Natures 2014, the sixth annual interdisciplinary humanities conference to be hosted by La Sierra University, will take place on February 28, 2014 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 of "Paving the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism." We are honored to have Dr. Cheryll Glotfelty (University of Nevada, Reno), a leading scholar in the field of ecocriticism, serve as the plenary speaker for Natures 2014. See the Natures2014cfp.
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.
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.