Consuming the Environment

Consuming The Environment 2017 - multidiciplinary approaches to urbanization and vulnerability


Conference and workshop 3-5 December

Climate change, environmental degradation, people escaping war and hard living circumstances are questions the media report on daily. How severe is it? What do people know, how are they informed and what are they thinking? What are media telling us? In what way are environmental concerns dealt with in different academic disciplines? In popular culture? What about education and politics? What more do we need know?

This year´s conference highlights urbanization and vulnerability.
Consuming the Environment is a humanistic research initiative to a multidisciplinary approach. The University of Gävle invites you to contribute with

  • Extended abstract (2000-4000 words)
  • Full length paper (4000-6000 words)
  • Posters (exhibited and presented continuously)

No more than two submissions associated with any one person.

Important dates

10 April Call for abstracts, max 400 words. Themes are announced on conference webbsite.
1 May - 8 September Online abstract submission form is open. Acceptance or rejection of abstract will be notified 22 September.
14 August Registration opens.

New dates (previous dates):

8 September (18 August) Deadline for submitting abstract.
22 September (3 September) Acceptance of abstract notification.
29 September (8 September) Deadline application for PhD´s travel grant.
1 October (29 September) Early-bird registration closes (except for PhD students with travel grant).
6 October (14 September) Notification of travel grants.
10 November (1 November) Deadline submission of papers and posters.
3 December Social events in Gävle.
4-5 December Conference and workshops.

(Revised 1 August 2017 by Eva Åsén Ekstrand)

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Consuming the Environment