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📅 Datum der Konferenz: Montag, 09.09.2024 - Mittwoch, 11.09.2024
📅 Date of the conference: Monday, 09.09.2024 - Wednesday, 11.09.2024

🗓️ Frist für das Einreichen von Artikeln: Montag , 01.04.2024
🗓️ Deadline of the call for papers: Monday, 01.04.2024

📍 Ort: Universität Zürich (UZH)
📍 Location: University of Zurich (UZH)

︎ September 9-11, 2024

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Landscapes in Language, Society and Cognition


The conference on interdisciplinary perspectives on landscapes in language, society and cognition ( ILANSCO) adressses the following research questions:

  • How do people from diverse backgrounds think, talk about and interact with landscapes? 
  • In what ways does linguistic structure influence and/or reflect conceptualisations of landscapes? (relativist vs. universalist perspective) 
  • How do societal dynamics (e.g. migration) affect the way in which people relate to landscapes?  
  • What role do political and ideological attitudes play in landscape conceptualisations? 
  • What are possible implications for sustainable landscape management?

The event organizers are happy to receive abstracts and visitors from the environmental humanities. The call for papers will be open until April 1st.

︎ Further Information about the event and the call for papers here


︎ March 8, 2024

Book Launch Event:
Nonhuman Subjects – An Ecology of Earth Beings


The faculty of Italian Culture and Society at the University of St. Gallen is pleased to invite you to the book launch of «Nonhuman Subjects – An Ecology of Earth Beings». This publication by Federico Luisetti explores an ecology of nonlife, geobodies that question deep-seated Western notions of personhood: mountains in the Andes, erratic boulders, a landfill in the Swiss Alps, the sacred stones of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, and the works of contemporary artists who have engaged with nonhuman subjects.

The event opens with an artistic lecture performance, followed by a roundtable discussion with guests and the book’s author, who will engage with nonhuman subjectivities from multiple perspectives. The event will close with an informal aperitiv provided by the University of St. Gallen.

With: Nitin Bathla, Sierra Deutsch, Christoph Kueffer, Marit Mihklepp and Federico Luisetti

︎ Further Information here



📅 Datum: Montag, 29.01.2024
📅 Date: Monday, 29.01.2024

🕒 Zeit: 13:30 – 17:00
🕒 Time: 13:30 – 17:00

📍 Ort: Haus der Akademien, Laupenstrasse 7, 3008 Bern
📍 Location: Haus der Akademien, Laupenstrasse 7, 3008 Bern

︎ January 29, 2024


Sustainable Consumption and Social Change – Reflecting on the Role and Responsibility of the Social Sciences and Humanities


In recent decades, sustainable development has received increasing attention in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). The new anthology of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences Wege zu einem nachhaltigen Konsum | Vers une consummation durable”, shows the diversity of perspectives and approaches in the SSH in Switzerland that can contribute to more sustainable consumption. The anthology is just one example of the wealth of knowledge about past and present challenges and possible approaches to a more sustainable future. However, despite this wealth of knowledge, scientific findings often receive little attention outside of academic circles and are not always translated into action and policies.

The workshop therefore raises the question of how and in what ways scientists can engage with broader societal issues, particularly in sustainability research that has a normative goal. It aims to bring together established and early career researchers working on sustainable consumption and other sustainable development goals to reflect on their role(s) and responsibilities in the sustainability transformation, to share experiences in collaborations with non-academic stakeholders and transdisciplinary projects, and to discuss further research needs.

︎ Further information here




📅 Datum: Sonntag, 28.01.2024
📅 Date: Sunday, 28.01.2024

🕒 Zeit: 13.00 – 14.30
🕒 Time: 13.00 – 14.30

📍 Ort: ETH-Hauptgebäude, Rämistrasse 101, Raum E 45,
    8092 Zürich
📍 Location: ETH main building, Rämistrasse 101
    room E 45, 8092 Zürich

︎ January 28, 2024


Biodiversität: verletzliche Vielfalt


extract: Meet the Experts – Ökologie als Leitdisziplin der Zukunft von PD Dr. Christoph Küffer

Eine naturbasierte Wirtschaft, die Lebensräume regeneriert und das Artensterben stoppt? Das kann gelingen, wenn wir die Ökologie in Forschung und Ausbildung stärken und ökologisches Know-how als Grundkompetenz in die Gesellschaft tragen. Der Vortrag führt ins Thema der naturbasierten Lösungen ein, zeigt die grosse Bedeutung von Biodiversität für die Wirtschaft auf, und erzählt von hoffnungsvollen Projektbeispielen für eine ökologische Zukunft.

Meet the Experts: Expertinnen und Experten geben in einer Kurzführung Einblick in Ihre Forschungsthemen und stehen anschliessend für Gespräche zur Verfügung. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit, Experten aus erster Hand zu interviewen und die Ausstellung «Biodiversität: verletzliche Vielfalt.» im extract zu besuchen.

︎ Weitere Infos hier


extract: Meet the Experts – Ecology as the Guiding Discipline of the Future by PD Dr. Christoph Küffer

A nature-based economy that regenerates habitats and halts species extinction? This can succeed if we strengthen ecology in research and education, and carry ecological expertise as a fundamental competency into society. The lecture introduces the topic of nature-based solutions, highlights the significant importance of biodiversity for the economy, and shares hopeful project examples for an ecological future.

Meet the Experts: Experts provide insights into their research topics during a brief guided tour and are then available for discussions. Take the opportunity to interview experts firsthand and visit the exhibition 'Biodiversity: Vulnerable Diversity' at the extract."

︎ Further information here