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CfP: International Seminar on Environment and Society, Lisbon, March 2-3, 2020

Dear colleagues,

this call for papers may be of interest to some of you.

International Seminar on Environment and Society

Current Challenges and Pathways to Change

Lisbon, 2-3 March 2020

Call for papers

The Environment and Society Section of the Portuguese Association of
Sociology, in collaboration with the Institute of Social Sciences of the
University of Lisbon, and the PhD program in Climate Change and Sustainable
Development Policies, organizes its first International Seminar, under the
motto: Current Challenges and Pathways to Change.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Alan Irwin (Copenhagen Business School,
Denmark), Lusa Schmidt (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon),
Matthias Gross (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and
University of Jena, Germany) and Noel Castree (University of Manchester,
United Kingdom).

As the interactions between environment and society become more and more
complex, there is a greater need for critical analysis of the current
challenges and pathways to change. This two-day seminar aims at bringing
together scholars whose work engages with the cross-disciplinary field of
society-environmental relations. The goal is to share and debate new insights
on the issues that result from the complexity of the interactions within
society, and between society and nature. Therefore, the seminar will cover
reflections from multiple origins that, together, allow a more integrated
understanding of environmental problems and dilemmas in today's societies. In
such perspective, approaches based on systemic views of nature and
sustainability are welcome.

We invite contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

- Social and environmental theories;

- New trends in research methodologies;

- Production, consumption and sustainability;

- Ecological attitudes and values;

- Social practices, change, environment and sustainability;

- Environmental and technological risk;

- Science, technology and uncertainty;

- Representations, narratives and discourses;

- Social movements and environmental conflicts;

- Environmental justice, inequality and intersectionality;

- Environmental democracy, governance and participation for sustainability;

- De-growth, sustainable development and 2030 Agenda;

- Environmental policies, planning and sustainability;

- Energy transition and society;

- Climate change and global change;

- Human-animal relations;

- Environmental disasters, nature and society;

- Territory, space and environment.

All interested researchers are invited to submit theoretical and empirical
contributions on these or related topics. Interested researchers may submit
abstracts for papers to be presented in thematic sessions or propose the
organization of a panel with 3 to 4 presenters on a specific topic.

Abstracts should be up to 300 words and must be accompanied by:

- name(s) of the author(s)

- affiliation(s)

- email(s)

Panel proposals (90-minute time slots) must include three to four presenters,

- abstract of the panel (up to 300 words)

- abstracts of three to four presentations (up to 300 words each)

- names of chair and each panelist

- affiliations

- emails

Abstracts and panel proposals must be submitted, either in English or
Portuguese, until December 8, 2019. After abstract evaluation, participants
will be informed about the acceptance of their contribution no later than
December 17, 2019.

More information at or by
the email

Best wishes,

Ana Horta
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