Abstracts due June 15, 2014
Conference Date: October 10, 2014
As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.
Lafayette College invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor position in Environmental Studies beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who will teach in and continue to foster the development of a new degree program in Environmental Studies. The candidate should be capable of teaching an introductory course in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies major, an intermediate level course in Environmental Policy, and intermediate and advanced courses in his or her area of expertise. Candidates with teaching and research interests in the social sciences or humanities are particularly desirable. Expertise in environmental law is also desirable, however, we welcome applications from a broad range of specialties in environmental studies.
Updated Sept. 17, 2014: **please note that applications are no longer being accepted and the position has been filled.**
AOC: Applied Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics
The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 2014.
A Call For Proposals
A wide variety of environmental movements emerged globally after the first Earth Day in 1970. Increasingly, they have been joined by anti-colonial, poor people’s, indigenous, feminist and social justice movements that were seeking to integrate environmental concerns. Over the years, a number of works analyzed the influences and prospects of these movements, including, in 1995, Ecological Resistance Movements: the global emergence of radical and popular environmentalism. In recent years there appears to be an upsurge in direct action and other forms of environmental resistance, including resistance at Gezi Park in Turkey, the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil, to the gates of the White House in Washington DC. We seek to focus scholarly attention on this resurgence and seek proposals analyzing them. Continue reading
Hobart and William Smith Colleges will once again host the biannual Half the World Symposium on Asian Environments May 30-31, 2014 in Geneva, New York. The symposium is part of our ongoing Asian Environmental Studies initiative, funded generously by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Sponsors welcome proposals for presentations covering any aspect of human-environment relations in Asia, from literature to limnology, curriculum to karsts.
AOS: Environmental Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology
AOC: Environmental Ethics, Applied Ethics
Location Laramie, Wyoming, United States
Start date: August 18, 2014