Call for abstracts for AETF Annual Academic Conference (AETF Festival 2020)

Call for abstracts for AETF Annual Academic Conference (AETF Festival 2020)

Call for abstracts for AETF Annual Academic Conference (AETF Festival 2020)

“The Anthropocene: How can Thailand survive in this ever-changing environment?”

Date & Place: 28th February – 1st March 2020, Lyon, France

Since the 2000s, the term “Anthropocene” – the human age, was introduced to distinguish a new geological epoch after the Holocene and has been much debated over ever since. The Anthropocene signifies that the earlier epoch is over, due to significant changes in terms of world environment and humans are the sole actor in the current situation. Facts and statistics all point out that climate change, global warming and massive biodiversity loss is not just a call to reconsider visions of the world in a geographical context. By using the term “Anthropocene” as an essential tool for understanding environmental crisis, we humans are having awareness of our impact in the world and also taking responsibilities in finding solutions about how to live together in this ever-changing environment. 

This interdisciplinary academic conference aims to create an open space for Thai scholars in different fields of study to sharing knowledge and experiences and discuss about paradigms in the Anthropocene in order to contribute their knowledge in consideration of human well-being in the actual environment.

Here are some related subjects (non-exhaustive) for an abstract proposal about the Anthropocene, an environmental crisis in Thailand, on a global scale or a comparative study between Thailand and other countries:

  • Science & Engineering: Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Biotechnology & Chemistry
  • Business: Sustainable development and business model, Circular economy & sharing economy
  • Law & Politics: Public Policy & Environmental Management, International Law for an Anthropocene Epoch (Humans and animals in a biopolitical frame)
  • Economics: Sustainable wellbeing economy, Ecological economics, Green economics
  • Arts & Humanities: Eco-criticism in Art and Humanities, Post-humanism VS Anthropocentrism and their representation/ethics in Arts and Humanities, Bioart, Art and ecology, etc.

Suggested bibliography

Bonneuil, Christophe, and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. The Shock of the Anthropocene: the Earth, History, and Us. Verso, 2017.

Ellis, Erle C. Anthropocene: a Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Hamilton, Clive, et al. The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis: Rethinking Modernity in a New Epoch. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

Lewis, Simon L., and Mark A. Maslin. Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene. Pelican, an Imprint of Penguin Books, 2018.

Abstract submission:

Please send a presentation abstract (between 300-500 words) with the research title, theories/perspectives/approaches/concepts used in the research, keywords and also a brief  biography (around 100-200 words concerning your full name(s), current educational status, affiliation and title of a current research/undergoing project).  

All abstracts must be submitted no later than 15th January 2020.


The selected abstracts will be announced and the participants will be contacted by AETF staff from 31rd January 2020.

All selected 15-min presentation can be demonstrated in a traditional oral presentation, a poster presentation, a performance, a short film, an exhibition/workshop, etc.

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