Monthly Archives: December 2014

Place and space in the medieval world

Abstracts up to 250 words are invited by 15 January 2015 for a conference to be held at the King’s Manor, York, on 29 to 31 May 2015. Proposals should be sent by email to Heidi Stoner and Meg Boulton.

‘Space’ and ‘Place’ are terms that have had a ‘renaissance’ within medieval scholarship in recent decades, becoming increasingly employed to describe the cultural and intellectual landscape of the Middle Ages. However, despite the widely recognised importance of these terms, of late, various factions of scholars have begun to debate whether one has primacy over the other in terms of its agency and usefulness in determining how we conceptualise and discuss the medieval world. While taking into account these vagaries, this conference will extend the conversation surrounding these terms and ideas, considering the extant visual and textual sources alongside the contemporary scholarly discussions of this milieu.

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International Trades Education Symposium (ITES 2015)

The goal of this conference is to create an environment for collaborative exchanges between educational providers, institutions/organizations, government and industry and to permit educational providers to build greater partnerships with their peers. Abstracts and panel discussion proposals are currently being accepted for the following themes:

Defining Pathways for Trades Education in the 21st Century

  • Government
  • Industry, business and higher education
  • Craft practitioners, teacher and the public
  • Potential for development of skills exchange, and partnership efforts
  • Collaboration on community, regional, national and international levels
  • Building a new culture for building craft education and industry
  • Finding and Remembering the Reasons for Building Craft

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Geographies of the Anthropocene

Members of the geographical and related communities are invited to propose sessions, papers and posters for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015.

The Anthropocene has been claimed to herald a new geological epoch in which human society is acknowledged as having become the greatest force shaping planet earth.  Although its recognition as a new age in geological history remains provisional, the idea of the Anthropocene has already captured the public imagination and that of scientists, social scientists and humanities scholars variously advancing new projects, agendas and critiques in its wake. This annual conference theme aims to bring all areas of the discipline to the table, including the physical geography and climate science communities, to explore the rich array of geographical work engaging this powerful idea and its consequences.

Deadline:  Friday 20 February 2015

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