Monthly Archives: January 2022

Planetary Health and the Humanities Conference


Final program, registration form, speaker bios and abstracts, and local information can be found here. Please join us!

The Glasscock Center for Humanities Research invites abstracts for its “Planetary Health and the Humanities” conference to be held at Texas A&M University on March 31 and April 1, 2022.

Keynote speaker: Nancy Tuana (Penn State University). Invited speakers: ​​Jamie Draper (University of Oxford), Rosemary Jolly (Penn State University), Michelle Meyer (Texas A&M University), Nicole Redvers (University of North Dakota), Omar Rivera (Texas A&M University), Krithika Srinivasan (University of Edinburgh).

The Glasscock Center at Texas A&M University is dedicated to supporting and fostering cross-disciplinary research in the humanities, and its current initiatives focus, respectively, on global healthenvironment, and the public humanities. Growing concerns over environmental degradation and the effects of climate change and habitat loss have led to emerging cross-disciplinary research into the direct impacts of environmental decline on health in relation to human and more-than-human ecologies.

The conference will begin with a keynote address on the evening of March 31st and feature both invited scholars as well as six accepted fifteen-minute papers to present in three panels throughout the day on April 1st. The Glasscock Center especially encourages submissions in the following areas:Indigenous and decolonial approaches to planetary healthPandemics, ecology & wellbeingClimate change and planetary healthWe invite individuals from every discipline and profession interested in advancing scholarship, teaching, and a general understanding of the connections between ecological health and human health. More specific topics which we welcome include, but are not limited to: environmental justice, global justice, environmental inequality, impacts of global climate change on health, environmental disasters, displacement and climate refugees, food insecurity, access to nutrition, ecological dimensions of physical and mental health, ecological degradation and pandemics, nature-based solutions, zoonotic disease transfer, biopolitics, economic dimensions of planetary health, and black, indigenous, decolonial, and feminist approaches to planetary health.

This conference is free and open to the public. It will be held in person on Texas A&M’s campus, but to help accommodate our international participants and participants encountering difficulty traveling, we are equipped for hybrid presentations should circumstances necessitate. Graduate students whose papers are accepted will receive a bursary to help defray accommodation and travel expenses. Information about the conference appears on the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research website here.

Submissions should take the form of an abstract of no longer than 200 words, five keywords, and the applicant’s name, affiliation, and email address. Abstracts must be submitted through this Google Form.