Utopia and Ecotone: Contemporary Stakes

Utopia and Ecotone: Contemporary Stakes
Ecotones #8

Ghent University, Belgium, 29 September – 1 October 2022
In partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), DIRE (Université de La Réunion) & Maison Française d’Oxford (CNRS)

Conference venue: Ghent University, Belgium
Dates: 29 September – 1 October 2022
Languages: English, French
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2022
Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2022

After a series of conferences held at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Université de Poitiers and Université de La Réunion (France, 2015, 2016, 2018), at the Centre for the Study of Social Sciences in Calcutta (CSSSC, India, 2018), Manhattanville College (USA, 2019), Concordia Universitý (Canada, 2019) and University of Cape Town (South Africa, 2021), this international conference at Ghent University will be the 8th opus of the “Ecotones : encounters, crossings, communities” (2015-2022) conference cycle. This interdisciplinary programme aims to open up the term “ecotone”, a concept hitherto used in geography and ecology, to the humanities, political and social sciences. The “Utopia and Ecotone” Conference will focus specifically on utopias that emerge from or relate to ecotones.

The “Utopia and Ecotone” conference will take place on 29 September – 1 October in Ghent (Belgium). Each presentation will last 20 minutes (followed by a discussion). A peer-reviewed publication of the proceedings is envisaged.

The conference will be an in-person event. Travel and accommodation costs will have to be covered by the participants. Registration fees will be requested.

How to submit:
Paper proposals, in English or French, in .doc or .docx format, should include a title, a 300-word abstract that clearly specifies the corpus studied, a short critical bibliography, and a 5-line bio-bibliographic note (including name, institutional affiliation and email address).

Proposals must be sent by email to Justine Feyereisen: justine.feyereisen by 30 April 2022. The scientific committee’s decision will be delivered by 31 May.


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Organising Committee:
Justine Feyereisen, Universiteit Gent
Pierre Schoentjes, Universiteit Gent

Scientific Committee:
Corinne Duboin, Université de La Réunion
Justine Feyereisen, Universiteit Gent
Thomas Lacroix, CNRS, Sciences Po- CERI, Maison Française d’Oxford
Judith Misrahi-Barak, EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Pierre Schoentjes, Universiteit Gent

Ecotone Programme Coordinators:
Thomas Lacroix, CNRS, Sciences Po- CERI, Maison Française d’Oxford
Judith Misrahi-Barak, EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Maggi Morehouse, Coastal Carolina University

Source: Corinne DUBOIN