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CFP: NSRN International Conference on Indigenous Environments (University of East Anglia)

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CFP: NSRN International Conference on Indigenous Environments (University of East Anglia)

February 12, 2016

Native Studies Research Network, UK
Fourth International Conference
further details: http://www.nsrn-uk.org/

Call for Papers:
Indigenous Environments: Contested, Negotiated, Sustained

An international conference hosted by the Native Studies Research Network, UK,
University of East Anglia, Norwich, July 6-8, 2016

The Native Studies Research Network, UK, invites proposals for papers for its fourth international conference and would especially welcome contributions from indigenous scholars.

In the twenty-first century, indigenous environments have become more visible than ever before, drawing attention to diverse historical and political events on a global scale. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore indigenous environments in the widest possible sense, in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Keynote Speakers:
Lisa Brooks (Amherst College)
Margaret D. Jacobs (University of Nebraska; Pitt Professor, University of Cambridge 2015-16)

The organisers invite papers focusing on indigenous environments in the Americas, Australasia and Europe, exploring a wide range of topics including but not limited to:
Ecology and environment
Land, community and home
Sovereignty and survival
Healing and well-being
Knowledge and epistemologies
Carceral institutions (boarding/residential schools, prisons etc)
Art and creativity
Rural and urban

Papers should be 20 minutes long. Please email a 250 word abstract & short c.v. to both:
Jacqueline Fear-Segal (j.fear-segal@uea.ac.uk) and Rebecca Tillett     (r.tillett@uea.ac.uk)
The deadline for abstracts is February 12th 2016.
All accepted contributors will be notified by March 31st 2016.

A collection of selected papers from this conference will be published. All submissions for this conference will, therefore, be under consideration for this volume, and should not be submitted for publication/published elsewhere. This volume will be a sister volume to Indigenous Bodies: Reviewing, Relocating, Reclaiming (SUNY Press, 2013), drawn from the 2009 conference http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5807-indigenous-bodies.aspx.

Conference Fee (accommodation and meals)                £180
Graduate student fee (limited numbers)                          £130

Registration will open March 1st.

Travel Arrangements: The University of East Anglia is in Norwich, just 20 minutes from Norwich Airport with direct flights to Amsterdam, connecting to major world cities. Full details can be found on the University of East Anglia website. https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/visiting-staying/getting-here.


February 12, 2016
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Jacqueline Fear-Segal and Rebecca Tillett
(j.fear-segal@uea.ac.uk; (r.tillett@uea.ac.uk


University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7TJ United Kingdom
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