CALL FOR PAPERS: International Society for Environmental Ethics 19th Annual Summer Meeting

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Theme: Perspectives on Environment and Time

The 19th annual summer meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics will convene from Wednesday, 29 June to Saturday, 2 July 2022, at Seili island, Finland, situated in the Finnish Archipelago.  The ISEE 2021 meeting was originally scheduled for this location, then moved to virtual format due to the pandemic.  The local organizers have graciously offered to host an in-person meeting in Finland (conditions willing!) in summer 2022.

This call for papers invites 500-word (maximum) proposals for presentations in any topic in environmental philosophy. Proposals may include references, which are not included in the word count.  We particularly encourage proposals for talks concerning issues related to the conference theme, perspectives on environment and time.  Papers related to this theme might consider conceptions of time and their relationship to environmental philosophies; ethical and philosophical questions related to past, present, and future generations; issues associated with complex socio-ecological histories, including histories of racism, colonialism, militarism, displacement, and their relations to environmental ethics; questions of species loss, restoration, rewilding and de-extinction; ecological and social reparations; conceptions of sustainability; imagined futures and futurisms; implications and contestation associated with conceptions of the Anthropocene; or issues of time in relation to global climate change.

Meeting Venue: Seili Island, Finland

The meeting is hosted in a place which – like many places – has a complex and layered history.  Seili Island’s dark history includes a period from the 1600s to the late 1700s during which it served as a hospital where people with leprosy – many of whom were brought forcibly – were isolated from society.  Later, from the 1800s until 1962, Seili Island was the site of an asylum for people identified as suffering from mental illness – primarily women – who were kept in prison-like conditions.  After the asylum closed, the hospital and its utility buildings were turned over to the University of Turku, which opened the Archipelago Research Institute in 1964. 

The facilities of the Archipelago Research Institute will serve as the venue for the ISEE meeting, which will include opportunities to explore the history, culture, and ecology of the area. To reach the island and return to the 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/

Submission Instructions

Proposals prepared for blind review should be submitted via email to Mikko Puumala mimapuu[at]utu.fi by December 31, 2021. Decisions will be announced by February 15, 2022. Draft papers for pre-read by conference participants will be due June 1, 2022.

For co-authored papers, please indicate in your cover email how many authors plan to attend the conference if the paper is accepted, and which author(s) will be presenting.

Please note that while we plan an in-person meeting, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Finland and throughout the world and will modify our plans if necessary.

CFP: ISEE APA Central

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Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) group sessions at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) which will be held in Chicago, IL from February 23rd-26th 2022. At this point, we hope to be in-person.

ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approx. 20 minutes in length) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.). Work in any area of environmental philosophy is welcome, but we encourage work that challenges the traditional boundaries of the discipline.  ISEE aims to build inclusive and welcoming spaces in our conferences, programs, and communications by supporting people of diverse backgrounds and identities, as well as by actively working against discrimination, bias, exclusion.

While active membership in ISEE is required to be added to the meeting program, but submissions from non-members are encouraged. Further, all presenters at these ISEE group sessions must also register for the Central APA.

Submissions

For individual paper submissions, please submit either a 500-word abstract or 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 and 500-word abstracts for each paper/presentation. Themed session participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

Papers presented previously or already accepted for presentation at an ISEE APA group session or ISEE annual meeting will not be considered, and all else equal, priority will be given to those who have not presented at an ISEE meeting or session within the past year.

Materials should be prepared for blind review (please include pertinent information in your email) and emailed to Megs Gendreau (megs.gendreau_at_centre.edu). Please include “ISEE/2022 APA” in the subject line and submit before 5pm (EDT) September 10th, 2021. Questions about the sessions or ISEE may be directed to Megs Gendreau. 

CFP: 2022 ISEE Group Sessions, APA Eastern

Call for Papers
International Society for Environmental Ethics
2022 Eastern Division Meeting of the
American Philosophical Association


Deadline: Monday, June 28, 2021


Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) group sessions at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) which will be held in early January, 2022.

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. 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 engages issues of contemporary relevance. ISEE aims to build
inclusive and welcoming spaces in our conferences, programs, and communications by supporting people of diverse backgrounds and identities, as well as by actively working against discrimination, bias, exclusion.

You do not need to be a member of ISEE in order to submit a proposal; however, if your proposal is accepted, you will need to join ISEE in order to be added to the meeting program.1 Please note, also, that all presenters at these ISEE group sessions must also register for the Eastern APA.2 Lastly, because of complications resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the APA does not yet have a confirmed location or dates for the 2022 Eastern meeting.

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 and 500-word abstracts for each paper/presentation. Themed session participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward. Papers presented previously or already accepted for presentation at an ISEE APA group session or ISEE annual meeting will not be considered, and all else equal, priority will be given to those who have not presented at an ISEE meeting or session within the past year.

Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to: Marion Hourdequin (ISEE Vice-
President) at mhourdequin@coloradocollege.edu. Please include “ISEE/2022 Eastern APA” in the
subject line. The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, June 28, 2021. Any questions about the sessions or ISEE can be directed to Marion Hourdequin at the above email address, and additional information about ISEE can be found on our website: https://enviroethics.org/.


1 ISEE membership is $50, or $35 for students.

2 For the 2021 meeting, registration for the Eastern APA was $100 for APA members and $190 for non-APA members.

CFP: Philosophy in the Wild

Call for Abstracts

Philosophy in the Wild invites abstract submissions for presentations at our inaugural workshop, the theme of which is environmental philosophy, very broadly construed.* This event is an outdoor, technology-free event.

From July 16th to 18th, 2021, participants will camp at Poe Paddy State Park in central Pennsylvania. Activities will include (though will not be limited to) keynote presentations, participant presentations/discussions, and hiking (optional). No prior camping experience is necessary; Philosophy in the Wild can work with participants to help arrange gear rentals.

This event is wheelchair accessible, although the campsite grounds include gravel. 

The event will follow the relevant local directives regarding Covid-19, and plans will be adjusted as needed. 

Please contact philosophywild@gmail.com with any inquiries.

*Environmental philosophy includes, but is not exhausted by, the following themes:

  • Environmental ethics; environmental aesthetics
  • Environmental political philosophy; environmental justice
  • Environment and capitalism
  • Postdevelopment and postcolonial theories
  • Philosophy of nature and metaphysics
  • Environment and social identities, including disability, indigeneity, race, queer ecologies, and ecofeminism
  • Social ecology and ecoanarchism
  • Climate change; sustainability; future generations
  • Urban ecology 
  • Environment and technology
  • Environment and religion
  • Animal ethics and critical animal studies
  • Environment and human flourishing

Abstracts should be approximately 500 words. Please submit your abstract in .pdf format, prepared for anonymous review, to philosophywild@gmail.com. In the body of the email, please include your name, university affiliation, and paper title. Papers should be suitable for a 25-minute presentation and a 25-minute Q&A session. Submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy are especially encouraged.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2021

Decisions announced: April 1, 2021

Date of Workshop: July 16-18, 2021

Keynote Speakers:

Brendan Cline (CSU Channel Islands)

Karen Kovaka (Virginia Tech)

Organized by: Philosophy in the Wild; https://agoffz.wixsite.com/phil-in-the-wild

Contactphilosophywild@gmail.comhttp://bit.ly/2Rv2cRa 

ISEE Sessions at APA Eastern

For those attending the Eastern Division virtual meeting of the APA, ISEE Group Sessions will be as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 14, 11 am-12:50 pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

12L. International Society for Environmental Ethics

Topic: Animals and the Environment: Rights, Responsibilities, and Reverence

Chair: Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College)

Speakers:

  • Keith Hyams (Warwick University) Winner, Andrew Light Award for Public Philosophy
  • Kimberly Dill (Santa Clara University) “A Call to Environmental Reverence”
  • Corey Katz (Georgian Court University) “Scanlon’s Contractualism and Animal Ethics”
  • Connor Kianpour (Georgia State University) “Protections without Rights”

Friday, Jan. 15, 11 am-12:50 pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

16K. International Society for Environmental Ethics

Topic: Perspectives on Anthropocentrism, Non-Anthropocentrism, Agency, and Value

Chair: Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College)

Speakers:

  • Suvielise Nurmi (University of Helsinki) “Environmental Responsibilities as Responsibilities for Relational Moral Agency”
  • Espen Dyrnes Stabell (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) “Why Environmental Philosophers Should Be Buck-Passers about Value”
  • Akinpelu Oyekunle (Adekunle Ajasin University) “On the Idea of an African Environmental Philosophy: Arguments for Complementary Environmental Ethics”

In addition, after the Thursday session, ISEE will hold an informal social gathering on Spatial Chat from 1-2 pm Eastern time (over the meeting’s “lunch break” for those who happen to be on Eastern time!), to enable opportunities for further conversation.  More information will be sent out next week.

International Society for Environmental Ethics: 17th Annual Meeting

17th Annual Meeting

International Society for Environmental Ethics

17th Annual Meeting

Oct. 16-18, 2020

(All times are PACIFIC)

Friday, Oct. 16th

Session One – What Do We See Ourselves Doing?

Chair: Alex Lee

      12:30 pm                              Opening Remarks – Allen Thompson, ISEE President

A. 12:45-1:30 pm   Avram Hiller, “‘Effective Environmentalism’: Review & Analysis”

                                                                        Comments: Ida Mullaart 

B. 1:30-2:15 pm                        Kimberly Dill, “A Call to Environmental Reverence”

                                                                        Comments: Chris Diehm

                  *2:30-3:30 pm        Spatial Chat – open for general discussion

                  *3:00-4:00 pm        ISEE Mentoring Initiative (all welcome)

                                                                        with Marion Hourdequin & Simona Capisani

Session Two – Keynote Address

Chair: Allen Thompson

Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality

A. 4:30-6:00 pm                       Prof. Christine Cuomo (Title TBA)

B. 6:00-7:00 pm                        Spatial Chat –  for discussion / cocktail hour

Saturday, Oct. 17th

Session Three – Animals and Politics

Chair: Steve Vogel

8:50 am                    Opening Remarks – Allen Thompson, ISEE President

A. 9:00-9:45 am     Danny Weltman, “Animal Rescue: Civil Disobedience or Subrevolution?”

                                                                        Comments: Kristian Cantens

B. 9:45-10:30 am   Dennis Papadopoulos, ” Wild Animals’ Political Resistance”

                                                                        Comments: Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

                  Lunch Break (total time between sessions = 3 hours)

                  *10:30-11:30 am   Spatial Chat – open for general discussion

                  *12:00-1:00 pm                       Philosophers for Sustainability (all welcome)

                                                                                          with Eugene Chislenko & Rebecca Millsop

                                                                                          <philosophersforsustainability.com>

Session Four – Virtues and Radicalism

 Chair: Megs Gendreau

A. 1:30-2:15 pm                       Allison Fritz, “The Virtue of Shallow Environmentalism”

                                                                        Comments: Blake Francis

B. 2:15-3:00 pm                        Kristian Cantens, “Cultivating the Virtue of Self-Wildness”

                                                                        Comments: Christopher Rice

                  Half Hour Break

C. 3:30-4:15 pm                        Benjamin Hole, “Radical Virtue and Climate Action”

                                                                        Comments: Allison Fritz

D. 4:15-5:00 pm                       Sarah Warren, “Radical Empiricism, Radical Transformation”

                                                                        Comments: Espen Dyrnes Stabell

                  *5:00-6:30 pm        Spatial Chat – open for general discussion and socializing

Sunday, Oct. 18th

Session Five – Activism and Injustice

Chair: Marion Hourdequin

8:50 am                    Opening Remarks – Allen Thompson, ISEE President

A. 9:00 -9:45 am    Benjamin Howe, “Is it Right to Get Your Hands Dirty Fighting Climate Change?”

                                                                        Comments: Danny Weltman

B. 9:45-10:30 am   Blake Francis, “Climate Change Injustice”

                                                                        Comments: Ken Shockley

                  Lunch Break (total time between sessions = 3 hours)

                  *10:30 am-11:30 pm             Spatial Chat – open for general discussion

                  *11:30 am-1:15 pm                ISEE Business Meeting (all welcome)

                                                                                          Discussing matters of the Society

Session Six – How We Relate to the Wild

Chair: Robert Earl

A. 1:30-2:15 pm                       Ida Mullaart, “The Problem with Overpopulation”

                                                                        Comments: Benjamin Hole

B. 2:15-3:00 pm                        Chris Diehm, “Connection to Conservation”

                                                                        Comments: Avram Hiller

                  Half Hour Break

C. 3:30-4:15 pm                        Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, “The Other Species Capability & the Power of Wonder”

                                                                        Comments: Kimberly Dill

                  Closing Remarks: Allen Thompson, ISEE President

                  *4:40-6:00 pm        Spatial Chat – open for general discussion and goodbyes