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News | 20th May 2024

Call for papers: NEILAC Conference on Language, Ecology, and Culture

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Transdisciplinary Research
Integral Ecology

The LSRI is pleased to share the news that the call for papers is now open for the Conference on Language, Ecology, and Culture, due to be held between 30th September and 1st October 2024, at the North Eastern Institute of Language and Culture (NEILAC) in Guwahati, Assam, India. This event will be hosted in collaboration with the LSRI and with the North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC), Guwahati.

The Conference on Language, Ecology, and Culture will be the first event in the LSRI’s Festival of Integral Ecology, a series of events due to take place in different locations worldwide in 2024–25.

The conference will consider the links between indigenous languages and ecological knowledge, with special reference to the situation in India. It will examine how integral ecology might enable holistic focus on the link between languages and ecological perceptions, as mediated through different cultural and spiritual practices. The event will also bring together a series of early career scholars from the region, enabling dialogue with western academics and epistemological traditions.  

Presentations from this event will be live-streamed. Overseas presenters may opt for online presentations if unable to travel.

Please click here for the call for papers. Please note that the deadline for the call for papers has been extended and is now 15 July

  • Important information

    When: 30 September – 1 October 2024

    Where: Guwahati, India

    Host location:  NEILAC, a centre for research, documentation and revitalisation of endangered languages of North East India

    How to attend: in person  / online (presentations will be live-streamed). Pease see below for registration deadlines

  • Abstract submission and registration deadlines

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 June 2024

    Notification of acceptance (by email): 25 July 2024

    Registration opens: 20 August 2024

    Late Registration: 1–15 September 2024 (if seats are available)

    Please see call for papers for further information.