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CFP from ECRs 'Narrative science in techno-environments' workshop 18-19 July

CFP from ECRs - Narrative science in techno-environments - 18th-19th July 2019

This two-day interdisciplinary workshop is made possible thanks to the
generous support of the British Academy (grant number BARSEA19\190021). It
expands on the work of the Narrative
Science project, a European Research
Council funded project based at the London School of Economics (grant
agreement No. 694732). It will take place in London on the 18th-19th of July.

The aim is to create a platform and a network for research at the
intersections of the history of science and technology, literary studies, and
the environmental humanities. The shared focus is accordingly on narrative,
science, and environmental history. To these ends we are proud to have
partnered with both the British Society for the History of
Science and the British Society for Literature and
Science. We have already gathered a range of expert
speakers, who are listed alongside the titles of their talks at the bottom of
this message. Further information about the workshop motivations and agenda
can be found on the web page:

In addition, as part of our networking, this event is organised in
collaboration with 'Environment, Climate, and Heredity: the integration of
environmental humanities with the history of heredity' to take place on the
following Saturday, 20th of July, at Oxford, organised by Dr John
Further details will be announced soon.

Call for ECR presenters with posters - Deadline May 24th
A key ambition of this workshop is to provide a platform and network for early
career researchers (ECRs). For our purposes ECRs are defined as postgraduate
and postdoctoral researchers not yet in permanent employment. There are 20
spaces available for ECRs across the two days. Each ECR presenter will have 10
minutes to speak about their work in a dedicated slot during the workshop
plenary sessions, and will also provide a poster which will be showcased
during the evening reception on the 18th of July. The poster reception will be
an opportunity to talk directly and informally with all the other attendees in
a relaxed atmosphere. All of the plenary sessions will be video recorded and
eventually made available on the Narrative Science project website. At the
moment we can only promise to reimburse hotel and travel expenses for these 20
ECRs up to 100, but we intend to increase this amount as much as possible.
All catering is supplied to attendees across the two days free of charge, and
we will also take care of the costs of poster printing. ECRs who are members
of the BSHS may also be eligible to apply for a Butler-Eyles Travel
Grant towards their
travel costs.

To apply to the workshop please write to the organiser, Dr Dominic Berry, on

In the email subject please write 'Your name - Environment workshop ECR', and
in the message include:

Your status as independent scholar or affiliated with a particular
Maximum 200 words on how this workshop relates to your ongoing
* Maximum 100 words on the kinds of material and arrangement you expect to
include on your poster.

Interested parties should obviously also feel free to contact us for any
further information!

Confirmed speakers

Jon Agar (UCL) - "British Nature was Lost Here, 1964-71": what's at stake when
scientists, nature writers and bureaucrats tell stories

Dominic J. Berry (LSE) - Narrative science in techno-environments

Animesh Chatterjee (Leeds Trinity University) - Urban, political and cultural
environments in late-19th century Bengali anticolonial representations of

Jean-Baptiste Gouyon (UCL) - Wildlife conservation as a cinematic project?

Alex Hall (University of Birmingham) - Who speaks for the flood? Exploring
agency, expectations and the supernatural in extreme weather events

John Lidwell-Durnin (University of Oxford) - Have they remained what they
were in Europe?: narrative, organisms, and environment in explorations of
South America

Ina Linge (University of Exeter) - Narrating Human-animal Sexual Nature in
1920s Popular Science Books

Greg Lynall (University of Liverpool) - Reading Renewables: Stories of Solar

Harriet Ritvo (MIT) - The Stakes of Species

Anahita Rouyan (Independent scholar and consultant) - Producing Mutations:
Scientific Plant Breeding and Narratives of Nature in the Progressive-Era
United States, 1900-1914

Charlotte Sleigh (University of Kent) - Sugar in the air: carbon narratives,
futures and endings

sam smiley (Astrodime Transit Authority) - Ornamentalism: The Migrations and
Translations of Japanese Knotweed
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