20th International meeting of the Utopian Studies Society
Monash University Prato Centre, Tuscany, Italy
1-5 July 2019
Ulrich Gehmann will be representing Ideal Spaces and speaking on the work of the Ideal Spaces Working Group in relation to Utopia, Dystopia and Climate Change.
The conference theme is Utopia, Dystopia and Climate Change and it will address the way utopianists have explored the eutopian and dystopian possible outcomes of anthropogenic global warming.
The guest of honour and keynote speaker will be Professor Darko Suvin, author of Metamorphoses of Science Fiction.
The Utopian Studies Society are an interdisciplinary society that aims to co-ordinate and encourage the diverse work currently taking place on the subject of utopianism. Their members include people researching literature, philosophy, sociology, history, architecture, politics, ecology and anthropology.
The Society was established in 1988 by a group of British scholars, following an international conference on utopianism at New Lanark. It was re-launched, following the "Millennium of Utopias" conference at the University of East Anglia in June 1999.