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Earth Sensations

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Earth Sensations: Affects, sensibilities and attachments in an era of climate change

Date: 13-14 October 2022
Venue: AIAS

The interdisciplinary conference aims to examine various sensations generated by natural environments in an era of climate change. It intends to explore how ecological mutation reconfigures the way we feel, sense, desire and what long term effects these changes have on mental health of individuals and communities. How do we sustain ourselves, mentally and emotionally, when our environments are destroyed? How do we compose more-than-human collectives that provide favourable conditions not only for survival but also for thriving for humans and nonhumans alike?

The format of the conference is a variation of keynote talks and parallel sessions.

Keynote speakers 

Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University (USA), author of Vibrant Matter)  

Nicole Seymour (California State University, Fullerton (USA), author of Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age

Alexis Shotwell (Carleton University (Canada), author of Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times

Invited speakers 

Matthew Adams (University of Brighton (UK), author of Anthropocene Psychology

Michelle Bastian (University of Edinburgh (UK), eco-temporalities, multispecies temporalities)

Andy Flack (University of Bristol (UK), nocturnal animals, environmental history & disability studies)

Martin Savransky (Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), author of Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Registration - CLOSED

Registration is now closed.

Participation for non-registrators

Registration for the full conference, including catering and welcome reception, is now closed. If you are interested in the keynote talks you are welcome to attend. 

Call for papers – CLOSED

Read the full call for papers here.


The conference has received funding from AIAS, The European Union’s Horizon 2020, the Carlsberg Foundation, Center for Environmental Humanities and the research programs "Cultural Transformations" and "Human Futures" at Aarhus University.