[H-verkko] CFP: Urban-Rural-Wilderness. The Co-living of Humans and Animals in the North since the Nineteenth century

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Pe Nov 29 08:55:28 EET 2013

Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Urban-Rural-Wilderness. The Co-living of Humans and Animals in the North since
the Nineteenth century
We live in constant contact with non-human animals and they influence us in
myriad ways. To mention merely a few, they comfort us at home, we use them to
gain vital proteins, they infect us with diseases, and sometimes they just
remind us of our connections to the reality we call nature. However, until
recently these interactions have been overlooked in academic inquiries on human

We invite scholars from any field of humanistic studies (e.g. history,
ethnology, anthropology, literary studies) to submit proposals for chapters for
an anthology on the interaction of humans and animals in northern climes.

Prospective chapters may examine the encounters and co-living of humans and
individuals or groups of any animal species, but the authors are particularly
asked to focus on the following:

a) Animal agency in human-animal interaction in urban, rural or uninhabited

b) The special characteristics of human-animal relationships in the northern
environment (including temperate zones in Eurasia and North America)


The planned book, provisionally entitled “Urban-Rural-Wilderness: The
Co-Living of Humans and Animals in the North since the Nineteenth Century”,
will be offered to an international publishing house.


Submission Guidelines:

Please send 500-word abstracts with one-page CVs to
http://northernanimals.utu.fi by January 15, 2014. Notifications will be sent by
February 15, 2014.

The editors of the anthology (Taina Syrjämaa, Helena Ruotsala and Tuomas
Räsänen) will host a workshop, between June 3–4, 2014, in Turku, Finland,
during which the authors will be able to get to know each other and discuss and
develop ideas pertaining to the book and individual papers. The authors are
requested to submit enlarged synopses (approximately 1000–1500 words) for the
workshop by April 30, 2014. The workshop will also include two keynote speeches
delivered by world famous scholars: the environmental anthropologist Prof.
Emeritus Julie Cruikshank (University of British Columbia) and the historian of
the environment and human-animal relations, Prof. Harriet Ritvo (Massachusetts
Institute of Technology).  

The final papers (approximately 6000 words in length) should be submitted by
November 1, 2014.

The book will follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.


For further information, please contact Taina Syrjämaa (taisyr[at]utu.fi)

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Taina Syrjämaa <taisyr at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 16.1.2014
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://northernanimals.utu.fi