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Conferences and Events


Bridging the Gap. A Mini-Conference on Race and the Environment,

A one day conference hosted by the Environmental Sociology Section’s Committee on Racial Equity will be held on August 10, 2018 (the day before ASA’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia) on the downtown campus of Temple University. This event will bring together U.S.-based scholars to build collaborative networks and share theoretical frameworks, empirical research strategies, and policy applications that push the boundaries of environmental sociology. Papers will draw on frameworks such as Black feminism, Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, and critical race theory. The goals of the conference are to challenge the White space of environmental sociology (Anderson 2015, Mascarenhas 2018), reimagine the theoretical intersections between race and the environment, and begin to address the lack of diversity in membership and scholarship in the discipline. Link to RSVP.

Keynote Speaker: David Pellow

Panel Session: Barriers to Equity and Diversity in Environmental Sociology
How can the academy in general and our section in particular make meaningful strides toward being a more (racially as well as theoretically) diverse and equitable space?

Panel Session: From Outside the Academy
Regulatory and community perspectives on race and the environment.

Paper Session I: Inside Looking Out
Scholarship on race and the environment that looks beyond core frameworks of Environmental Sociology and/or draws on other traditions from outside of the section.

Paper Session II: Outside Looking In
Scholarship from outside the section or discipline that engages with race and the environment in interesting theoretical and practical ways.

Travel fellowships in the amount of $500 will be available to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from under-resourced institutions requiring financial assistance to attend and participate in the conference. To be considered for a fellowship, please submit a one page (250 word) application explaining why you would like to attend and how this conference will be relevant to your work, teaching, and/or scholarship to In addition to financial need, the committee will consider racial, gender, geographic, and institutional diversity. Application statements must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on July 15, 2018.

This conference is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Sociology Program. A detailed conference agenda will be published in June 2018.



Workshops and Institutes

The 2018 Oral History Summer School will take place May 15-24 and June 18-29 in Hudson, NY. Oral History Summer School is an interdisciplinary training program in upstate New York that spans the realms of scholarship, advocacy, media-making, and art. They offer foundational oral history workshops as well as advanced training on topics such as memory loss, mixed ability interviewing, ethnomusicology, family history, and trauma.

Voces Oral History Project
Summer Research Institute, July 16-20, 2018
Registration is now closed for this summer workshop designed for faculty and graduate students wishing to use oral history in research. This week long institute will be helpful to the beginner, intermediate and advanced scholar. Instructors include scholars who have created their own oral history projects, have published widely using oral history and are leaders in oral history publishing and teaching. Read more and learn how to register at VOCES.

The Columbia Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) Program is pleased to announce its
2017-2018 workshop series: Oral History and the Arts
Oral history is an art. The practice of oral history is creative — in interviews we make narratives together with our interviewees, imagining worlds, telling stories, creating characters. Oral history can also be used to document the arts, to tell the stories of painters and dancers and actors and writers and the worlds they live in. And the arts are a powerful means to amplify and interpret oral histories, transforming them into literary narratives, building theater or music or dance performances from them, using them to create documentaries. This year, we will explore all of these many intersections of oral history and the arts, asking what unique contributions an oral history approach can make to artistic practice, and how oral history can help us to think about art and its role in the world.



Grants and Funding

OHA offers up to $4000 annually through the Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund. Submissions will begin for 2019 in January. For more on the fund, see Emerging Crises. The OHA also has other awards available..

NEH Digital Projects for the Public Grant is due June 6, 2018. Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.

NEH Media Projects: Development Grant is due August 8, 2018. The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking.

NEH Public Humanities Projects Grant is due August 8, 2018. Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming.


Call for Papers

Activist Lives, HISTOIRE SOCIALE/ SOCIAL HISTORY. Individuals who are interested in contributing to the special issue should send a 300-400 word abstract and a short 2-page CV by July 1, 2018 to Lana Dee Povit and Steven High at Completed articles will be expected January 15, 2019



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