!!SUBMISSION EXTENDED!! Call for Papers: Kiel Conference 2023 — “Scales of Social, Environmental and Cultural Change in Past”

Call for Papers

“Scales of Social, Environmental and Cultural Change in Past Societies” is the topic of the 7th International Kiel Conference of the Johanna Mestorf Academy (JMA). It will be held at Kiel University from 13 to 18 March 2023. Researchers from all disciplines dealing with this topic are invited to submit abstracts for talks or posters for the conference as of now.

During the four-day conference, 38 sessions will be offered, which arise from different aspects of the overarching research questions of the Collaborative Research Centre 1266 “Scales of Transformation” and the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS. The JMA unites these two projects under one roof. The CRC 1266 explores patterns of transformations of past societies. The Cluster of Excellence searches for the roots and connectivities of social, ecological, and cultural phenomena, as well as processes that have significantly shaped human development in the past.

Contributions that consider these topics from an interdisciplinary perspective are particularly welcome, as are talks or posters that link past social and/or environmental challenges and transformation processes to current ones. We strongly encourage doctoral students to submit abstracts.

Deadline for submission is extendet till 31 October 2022. For more information on the submission guidelines, sessions, and the conference, please click here. Please submit your abstracts via this link. We will announce at the end of November which abstracts have been accepted.

The Kiel Conference of the JMA has been held every two years in Germany's northernmost state capital since 2009. The organising team is looking forward to scientifically exciting and inspiring contributions, as well as stimulating and insightful discussions. During the conference in March 2023, the winners of the essay competition of the Reflective Turn Forum of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS will be announced, and the Johanna Mestorf Award for outstanding doctorates will be conferred.


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