ECHIC 2023 conference


International Symposium

We are very pleased to announce that the 2023 ECHIC conference will take place at the University of Ferrara (Italy), on May 25-27, 2023. Since the World Commission on Environment and Development published Our Common Future (1987), the notion of sustainable development has been continuously scrutinised and redefined. Sustainability has been expanded to incorporate environmental, cultural, legal, and economic aspects of a low-carbon future and to encompass the wellbeing of all living species, which involves material aspects such as the social acceptance of resource-efficient transitions and immaterial ones such as flourishing human capabilities. The conference theme – “Ecological Mindedness for Sustainable Wellbeing” – invites critical reflection on theories, methods, and practices of sustainability requiring eco-innovation and technology transfer as well as new cultural frames of mind and forms of education, social engagement, empowerment, and agency.

We welcome papers/panels that, challenging traditional demarcations between the Humanities, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Architecture, Engineering, Life and Medical Sciences, generate synergies to explore interconnections between life forms, resources, and heritage. Click here for the call for papers
Contact ECHIC

Silvana Colella, ECHIC Chair
Humanities Department
University of Macerata
+39 0733 258 4062