Call for abstracts about environmental communication

Consuming the Environment 2017 – multidiciplinary approaches to urbanization and vulnerability

Conference and workshop 3-5 December 2017 at the University of Gävle, Sweden

Climate change, environmental degradation, people escaping war and hard living circumstances are questions the media report on daily. How severe is it? What do people know, how are they informed and what are they thinking? What are media telling us? In what way are environmental concerns dealt with in different academic disciplines? In popular culture? What about education and politics? What more do we need know?

The University of Gävle is pleased to invite you to contribute with articles and posters.

Themes are announced on conference webbsite

  1. Media, memories and cultural flows
  2. Celebrities politics and environmental commitment
  3. Strategic environmental communication
  4. History of the Environmental Discourses
  5. Local media, global environmental threats: Storytelling
  6. Environmental Disasters in the risk society
  7. Sustainable City Developent: Green Spaces in urban environments and social change.
  8. Engraved memories and heritage: local and indigenous knowledge
  9. Environment Education
  10. Consuming of Clothing
  11. Other interesting theme? Contact conference committee


The 2017 conference highlights  urbanization and  vulnerability.

Important dates

10 April  Call for abstracts, max 400 words.

1 May – 18 August  Online abstract submission form is open.  Acceptance or rejection of abstract will be notified continously. 

Abstract submitted at least two weeks in advance will get a notification on 31 May, 30 June and 3 September.
14 August Registration opens.
18 August  Deadline for submitting abstract.

3 September  Deadline acceptance notification.
15 September Early-bird registration closes.
1 November Deadline submission of papers and posters.
3 December Social events in Gävle.
4-5 December Conference and workshops.


Consuming the Environment is a humanistic research initiative to a multidisciplinary approach.

Please feel free to forward to your networks.


Looking forward to your contributions,

Dr EvaÅsén Ekstrand,

conference coordinator

University of Gävle