University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities

SLSAeu conference 2018 - 'Green'

Date and time

Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 15:00 to Saturday 16 June 2018 at 18:00

Registration deadline

Thursday 7 June 2018 at 23:55


University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities
Njalsgade 136, building 22
2300 København S


University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities

The University of Copenhagen is hosting the European conference of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu) from June 13 to 16 2018. The SLSAeu Conference 2018 is centered on the theme of GREEN, providing a resolutely cross-disciplinary platform to explore one of the most pervasive and broadest tropes of our times.
The main conference site will be UCPH's Southern Humanities campus, other events and keynotes will take place at the Medical Museion, and at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) among others.
For more information see the conference website:

How to define and understand greenness is an urgent political, societal, philosophical and economic question not only in academia - yet there is much confusion about its meanings. Green has become pervasive across a broad range of disciplines, but far from having universal meaning, it marks a dramatic knowledge gap prone to systematic misunderstandings: Engineers brand 'green technologies' as ecologically benign, but climate researchers point to the 'greening of the earth' itself as the alarming effect of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. 'Green growth' aims to reconcile economic and ecologically sustainable development, while in philosophy 'prismatic ecology' rebukes the use of green to represent binary ideas of the other-than-human world as an idealized nature. The SLSAeu is the sister organisation of the international USA-based Society for Literature, Science and the Arts. It welcomes colleagues in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, all fields of science, medicine, engineering, computer sciences as well as independent scholars, artists and scientists, and explicitly promotes inter- and trans-disciplinary exchange between literature, the arts, the natural sciences, medicine and technology.

Registration deadline for the early bird options:
Early bird registration fee both for SLSAeu members and non-members is available until 30/3

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University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities