For What It's Worth: Nostalgia, Sustainability and the Values of the Present, 28 - 30 April 2016
“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.”
(T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets)
The aim of the conference is to investigate the implications of sustainability as a cultural concept. In particular, the conference will explore the complex temporality of seeking to protect past values for the future, and will attempt to answer the question: how do we decide which aspects of culture should be sustained, and which should give way to change and development?
Papers are invited from across the humanities and social sciences, and interdisciplinary contributions are also welcomed. (Call for Papers is closed).
This conference is one of the events in celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC).
The conference will be complemented by (Open call closed) which aims at offerig a forum for artistic contributions that will be exhibited/performed during the conference.