Call for Sessions: Kiel Conference 2023 – Scales of Social, Environmental and Cultural Change in Past Societies

Kiel Conference 2023
The international, biennial Kiel Conference of the Johanna-Mestorf-Academy on past environments and societies will take place from 13-17 March 2023. The conference is devoted to socio-environmental research and has taken place since 2009.

For the 7th international conference at Kiel University, the organizers invite you to propose sessions on socio-environmental topics. We welcome subjects that, on the one hand, explore the roots of social, environmental, and cultural phenomena, and processes that substantially marked past human development. On the other hand, we encourage you to submit topics that reflect on transformation patterns within momentous developments of past societies. We seek sessions that address the interplay of environments, social relationships, material culture, population dynamics, and human perceptions of socio-environmental change. Especially welcome are sessions that face such themes from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as sessions that link past to current social and/or environmental challenges and transformation processes. We encourage the submission of session and abstracts by PhD candidates. Financial support for session chairs not residing in Kiel is available.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us via the e-mail address mentioned above.
We are looking forward to your contributions!


Kiel Conference "Scales of Social, Environmental and Cultural Change in Past Societies"
Interdisciplinary Conference of the Johanna-Mestrof-Academy
13-17 March 2023, Leibnitzstraße 1, CAU Kiel


Call for Sessions:

Deadline for paper submission of Sessions: 30 June 2022
(The decision about accepted sessions will be communicated at the end of July.)
Please send the following materials to:
More information here
Contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller and Dr. Rene Ohlrau
Link to Event here



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