Centers & Organizations

Banner of bridge, trees, and birds, with a city skyline in the backgroundAssociation for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS)
Contact: Lyle Birkey

AESS is an independent faculty-and-student-based professional association in higher education, designed to serve the needs of environmental scholars and scientists who value interdisciplinary approaches to research, teaching, and problem-solving.  From its beginning, the Association has been envisioned as a community of environmental scholars and scientists, not a confederation of disciplines. Publishes a quarterly newsletter.

ASLE logo next to a green treeThe Association for the Study of Literature & Environment (ASLE)

ASLE seeks to facilitate interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to the study of nature and culture through forms such as nature writing, art, ecocritical scholarship, pedagogy, science writing, poetry, music creative writing, and film, among other forms. ASLE encourages and sponsors lectures, discussions, and panels at scholarly conferences, and publishes ASLE News (our online member newslette) and the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, both twice a year.

CEP LogoThe Center for Environmental Philosophy (CEP)

Contact Alexandria K. Poole

Since 1979, CEP has dedicated itself to furthering research, publication, and education in the area of environmental philosophy and ethics. Based at the University of North Texas since 1990, the primary activities of the center are the publication of the journal Environmental Ethics, the reprinting of significant books on environmental ethics, and the promotion of graduate education, postdoctoral research, and professional development in the field of environmental ethics.

IAEP (2)International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP)
Contact: Professor Brian Schroeder

IAEP embraces a broad understanding of environmental philosophy, including not only environmental ethics, but also environmental aesthetics, ontology, and theology, the philosophy of science, ecofeminism, and the philosophy of technology. For IAEP, environmental philosophy is both rigorous and engaged. IAEP welcomes a diversity of approaches to environmental issues, including the many schools of Continental Philosophy, the history of philosophy, and the tradition of American Philosophy.

Henri Roussau's "The Snake Charmer" (1907), found at the Orsay Museum in Paris.International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC)
Contact: Bron Taylor

ISSRNC is a community of scholars engaged in critical inquiry into the relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures, environments, religious beliefs and practices. The ISSRNC facilitates scholarly collaboration and research, and disseminates research findings through regular conferences and the affiliated Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture.

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