[permaculture] [Fwd: [SANET-MG] CFP: Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 10 14:42:32 EST 2009

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Subject: [SANET-MG] CFP: Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:31:16 -0500
From: Pavel Cenkl <pcenkl at STERLINGCOLLEGE.EDU>


Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action
The Third Annual Rural Heritage Institute at Sterling College

June 17-20, 2010
Sterling College
Craftsbury Common, VT

Are there limits to local thinking? What is the relationship between
rural and local?  What is the role of local knowledge in an age of
globalization? How are rural regions across the world implicated in
global issues?

Panel, workshop, presentation, and roundtable proposals are solicited
for Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action from June
17th-20th at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. Part of
Sterling?'s annual Rural Heritage Institute, this event will explore
the developing dialogue between local and global concerns as it
applies to economy, agriculture, history, food, culture, and rural

Located at the heart of Vermont'?s Northeast Kingdom, Is Local Enough?
capitalizes on the model of community and experiential learning at the
center of the Sterling College curriculum and apparent throughout the
surrounding communities.

Each year, The Rural Heritage Institute draws participants who are
passionate about solidifying the connections among community, academic
scholarship, and meaningful action in the field. The intimate
atmosphere of the Institute (between 50-75 participants) enables
productive conversations among a broad range of practitioners,
scholars, community members, and under/graduate students who share an
interest in exploring the intersections of local, regional, and global
issues ? particularly as manifested in the rural Northeast.

Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action will be filled
with four days of workshops, field sessions, seminar panels,
roundtables, presentations, featured speakers, and hands-on experiences.

You are invited to submit proposals for this immersive and
interdisciplinary Institute in areas including (but not limited to):

Local Action
Sustainable Agriculture
Farmstead and Folk Arts
Traditional Foodways
The Rural Artisan
The Northern Forest
Regional Identity
Rural Literature
Mapping Place
Oral History and Community Memory
Local and Regional Economies
New Economy Agriculture
Radical Consumption
Slow Food
Gender and Rural Identity
Cottage Industries
The Rhetoric of Place
Community-Based Food Systems
Rural Ethnic Traditions
Sense of Place
Please send one-page proposals to Pavel Cenkl at ruralheritage at sterlingcollege.edu
  by February 26, 2010

Pavel Cenkl
Dean of Academics
Sterling College
16 Sterling Drive
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
802-586-7711 ext. 140

Rural Heritage Institute, June 17-20, 2010
ruralheritage at sterlingcollege.edu

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