IAG/NZGS Annual Conference – CFP Enthusiasm – Melbourne, June 2014

Interested in emotion, affect, participation, motivation, curiosity, enthusiasm? See my session for IAG/NZGS Conference. This is a standard paper session, incorporating 6 papers. Please submit your abstract via the conference website (http://iag-nzgs2014.org/be-involved/submit-an-abstract/) and indicate that you would like your paper to be considered for Session 04. Please also email your abstract separately to Hilary Geoghegan (h.geoghegan@reading.ac.uk).

The Culture of Enthusiasm


This session forms an important part of my ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Future Research Leader award, investigating: ‘Harnessing enthusiasm: ecosocialities and citizens as early-warning systems’. The project involves developing a research network between the UK and Australia/New Zealand (for starters!) on enthusiasm. I’d really like to hear from researchers/geographers working in this area – or who see links with this work. My empirical work is focussing on public participation in and enthusiasm for citizen science in relation to tree health, pests and diseases. I have previously researched in the areas of technology enthusiasm, environmental volunteering, architectural enthusiasm and lay knowledges of weather. I will be in Australia between end of May 2014 to just after the conference in June.

CFP Geographies of Enthusiasm
2014 Joint conference of the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) and the New Zealand Geographical Society being held June 30th – July 2nd at the…

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