The urban, rural and wild: human-nature relations in the North

Call for Papers for the ‘Summer’ Session 2021 of NSU study circle 6: Nordic Environmental Ethics

14-15 October 2021

The Nordic Environmental Ethics study circle ‘summer’ session will be held on October 14-15, 2021 online.

We welcome abstract submissions and presentations on any topic in environmental ethics done by Nordic-Baltic researchers or in the Nordic context, while we encourage contributions related to the special theme: The urban, rural and wild: human-nature relations in the North. Explorations of this theme can travel from archipelagoes to mountains, from wild Lapland to the bustling cosmopolitan capitals of Nordic welfare states.

Submit abstracts (max 500 words) via email to Teea Kortetmäki <teea.kortetmaki[at]jyu.fi> by 4.9. 2021. Decisions will be announced by 15.9.2021.

It is also possible to participate in the conference without presenting a paper, simply by paying the participation fee (25/10 eur to support the NSU organization) and sending an e-mail to the above address with the information of your organization and willingness to participate without presenting. If you are already an NSU member, participation is free.

Thematic keynote talk will be given by Sanna Lehtinen, Aalto University.

We will also have two roundtable discussions on following topics:

·       Teaching and environmental ethics: update and reflections about the Nordic situation

·       COVID-19 and Nordic national park tourism and other domestic travelling: what do environmental ethicists think about the phenomenon?

Nordic Environmental Ethics study circle is a part of Nordic Summer University (NSU) series of study circles. It runs biannually 2021–2023 and aims to explore environmental ethics in the Nordic context, with Nordic researchers and perspectives, encouraging Nordic exchange of ideas and aiming at establishing a more permanent Nordic Environmental Ethics Network.

Participation fee:

Participants are expected to pay NSU membership fee of 25€/10€. For those who paid this already for the Winter Symposium, the participation is free.

The Nordic Summer University (NSU) annual membership fee facilitates the existence of NSU, which is a volunteer-based organisation. As a member you can sign up for all events organised by NSU, take part in the democratic decision-making process on which NSU is based, and become part of the extensive network of NSU. There are two rates: a standard fee of 25 euros and a discounted membership of 10 euros for self-financed/freelance/independent students, scholars and artists.

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The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is a Nordic network for research and interdisciplinary studies.

NSU is a nomadic, academic institution, which organises workshop-seminars across disciplinary and national borders. Since it was established in 1950, Nordic Summer University has organised forums for cultural and intellectual debate in the Nordic and Baltic region, involving students, academics, politicians, and intellectuals from this region and beyond.

Decisions about the content and the organisational form of the NSU lay with its participants. The backbone of the activities in the NSU consists of its thematic study circles. In the study circles researchers, students and professionals from different backgrounds collaborate in scholarly investigations distributed regularly in summer and winter symposia during a three-year period.

The Nordic Summer University is committed to the principle of sustainability. At our symposia we offer vegetarian/vegan food only and aim towards zero waste. We thus invite members to bring their own reusable coffee cup and water bottle to the symposia and to consider carefully the carbon footprint of their travel choices.

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