Frankfurt Book Fair: Can interdisciplinary thinking save our planet?

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, 17 October 2020 - 5:30pm

With the Frankfurt Book Fair not taking place as a physical event this year, Springer Nature is instead opening its doors to its first virtual hub.

Virtual visitors will be provided with insights, information and a collection of quality content, which complements Frankfurt Book Fair’s own digital only approach following their announcement that they will no longer be hosting a physical fair.

From October 14 - 17, 2020, the hub will host live events with a daily focus addressing hot topics and trends in the publishing industry and academic community, including digital transformation, the impact of research and how research can help to address global issues like Covid-19. All events will be free and a dedicated video gallery will allow authors to present and discuss their new books. Registration for the live events is open with the first author videos already available to view on the website. 

This online book will deliver a wide range of topics: digital transformation, the impact of research and how research can help to address global issues like COVID-19, open access books, novelties for librarians, new formats in medical publishing, as well as an author video gallery where authors present their books to the general public, including our very own Mark Everard.

Can interdisciplinary thinking save our planet?

Four Palgrave Macmillan authors discuss climate change and environmental impact from an interdisciplinary perspective encompassing policy, business, psychology, energy and beyond. The panellists explore the broader social aspects of sustainability and the environment and how these are related to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

This panel, and the following Q&A session, is moderated by Josephine Lethbridge, Interdisciplinary Editor at The Conversation. 

Authors at the event are Mark Everard, author of Rebuilding the Earth; Audley Genus, author in Advancing Energy Policy; Caroline Hickman, author in Climate Psycology, Wesley Spindler, co-author of The Cirular Economy Handbook.

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Who to contact

Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Lead

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