Northumbria University, 4-5 September 2014.
Convened by Dr Ysanne Holt (Northumbria University) and Dr Angela McClanahan (Edinburgh College of Art)
Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen. Dr Tim Edensor, Manchester Metropolitan University. Dr Owain Jones, University of Gloucestershire. Professor Jane Downes, UHI Orkney
Further North is a two day conference that builds upon discussion of recent and contemporary experience and representations of so-called ‘marginal’ or ‘at edge’ locations in the north of England and Scotland. With a multi and inter-disciplinary focus on cultural forms and creative expression, the ambition is to explore the past and propose new understandings and future re-framings of such locations for the 21st century. As the closing event of the two-year Northern Peripheries Network, we will consider ways in which we might contribute to a ‘furthering’ of the north through enhanced communication and collaboration, as well as looking ‘further’ north beyond Britain, to juxtapose and share experiences in Europe and beyond in addressing such issues as cultural value, heritage, environment and the politics and aesthetics of sustainability.
We invite proposals (of 150 words) from academics and practitioners from across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Suggested themes include, but are not limited to the following:
- Northern Light and Northern Gloom
- The Agency of the Sea
- Mapping Northern Landscapes
- Borders and Border-zones
- Future North
Please email proposals by 27 March 2014 to both Ysanne Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
and Angela McClanahan email@example.com. Selected speakers contacted by 14 April.