Applications are now open for the CIES Education Beyond Human Conference 2020 Miami. CIES 2020 Miami will accept proposals for contributions in several session formats. Proposals in certain formats will undergo double-blind peer review via the All-Academic online submission system. While those in other formats will need to be submitted by email for review by the CIES 2020 Program Committee.
The CIES 2020 All-Academic online the submission system will open on August 15, 2019, and close on September 25, 2019. The CIES 2020 Program Committee — in its commitment to foster a climate of inclusion, diversity, and
interdisciplinarity — encourages group submissions that include presenters who represent diversity in gender, race,
institutional affiliation, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, etc. Homogenous panels such as those in which the presenters represent the same institution, theoretical orientation, methodology, or consist of all cis-gendered males (“manels”) are actively discouraged.
In order to promote wide participation, prospective presenters may submit only one proposal through the All
Academic system for either an individual presentation (formal paper, round-table paper, or poster) or for group
presentation (formal panel or round-table session). Submissions in other formats do not count toward this limit, and participants may be listed more than once as a co-author (non-presenter), chair, or discussant. Decision letters will be distributed in mid-November 2019.
We live in a moment of epochal precarity, amidst irreversible environmental catastrophe that is impacting all life on Earth. Signaling the end of human exceptionalism, this era calls for an urgent redefinition of what it is to be human and a reconfiguration of the relationship between human and Earth. How should education respond to a world of shifting planetary boundaries and collapsing ecosystems? What education policies, practices, and pedagogies can help re-situate the human within the relational flow of life where everyone and everything – both human and non-human – are deeply interconnected? How can we learn to responsibly encounter and fully engage with a more than the human world?