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Call for abstracts: Risks to life, heritage, and community on the Yangtze River

We are partnering with The Confucius Institute to host a conference examining the way that flooding and pollution pose risks to the natural, human and architectural-urban heritage of the Yangtze, China.

Date/Time: 4 - 6 December 2017

Venue: Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Newcastle University

The three day conference is free to delegates and topics for discussion will be separated by three large themes and a series of minor sub-themes.


Day 1 will explore the heritage of the Yangtze.
Day 2 will consider histories and contemporary issues/risks relating to the industrialisation of the Yangtze and its heritage.
Day 3 will explore potential conservation measures and resilience strategies in the contemporary moment.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts should be approximately 300 words and should include 6 key words plus a short biography of 200 words.
Authors should submit their abstracts to Ms Andrea Freeman at for blind review.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 21 April 2017.

Full Papers

After abstracts have been submitted the symposium organisers will select papers and sessions to be included in the conference. The accepted abstracts will be returned to authors with the reviewers comments. Authors will be notified the week beginning 22 May 2017 as to whether their abstract has been accepted and will be then be asked to submit a full paper by 25 August 2017.

Papers must not exceed 5000 words.

Please visit the Confucius Institute website to find out more.