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/.
Call for papers- RGS-IBG 2018: Temporality and Change: Non Representational Geographies and Beyond
Sponsored by the History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG)
Building on a plethora of analytical frames and concepts that have conceived of, or attempted to understand, temporality and change (May and Thrift, 2011), this session invites contributors to consider how temporality and change are empirically, theoretically and/or methodologically grasped within the contemporary landscape of geographical knowledge. In asking these questions, the session is interested in the role of Non-Representational Theories as an approach that continues to influence social and cultural thought (Vannini 2015). As such, we are interested in work that is shaped by a concern with movement, foregrounding the dynamics of change, and highlighting the emergent intricacies of everyday life (Anderson and Harrison, 2010, Thrift, 1996). We welcome broad interpretations of time and temporality and contributions that consider Non-representational theories in relation to other ways of thinking.
Topics in this session might include, but are not limited to:
Anderson, B. Harrison, P (2010). The promise of non-representational theories, Surrey: Ashgate.
May, J. and Thrift, N. eds., 2003. Timespace: geographies of temporality. London: Routledge.
Thrift, N (1996). Spatial Formations, California: Sage.
Vannini, P (2015). Non-representational methodologies: Re-envisioning research, London: Routledge.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to both:
Amy C. Barron, The University of Manchester
Andrew S. Maclaren, The University of Aberdeen
In submissions please include paper title, abstract, authors name(s), affiliation, contact email address (and in the case of multiple authors clearly state who will be presenting the paper)
The deadline for submissions is Monday the 12th of February.
We are also planning on organising a workshop session on practicing non-representational theories at the RGS-IBG. Watch this space for details, but please do email us if you would be interested in such a session.
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