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Deadline Jan 31 | Call for Proposals – 2019 Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium

2019 Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium

Martin E. Segal Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Friday, March 1st, 2019: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Call for Presentations: Re-imagining Nature, Ecology, and Society

Deadline for submissions: January 31st, 2019

Submissions form: https://goo.gl/forms/35P064eVqsHruuwg1 [goo.gl]

The Nature, Ecology, & Society (NES) Colloquium is a forum for research and action directed towards future sustainability and justice. This forum is intended to spotlight awareness, dialogue and collaboration between researchers and action-oriented people, especially within the City University of New York, but outside CUNY as well. The 2019 Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium seeks to foster a dialogue among researchers across various disciplines who are interested in addressing imminent questions around ways of re-imagining nature, ecology, and society.

Request for Presentations:
We invite all interested individuals or collectives to submit an abstract for either a poster, presentation, panel, or round-table discussion. We continue the tradition of creating a space for interdisciplinary conversation at the 2019 NES Colloquium by requesting proposals from within, and outside, CUNY and from allied students, faculty, artists, professionals, activists, designers, journalists, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and scholars in the humanities and natural, physical, and social sciences.

Possible topics include:
– Contested meanings of “nature,” “ecology,” and “society”
– Sustainability and/or conservation
– Intersections and implications of emerging technology/science and everyday life
– What about nature, ecology, and society should not be re-imagined

We especially seek submissions from those who find value in multi- and inter-disciplinarity and are interested in broadening their theories, practices, and ideals. (more…)

Deadline Jan 28 | CFP – University of Michigan Grad Student Conference – Making History Public(s)

CFP: University of Michigan 2019 Graduate Student Conference in U.S. History
Making History Public(s): Presenting the Collective
Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11, 2019
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The United States is comprised of publics. Filtered through media, politics, and social, cultural and economic life, American publics materialize through national, international, state, and local avenues. At what point do they become visible? How do American bodies become public? What are the consequences of these processes?

“Making History Public(s)” will interrogate the creation of publics in the United States, broadly defined. Papers might investigate the making of publics in any number of ways: as citizenry or voting block; as audience or consumer; as the product of, or precursor to political mobilization or disruption; as transnational formation; as agent or passive actor. American publics might be defined spatially or ideologically, shaped through communication, proximity, or knowledge. They might be determined institutionally, informally, or discursively.

At the same time, this conference will investigate the ways in which publics become both producers of, and audiences for historical knowledge. We seek papers that position the historical actor and themselves as part of the active production of history, considering the role of presentation, display, exhibition, and preservation. What is the role of art, visual culture, sound, and material in making history accessible to academic and public audiences, and students? This might also include scholars working in pedagogy, digital humanities, museum studies, mapping, and other fields.

Our keynote speaker is Professor Ellen Noonan, Director of the Archives and Public History Program at New York University. She is the author of The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America’s Most Famous Opera (University of North Carolina, 2012), and her various digital history projects include: The American Social History Project, Mission US, and The Lost Museum.

Scholars working in all periods of American history, and in various modes of interdisciplinarity are welcome! Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a CV to the conference planning committee at umusgradconference@gmail.com. Proposals are due by Sunday, January 28, 2019.

The Advocate Call for Contributions


This fall, the Advocate invites everyone to start a conversation on Non-Democratic Futures in the wake of important elections held all over the world this year. For a while now, we have seen authoritarian leaderships rise to power through the popular vote in every continent. We also saw the rise of an Anti-Globalist discourses sewing together an alliance that connects these forces together as they claim to be fighting against elites and in the name of the common man. How have we come to this, and what can this politics of the New Right produce to our near futures?

We are interested in all types of analyses and perspectives on the topic. From historicity to futurology; from general trends to specific cases; from political institutions to social movements; and everything in between. We also welcome ways to conceptualize a new response on the part of the Left to these emerging challenges; new forms to re-build democracy, or even forays into how we can move beyond democracy in the future. Above all we are interested in sharing with our community at CUNY different ways to look at what the future promises us and what we can promise to the future.

We are looking forward to receiving contributions for the next issue by December 10th, if possible. We understand the end of semester can be though, so if you want to contribute to this topic but can`t make it through the deadline, we are still interested in your ideas, so send us anyway once you are done as we may at least publish it in our next issue. Also, if you have your own pressing topic you wish to share your ideas on, don`t hesitate to send us your contribution, as they may also make the cut in our general section.

Please do send your impressions, your thoughts, and your ideas to our new Editor-in-Chief, Rafael Munia, at rmunia@gradcenter.cuny.edu. Also ‘cc’ to advocate@cunydsc.org.

And yes, we pay for articles!

The Advocate pays $100-$120 for articles that are around 1500-2000 words, and about $150-$200 for longer essays that entail more research and labor. Other contributions like reviews and photo essays will also be compensated for at competitive rates. And of course, we promise enthusiastic editorial support and love from our team!

We look forward to some excellent contributions from you!

Due Nov 15 | CfP – Ph.D. Conference Spring Academy 2019

Reminder CfP Spring Academy 2019 (003) Poster_SpAc19

Due Oct 15 | Proposals for HASTAC 2019

HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” 

Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory
UBC Vancouver | 16-18 May 2019


On 16-18 May 2019, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), in partnership with the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of English at the University of Victoria (UVic), will be guests on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people, facilitating a conference about decolonizing technologies and reprogramming education. Conference information: http://hastac2019.org/. (more…)

Due Nov 15 | Call for Submissions for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

Issue Editors:
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Editorial Associate:
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects. (more…)

Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Submissions – DISPLACEMENT 2018

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Friday, 2 November 2018
The Graduate Center – City University of New York


In 1952, in his essay on the Goethian idea of Weltliteratur, Erich Auerbach stated that “our philological home is the earth: it can no longer be the nation. The most priceless and indispensable part of a philologist’s heritage is still his own nation’s culture and language. Only when he is first separated from this heritage, however, and then transcends it does it become truly effective.” The essay ends with the idea that the spirit [Geist] is not national, and that the one who thinks of the world entirely as a place of exile can “earn a proper love of the world.” Auerbach’s crowning Mimesis was, of course, written from Istanbul, while he was in exile during the second World War. A masterpiece within our discipline of Comparative Literature, Mimesis is a critical example of how displacement might be that which enables the very act of comparison itself. (more…)

Deadline extended to Aug 1 | CfP: The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice

Please circulate this call for papers: The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice from the Autoethnographies of Public Education and Racial (In)Justice research group from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, who is seeking writing from CUNY students, alumni, faculty or staff. Click here or see below for more information and to submit. The deadline has been extended to August 1st. (more…)

Due Sep 17 | Call for Proposals for the 17th Annual CUNY IT Conference

CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference
Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30, 2018

Technology and Education: Challenges and Opportunities

CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference will explore the complicated balance between the challenges and opportunities of using technology in higher education. There is no doubt that technology connects our lives and underlies many educational offerings. This comes with a set of inherent challenges, both mundane and serious. Educators and universities must grapple with what technologies to use in our classrooms, and how to equip our students with the technological literacy they need both to succeed and make informed choices outside of school. Our movements, metrics, and digital footprints are tracked in ways that were inconceivable just decades ago, and data often seems vulnerable to security threats. Nevertheless, technology brings true opportunities in the nature of enhanced engagement, access, and interconnection, to name a few. (more…)

Deadline May 20 | The Advocate Call for Contributions


The Advocate invites everyone to contribute to the conversations on Revolution and Sovereignty that we have sustaining since last semester. Building on our recent double issue on the question of sovereignty (http://gcadvocate.com[gcadvocate.com]), we are now accepting contributions that expand these conversations to a wide array of social and political fields.

It is time we accept that we live in radical times, and to ask what sorts of revolutions we can not only imagine but also plan. CUNY occupies a unique position in New York City’s cultural and academic landscape, and we believe we can provide a platform that can harness that potential and build a real conversation about sustainable and radical change. It is far too easy to lead with despair these days, and our only effective option is to work together, and think together, as we never have before. We request that you write for us and talk to the vast political community this university can cultivate, and that you encourage your undergraduates to do so as well.

We’re interested in essays that historicize and criticize our understanding of revolutionary transformations of all kinds, whether by that you mean revolutionary polities or revolutionary bodies. How do they shape the ways in which we map and organize the world we inhabit? Talk to us about hurricanes, about civil rights, about quantum physics, about Audre Lorde and Agha Shahid Ali— about what it means for revolution to simultaneously be a temporal ritual, an aesthetic epiphany, a shift in scientific paradigms, and a political desire baked deep into our collective psyche.

We particularly invite science writers who can contribute regularly on diverse topical subjects and on scientific practice in the current political climate.

The deadline for contributing to the next issue is May 20.

Please do send your impressions, your thoughts, and your ideas to our Editor-in-Chief, Bhargav Rani, at brani@gradcenter.cuny.edu. Also ‘cc’ to advocate@cunydsc.org.

 And yes, we pay for articles!

​The Advocate pays $100-$120 for articles that are around 1500-2000 words, and about $150-$200 for longer essays that entail more research and labor. Other contributions like reviews and photo essays will also be compensated for at competitive rates. And of course, we promise enthusiastic editorial support and love from our team!

We look forward to some excellent contributions from you!


Bhargav Rani
Doctoral Student of Theatre, The Graduate Center
Teaching Fellow at Hunter College
Chief Editor of the Advocate
City University of New York

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