Natures 2016, the eighth annual interdisciplinary humanities conference to be hosted by La Sierra University, will take place on February 19, 2016 in the midst of Riverside, California's mild sunny winter. Scholars from across the humanities and all levels of their careers are invited to present papers on the topic "Habitats and Hazards" (see 2016 cfp posted on UPenn site). We are honored to have Dr. Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook (University of California, Santa Barbara), serve as the plenary speaker for Natures 2016.
See the Natures_2015_program_FINAL.
See important dates and deadlines under Calendar.
The story and motives behind the establishment of the Natures conference at La Sierra University, including why we call it Natures, can be read at About. See Pastconferences for a history of prior years' events, including links to news articles. View pictures of past presenters and plenary speakers in Pictures.
If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the role Natures plays in the MA in English program at La Sierra University where the conference is currently hosted, see About or ContactUs.
Thank you for your interest in Natures. We hope to see you in February!
The Natures Conference
The Natures conference was established in 2009 out of a growing awareness that environmental studies was an arena in which various disciplines could find common ground. While papers delivered at the conference cover a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to environmental ones, that original value for interdisciplinary representation persists. Natures provides young and seasoned scholars the opportunity to share their work from across the broad spectrum of the humanities, explore the variety of critical identities, and participate in the growing field of ecocriticism.