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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, 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 Friday 5 May 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

 For full details please read the conference Confucius Call for Abstracts (PDF: 323 KB).

To find out more about the Confucius Institute please visit their website.