Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Applications due Jan 15 for UMN Summer Institute on Rivers & Human Systems in China, Africa & N. America


Calls for Proposals
Deadline this Friday Jan 15: The IAS is hosting the Summer Institute “Grasping Water: Rivers and Human Systems in China, Africa, and North America” June 13-17, 2016.

“Grasping Water” examines rivers ecologically, at the intersection of the physical world and human culture, in ways that demand both humanistic and scientific perspectives. The Institute will look at ways that communities and political entities in China, North America, and Africa have dealt with the problem of controlling rivers in comparative and historical perspective.

The Institute will serve to create community among an international group of established and emerging scholars and expand their expertise; participants will also collectively develop a teaching website. The workshop seeks to foster lively discussion and sharing of experiences across disciplines and regions with scholars from Africa, China, and North America.

We seek scholars at all levels and especially encourage the participation of graduate students and junior scholars. Applications to participate in the Institute are due January 15, 2016. Complete information and application instructions.
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