Land Dialogues 2021

Critical Practices of Place & Interdisciplinary Research (in dialogue with land).

Call For Papers (Opens April 2020)

Logo2The Land Dialogues Conference conveners are interested in presentations of interdisciplinary scholarship by researchers working in dialogue with, within or about land. The group editors are interested in diverse and divergent approaches to the key thematic phrase ‘Land Dialogues’ and especially encourage interdisciplinary attitudes to place/space and human/non-human convergence discourses. Areas of interest to the conference & journal conveners are submissions relating to (but not limited to);

  • Analysis or application of existing or emergent dialogues with land in indigenous, pre-colonial, post-colonial and anti-colonial contexts.
  • Investigations of human, non-human, posthuman & transhuman interactions in dialogue with or within land/place.
  • Explorations of the limits (or perceived limits) of sustainment principles, sustainabilities, ecologies and agriculture.
  • New/Old Frontiers, Land and the Digital and explorations of, or reflections on potentials for new topographies including data visualisations in relationship to land.
  • Experimental or experiential works or non-standard items including exhibition or performance towards dialogue with land.
  • Where are we five years on from Land Dialogues 2016?

The call for papers for the 2021 Land Dialogues Conference will open in April 2020.

Conference & Publication Timeline

Call for Papers: April 2020
Deadline for abstracts: TBA
Response to abstracts: TBA
Land Dialogues Conference: TBA
Full Papers (for journal review) due: TBA
Reviewers feedback returned for Journal publication: TBA
Resubmission: TBA

Submit An Abstract


Abstract Submission form pending.

The CFP will open April 2020.

Please be aware you are submitting an abstract for Land Dialogues Conference to take place on Charles Sturt Universities Wagga Wagga Campus in April 2021. By submitting you are not bound to make a presentation at that conference, conference attendance will be confirmed upon abstract acceptance. You must be aware that full papers will be published from the conference through Fusion-Journal and indicate in this form your intention for submission.

Conference Details

The Land Dialogues Conference will take place April 2021 at Charles Sturt University on it’s Wagga Wagga Campus. The conference will be spread across the campus utilising a number of existing facilities. Full details will be provided to attendees closer to the date of the conference in a full conference program.

Conference Format

We are expecting that there will be four-six keynote presentations with details to be announced closer to the event.

The main concurrent conference sessions will be one and a half hours in length, three speakers thematically grouped, each speaker allotted a strict 20mins to present with 10mins question time at the end of each speaker. Speakers will have access to digital projectors with computers running PowerPoint software. The 20 minute time frame expects that speakers will expand upon their presentations in their full papers submitted for journal review.

Conference Target Audience

We are expecting the audience to be principally academic but interdisciplinary with individuals covering a wide gamut of research backgrounds across the humanities, social sciences, natural & formal sciences, agriculture, architecture and design, business, theology, education, journalism, media studies, communication, law, library & museum/curatorial studies and the creative/fine arts and creative or cultural industries.

Early career, research higher degree students and emerging researchers are especially encouraged to contribute and attend.

Publication of Papers


The Land Dialogues Conference will have extended works published as a special issue of Fusion Journal.  As part of your abstract submission process you should indicate whether your publishable work will take the form of a short-paper (2000-3000 words), long-paper (3000-8000 words), creative-work/s or other review format to accompany your conference presentation.

Journal Details

Fusion is an international, open access online scholarly journal co-founded by the Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University (Australia) and the College of Arts, University of Lincoln (UK), fusion will publish refereed articles, creative works and other practice-led forms of output.

Fusion aims to:

  • provide a space where the blurring of different disciplinary, cultural, local, national and global ideas and creative practices can flourish;
  • increase scholarly appreciation of transdiscplinarity, transculturalism and transnationalism in the communication, media and creative arts industries;
  • encourage early career researchers by offering the opportunity to work alongside established researchers in the editorial, peer reviewing and writing processes;
  • share the benefits of transnational collaboration and discussion of issues seen through the lens of fusion and hybridisation.
  • foster critical awareness of the dialogic fusion produced between globalisation and regionalism.

Journal Format

Fusion Journal is an online & open access journal published (at least) twice yearly, with occasional special issues tied to major conferences or symposiums. When submitting an abstract for the conference you will be required to indicate in your submission the type of object; short paper, long paper, creative work/s or review that you intend to submit for the journal. The journal requests final papers, regardless of discipline specificity to submit in MLA style to achieve a consistent style across all the written submissions.

Journal Target Audience

The journal target audience is academic.

Other Details

This conference will have several exhibitions, public talks, seminars and other events happening at the same time associated as part of its calendar that will be advised shortly. Please check back regularly, and connect with us on social media to view opportunities as they arise.

General Inquiries

Phone (w): +61 269 334 093
Phone (m): +61 432 332 425

Providing an avenue for the sharing of knowledge in dialogue with, within and about place.