CFP: Landscape Across the Disciplines

Many of our readers are interested in the relationships between waste and space. This is for you:

Landscape Across the Disciplines: A Symposium

April 5-6, 2013
Sponsored by SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines
Teri Rueb and David Mark, Symposium co-Chairs

Screen shot 2013-01-14 at 8.17.48 AMThis two-day SUNY ‘Conversation’ on Landscape Across the Disciplines provides a platform for inter- and transdisciplinary research, criticism, debate, and exchange around the subject of landscape as it spans the arts, humanities, and sciences (natural, social, and cognitive). Landscape holds a unique position to potentially integrate discourses and practices across a wide range of fields. Accordingly, we seek proposals from scholars of all disciplines as well as scientists, artists, designers, engineers, planners and others who find their work intersecting with this topic in new and challenging ways. Landscape Across the Disciplines: A Symposium grows out of a recently established research workshop sponsored by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute (Workshop blog: With this event we wish to extend the conversation to include scholars, researchers, and practitioners from across the SUNY system and beyond.

The event will be held April 5-6, 2013 on the campus of the University at Buffalo in Amherst, NY and will feature keynote lectures by Lucy Lippard (Independent Writer, Galisteo, New Mexico), Edward Casey (Philosopher, SUNY Stony Brook), and Peter Del Tredici (Senior Research Scientist, Arnold Arboretum and Associate Professor,
Harvard University). Other confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order) Millie Chen (UB Visual Studies), Susan Dieterlen (SUNY ESF Landscape Architecture), Wendy Miller (Geography, SUNY Cortland), Lynda Schneekloth (UB Architecture and Planning), William Meyer (UB Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology), and Ren Vasiliev (Geography, SUNY Geneseo).

We envisage three modes of participation for those selected under this call:
1. a 20-minute presentation, with 10 minutes set aside for discussion;
2. a poster presentation of research findings; or
3. an exhibit of art, design or other practical expression (participants must provide shipping and installation support)

Application Procedures:
Those interested in participating in the conference should submit an application dossier by February 5, 2013. The application dossier should include an extended abstract (1 page) of material to be presented at the symposium, and a current 1-2-page biographical sketch listing recent publications and/or exhibitions, design proposals, awards, recognition, etc. Applicants should clearly indicate their preference of format:
– oral presentation
– poster presentation
– design / art exhibition (outdoor and site-specific works are welcome, as long as support is included in proposal)

Application dossiers must be in electronic form in PDF format, MS Word, or ASCII text. Applications must be submitted to <> by 5 pm on February 5, 2013. We cannot provide support in the form of travel and accommodation expenses except for confirmed participants already named in the proposal to SUNY.

Applications will be reviewed by a Steering Committee consisting of Teri Rueb / UB Department of Media Study, David Mark / UB Department of Geography, Tina Thurston / UB Anthropology & Archaeology, Lynda Schneekloth / UB Emeritus, Department of Architecture, William Meyer / UB IEMA Post-Doctoral Scholar, and Paul Sargent, PhD candidate / UB Department of Media Study. Successful applicants will be notified by Feb. 19, 2013. Others interested in attending the workshop should send email to the address below, to be informed of registration procedures when they become available. For further info contact: or

This conference is generously sponsored by the Conversations in the Disciplines Program of the State University of New York.