Calls for Volume Proposals

Those wishing to propose a Volume (monograph or collective volume) should prepare a 500 words abstract.
The proposal must seek to address the aims and scopes of the book series.

Normally, two volumes are published each year, in the months of March/April and November/December.

Proposals must be sent to the Editors Francesco De Pascale, Marcello Bernardo and Charles Travis.

E-mail: geographiesofanthropocene@gmail.com


       Call for Book Chapters

 

The climate crisis in Mediterranean Europe: cross-border and multidisciplinary issues on climate change

Edited by

Jonathan Gómez Cantero

(Geographer-Climatologist, Castilla-La Mancha Media’s Meteorology Department, Spain);

Carolina Morán Martínez

(Geographer, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain);

Justino Losada Gómez

(Geographer, Universitat de Barcelona, Centro Universitario Internacional de Barcelona, Spain)

Fabio Carnelli

(Sociologist, Politecnico di Milano, Italy);

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that the fourth Call for Book Chapters of “Geographies of the Anthropocene” series is intended to become a collective and multilingual volume titled: The climate crisis in Mediterranean Europe: cross-border and multidisciplinary issues on climate change (Languages: English, Spanish and Italian).

Scope:

The last PESETA III report from the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission points at the consequences of climate change effects in southern Europe, reflecting economic, environmental and social costs within the territory. Therefore, the European Union has been involved in taking measures to attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% in 2030 according to the Paris Agreement of 2015. However, though an increasing growth of knowledge and understanding produced by the scientific community, our societies seem resistant to change and still unable to address this issue in the proper way.

Since Environmental Law to Meteorology, going through Sociology, Geography, Engineering, Economic, Anthropology or Politics, we need all disciplines to understand how Europe will be affected on all its territory and how we could effectively tackle the climate crisis. Namely, we should understand which factors are decisive for supporting or reversing inaction, driven by socio-cultural, institutional, emotional and historically reproduced patterns. Furthermore, within a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) perspective, we should identify the root causes of different kind of vulnerabilities, sometimes hidden or implicit, to address climate change in terms of climate (in)justice production and reproduction. In this way, society can manage the new horizon of climate change and associated risks in the best possible way.

For these reasons, this volume will aim to collect contributions on the different impacts of climate change, closely linked to management policies, possible future scenarios, adaptation and mitigation policies and practices in relation to the balance of past scenarios and current climate change in Europe, especially in the Mediterranean area. The main objective that support this multidisciplinary purpose is the collection of experiences and knowledge of all research fields involved in the promotion of a certain theoretical discussion that can both help to better understand the consequences of climate change from a cross-border and transnational perspective and turn this reflection into effective climate change mitigation and adaptation applications for adequate policies and practices.

The main topics we would like to discuss in this volume, but to which we do not limit the proposals for contributions, are:

  • the impacts associated with climate change as well as the increase in temperatures, the alteration of precipitation patterns or the rise in sea level;
  • existing European and National policies or pending approval on climate change, mitigation and adaptation societal measures, and possible scenarios for the entire study area;
  • every kind of prevention, adaptation, awareness and preparedness measures/actions supported by institutions, stakeholders and local communities to face the climate crisis;
  • climate justice issues linked to possible “climate migrations” or changing in housing and infrastructures, including the use of nature-based solutions;
  • risk and public communication, and social perception about the uncertainty associated with climate change, by analyzing how the different actors, including the civil society, frame the current situation and consider possible effective mitigation and adaptation solutions.

Consequently, this volume is of interest to a broad range of scientists and humanists, as well as policy makers, practitioners and environmental managers.

 -Spanish Language-

Convocatoria para publicar capítulos de libro

 

La crisis climática en la Europa mediterránea: cuestiones transfronterizas y multidisciplinares sobre el cambio climático

Ámbito:

El último informe PESETA III del Centro Común de Investigación (JRC) de la Comisión Europea apunta a las consecuencias del efecto del cambio climático en el sur de Europa, plasmando costes económicos, ambientales y sociales sobre el territorio. Es por ello que la Unión Europea ha participado en la toma de medidas para intentar reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en al menos un 40% en el año 2030, de acuerdo con el Acuerdo de París de 2015. Sin embargo, y a pesar de un creciente aumento del conocimiento y la comprensión producida por la comunidad científica, nuestras sociedades parecen resistirse al cambio y aún son incapaces de abordar este problema de la manera adecuada.

Desde el Derecho Ambiental a la Meteorología, pasando por la Sociología, la Geografía, la Ingeniería, la Economía, la Antropología o la Política. Disciplinas que ayudarán a comprender cómo se verá afectada Europa en todo su territorio y cómo podemos abordar la crisis climática de manera efectiva. Concretamente se debe de trabajar para descubrir qué factores son los relevantes para sostener o desechar todo tipo de factores que también pueden atascarse en patrones socioculturales, institucionales, emocionales e históricamente reproducidos. Además, y desde la perspectiva de la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (DRR), debemos identificar las causas de diferentes tipos de vulnerabilidades, a veces ocultas o implícitas, para abordar el cambio climático en términos de producción y reproducción de (in)justicia climática. De esta manera, la sociedad puede gestionar el nuevo horizonte del cambio climático y los riesgos asociados de la mejor manera posible.

Por este motivo, este volumen tendrá como objetivo la recopilación de contribuciones sobre los diferentes impactos del cambio climático, estrechamente vinculados a las políticas de gestión, los posibles escenarios futuros, políticas y prácticas de adaptación y mitigación en relación ccon el equilibrio de los escenarios pasados y el cambio climático actual en Europa, especialmente en la cuenca mediterránea.

El objetivo principal que fundamenta este propósito multidisciplinar es, por tanto, la recopilación de experiencias y conocimientos de todos los campos de investigación involucrados en la promoción de cierta discusión teórica que puede ayudar a comprender mejor las consecuencias del cambio climático desde una perspectiva transnacional y transfronteriza y convertir esta reflexión en aplicaciones efectivas de mitigación y adaptación para políticas y prácticas adecuadas.

Entre las principales ideas de nuestra investigación están:

– los impactos asociados al cambio climático, tales como el aumento de las temperaturas, la alteración de los patrones de precipitación o el aumento del nivel del mar;

– las políticas europeas y estatales existentes o pendientes de aprobación sobre el cambio climático, junto a las medidas de adaptación y mitigación y posibles escenarios para toda el área de estudio;

– todo tipo de medidas y acciones de prevención, adaptación, sensibilización y preparación apoyadas por instituciones, partes interesadas y comunidades locales para enfrentar la crisis climática;

– problemas de justicia climática relacionados con posibles “migraciones climáticas” o cambios en las viviendas e infraestructuras, incluido el uso de soluciones basadas en la naturaleza;

– y el riesgo, la comunicación pública y la percepción social sobre la incertidumbre asociada al cambio climático, además de analizar cómo los diferentes actores, incluida la sociedad civil, enmarcan la situación actual y consideran posibles soluciones eficaces de mitigación y adaptación.

Por tanto, este volumen resulta de interés para una amplia gama de científicos y humanistas, así como para los encargados de formular políticas y gestionar el medio ambiente.

-Italian Language-

Call for Book Chapters

La crisi climatica nell’Europa Mediterranea: questioni multidisciplinari, a scala transfrontaliera, sul cambiamento climatico

Obiettivi:

L’ultimo rapporto PESETA III del Joint Research Centre (JRC) della Commissione Europea evidenzia le conseguenze degli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici nell’Europa meridionale, che riflettono costi economici, ambientali e sociali all’interno del territorio. A tal proposito, l’Unione Europea è stata coinvolta nell’adozione di misure per cercare di ridurre le emissioni di gas serra di almeno il 40% entro il 2030, seguendo l’Accordo di Parigi del 2015. Tuttavia, nonostante la costante crescita delle conoscenze, soprattutto di quelle prodotte dalla comunità scientifica, le nostre società sembrano resistere ai cambiamenti e non stanno dimostrando di essere ancora in grado di affrontare la problematica in modo adeguato.

Dal diritto ambientale alla meteorologia, passando per la sociologia, la geografia, l’ingegneria, l’economia, l’antropologia o le scienze politiche, abbiamo certamente bisogno dell’apporto di ogni disciplina per comprendere le modalità attraverso cui il territorio europeo potrebbe essere colpito e come si potrebbe affrontare la crisi climatica in modo efficace. In particolare, bisognerebbe individuare quali fattori siano determinanti per sostenere o ribaltare l’inazione, alimentata da modelli socio-culturali, istituzionali, emotivi e riprodotti storicamente. Inoltre, seguendo una prospettiva di Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), dovremmo identificare le vere cause alla radice dei diversi tipi di vulnerabilità, a volte nascoste o implicite, per affrontare il cambiamento climatico in termini di produzione e riproduzione di (in)giustizia climatica. In questo modo, la società potrebbe gestire al meglio il nuovo orizzonte prodotto dal cambiamento climatico e dai rischi ad esso associati.

Per queste ragioni, questo volume si propone di raccogliere contributi sui diversi impatti dei cambiamenti climatici, strettamente legati alle politiche di gestione, ai possibili scenari futuri, alle politiche e pratiche di adattamento e mitigazione in relazione all’equilibrio tra scenari passati e cambiamenti climatici attuali in Europa, in particolar modo nell’area del Mediterraneo. L’obiettivo principale che guida questa Call multidisciplinare è la raccolta e il confronto fra esperienze e conoscenze prodotte da tutti i campi di ricerca coinvolti nella promozione di una certa discussione teorica, la quale può aiutare sia a comprendere meglio le conseguenze dei cambiamenti climatici da una prospettiva transfrontaliera e transnazionale, sia tradurre questa riflessione in efficaci soluzioni applicate di mitigazione dei cambiamenti climatici e di adattamento tramite politiche e pratiche adeguate.

Gli argomenti principali su cui ci si aspetta di ricevere delle proposte per caratterizzare questo volume, ma ai quali non limitiamo le eventuali proposte di contributo, sono:

– gli impatti associati ai cambiamenti climatici, come l’aumento delle temperature, l’alterazione dei modelli di precipitazioni o l’innalzamento del livello del mare;

– le politiche europee e nazionali esistenti o in attesa di approvazione in materia di cambiamenti climatici, le misure sociali di mitigazione e adattamento e i possibili scenari per l’intera area di studio;

– ogni tipo di misure/azioni di prevenzione, adattamento, sensibilizzazione e preparazione sostenute da istituzioni, stakeholder e comunità locali per affrontare la crisi climatica;

– questioni di giustizia climatica legate a possibili “migrazioni climatiche” o ai cambiamenti nelle soluzioni abitative e nelle infrastrutture, compreso l’uso di nature-based solutions;

– la comunicazione pubblica e la percezione sociale dell’incertezza associata ai cambiamenti climatici, analizzando come i diversi attori, compresa la società civile, inquadrino la situazione attuale e considerino le possibili soluzioni di mitigazione e adattamento.

Di conseguenza, questo volume vorrebbe attrarre l’attenzione di una vasta gamma di scienziati “duri” e sociali, ma anche dei decisori politici, dei portatori di interesse, delle associazioni di varia natura e dei cittadini.

Important Dates:

July 15, 2019: Book Chapter Proposal deadline;

July 31, 2019: Acceptance / Rejection Notification;

October 31, 2019: Full Chapter Submission;

December 31, 2019: Review notification;

February 28, 2020: Final version chapter submission;

April, 2020: Final e-book version available;

 

Submission Procedure:

 Interested authors should submit their proposals (max 500 words) by July 15, 2019, explaining the main topic and the objectives of the chapter.

The manuscript proposals (Word or PDF) must be sent to the following address: geographiesofanthropocene@gmail.com

Acceptance/Rejection notification will be sent to the authors by July 31, 2019. After the acceptance notification, authors should submit full chapters by October 31, 2019 formatting their manuscripts following the Editorial guidelines.

Editorial Guidelines

The manuscript word count must be between 4500 – 6000 words. This includes tables, illustrations, references, etc. All submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind manner.

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Call for Chapter Proposals

 

Earthquake risk perception, communication and mitigation strategies across Europe

Edited by

Piero Farabollini

(University of Camerino, Italy),

Francesca Romana Lugeri

(ISPRA, University of Camerino, Italy),

Silvia Mugnano

(University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy);

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that the third Call for Book Chapters of “Geographies of the Anthropocene” series is intended to become a collective volume titled “Earthquake risk perception, communication and mitigation strategies across Europe” (Language: English).

 

Scope:

Increasing risks and socio-natural disasters are the effects of an unsustainable interaction between human beings and environment. The current scientific debate underlines that earthquake hazards do not only create damages and destruction but also show the difference vulnerabilities and exposures to risk to the societies. The capacities of a community to respond to earthquakes do not only depend on the emergency conditions created by the impact, but they are also correlated to the pre-disaster settings and circumstances. Therefore, the common perception, according to which human being are victims of the extreme nature events, is only partially true. Socio-natural disasters and even those related to earthquakes might even be the consequences of policy and political decisions.

From the agricultural revolution onwards, human beings have adjusted and shaped the earth to their own needs and comforts. Definitely, our quality of live, heath and habitat conditions have improved. Our societies are leaving longer, better but this does not mean they are less expose to risks and vulnerabilities. Actually, the territories are more and more affected by socio-natural disasters. The profound changes in environmental cycles has brought our societies into a new time and space: the geographies of the Anthropocene.

The book will aim to investigate how socio-natural risks are perceived and communicated and which strategies different communities are implementing to mitigate the seismic risk.

Different experiences and theoretical debate might help to understand how to prevent and protect communities from risk and hazard, however, as the issue is not easy to tackle, a multidisciplinary and cross-national approach is needed. Furthermore, given that the territory is the combination of natural, social and cultural environment, the only and best way through which it can be managed and protected is by exploring its anatomy and physiology. The most recent earthquakes have unequivocally shown the complexity of the phenomena and its multi-scale dynamics. It is then important for the scientific communities to encourage an interdisciplinary collaboration which can provide the general public with correct and clear information on the complex scenario. The book will be partially the outcome of the discussion that took place in Malta at the 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, in the context of the Session S41; however, we are warmly welcoming other contributions that will enrich the debate.

Important Dates:

January 30, 2019: Book Chapter Proposal deadline;

February 15, 2019: Acceptance/Rejection Notification;

May 15, 2019: Full Chapter Submission;

July 15, 2019: Review notification;

October 15, 2019: Final version chapter submission;

November 2019: Final e-book version available.

 

Submission Procedure:

Interested authors should submit their proposals (max 500 words) by January 30, 2019, explaining the main topic and the objectives of the chapter. The manuscript proposals (Word or PDF) must be sent by email to the following address: geographiesofanthropocene@gmail.com. Acceptance/Rejection notification will be sent to the authors by February 15, 2019. After the acceptance notification, authors should submit full chapters by May 15, 2019 formatting their manuscripts following the Editor’s guidelines:

Editorial guidelines for authors

The manuscript word count must be between 4500 – 6000 words. This includes tables, illustrations, references, etc. All submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind manner.

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Call for Chapter Proposals

Disasters in popular orality

Edited by Domenica Borriello
(Second University of Naples, Italy),

Elisabetta Dall’O’
(University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy),

Giovanni Gugg
(University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy; University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)

 

Dear Colleagues,
we would like to inform you that the second Call for Book Chapters of “Geographies of the Anthropocene” book series is intended to become a collective and multilingual volume titled “Disasters in popular orality” (Languages: English, Italian and French).

Scope:

According to Italo Calvino, fairy tales and legends are all true, because «they are the catalog of destinies that can be given to a man and a woman». Far from being inventions disconnected from reality, the works of popular orality represent, therefore, the kaleidoscope of a certain way of being in the world, of looking at the territory, of relating to nature, of facing life and death. In this sense, they are not “stories of the past”, but specific ways in which collective memory selects and transmits what is worth remembering: they are stories providing a pedagogical function and an interpretation of places, as for the sirens identified with certain rocks, which indicate the danger of some seabeds or specific marine currents; a giant carp that reminds the Japanese of the seismicity of their archipelago and a dragon that for centuries has represented in the Alps the threat of glacial advance; the pied piper that, instead, acts as an allegory of the possible dramatic epidemic (or landslide) in
Hamelin …
This call intends to collect contributions that, by investigating popular and oral literature, focus on narratives related to risk and disasters (“natural”, “technological”, “health”, “ecological”…), as described in the social imaginary, from the most remote eras to the most stringent current affairs. The book will be a precious element for a comprehensive reconstruction of cultural resources that in Italy and Europe (or elsewhere, depending on the contributions) have allowed to face and manage material and spiritual concerns and problems arising from disasters.
Considering the heterogeneity of sources, cases, origins, epochs and narrative modalities, the volume is to be considered an interdisciplinary work; through highly significant case studies, it analyzes the modes of representation of the disaster in a vast corpus of “popular” texts, collected in the archive or ethnographically, but all referable to natural disasters, epidemics and disastrous events related to wars, invasions and political upheavals. In this sense, the emotional and private dimension of the catastrophe, the superstitions and the fantastic figures that often populate fairy tales and legends will assume a new and surprisingly “rational” appearance.
Besides passing from generation to generation a specific selection of the memory of what happened – that is, the salvation from the catastrophe despite the destruction and continuity of the community despite the fracture brought by the calamity -, oral / popular literature acts as “memory of the lived experience”, that is, conveys a story of the present that is measured day by day with forms of existential precariousness, in a vision of risk – personal and collective – which is now conceived as a perennial societal state. The need for reassurance is therefore also entrusted to narratives that, acting as a mediator between an uncertain present and a selected and sweetened, but in any case “known”, past are used as conventional and formalized methods in which to express specific communication emotions and relief, protection and continuity. As Gilbert Keith Chesterton reminds us, «fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed».

I disastri nell’oralità popolare (Italian language)

Secondo Italo Calvino, le fiabe e le leggende sono tutte vere, perché «sono il catalogo dei destini che possono darsi a un uomo e a una donna». Lungi dall’essere invenzioni scollegate dalla realtà, le opere dell’oralità popolare rappresentano, pertanto, il caleidoscopio di un certo modo di stare al mondo, di guardare al territorio, di relazionarsi alla natura, di affrontare la vita e la morte. In questo senso non sono “storie del passato”, bensì specifiche modalità con cui la memoria collettiva seleziona e tramanda ciò che vale la pena essere ricordato: sono racconti dalla funzione pedagogica e di interpretazione dei luoghi, come ad esempio le sirene identificate con determinati scogli, che indicano la pericolosità di certi fondali o di specifiche correnti marine; una carpa gigante che ricorda ai giapponesi la sismicità del loro arcipelago e un drago che per secoli ha rappresentato sulle Alpi la minaccia dell’avanzata glaciale; il pifferaio che, invece, funge da allegoria della possibile drammatica epidemia (o frana) ad Hamelin…
La presente call intende raccogliere contributi che, indagando la letteratura popolare e orale, si focalizzino sulle narrazioni riconducibili al rischio e ai disastri(“naturale”, “tecnologico”, “sanitario”, “ecologico”…), così come declinati nell’immaginario collettivo, dalle epoche più remote all’attualità più stringente. Il volume rappresenterà un tassello prezioso per una complessiva ricostruzione delle risorse culturali che in Italia e in Europa (o altrove, a seconda dei contributi) hanno permesso di far fronte e gestire i problemi e le inquietudini materiali e spirituali derivanti dalle catastrofi.
Considerando l’eterogeneità delle fonti, dei casi, delle provenienze, delle epoche e delle modalità narrative, il volume è da considerarsi un lavoro interdisciplinare che, attraverso dei case-studies altamente significativi, analizzi i modi di rappresentazione del disastro in un vasto corpus di testi “popolari”, raccolti in archivio o etnograficamente, ma tutti riconducibili a delle calamità naturali, delle epidemie e degli eventi disastrosi connessi a guerre, invasioni e rivolgimenti politici. In questo senso, la dimensione emotiva e privata della catastrofe, le superstizioni e le figure fantastiche che sovente popolano fiabe e leggende assumeranno una veste inedita e sorprendentemente “razionale”.
Accanto al tramandare di generazione in generazione una specifica selezione della memoria di quel che accadde – cioè, la salvezza dalla catastrofe nonostante le distruzioni e la continuità della comunità nonostante la frattura apportata dalla calamità –, la letteratura orale/popolare funge da “memoria dell’esperienza vissuta”, ossia trasmette un racconto del presente che si misura giorno dopo giorno con forme di precarietà esistenziale, in una visione del rischio – personale e collettivo – che è concepito ormai come uno stato perenne in cui riversa la società. L’esigenza della rassicurazione è affidata dunque anche a narrazioni che, svolgendo una funzione di mediazione tra un presente incerto e un passato selezionato ed edulcorato, ma comunque “noto”, si pongono come modalità convenzionali e formalizzate in cui esprimere delle emozioni specifiche di comunicazione e sollievo, di protezione e continuità. Come ci ricorda Gilbert Keith Chesterton, «le favole servono a spiegare ai bambini che i draghi possono essere sconfitti».

Les catastrophes dans l’oralité populaire (French language)

Selon Italo Calvino, les contes de fées et les légendes sont tous vrais, car «ils sont le catalogue des destins qui peuvent être donnés à un homme et à une femme». Loin d’être des inventions déconnectées de la réalité, les œuvres d’oralité populaire représentent donc le kaléidoscope d’une certaine manière d’être au monde, de regarder le territoire, de se rapporter à la nature, de faire face à la vie et à la mort.
En ce sens, ils ne sont pas des «histoires du passé», mais des façons spécifiques par lesquelles la mémoire collective sélectionne et transmet ce qui mérite d’être rappelé: ces histoires ont une fonction pédagogique et peuvent offrir une interprétation des lieux. C’est le cas, par exemple, des sirènes, qui indiquent le danger de certains fonds ou courants marins ; de la carpe géante qui rappelle aux Japonais la sismicité de leur archipel ; du dragon qui pendant des siècles a représenté dans les Alpes la menace de l’avancée glaciaire; ou encore du joueur de flûte qui agit comme une allégorie de l’éventuelle épidémie dramatique (ou glissement de terrain) à Hamelin…
Cet appel vise à recueillir des contributions qui, en étudiant la littérature populaire et orale, se concentrent sur des récits liés aux risques et aux catastrophes («naturel», «technologique», «sanitaires», «écologiques»…) tels que décrits dans l’imaginaire collective, à partir des époques les plus anciennes jusqu’à l’actualité. Le livre sera un élément précieux pour une reconstruction complète des ressources culturelles qui, en Italie et en Europe (ou ailleurs, selon les contributions), ont permis de faire face et de gérer les problèmes matériels et spirituels ainsi que les préoccupations découlant des catastrophes.
Considérant l’hétérogénéité des sources, des cas, des origines, des époques et des modalités narratives, le volume doit être considéré comme un travail interdisciplinaire ; par des études de cas très significatifs, il analyse les modes de représentation du désastre dans un vaste corpus de textes «populaires», recueillis dans les archives ou ethnographiquement, mais tous se rapportant à des catastrophes naturelles, des épidémies et des événements désastreux liés aux guerres, aux invasions et aux bouleversements politiques. En ce sens, la dimension émotionnelle et privée de la catastrophe, les superstitions et les figures fantastiques qui peuplent souvent les contes de fées et les légendes prendront une allure nouvelle et étonnamment «rationnelle».
En plus de transmettre de génération en génération une sélection spécifique de la mémoire de ce qui s’est passé – c’est le salut par la catastrophe, malgré la destruction et la continuité de la communauté malgré la fracture causée par la catastrophe -, la littérature orale / populaire agit comme une «mémoire de l’expérience vécue », qui transmet une histoire de ce qui est mesuré tous les jours avec des formes d’existence précaires et par une vision du risque – personnelle et collective – considéré comme un état permanent dans lequel la société se déverse. La nécessité de rassurer est donc confiée aussi aux narrations qui, en exerçant une fonction de médiation entre un certain présent et un passé choisi et « connu », sont présentées comme modalités conventionnelles et formalisées pour exprimer des spécifiques émotions de communication et soulagement, de protection et continuité. Comme le rappelle Gilbert Keith Chesterton, «les contes disent aux enfants que les dragons peuvent être vaincus».

Important Dates:

July 15, 2018: Book Chapter Proposal deadline;
July 31, 2018: Acceptance / Rejection Notification;
October 31, 2018: Full Chapter Submission;
December 31, 2018: Review notification;
February 28, 2019: Final version chapter submission;
April 2019: Final e-book version available.

Submission Procedure:

Interested authors should submit their proposals (max 500 words) by July 15, 2018, explaining the main topic and the objectives of the chapter. The manuscript proposals (Word or PDF) must be sent by email to the following address: geographiesofanthropocene@gmail.com.

Acceptance/Rejection notification will be sent to the authors by July 31, 2018.
After the acceptance notification, authors should submit full chapters by October 31, 2018 formatting their manuscripts following the Editor’s guidelines:

Editorial guidelines for authors

The manuscript word count must be between 4500 – 6000 words. This includes tables, illustrations, references, etc. All submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind manner.

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Call for Chapter Proposals

 

Natural hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction policies

 

Scope:

Natural Hazard (NH) is a widely-used term from scientists, authorities, practitioners with the meaning of natural processes occurring in the environment that may constitute a damaging event for people. Human beings live in territorial ecosystems where natural events such as landslides, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, droughts could occur.  These events become “disasters” when they involve population causing widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses. Recent data collected from scientists show an increase in vulnerability of people that cannot be attributed only to an increase of the occurrence of extreme physical phenomena. In fact, they are determined also by economic, social, cultural, institutional, political factors. Even if considerable progress has been made for understanding causes and processes related to the mentioned natural phenomena and their occurrence, further efforts need to be made for reducing disaster risk (DRR) – i.e. to reduce the damages caused by natural hazards with the complicity of the society. In particular, it is necessary: a) to reduce vulnerability of people and property, and the exposure to hazards; b) to promote sustainable management of land and the environment; c) to improve preparedness and early warning for adverse events; etc. In practice, it is necessary to activate a series of actions and strategies (policies) that involve, at different scales, every part of the society, the government, the professional and private sectors, the members of the academic community.

The expected contribution can be conceptual and empirical, by means of several methodologies that provide significant qualitative insights for the discussion about interdisciplinary approaches, also innovative, to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Vulnerability reduction;
  • Prevention and population preparedness, community based approach;
  • Risk communication and social perception;
  • Adaptive capacity;
  • New technologies for investigations of hazards and risk;
  • Disaster governance;
  • Sustainable management of land and environment.

 

Important Dates:

January 30, 2018: Book Chapter Proposal deadline;

February 15, 2018: Acceptance/Rejection Notification;

May 15, 2018: Full Chapter Submission;

July 15, 2018: Review notification;

October 15, 2018: Final version chapter submission;

November 2018: Final e-book version available.

  

Submission Procedure:

Interested authors should submit their proposals (max 500 words) by January 30, 2018, explaining the main topic and the objectives of the chapter. The manuscript proposals (Word or PDF) must be sent by email to the following address: geographiesofanthropocene@gmail.com.

Acceptance/Rejection notification will be sent to the authors by February 15, 2018.

After the acceptance notification, authors should submit full chapters by May 15, 2018 formatting their manuscripts following the Editor’s guidelines.

The manuscript word count must be between 4500 – 6000 words. This includes tables, illustrations, references, etc. All submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind manner.

Download Call for Book Chapters “Natural Hazards and DRR policies”

 Book Editors:

  • Loredana Antronico, CNR-IRPI, Italy;
  • Fausto Marincioni, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy.

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