CFP and info about; Forming the Future, An interdisciplinary conference at Plymouth University, 2-3 Sept 2019

We are happy to shate this info on behalf of  Dr David Sergeant; Lecturer in English post-1850 & AHRC ECR Leadership Fellow (2018-20), Plymouth University


Thinking about the future often focuses on its ‘content’: what might happen. Similarly, thinking about ‘future studies’ often concentrates on its goals, concepts and methods. But what about the forms in which the future comes couched? 

How does the medium in which the future is presented – its genres, structures, conventions – shape or influence what the future might include? What forms do representations of the future currently take in different disciplines and fields of practice – from fiction to non-fiction, the visual to the textual, science to politics – and to what effect? Can we make our representations of the future more efficacious, with a view to the current world situation? And what might different fields learn from each other, or how might they combine, in order to do this?

This conference sets out to investigate these and related questions, and to trigger dialogue within and across different areas in which the future is being ‘formed’. Proposals are welcome from researchers across the humanities, social sciences and STEM disciplines, as well as from those working outside the university sector.


 For all details and CFP see here

 

Author: Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities, and I am Director of the University's Environmental Humanities Research Centre

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