ICARUS III Abstract Submission 2012

Contact Form Shortcode Error: Form 1 does not exist

ICARUS is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the third ICARUS meeting to be held at Columbia University from Thursday May 17 through Sunday May 20, 2012. ICARUS-III follows on the highly successful ICARUS-I and II meetings organized at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. The theme of the ICARUS-III meeting is “Scales, Frameworks and Metrics.”

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract, and also to forward this call to colleagues who might be interested. We are now accepting abstract submissions, both for the  proposed independent papers and for panels. We will group independent abstracts into sessions. Please send panel proposals or paper abstracts by 28 February 2012. We include below a description of the theme, a list of panel themes, and instructions on submission of abstracts for papers and panels.

ICARUS III Theme “Scales, Frameworks and Metrics”

Climate change is caused, takes place, and is responded to on multiple temporal, geographical, social, political and economic scales. How do social sciences frame and study climate change phenomena across scales? How do metrics enable, shape and limit discourse and action, including policies and programs? At ICARUS III we aim to place our particular concerns – whether about networks and institutions or discourses and identities, in multi-scalar framings and in multi-scaled context. We are conscious as well of the time scales, and frameworks, that have emerged as a result of the Durban COP and of the Occupy movements. The panel themes listed at the end of this message are suggestive. The ICARUS III organizers will use them to help organize independent papers into panels.

Paper abstract submissions should include:

  1. Name of first author of paper
  2. Contact information for paper first author, the names and contact information of additional paper authors (if applicable);
  3. The title of the panel or panels (you may list up to 3) in which you would like to be considered; if there are none,  specify “at large;”
  4. Paper title
  5. Abstract (maximum of 150 words);
  6. 5 keywords
  7. Panel theme which you feel best fits your paper (see list of penal themes below)

Panel abstract submissions should include:

  1. Name of lead panel organizer
  2. Name(s) and contact information for panel organizer(s)
  3. Names, contact information, and paper titles of paper authors
  4. Panel title
  5. Panel Abstract (maximum of 150 words);
  6. Abstracts for each paper
  7. 5 Keywords
  8. Please ask each author to submit their paper individually as an independent paper.
  9. Links of the proposed panel to themes: if you think that the panel comes close to one of the panel themes listed below, or to one of the general topics (scales, frameworks and metrics), let us know which ones. If not, plese indicate that you would like the panel to be considered as “at large.”

Paper and Panel Abstracts should be submitted via the ICARUS website at the bottom of this page.

Paper abstracts will be reviewed and successful submissions will be notified in late February. Full papers must be submitted through the ICARUS website by 4 May 2012 for distribution prior to the ICARUS Conference. We have a small amount of funding available to support participation, especially by students and paper authors from low-income countries.

Those interested in organizing other events—workshops on methods, video presentations, performance, and the like– should get in touch directly by email with the local organizers at icarus2012mtg@gmail.com.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you in New York.

Arun Agrawal

Maria Carmen Lemos

Ben Orlove

Jesse Ribot

List of ICARUS III Panel Themes

  1. Networking organizations to support adaptation
  2. Adaptation policy and financing in a post-Kyoto world
  3. The emperor’s new clothes: the lack of validation of climate adaptation metrics, and what to do about it
  4. Adaptation talk: the spread of the term “adaptation” beyond major UN languages
  5. Adaptation and time scale: the forces that shape the time horizons of adaptation efforts
  6. Integrating climate data into adaptation plans and projects
  7. The coordination and spread of adaptation plans and programs among cities
  8. Adaptation, water and scale
  9. Climate change and identity politics in the Arctic, low-lying islands and other sites of vulnerability
  10. REDD dawn: Climate change, land grabs, and the commodification of nature
  11. Causal structures of vulnerability
  12. Adaptive development and sustainable adaptation
  13. The triple win: adaptation, mitigation and sustainable adaptation
  14. Rights, resources and representation under a changing sky
  15. Occupy the sky: climate as public space