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Humanist Archives: April 13, 2019, 4:40 a.m. Humanist 32.609 - events: narrative science

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 609.
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        Date: 2019-04-12 07:53:45+00:00
        From: Dominic Berry 
        Subject: CFP from ECRs 'Narrative science in techno-environments' workshop 18-19 July

Narrative Science workshop
London School of Economics
18-19 July

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
Lidwell-Durnin. 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, at: d.j.berry@lse.ac.uk
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 research.
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 electricity

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

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 Power

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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