CFP: 4th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy

4th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy/ Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale (in conjunction with the 56th annual meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association) October 25th-27, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta

CSEP/SCPE Keynote:

Paul B. Thompson

W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food & Community Ethics

Michigan State University

WCPA Keynote:

Andrew Light

University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences

George Mason University

 

Submissions of papers from all areas of environmental philosophy are welcome. Papers should be no more than 4,000 words (excluding notes), presentable in 25-30 minutes to allow for commentary and discussion, and prepared for anonymous review. The submission deadline is extended to JULY 15 2019.

Please submit papers in electronic form (PDF) and a brief abstract (no more than 150 words) via EasyChair:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wcpa2019conference

Proposals for panels or symposia are also welcome. Please submit the proposed title of the symposium as well as a collection of abstracts in electronic form (PDF), and a brief abstract (no more than 150 words) indicating that you are proposing a panel/symposium via EasyChair (in the same way as you would submit a paper). Symposia are allotted 2 hours.

Colloquium papers and panels/symposia on environmental topics may be submitted for presentation either on the WCPA main program or the program of the CSEP/SCPE, but will automatically be considered for presentation on both programs. Please indicate if you are submitting with the CSEP/SPCE in mind at the top of your abstract.The CSEP/CSPE will be awarding a Student Essay Prize, so if you are eligible, please indicate this.

For more information about the conference site at the University of Lethbridge, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/philosophy/western-canadian-philosophical-association-wcpa-conference

CFP: ISEE 16th Annual Summer Meeting

International Society for Environmental Ethics

16th Annual Summer Meeting

Call for Papers on themes concerning

Rapid, Anthropogenic, and Global Ecological Change

July 10-13, 2019

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon

 

The 16th annual summer meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics will convene from July 10 thru July 13, 2019, at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Research Station, nestled in the Cascade Mountains east of Eugene, Oregon.

This call for papers solicits 500-word proposals for presentations on any topic in environmental philosophy. However, special attention will be given to proposals for talks concerning issues connected with rapid anthropogenic ecological change. Global biophysical systems have remined relatively stable across twelve thousand years of the Holocene Epoch, providing background climatic and ecological conditions for the emergence and development of human civilization as we know it. While there is convincing evidence of that the state and function of global earth systems, and thus subsequent environmental and biological conditions, have been significantly different across geologic time, alterations underway today stand out for their rapidity and anthropogenic origin. The so-called Anthropocene portends unprecedented and arguably irreversible ecological conditions arising within only a few hundred years, or less. The theme of this conference is to recognize the need for received frameworks of environmental thinking and historic environmental imaginaries to be revisited, adapted, and perhaps radically revised – or not – in response to normative, political, and existential demands precipitated by radical anthropogenic environmental change across global, regional, and local scales.

Possible subjects include the exploration of questions concerning the political and cultural conditions under which various anthropogenic drivers of global environmental change have arisen, how we should think about appropriate transformations and adaptations to already forgone and still likely greater climate and other environmental changes, the moral fabric of our relations with past and future human generations, and how to comprehend the moral dimensions of a sixth mass species extinction event. Possible topics include geoengineering, novel ecosystems, biodiversity loss, the role of humanistic representations of our place in the Anthropocene (e.g. through art, history, and narrative forms), de-growth and post-capitalist economies, justice, sustainability, human population growth, and culturally diverse worldviews.

Proposals prepared for blind review should be submitted via email to Allen Thompson, <allen.thompson@oregonstate.edu> no later than March 1st, 2019. Decisions will be announced by April 1st.

CFP:The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation 

Essays in Philosophy
Volume 21, Number 2
Issue Date: July 2019
Submission Deadline: March 31 , 2019
General Editor: Ramona Ilea (Pacific University)
Issue Editor: Shane Epting (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Essays in Philosophyis accepting submissions for a special issue called The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation. 

 

Geographers, urban planners, and interdisciplinary scholars have made numerous contributions toward understanding urban transportation. Until recently, philosophers have largely neglected the topic, but now transportation is an expanding area of research, most notably in the emerging subfield known as philosophy of the city. This special issue aims to increase philosophical contributions to its study. While we want submissions that are philosophically enlightening, we also encourage papers that are accessible to audiences outside of philosophy. Submissions grounded in all philosophical theories and traditions are welcome.

 

Although we welcome any submission that fits the description above, some suitable topics include:

 

Transportation as a Human Right

Disability and Transportation

Bodies in Motion

Race and Public Transportation

Community Building

Feminist Philosophy and Transportation Planning

The Interplay between Housing and Transportation

Age/Ageism and Public Transportation

Pedestrians and or Bicyclists

Aesthetics and Urban Mobility

Car-free Cities?

Transportation Policy

Nonhuman Others and Transportation

Democracy and Transportation

Transportation and Climate Change

 

Please follow the journal’s guidelines for submissions.

Call for Papers/Themed Sessions International Society for Environmental Ethics

2019 Central Division Meeting

American Philosophical Association

The Westin Downtown Denver

February 20-23, 2019
https://www.apaonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=968457&group=

 

Submissions Due: November 20, 2018

 

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) group sessions at the 2019 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held February 20-23, 2019, in Denver, CO.

 

The ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes presentation) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.). People working in any area of ethics concerning environmental issues are encouraged to submit proposals.

Submission Procedure:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit either: (1) a 300-word abstract, or (2) a full paper (approx. 3000 words).

 

  • For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of all those participating, and titles for each paper/presentation. Paper abstracts (of up to 300 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

 

  • Names, Affiliations, and Emails of each paper/presenter/chair are needed in your submission.

 

  • Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to:

 

Robert Figueroa (ISEE Treasurer) at Robert.Figueroa@oregonstate.edu

Please include “ISEE-APA” in the subject line.

 

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 20, 2018.

 

CFP: Religion/Water/Climate- Changing Cultures and Landscapes

The ISSRNC welcomes papers, panels, and proposals from all disciplines that address the intersections of religion, nature, and culture. For this conference we especially welcome proposals that focus on religious and cultural responses to and conceptions of climate weirding, especially concerning water and climate change. The anthropogenic destabilization of global climate systems elicits responses from religious actors, but also precipitates religious questions. Of particular interest are places, ecosystems, and environmental processes where climate-induced hydrological changes have religious ramifications: coastal communities, desertification, wetlands, sea level rise, erratic rainfall, melting permafrost and glaciers, intensifying tropical storms, mangroves, fishing and fishermen, etc. By partnering with our hosts at the University College Cork, the ISSRNC seeks to advance conversations about the interconnections between water, climate, religion, and culture.

This conference advances the ISSRNC’s mission to “promote critical, interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures, environments, and religious beliefs and practices.” At this conference, we hope to develop linkages between scholars of religion and other fields in the environmental humanities and social sciences that explore human ecology in its cultural complexity, critically engaging the patterns of social, economic, and religious organization that precipitate environmental degradation and identify emerging alternatives.

We seek papers and pre-arranged panel sessions from all disciplines that focus on the following thematic areas. In addition, we welcome any papers or panels addressing the nexus of religion, nature, and culture.

§  The religious, social, philosophical, cultural, and spiritual implications of the impact of climate change on coastlines, wetlands, mangroves, melting permafrost and glaciers, rising sea levels, erratic rainfall, desertification, intensifying tropical storms, fishing, shipping, and water-based forms of tourism and pilgrimage

§  Religious responses to climate change (e.g. theology, advocacy, activism, and adaptation)

§  Religious and spiritual conceptions of water and activities and beliefs concerning sacred waters, such as rivers, springs and holy wells

§  The impact of climate disruption on the movement of human and other-than-human beings; species migration, climate refugees and migrants

§  The moral and mythic significance of climate related biodiversity loss and extinction

§  Questions concerning ecological aesthetics, environmental ethics, planetary consciousness, and biological ontologies

§  Cultures of resilience, in history, in practice, and in our imaginations

§  The intersection of climate change, economic inequality, and gender justice

§  Water security and environmental justice

§  The consequences of climate change on human rights issues

§  Climate change as it relates to religion and environmental racism

§  The role and impact of public scholarship related to religion and climate change

 

Proposals and Deadlines

Paper proposals must include two documents: The first should be a 150-word abstract that includes the Title, as well as the name and contact information of the Participant. The second should be a 500-word (or less) description of the paper that includes the title, and indicates the methods, argument, and findings as well as the relevant literature engaged. Session proposals should include paper proposals for each participant as well as an overview document describing the session title, theme, participants, and order of presentation.

Proposals for sessions or events that would not fit the traditional session format are also encouraged. For instance, we invite proposals for an experimental online session that would enable ISSRNC members to present at the conference without physically attending. This session would consist of pre-recorded video presentations that would be available to all conference participants. The presenters would be expected to participate in an asynchronous online discussion of the presentation throughout the conference. We also plan to reserve space for a number of panels developed through new or existing ISSRNC online working groups.

Plus use the submission form below to submit your proposal by 14 December 2018.

Papers will be anonymously peer-reviewed by an international scholarly committee and decisions made by late January 2019.

All presenters must be members in good standing of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture by 1 April 2019. All scholars interested in religion, nature and culture are encouraged to support the Society by joining or renewing here. Presenters and session organizers are encouraged to submit their articles for publication, or their sessions for special issues, to the official publication of the ISSRNC, the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (JSRNC).

CFP- Religion/Water /Climate: Changing Cultures and Landscapes

A Conference Sponsored by the

International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC)

13-16 June 2019

Hosted by University College Cork Cork, Ireland

Proposal Deadline: 14 December 2018

The ISSRNC welcomes papers, panels, and proposals from all disciplines that address the intersections of religion, nature, and culture. For this conference we especially welcome proposals that focus on religious and cultural responses to and conceptions of climate weirding, especially concerning water and climate change. The anthropogenic destabilization of global climate systems elicits responses from religious actors, but also precipitates religious questions. Of particular interest are places, ecosystems, and environmental processes where climate-induced hydrological changes have religious ramifications: coastal communities, desertification, wetlands, sea level rise, erratic rainfall, melting permafrost and glaciers, intensifying tropical storms, mangroves, fishing and fishermen, etc. By partnering with our hosts at the University College Cork, the ISSRNC seeks to advance conversations about the interconnections between water, climate, religion, and culture.

This conference advances the ISSRNC’s mission to “promote critical, interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures, environments, and religious beliefs and practices.” At this conference, we hope to develop linkages between scholars of religion and other fields in the environmental humanities and social sciences that explore human ecology in its cultural complexity, critically engaging the patterns of social, economic, and religious organization that precipitate environmental degradation and identify emerging alternatives.

We seek papers and pre-arranged panel sessions from all disciplines that focus on the following thematic areas. In addition, we welcome any papers or panels addressing the nexus of religion, nature, and culture.

  • The religious, social, philosophical, cultural, and spiritual implications of the impact of climate change on coastlines, wetlands, mangroves, melting permafrost and glaciers, rising sea levels, erratic rainfall, desertification, intensifying tropical storms, fishing, shipping, and water-based forms of tourism and pilgrimage
  • Religious responses to climate change (e.g. theology, advocacy, activism, and adaptation)
  • Religious and spiritual conceptions of water and activities and beliefs concerning sacred

    waters, such as rivers, springs and holy wells

  • The impact of climate disruption on the movement of human and other-than-human beings; species migration, climate refugees and migrants
  • The moral and mythic significance of climate related biodiversity loss and extinction
  • Questions concerning ecological aesthetics, environmental ethics, planetary

    consciousness, and biological ontologies

  • Cultures of resilience, in history, in practice, and in our imaginations
  • The intersection of climate change, economic inequality, and gender justice
  • Water security and environmental justice
  • The consequences of climate change on human rights issues
  • Climate change as it relates to religion and race or to environmental racism
  • The role and impact of public scholarship related to religion and climate change

    Proposals and Deadlines

    Paper proposals must include two documents: The first should be a 150-word abstract that includes the title, as well as the name and contact information of the participant. The second should be a 500-word (or less) description of the paper that includes the title, and indicates the methods, argument, and findings as well as the relevant literature engaged.

Session proposals should include paper proposals for each participant as well as an overview document describing the session title, theme, participants, and order of presentation.

Proposals for sessions or events that would not fit the traditional session format are also encouraged. For instance, we invite proposals for an experimental online session that would enable ISSRNC members to present at the conference without physically attending. This session would consist of pre-recorded video presentations that would be available to all conference participants. The presenters would be expected to participate in an asynchronous online discussion of the presentation throughout the conference. We also plan to reserve space for a number of panels developed through new or existing ISSRNC working groups. More details online: http://www.issrnc.org/working-groups/.

Please use the following online form to submit your proposal by 14 December 2018:

https://www.issrnc.org/conferences/2019-conferencecork-cfp/

Papers will be anonymously peer-reviewed by an international scholarly committee and decisions announced by late January 2019.

All presenters must be members in good standing of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture by 1 April 2019. All scholars interested in religion, nature and culture are encouraged to support the Society by joining or renewing on the ISSRNC website. Presenters and session organizers are encouraged to submit their articles for publication, or their sessions for special issues, to the official publication of the ISSRNC, the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (JSRNC). Further information about the society and journal can be found at http://www.issrnc.org. Interested scholars are also encouraged to connect with us via social media: