Pace University is pleased host the 2014 AESS conference, co-sponsored by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies. Please share this Call for Proposals with your colleagues and other listservs.

Call for Proposals

June 11-14, 2014

Pace University, New York City

‘Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship’

We invite proposals for individual abstracts for individual paper and poster presentations, as well as workshops, discussion symposia, full panels, and mealtime roundtables.

Please note that we are departing from past practice and issuing only one call for proposals.

Proposal deadline: February 4th, 2014


The theme for the conference is ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship.’ This theme focuses on the argument advanced by many scholars that Earth has entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene (the recent age of humans). This perspective contends that humans have become a global geophysical force capable of disrupting the grand cycles of biology, chemistry and geology by which elements like carbon and nitrogen circulate between land, sea and atmosphere. This disruption is resulting in profound alteration of the planet’s climate, serious threats to a large array of species and critical ecosystems and conversion of fertile lands to desert.


We encourage you to organize a session: get a group together, decide on a session theme and title, write the proposal, and submit it to us. If you have an idea for a session but are having trouble finding like-minded people, we encourage you to use the AESS Listserv (or any other listserv or professional networking venue). Share your idea, have people contact you, and organize your session. If you are not already a listserv subscriber, you can sign up for free: Subscribe to the AESS Listserv


To view a list of questions to be answered, types of proposals, requirements, and how proposals will be evaluated, please view the main proposal page here: Main Proposal Page

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(AESS) is a group of faculty, students and staff of the 1000+ interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around the world. We seek to strengthen teaching, research and service in environmental studies and sciences, and to improve communication across boundaries that divide the traditional academic disciplines. The Association works to support the professional development of Association members not just as individuals but also to advance Environmental Studies and Sciences as a whole.