Utopia, Dystopia and Climate Change

20th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Europe

Prato 2019

Monash University Prato Centre, Tuscany, Italy

1-5 July 2019

The 20th International meeting of the Utopian Studies Society, Europe, will take place at the Monash University Prato Centre in July 2019.

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.

Photo of Prato

We are currently seeking proposals for individual papers, panels, and workshops - please see the Call for Papers page for details.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2019.

1 July 2019

Welcome address

2 July 2019

Plenary address

3 July 2019

Keynote speaker

Conference committee


Raffaella Baccolini (University of Bologna), Verity Burgmann (Monash University), Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London), Jacqueline Dutton (University of Melbourne), David Holmes (Monash University), Andrew Milner (Monash University), Tamara Prosic (Monash University), Kate Rigby (Bath Spa University).


Zachary Kendal (Monash University), Aisling Smith (Monash University), Laura de Simoni (University of Nottingham), Elena Colombo (University of Nottingham), Fran├žoise Campbell (Paris Diderot University), James Burgmann (Monash University).


Andrew Milner, James Burgmann, Verity Burgmann, David Holmes, Zachary Kendal, Tamara Prosic, Aisling Smith.


For all enquiries, please email utopias-conference@monash.edu