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Postdisciplinarity: environmental science brings the disciplines together

February 5th, 2011 by Nayanika

In this interesting article on postdisciplinarity Mario Biagioli suggests that environmental studies offers the humanities an opportunity for expansion and postdisciplinarity: Read here: Postdisciplinary Liaisons PDF Louis Menand writes in The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University that that in the gradual shift from liberal arts education toward professional programs of study, American […]

The Dalai Lama on Climate Change in Tibet: Wikileaks

December 17th, 2010 by Nayanika

The Dalai Lama told US diplomats last year that the international community should focus on climate change rather than politics in Tibet because environmental problems were more urgent, secret American cables reveal. More details: here The exiled Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader told Timothy Roemer, the US ambassador to India, that the “political agenda should be […]

Call for Papers: Climate, Knowledge and Politics, XVIIIth-XXth Centuries

November 30th, 2010 by Nayanika

International Colloquium on Climate, Knowledge and Politics, 18th-20th centuries in Paris: September 16 & 17, 2011. See full announcement: here Organizers: Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, Fabien Locher, Julien Vincent ANR Profutur, EHESS, CNRS This international colloquium aims at replacing the contemporary linkages between Climate, Knowledge and Politics in a broader historical perspective encompassing the 18th, 19th and 20th […]

Anthony Giddens talk on the Politics of Climate Change

November 1st, 2010 by Nayanika

November 25, 2010: 1715hrs, Buckingham House Lecture Theatre Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge On this date, Giddens will be discussing his new book: The Politics of Climate Change. For more details: click here Anthony Giddens is a Fellow of King’s College Cambridge and Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics. He was Director of […]

Call for Papers: Dimensions of Political Ecology inc environmental history

October 21st, 2010 by Nayanika

Conference on Nature-Society at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA February 18-19 2011 We ask that potential presenters send abstracts no longer than 300 words as well as a list of up to 5 key words. If you would like to organize a session or panel please put together a session plan, including title, presenters, […]

Oct 16, 2010 workshop: miscommunication of human-animal relations in India

October 20th, 2010 by Nayanika

At the October 16, 2010 workshop, I focused on the points at which climate change is discussed in relation to human-animal interactions by local state officials in India, a frontier Himalayan district in the northern state of Uttarakhand. See my presentation here: NMpdf During my my doctoral fieldwork,  when a man-eating leopard turned up in […]

Call for papers: Climate change, migration, radicalism

October 19th, 2010 by Nayanika

Climate Change, Migration, Radicalism: What to do? (5-8 May 2011) Quo Vadis Institute, Austria Authors wishing to respond to this call should send an abstract in English, German or French of not more than 500 words (Word format) to by 17 December 2010. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Christian Bensel who […]

UNDP Asia Pacific call for academic fellowships on climate change

October 2nd, 2010 by Nayanika

The United Nations Development Programme are inviting doctoral work on climate change in Asia-Pacific: We are happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2010 Asia-Pacific Human Development Fellowships. There are 2 types of Fellowships to apply for – Media or Academic – to support HD capacity development amongnationals from programme countries. This […]