Call for papers: 'International Day of the Tropics'

@JCU Call for papers: 'International Day of the Tropics'

CALL FOR PAPERS THEME: 'International Day of the Tropics'


This year, the United Nations declared 29June the ‘International Day of the Tropics’ – a day dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the tropical regions of the world. The date is the anniversary of the launch of the inaugural State of the Tropics 2014 report by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the first major output of the State of the Tropics project, which draws on the expertise of leading tropical institutions around the world. (

This global dynamic calls for new engagements with and within the tropics. In the past, the tropics have been largely defined by the views of outsiders as the region captured the imagination of ancient philosophers and colonial explorers, of artists and scientists. During the inauguration for the ‘International Day of the Tropics’, a ‘tropics lens’ for assessing how knowledge and ideas benefitting the tropical region was proposed. This new lens requires the views of critical and indigenous thinkers, explorers of the imagination, digital and media artists, and social scientists.

eTropic invites papers that engage with the ‘International Day of the Tropics’ and questions what it means for people, societies and places of the tropics.

Instructions for authors:

Submissions close on 30 October 2016

For enquiries or for pitching your ideas, email

A/Prof Anita Lundberg
BA, MA (Hons), PhD, Post-Doc

Associate Professor Arts & Social Sciences

Fellow, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Fellow, LIA TransOceanik (CNRS, Collège de France, JCU)


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