Monday, October 25, 2010


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ICARUS II: Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Marginal Peoples and Environments

The ICARUS II Conference on Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Marginal Peoples and Environments will take place on May 5 - 8, 2011 at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Vulnerability and adaptation are key concepts in the social science literature on climate change. They have long inter-linked histories. Scholars of development, disaster management and mitigation, hunger, famine, and migration, and ecological systems have contributed insights on the meanings and drivers of vulnerability. Development of systematic ideas about adaptation continues to occur in a variety of fields – in both the ecological and the social sciences. The ways these writings are applicable to understanding and intervening in climate-related stresses, crises and responses remain vigorous arenas query and debate. In recent years there have been many calls (by IPCC, NSF, Stern Review and others) for greater social science engagement in climate research. ICARUS responds to these calls.

The call for panels and papers for 2011 ICARUS-II Conference will take place in two stages:

Stage I (now) is a call for panel proposals. These proposals need not include participant names or paper titles. They will present a theme for the panel and the central questions for papers in the panel. Panel proposals of 200 to 250 words can be submitted by 22 November 2011 on the website. Panel proposal submissions should include:

State II will be a call for papers beginning in December.

More information.

Deadline for panel proposals: November 22, 2010

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