Mobile Cultures of Disaster
Start date : 22 March 2017 09:00
End date : 24 March 2017 16:30
Where : Adelaide | Australie
Hosted by :
Hawke Research Institute
Information sources :
The conference seeks to stimulate research on how disasters are mobile and cultural phenomena. It asks participants to consider how disasters circulate around various parts of the world. This refers to the ways in which disasters involve movement and cultural exchange in terms of how they are managed, experienced and socially constructed.
The conference is being organized by the University of South Australia, in conjunction with the College of Sociology at Rikkyo University, the School of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University, and the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education at Tokyo University. It will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March 2017, with an opening welcome event on the evening of the 22nd of March. Participants are invited to submit a 200 word abstract for review to Dr. Eric L. Hsu (email@example.com), by the 17th of October 2016. Due to generous funding from the Japan Foundation Sydney, the conference has no registration fee. Further information about the conference can be found at http://unisa.edu.au/disastersconference2017.
According to a growing body of literature, the dangers and hazards that people around the world face in the 21st century are in many ways unparalleled. In order to confront these problems, there is a growing recognition that disasters and other social disruptions are cultural matters. This has stimulated research across the Asia-Pacific on the cultural determinants and consequences of disasters. However, the extent to which these concepts differ or intersect between various social contexts has remained less well- explored. Additionally, there is a need to further investigate how disasters cultures are mobile, in that culture is a phenomenon that circulates, as acutely evident in the rise of social media.
The aim of the conference is to bring together prominent academics, specialists and policy analysts across the world to investigate the cultural and mobile aspects of disasters. The conference principally seeks to stimulate research on how disasters are mobile and cultural phenomena. It asks participants to consider how disasters circulate around various parts of the world. This refers to the ways in which disasters involve movement and cultural exchange in terms of how they are managed, experienced and socially constructed.
Professor Shunya Yoshimi Tokyo University, Japan
Professor Monika Buscher Lancaster University, UK
A full list of confirmed participants will be available shortly.
Call for Papers
We invite the submission of abstracts that bear upon at least one of the following research questions:
How can some disasters, such as the 3.11 triple disaster in Japan, be conceptualized as ‘mobile’ social breakdowns? What are some of the methodological challenges related to studying ‘disasters’ on the move? How do global transformations in mobility (from mass travel to social media) impact upon disaster management/recovery and cultural understandings of disasters?
In what ways do disasters involve cultural inter-change?
What role do ICTs and other communicative technologies play in the experience and management of disasters? What forms of ‘mobility’ and/or ‘immobility’ can be linked to disasters?
Abstracts of no more than 200 words should sent to Dr Eric L. Hsu at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 17 October 2016. You will be notified of acceptance no later than the Tuesday 15 November 2016. Key dates
Call for for Papers open: Friday 26 August 2016 Call for Papers close: Monday 17 October 2016 Applicants notified: Tuesday 15 November 2016
The conference has received generous funding from the Japan Foundation and is also supported by Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia, the School of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University, and the College of Sociology at Rikkyo University. Due to this support, there are no registration fees for the ‘Mobile Cultures of Disaster’ Conference.