Feb 28, 2013

Call for papers: A Cultural Sustainability Symposium


In collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center and Sterling College, Goucher College’s Masters of Arts in Cultural Sustainability program is sponsoring the upcoming symposium, “Sequestering Tradition?: A Cultural Sustainability Symposium.”  The gathering will take place August 15-18, 2013 at Sterling College, Vermont.

According to the event organizers, the goal of the symposium is to bring together scholars, students, and practitioners to:

– Examine the idea of cultural sustainability, outline key concepts and terms, and define a scope of professional practice.

– Develop models for the practical application of cultural sustainability methods and theories.

– Encourage networking among scholars and practitioners engaged with the work of cultural sustainability.

The symposium is inviting proposals for presentations and workshops that explore the role of culture in sustainability from two related perspectives:

– The introduction of the idea of culture into larger discussions of sustainability.

– The application of notions of sustainability to cultural practices and concerns.

Proposals should be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word attachment to the Cultural Sustainability Symposium Planning Committee at culturalsustainability@vermontfolklifecenter.org by May 3, 2013.


For more information, please visit http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/education/cultural-sustainability/symposium.php.



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