***Apologies for cross-posting. Please circulate details to anyone who may be interested***
Some events which may be of interest
1. A Sustainability Network for the Humanities
2. Diversity and the Past: progress, challenges and the future
A Sustainability Network for the Humanities
The second meeting of the Sustainability Network for the Humanities will be on Thursday 29th November, 2007 (University Conference Centre, University of Birmingham).
At the first meeting of the Sustainability Network, we considered the concept of Sustainability and its rise to importance in the contemporary climate. For the second meeting we should like to build on themes that arose from this first meeting.
We are therefore seeking presentations to form the basis for discussion on the following themes:
Sustainability and consumption; private right and public good
Presentations that explore the conflict between a respect for the individual's right to dispose of (consume) their own private resources and the need to preserve such resources for posterity and a 'wider good'. Presentations should have a focus on the sustainability of cultural resources, and consider how we judge what can or should be conserved and sustained and what might be left out of public control.
Sustainability as a recurring theme
Presentations that consider past occasions when individuals and societies have recognised that over-consumption needs to be identified and/or controlled, and how this was communicated and acted upon by individuals and institutions at the time.
The institutional need and local delivery
Presentations that consider the current the efforts of modern Higher Education Institutions to develop policies on Education for Sustainable Development and the potential impact of these policies on local degree content and teaching.
Presentations should be timed for approximately 20 minutes in length. Please send suggested titles and abstracts to [log in to unmask] before 5th November 2007.
We also welcome participants to discuss the above themes - all are welcome.
If you would like to reserve a place please email [log in to unmask] with your name, institution, and broad areas of interest in relation to the workshop. The workshop is free to attend, and lunch and refreshments will be provided (please also specify any dietary or other requirements).
Diversity and the Past: progress, challenges and the future
5th December 2007, CEEBL, University of Manchester
Following last years symposium on Diversity and the Past, this conference will review progress made, as well as highlight new projects, research and resources. We welcome papers from all sectors dealing with the past, including archaeology, history, classics, museum studies, heritage studies, art history, etc, addressing issues of accessibility, inclusivity and relevance of the past to all. It is hoped the conference will provide a forum to share challenges, solutions, and experiences, as well as offering avenues for future collaboration and research on Diversity and the Past.
Call for papers deadline: 8th November.
The conference is free of charge, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register, or submit a paper proposal, please contact [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
Archaeology HCA, Higher Education Academy
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SACE, University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3GS
Tel: 0151 794 5039
Fax: 0151 794 5057