CALL FOR PAPERS – International Association for Environmental Philosophy Annual Meeting

iaepCall for papers
International Association for Environmental Philosophy
Twenty-First Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2017
Sheraton Memphis Downtown, Memphis, Tennessee
Following the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP)
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2017

2017 Keynote Speaker
Kyle Powys Whyte
Timnick Chair of Humanities, Michigan State University
“Indigenous Philosophies of Environmental Justice: Braiding Traditional
Knowledge, Resistance and Decolonization in the Anthropocene Epoch”

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy as well as new affinities with other disciplines in the environmental humanities, IAEP encourages papers in the following areas:
*   environmental philosophy, environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics
*   postdevelopment/postcolonial theories, environmental justice, ecofeminism, environmental political theory
*   environment and disability, queer ecologies, race and environment, indigeneity
*   ecocriticism, critical animal studies, environment and affect, urban ecology, environment and technology, philosophy of architecture
*   ontology, philosophy of nature, theology, philosophy of religion

This year we especially encourage papers on climate justice, Indigenous philosophies and feminisms, traditional ecological knowledge, settler colonial theory, etc.
We welcome diverse philosophical approaches, including those inspired by Continental philosophy, history of philosophy, and American philosophy, as well as theoretically robust engagements with other disciplines.

Please send a single-spaced proposal (500-600 words) PLUS short abstract (75-100 words) in Word format to Ladelle McWhorter, IAEP Secretary, at The body of the email should include detailed contact information (including physical and electronic addresses as well as academic affiliation) of the author(s) AND should also indicate whether you will require audio/visual equipment. (Without such indication there is no guarantee that equipment will be available for your session.) Then in an attachment to the email please submit one Word document containing both the proposal and the short abstract, without any identifying information. (Short abstracts of accepted proposals will appear in the conference program.)

Panel proposals should include as attachments a 350 – 500 word abstract for the panel as a whole plus (separately) a proposal and short abstract for each paper as described above. The body of the email should include contact information for each author. Panels have a maximum of three papers. Proposals will be judged individually, and a paper may be accepted without acceptance of the entire panel.

An author may submit only one proposal for consideration each year. Papers previously published or under review for publication will not be accepted. All those included on the program must be members of IAEP at the time of the conference. Information about IAEP and membership is available at

Graduate Students: please indicate in your email if you wish to be considered for this prize. If your proposal is accepted you will be asked for a complete paper (3000 words maximum, excluding notes) by Sept. 15. The winner will be announced during the conference.


FOR MORE INFO contact IAEP Secretary Ladelle McWhorter,