Provocations and Possibilities ‘in’ and ‘of’ the Anthropocene: Postgraduate Snapshots RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015, University of Exeter.

Call for Papers:

Provocations and Possibilities ‘in’ and ‘of’ the Anthropocene: Postgraduate Snapshots
Sponsored by the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group and the Postgraduate Forum.

Session conveners: Katie Ledingham, Suzanne Hocknell, Emma Spence.

The aim of this session is to explore the different ways in which postgraduate researchers in Social and Cultural Geography are both engaging with and attending to the manifold provocations posed by the concept of the Anthropocene. We are encouraging postgraduates to present a brief ‘snapshot’ of their work (whether a photograph, a quotation, a field diary entry, an image of an object, or mini-video clip) as a focus for 5-10 minute contributions that explore the ways in which their theoretical and/or methodological interventions are acting to work with and against the rise of the Anthropocene. It is envisaged that the snapshot will be the main artifact around which each contribution is orientated. We encourage participants to fully utilise their snapshots in ways which further deepen and enrich the developing trajectories, tensions, and textures associated with the mobilisation of this concept. Applicants are requested to provide the session organisers with a snapshot of their research complete with an abstract and short description of how the snapshot will be integrated into the presentation.

Please email prospective contributions to session organisers: Katie, Suzanne & Emma.,,

The deadline for submissions is Friday 13th February 2015.
Please include:
A title for your ‘Snapshot’
An abstract (max 150 words)
A short description of how your presentation will use your snapshot (max 100 words)
Your name, affiliation and contact details (email address)
Year of research (masters, phd 1,2, 3, 3+)