Call for Papers 2022 – Climate Change and Tamils

In the absence of a nation-state, Tamils are unable to directly address the adverse impacts of Climate Change on their people nor represent themselves as sovereign equals on the international arena. For this reason, it is critical for Tamils to proactively engage in the Climate Change discourse through alternative means. Climate Change threatens to unleash more frequent, worsening, and extreme weather events on both traditional Tamil homelands and all other countries where Tamils reside.

The Tamil Academic Journal’s theme for this year’s issue and accompanying conference will be ‘Climate Change and Tamils.’

This call for papers aims to generate research that builds awareness about the impacts of climate change on Tamil-inhabited lands and the potential mitigation and adaptation strategies required to tackle this. It also welcomes any papers that portray a Tamil perspective on the environment.

Call for Papers

This call for papers invites perspectives from all disciplines. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Evidence and Assessment of Climate Change Impacts
  • Climate Adaptation and Solutions
  • Environmental and/or Public Health
  • Economic, Political and/or Social Causes and Responses

Your contribution must adhere to Tamil Academic Journal’s mandate of dismantling racism, sexism, patriarchy, caste-based discrimination, able-centeredness, homophobia, transphobia, anti-indigeneity, religious discrimination, and other forms of oppression. 8000 words maximum for papers (excluding appendices and bibliographies), written using the Harvard style referencing system. It is possible to submit papers in collaboration (maximum four authors per paper).

The deadline to submit abstracts (max 500 words) is 30th of April 2022. The abstracts will be reviewed by the editorial board by 1st of August 2022 and upon acceptance, you can submit your draft paper by [Date TBC]. 

Writers will have the opportunity to present their draft papers in a virtual conference hosted in mid-June (date TBC). 

This is the perfect opportunity to have your work (e.g. undergraduate/postgraduate thesis) published in an academic journal. To submit, please send your abstract to info@tamilacademicjournal.org by 30th of April 2022 at 11.59pm (GMT).