconnection and temporal autonomy in times of digital perma-connectivity
*Martin Hand (Queen's U, Canada): iTimes? emerging practices of negotiation, synchronization, and coordination
PANEL II: PLATFORM TIME
*Tim Highfield (Queensland Tech, Australia): Socially mediated moments and memories: Now, then, and the tangled temporality of digital media
*Manuel Menke (Augsburg U, Germany): Time as Contrast: Constructing Temporalities of the “Before” and the “After” Online
*Kenzie Burchell (U of Toronto, Canada): Managing the Platform Communication Environment: Observable Social Practices as Time Regulators and Time Meters
Coffee & Tea
PANEL III: MULTIPLE CHRONOLOGIES
*Maria Rikitianskaia & Gabriele Balbi (Lugano U, Switzerland): Wireless Around The Clock: Introducing Time Signals By Wireless Telegraphy in the 1910s
*Oliver Görland (Rostock U, Germany): Media Use In Situ: Dead Time and the Acceleration of Life
*Jean-Claude Domenget (U de Franche Comté, France) & Carsten Wilhelm (U of Haute Alsace, France): Recent French perspectives on temporalities in media and communication research
*Sabine Bosler (U of Haute Alsace, France & Olivier Thevenin (Paris New Sorbonne U, France): The Paris Series Mania Festival and the Attention Economy"
Roundtable: New Perspectives on Media, Data and Temporality (Andreas Hepp (Bremen U, Germany), Espen Ytreberg (Oslo U, Norway), Elizabeth Prommer (Rostock U, Germany), Lee Humphreys (Cornell U, USA), Paddy Scannell (U Michigan, USA)
December 8, 201709:00
*Motti Neiger (The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew U. & Netanya Academic College, Israel) ""On Collective Vision: The Mediatization of Shared Social Future"
*Mike Ananny (Annenberg School for Communication, USC, USA)
* Response: Lee Humphreys (Cornell U, USA)
Coffee & Tea
PANEL VI: TIME IN/OF THE MEDIA
*C.W. Anderson (Leeds U, UK) & Henrik Bodker (Aarhus U, Denmark): Deep, Shallow, and Ecstatic Time in an Age of Data and Mediatization
* Wiebke Loosen (Bredow Hamburg) & Andreas Hepp (U Bremen): Where the future is already the present. How pioneer journalists construct the future(s) of journalism
*Sarah Kohler (Klagenfurt U, Austria): The Adaptation of Temporal Structures in Times of Mediatization: the Two Approaches of SPIEGEL Online
*Sarah Bishop (City U, NYC, USA): Finding the Time: Digital Storytelling and Narrative Fatigue
Lunch and Farewell
INTO THE FUTURE with comments from Peter Lunt (Leicester U, UK), Irene Neverla (Hamburg U, Germany), Johan Fornäs (Södertörn U, Sweden)
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