Call for contributions: Alexander von Humboldt Conference on the Sustainability Transformation (Berlin 28-30/08/2019)

On the occasion of Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday and in light of his groundbreaking KOSMOS lectures in 1827, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is staging the KOSMOS Conference in Berlin from 28th-30th August 2019.

The Geography Department and IRI THESys of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invite scientists to contribute to the conference and to share their research on the sustainability transformation in the 21st Century. Contributions are welcome from all fields of research, and not limited to the six principal strands provided below:

Publics and ethics of sustainability

Democracy, governance, and societal conflicts in a globalized world

Economies beyond unlimited growth

The land and the ocean – from the global to the local

Urban and rural: a necessary partnership

Water and biosphere: preconditions of survival

We welcome all kind of scientific contributions to the expert forums (oral presentation), the related poster session (poster presentation of scientific work), or the bar camp & market place (please see
for further information on conference formats).

We kindly invite you to submit your contribution as an abstract (max. 250 words) and register for the conference online until 28th February 2019 (extended Call for Contribution).

For further details, please visit the KOSMOS Conference homepage at

Please forward this Call for Contributions to colleagues and networks who might be interested!