Monthly Archives: December 2013

CFP: Positioning Histories- Consequences of Space and Place on Historical Narratives

by Lyn

A Call for Papers: Paul Lucas Conference 2014

Indiana University History Graduate Student Association

Deadline: Friday, January 17th, 2014

Positioning Histories:

Consequences of Space and Place on Historical Narratives

This year’s conference, Positioning Histories: Consequences of Space and Place on Historical Narratives, examines how historians demonstrate the relationship between geography, people, and events, which literally “take place.” Papers are encouraged to relate to the theme of the conference, but topics with other historical focuses may be submitted for consideration as well. Graduate students from any department are invited to submit their work. The conference itself will take place on April 5th, 2014, location TBA, and we are pleased to announce our keynote speaker will be Dr. Edward Murphy, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at Michigan State University. See the attached flyer for more details.

How to apply: Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words to as an email attachment

Deadline: Friday, January 17th, 2014

Conference: Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 5th, 2014! Location TBA

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Edward Murphy, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at Michigan State University

Mark Durbetaki
History Graduate Student Association – Conference Committee
Indiana University Bloomington

CFP: Assoc. for Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference

by Lyn

2014 AESS Conference

June  11-14, 2014, Pace University

New York City

Call For Proposals Now Open

Welcome to the Antrhoposcene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship

The theme for the conference is “Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship.”  Several of the panels, as well as keynote speakers, will focus on the argument advanced by many environmental experts that Earth has entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, or “the recent age of humans.” Proponents of this theory contend that humans have become a global geophysical force capable of disrupting the grand cycles of biology, chemistry and geology by which elements like carbon and nitrogen circulate between land, sea and atmosphere. This is resulting in profound alteration of the planet’s climate, serious threats to a large array of species and critical ecosystems and conversion of fertile lands to desert.

The conference theme will allow AESS to showcase its interdisciplinary strengths on this vitally important topic –

In terms of knowledge:

•   What are the roles of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in helping to confront planetary threats posed by anthropogenic activities and to develop a sustainable future?
•   How can creative interdisciplinary linkages—such as coupled human-natural systems— help us address profound environmental challenges e.g. climate change, ocean acidification, and species extinctions?
•   How do we address planetary-scale challenges at the local, regional, and global levels?

In terms of teaching and education:

•   What should the dialog with our students and the general public look like in discussing anthropogenic impacts on the planet? How do we balance the need to discuss profoundly serious threats with the need to offer hope?
•   What pedagogical approaches are most effective in discussing these issues?

In terms of practical application:

•   How can we partner with communities, governments, NGOs, the media, to generate more effective frameworks and solutions to addressing planetary challenges?  Can we showcase innovative case studies and partnerships to highlight what’s working—and importantly—what’s not working?

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Job Announcement: Engineering, Policy & Society, Arizona State University

by Lyn

Engineering, Policy and Society Faculty (10634)

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, in partnership with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) and School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University (ASU) seek to fill one or more positions at the levels of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the field of engineering, policy and society.  The successful candidate(s) will operate in an interdisciplinary fashion to provide focus to developing linkages among engineering, policy and society and perform in the usual roles of teaching, research and university, professional and community service activities.

The person will be expected to 1) contribute uniquely and powerfully to civil society discussion and public policy development, 2) lead research projects, and collaborate on research and educational initiatives at all scales; 3) focus on responsible and sustainable innovation and/or the governance of complex, large-scale socio-technological systems.  Individuals should have technical expertise that would allow innovative, cross-disciplinary research that includes the societal and policy aspects in such fields as emerging technologies, energy, healthcare, security and /or the environment.  The tenure home for the successful candidate will be Engineering.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in an appropriate area; demonstrated research/teaching interests at the intersection of engineering, policy and society; and evidence of high performance in both research and teaching appropriate to rank.

Desired Qualifications: 1) substantial education and training in, or engagement with, engineering; 2) the ability to work across multiple sectors in research, training, and outreach; 3) relevant policy experience or training (e.g., other advanced degree in policy or related field, several years working in policy position, etc.); and 4) a specific interest in and ability to thrive within the context set by the New American University.

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed.  To apply, please submit as a single PDF file a detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; detailed curriculum vitae; and names and addresses of three references to

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