International Conference

Beyond Modernity: Alternative Incursions into the Anthropocene

June 15 and 16, 2021

Online > call for papers until May 10


15th JUNE 2021

10:00 - 10:15 | Official Opening of the Conference (António Carvalho & Mariana Riquito)

10:15-11:15 | Keynote: «Acting with the World: Doing Without Science», Andrew Pickering (Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter)

11:30-13:00 | Panel 1 – Thinking Differently: Alternative Ontologies and the Anthropocene

Ecological Life Transitions: finding the refuges in our damaged world.
Stephanie Ferreira Sacco (PhD Candidate, Federal University of Paraíba)

Opening space for alternative ontologies of the Anthropocene: the struggle of campesinos in the high Andean páramos.
Camillo Castillo (PhD Candidate, Linköping University)

Beyond the Anthropocene: ancestral knowledge on water at the quilombo Conceição das Crioulas, sertão de Pernambuco, Brasil.
Maria Aparecida Mendes & Carla Ladeira Pimentel (National Coordination of Black Quilombola Communities / Postdoctoral Fellow, PNPD-CAPES)

14:30-16:30 | Panel 2 - Thinking through the Sensible: Enacting the Anthropocene through the Arts

Can Plants Become Environmental Activists? Amazonian Thought in the Work of Frans Krajcberg.
Patrícia Vieira (Professor, Georgetown University; Associate Research Professor, CES-UC)

Nuclear Toxicity, Contagious Materiality and the Case of the Pazugoo Artwork.
Andy Weir (Senior Lecturer, University Bournemouth)

Beyond the Geological: epistemological contributions of breathing in ecopoetry to critiques of the Anthropocene
Nuno Marques (Affiliated Researcher, Umeå University; Researcher, University of Lisbon)

Post-capitalist world-ecologies in literary utopias and the problem of the ‘international
André Saramago (Assistant Professor, University of Coimbra)

17:00-18:00 | Keynote: Undoing the Anthropocene”», Stefania Barca (Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, University of Uppsala; Senior Researcher, CES-UC)

16th JUNE 2021

09:30-10:30 | Keynote: «Community and Climate Justice: Why Orientation Matters», Gerald Taylor Aiken (Research Associate, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research; Carson Research Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society)

11:00-13:00 | Panel 3 - Beyond Human Exceptionalism: Rights of Nature and More-than-Human Agency

Thinking Humanity through the Web of Life
Jorge Moreira (Researcher, Centre for Functional Ecology)

The rights of humans and non-humans in the Anthropocene
Madalena Peres (PhD Candidate, CES-UC)

Forests and Rivers: Post-Anthropocentric Conceptions of Political Community
Carlota Houart (Junior Researcher, CES-UC)

An early modern and blue Anthropocene: Human societies and marine animals’ populations in contact and conflict
Cristina Brito (Assistant Professor, New University of Lisbon)

Rethinking the human-animal encounter at the Aquarium
Rita Grácio (Post-doctoral Fellow, Lusófona University)

Sym-growing with fungi into the Anthropocene
Lukáš Senft, Tereza Stöckelová & Kateřina Kolářová (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

14:30-16:30 | Panel 4 - Resisting the Anthropocene: Socioecological Conflicts and Territorial Struggles

Environmental Resistance: Should We Fight for Nature?
Talia Shoval (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh)

Making Bodies in the Anthropocene: Climate Change, Conservation, and Development among the Makushi in Guyana.
James Andrew Whitaker (Post-Doctoral Fellow, UMR LEEISA, CNRS)

Kuñangue Aty Guasu: dissident ecologies and Guarani and Kaiowá women confronting penthecostal agro-patriarchy in Mato Grosso do Sul.
Jaqueline Porto Gonçalves, Felipe Mattos Johnson & Karina Pinhão (Guarani and Kaiowá woman, counselor of Kuñangue Aty Guasu / PhD Candidate, University of Lisbon / PhD Candidate, CES-UC)

Paz integral: indigenous perspectives, strategies and resistances for an environmentally sustainable peace in Colombia.
Mariana Garrido (International Masters in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies, University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, Charles University)

The contribution of Mapuche ecofeminism in the constitutional process in Chile.
Lydia Brès (Master Student, Sciences Po Bordeaux)

Resisting extractivism: the case of grassroots groups against mining in Barroso.
Catarina Silva & Angela Rita Battista (Masters in International Relations, University of Coimbra)

17:00-18:00 | Keynote: «Putting Buen Vivir to practice in the Ecuadorian Andes, or how to interact with modernity in dialectic and self-determined ways», Miriam Lang (Associate Professor for Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar)