Call for Abstracts
Special Issue on “Making time in digital societies: Considering the interplay of media, data and temporalities” in New Media & Society
Guest Editors: Christine Lohmeier (University of Bremen), Anne Kaun (Södertörn University), & Christian Pentzold (University of Bremen)
Studying media and communication processes through the lens of time and temporality enjoys a long history. Waves of technological innovation such as mechanization and electrification have come with a profound reconfiguration of social time. This holds true for datafication too. Datafication – referring to processes of quantification and the transformation of evermore objects into data, as well as the automation of judgements, evaluations, and decision-making – requires us to rethink, once again, the relationship between media, data, and temporality.
The special issue of New Media & Society will address the continuities and disruptions emerging in the nexus of time and media. It addresses the challenges of acting in the present, acceding to the future, and mobilizing the past in increasingly datafied societies. We assume that the changing mediations of time leave their mark on the ways we process and order the pace, sequence, and rhythms of intersecting lives.
Contributions to this special issue will explore changes in the perception and conception of time that go hand in hand with technological change and provide a discussion on how to grasp these empirical variations theoretically. They are invited to scrutinize the frictions between a plurality of social temporalities and the tendencies to establish dominate modes of creating, keeping, and managing time. While the focus is on current developments, the issue also seeks to includecontributions that encompass a historically grounded and contextualizing discussion of the interplay between media, data, and temporality.
Papers could address but are not limited to the following themes:
• media use and the management of time
• mediation and the communicative organization of time (e.g., through clocks, calendars, timetables) • digital media technologies in relation to acceleration, (de)synchronization, or deceleration • data-based modes of time making and time keeping • embodiment, affect, and temporality • media, time, and material objects • power struggles around mediated time and temporalities in movements of resistance or social change; temporal insurgency • cultural and social negotiations of media and time • temporal and technological arrangements between the past, present, and future • interrelations between time, media, and other activities
Abstract submission: 1 May 2018
Notification of selected proposals: 1 June 2018 Full paper submission: 15 January 2019 Publication planned for 2020
Submissions should include name and affiliation of the author(s), an abstract of 500 words, and 3 to 5 keywords. They should be sent to the e-mail address no later than 1 May 2018: email@example.com Invited paper submission will be due 15 January 2019 and will be submitted directly to the submission site for New Media & Society: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nms where they will undergo peer review following the usual procedures of the journal. The invitation to submit a full article does not guarantee acceptance into the special issue. The special issue will be published in 2020.
In case you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sarah Marie Hall, University of Manchester (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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
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