[Iag-list] Fw: Call for papers - Narratives of Climate Change Symposium

Lisel O'Dwyer l.odwyer at cqu.edu.au
Mon Feb 5 10:17:42 AEDT 2018

Dear all,

Please find attached a call for papers for an interdisciplinary symposium - Narratives of Climate Change - to be held in Newcastle on 5-6 July 2018. The symposium aims to include papers, abstracts, artistic responses and performances and features an interesting and diverse group of guest speakers (see below). Hope to see some of you there.

The deadline for abstracts is 2 March. The call for papers is attached.

Kind regards,


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Call for papers, abstracts, artistic responses and performances

The University of Newcastle, the Griffith Climate Change Response Program and the School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University invite you to submit abstracts for the Narratives of Climate Change Symposium.


5-6 July 2018
Newcastle Law School,
NeW Space Campus
409 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW Australia


Sally Abbott - is a former journalist and a PR Director who lives in Central Victoria with her partner. She was the inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2015. CLOSING DOWN is her first novel.

Nathan Bindoff - Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Tasmania in Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, head of Oceans and Crysophere Centre, and associate Director of IMAS.

Tim DeChristopher - (via internet) Founder, Climate Disobedience Center.

Sue Higginson - Sue was a principal solicitor at the NSW Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) from 2013 until 2017 and chief executive officer of EDO from 2015 until 2017.

Prof. Lesley Hughes - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development), Distinguished Professor of Biology, Macquarie University.

Dr. Aroha Te Pareake Mead - is an independent researcher from Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou (Māori), Aotearoa New Zealand. She has been involved in Māori and indigenous bio-cultural heritage and conservation issues for over thirty years.

Dr Anne Poelina - Managing Director of Madjulla Incorporated, is a Nyikina Traditional Custodian from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia.

John Reid - is an Emeritus Fellow of The Australian National University (ANU). He works as a consultant specialising in the creative engagement of visual artists in science-based communication about the environment.

Aidan Ricketts - is an academic at Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice and an experienced social and environmental activist, social change trainer, and published author.

Dr. Jason De Santolo (Garrwa and Barunggam) - is a researcher, creative producer & father committed to forging a sustainable world for future generations through through transformative research strategies, storytelling & practices of renewal

Christopher Wright - is Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School where he teaches and researches organisational change and critical understandings of capitalism and political economy.


We invite you to submit proposals for oral presentations in the parallel sessions (30 mins including 10 mins discussion) relating to the topics of the Symposium.

We invite participants to interpret the topics of the Symposium in the broadest sense. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Narratives of Climate Justice
Narratives of Activism and Climate Change
Narratives of Climate Science
Storytelling and Climate Change

*Participants may submit full papers for publication in a special issue of the Newcastle Law Review by 5.00pm on Friday 18 May 2018.


We also invite you to submit proposals for artistic responses and performances of all kind, including dance, music and multimedia, presented in the context of explaining and accepting that we cannot distance ourselves from the causes and effects of climate change. Artistic responses and performances may be conducted within the parallel sessions or be "inter sessional", according to the nature of the proposal.


Deadline: Friday 2 March 2018 at 5pm

Format and Style:
Should not exceed 400 words
Times New Roman 11 pt; double spacing
For scholarly presentations, do not include figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes or other references. For artistic responses and performances, please describe the nature and content with as much detail as possible.

Submit your abstract and register at uonlawevents at newcastle.edu.au<http://uonlawevents@newcastle.edu.au>

Registration will open in January 2018 and early-bird registration ends 25 May 2018.

We look forward to receiving your Abstract and, if you have any questions, please contact us. Further information is also available on the conference website<http://facultyofbusinessandlaw.cmail19.com/t/j-i-oulzhd-l-u/>


Elena Aydos - Organising Committee - Lecturer, Newcastle Law School - University of Newcastle




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