September 9 – 13, 2014
Mount Royal University
Calgary, AB CANADA
Under Western Skies is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference on the environment. The third conference welcomes academics from across the disciplines as well as members of artistic and activist communities, non- and for-profit organizations, government, labour, and NGOs to address collectively the environmental challenges faced by human and nonhuman actors.
The conference is held on the Mount Royal University campus (Calgary, Alberta, CANADA) in the LEED Gold-certified Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.
Keynote speakers for the 2014 conference include:
•Timothy Ingold (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/staff/details.php?id=tim.ingold)
•Adrian Ivakhiv (http://www.uvm.edu/~aivakhiv/)
•Bruno Latour (http://bruno-latour.fr/)
•Patty Limerick (http://centerwest.org/about/patty/)
•Bron Taylor (http://www.brontaylor.com/)
•Idle No More: Sheelah McLean, Sylvia McAdam, Alex Wilson, and Erica Lee (http://www.idlenomore.ca/)
•Plus an evening reception to honour ecologist David Schindler (http://www.science.ca/scientists/scientistprofile.php?pID=441)
The theme of UWS 2014 is Environments, Technologies, and Communities.
A selection of papers will go forward for an edited book publication following UWS 2014. The collection of edited papers stemming from UWS 2010 is forthcoming from Wilfrid Laurier University Press as a part of its Environmental Humanities Series (http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/press/Catalog/boschman.shtml).
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