Human Ecology is an eclectic field of research within the tradition of interdisciplinary knowledge endeavours. Research and teaching at the School of Human Ecology (SHE) brings together philosophical frameworks, methodologies and toolkits from natural and social science disciplines to understand interactions between environment and society.
There is a distinctive emphasis on studying issues at smaller spatial scales and focusing on complexity and causality in the intertwined lives of humans and other species. Scholars at SHE are inclined towards the worm’s-eye view while studying ‘big questions’ of justice, well-being and sustainability in local, empirical contexts. Human and nonhuman agencies are explored in ecological and social transformations in South Asia, in the present as well as in the past.
Call for Papers
The Entangled Natures conference invites scholars and students who are engaged in research on such issues that are of interest to Human Ecology. The five conference panels reflect thematic areas of research within SHE. They discuss geographies that are marginal to mainstream concerns, such as India’s islands and high-altitude rangelands, and heterodox approaches to studying classic themes, such as cities, agriculture and environmental governance.
Contributions are invited from scholars and early career researchers working on these themes, as elaborated in the panel abstracts. The conference will also showcase interdisciplinary research undertaken by postgraduate students of SHE, as part of their curriculum requirements, in the Poster and Speed Talks sessions.
Click here for details of various panels and the submission links for each of them. Kindly apply for only one panel.
The call for abstracts closes on January 15th, 2019. We expect to advise of acceptance by January 20th, 2019.
Registration for the conference opens after the review process. Accommodation will be provided for outstation participants and limited travel bursaries are available.
School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi, Kashmere Gate Campus
Lothian Road, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
For the official website, click here.