A very interesting conversation about reframing policy around culture with the term “Expressive Life.”
Looks like an ally…
The World Oral Literature Project has been established to support local communities and committed fieldworkers engaged in the collection and preservation of oral literature by providing funding for original research, alongside training in fieldwork and digital archiving methods
Looks like a pretty interesting and exciting convening:
To be held Thursday, October 7th to Saturday, October 9th, 2010, this conference will serve dual—but intertwined—purposes, one of which is to address the issue of sustainability in all of its complexity: the definition, ambiguity, and even problematic nature of the term; its widespread application to crises in ecology and culture; and especially its implications for and within humanities disciplines. In an era increasingly dominated by technology-, economics-, and business-related areas of study, the humanities’ role in fostering environmental and cultural sustainability can only be appreciated if humanities disciplines are valued and pursued with the same enthusiasm that administrators, students, and the public show toward these more “practical” fields.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, and Departments of Language & Literature and Communication & Philosophy are currently accepting individual abstracts and panel proposals for FGCU’s 2nd International Humanities and Sustainability Conference, to be held in Fort Myers, Florida, October 7-9, 2010. Our goal is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about the role of the humanities in fostering sustainability, however defined, and about the sustainability of the humanities as we move into the second decade of the 21stCentury.
Please submit 300-500 word paper and panel proposals, with A/V requests, by email to HandSCon@fgcu.edu. The deadline for proposals is June 4, 2010 at midnight EST. Include all text of the proposal in the body of the email (attachments will not be opened), and be sure to include full contact information for all panel members. See http://www.fgcu.edu/cas/HandScon/ for more information.
I discovered this on a cool website: Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Online Resource Center
For all our self-recrimination, however, we may have yet to face one of the most remarkable effects of American-led globalization. We have for many years been busily engaged in a grand project of Americanizing the world’s understanding of mental health and illness. We may indeed be far along in homogenizing the way the world goes mad.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Oh, actually, I do.
No ethical dilemmas here.
In 2008, Tasch wrote Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered. Soon after, he founded the Slow Money Alliance, an NGO devoted to the principles of slowing money down, reconnecting it to the Earth, and respecting carrying capacity, the commons, sense of place, and nonviolence. Tasch calls it the transition from “Making A Killing” to “Making a Living.”
For an interview with Tasch: http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=3981
Looks really interesting, thanks to Dory Noyes and H-Folk for the heads up.
June 17-20, 2010
Craftsbury Common, VT
Are there limits to local thinking? What is the relationship between rural and local? What is the role of local knowledge in an age of globalization? How are rural regions across the world implicated in global issues?
Panel, workshop, presentation, and roundtable proposals are solicited for Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action from June 17th-20th at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. Part of Sterling’’s annual Rural Heritage Institute, this event will explore the developing dialogue between local and global concerns as it applies to economy, agriculture, history, food, culture, and rural identity.
A video message from Rory Turner on the eve of Goucher College’s first Cultural Sustainability residency