Sunday, February 27, 2011

Call for abstracts on 'Media & Climate Change', AESS 2011 Conference on ‘Confronting Complexity’, June 23-26, 2011, Vermont USA

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) 2011 Conference - "Confronting Complexity". It will be held June 23-26, 2011, in Burlington, Vermont USA.

I am chairing a session titled 'Exploring how mass media confront complexity when covering climate change'.

The full description of the session can be found at the AESS website, but here is a portion of it: "Panel presenters in this session will work to make sense of media reporting on climate change as well as
explore what effects these practices and processes may have on the spectrum of possible responses to modern climate challenges. Moreover, this session will seek to better understand the crags, cracks, chasms and fissures along this highly-contested terrain of mass media-science-governance interactions, as participants examine possibilities to build, maintain and support bridges in communications. As we discuss these connected issues, we aim to facilitate ongoing considerations of how theoretical and
methodological tools from interdisciplinary environmental studies and sciences may be particularly well-placed to help grapple with the challenges and opportunities involved in these shifting landscapes."

The Deadline for Submitting Abstracts is March 15, 2011

For more information on the conference or to submit an abstract, visit the AESS Website ( and click on the 2011 Conference link on the left.

The participants are required to (1) register for the conference and (2) submit an abstract of their individual presentation.

Feel free to email me as well with any questions you may have about submitting a paper to this session.

Warm regards,

Assistant Professor, CIRES Center for Science & Technology Policy
University of Colorado-Boulder

Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute
University of Oxford

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