CFP: International Society for Environmental Ethics

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CALL FOR PAPERS

for the

International Society for Environmental Ethics

18th Annual Summer Meeting

Wednesday, 30th June

to Saturday 3rd July, 2021

at the

Archipelago Research Institute,

Centre for Environmental Research,

University of Turku,

Seili Island, Finland

on questions of

Space, Relations, and Populations

The 18th annual summer meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics will convene from Wednesday 30th June to Saturday 3rd July 2021, at Seili island, Finland, situated in Finnish Archipelago, in a historical 17th century leper-colony-turned-mental-asylum-turned-research-station.

This call for papers solicits 500-word proposals for presentations in any topic in environmental philosophy. However, special attention will be given to proposals for talks concerning issues related to the philosophical investigation of the intersection of environmental conditions of space, relations, and populations.

The planet is becoming more and more populated with human beings, which reduces the space available to other species and displaces them from their traditional habitats. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic seems to intersect with the way we occupy the space available – the expansion of human populations into previously wild places promises to only increase the threat of new pandemics. The corona virus is transmitted via shared social spaces, so we combat transmission by isolation and physical distancing. Are emergent and contested norms about “social distancing,” then, a new framework for coordinating collective action? Would some kind of “ecological distancing” be a logical next step? Questions about how we occupy space and our spatial relations to other beings, on an increasingly crowded planet, call for articulation and philosophical analysis.

We are exceeding the carrying capacity and limits of this planet in multiple and very tangible ways. There seems to be a need, then, for more space. How should we think about occupying the space available? Should we prioritize protection and restoration of habitats for the conservation of endangered species? Should the abundant human population be squeezed more tightly into urban spaces? Or should we learn to share the landscape with wild animals, domestic animals, ecosystems, and other humans? Won’t this call for control of human population growth? Is space exploration and colonization ultimately the key to solving our environmental problems on this planet, or is it just a technological fantasy?

Possible topics include questions relating to biodiversity loss, environmental protection and conservation, population ethics, anthropocentric land use, space exploration and colonization, and pandemics. We encourage imaginative thinking about how questions about spatial relations could shed new light upon questions in environmental ethics and philosophy.

To accommodate discussion on population and space, the meeting is hosted in a place which itself is an intriguing combination of secluded, restricted human population and abundant, verdant nature. The nature of Turku Archipelago offers exotic experiences of achingly lush yet ascetic Finnish summer, while the nearby city of Turku offers cultural experiences all the way from 13th century to this day. In addition to the beautiful natural environment, Seili island has a dark yet interesting history of isolation as a former leper colony. The venue itself, located in the island, is an old 17th century hospital building and its utility buildings, now used by the researchers of University of Turku. These historical buildings will accommodate us for the meeting. Off-session, we can enjoy the Nordic and Finnish nature, culture and history of the area. To reach the island and back to mainland, we will share a two-hour ferry through the picturesque archipelago, departing from Turku city center.

For more information about the venue, see https://www.visitseili.fi/en/accommodation/

Proposals prepared for blind review should be submitted via email to Mikko M. Puumala,

<mimapuu@utu.fi> no later than December 15th, 2020. Decisions will be announced by February 30th, 2021. Draft papers for pre-read by conference participants will be due May 31st, 2021.

Please note that while the meeting is planned to take place live, we are closely following the COVID-19 situation in Finland and other countries. We will put updates to ISEE website: https://enviroethics.org/

CFP: 2021 ISEE group sessions at APA Central

Call for Papers

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL

ETHICS

2021 Central Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

 

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics Group Sessions at the 2020 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association at the   Astor Crowne Plaza, in New Orleans, LA Wednesday, February 24 – Saturday, 27, 2021.  

 

 

Research in any area of philosophy related to or concerning environmental issues is welcomed.

 

ISEE is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome submissions from all, including scholars of color, LGTBQ scholars, indigenous scholars, and other scholars from communities underrepresented in the profession.

 

We invite submissions for individual papers (presentations of approximately 20 minutes) as well as themed sessions (topical discussions, panels, author-meets-critics, etc…)

 

Submission Procedure:

       Please submit materials by the end of the day on September 10th, 2020.

      For individual papers: please provide a 300-word abstract.

      For themed sessions: please submit 1) the proposed session title, 2) a brief description (approximately 500 words) of the session including the names of all participants, and 3) titles for all papers. Individual paper abstracts are strongly encouraged, and all participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

      Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: Megs Gendreau (ISEE Treasurer) at megs.gendreau@centre.edu

      Please include “ISEE/APA” in the subject line of your email and feel free to contact Megs if you have further questions or concerns.

CFP: ISEE sessions at the 2021 Eastern APA

Call for Papers International Society for Environmental Ethics

 2021 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) group sessions at the 2021 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting is scheduled for January 4-7, 2021 in at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.

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 related to the environment or environmental issues are encouraged to submit proposals.  However, we are particularly interested in work that extends the scope of environmental ethics to incorporate perspectives and methods that have been historically marginalized or excluded from environmental philosophy as a discipline, or that engage issues of contemporary relevance.  You do not need to be a member of ISEE in order to submit a proposal; however, we ask that all presenters have a current membership in the society.

Please note the following information from the APA: Currently, all three APA divisions are planning to hold in-person meetings in 2021. At the same time, we are also considering alternative formats, such as virtual meetings, as contingencies in the case that our usual meeting format becomes impossible.

Submission Procedure:

For individual paper submissions, please submit either: (1) a 500-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 approx. 500 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: Marion Hourdequin (ISEE Vice-President) at mhourdequin@coloradocollege.edu.  Please include “ISEE/APA” in the subject line.  The deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 

CFP:ISEE sessions at the 2021 APA Pacific Meeting

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Call for Papers

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

2021 Pacific Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

 Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics group sessions at the 2021 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held March 31 – April 3, 2021, at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon.

The ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minute presentations) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.).

Please include any interest in chairing a session as well.

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. Paper abstracts (of up to 300 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.
  • Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: Alex Lee (ISEE Secretary) at aplee@alaskapacific.edu 
Please include “ISEE/APA” in the subject line.
  • The deadline for submitting proposals is September 30, 2020.

2020 Call for Papers: Holmes Rolston III Early Career Essay Prize in Environmental Philosophy

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the ISEE and the Center for Environmental Philosophy are re-issuing an essay prize for scholars in the early stages of their career.

The prize is named in honor of Professor Holmes Rolston III, for his pioneering work in the field of environmental philosophy. Papers are invited on all aspects of environmental philosophy or environmental affairs (with a strong theoretical component).

A prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning essay. All submitted papers that qualify (see conditions) will be reviewed by an Essay Prize Committee in consultation with the Editorial Board of Environmental Ethics. The winning essay will be published in the journal Environmental Ethics.

Scholars who have earned their doctorate no more than five years prior to submission are invited to submit an essay. Submissions must be accompanied by a one-page CV to provide evidence of early career status.

The closing date for submissions is August 1st, 2020.

The word limit is 60,000 characters (including spaces), including notes and references. An abstract of 100-150 words should also be included. For style, consult the Chicago Manual of Style or any recent issue of Environmental Ethics. Essays must be prepared for blind review (cover page with contact information and email on a separate page). Submissions should be emailed to ISEE President Allen Thompson at: <allen.thompson@oregonstate.edu>. Please put ‘Essay Prize’ in the subject line of the email submission. The essay should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and should not be submitted to any other journal until the outcome of the competition is announced. The decision of the committee will be final. There is only one prize per year, and the committee reserves the right not to award the prize if submissions are not of an appropriate standard.

 

CFP: Settler Colonialism and Environmental Ethics

Special Issue of Environmental Ethics

Settler colonialism intersects with environmental issues, e.g. land use, water management, traditional ecological knowledge, ethics of place, environmental justice…  This connection is, however, sorely under-discussed in environmental philosophy. This special issue intends to breach this divide.

Papers can treat any topic in settler colonialism that connects with environmental philosophy broadly construed.

Proposals are invited in English but translation options for parallel publication in other languages can be discussed

Proposals from voices in academically under-represented groups are especially invited

Non-academically-traditional approaches are also welcomed

Deadline: 5pm, March 2 2020 Central Time (CT, i.e. Dallas, TX) A detailed abstract (~500-700 words) should be submitted

to Jeff Gessas at William.Gessas@unt.edu

Authors will be notified by March 31, 2020  Full submission:  June 30, 2020

Queries can be directed to Jeff Gessas at:

William.Gessas@unt.edu