CFA: CSPE/SCPE at the WCPA
The Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy/ Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale is holding its 2022 Annual Meeting in conjunction with the 58th annual meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada
Submissions of abstracts requested on Canadian and global environmental issues in all their philosophical dimensions; including (but not limited to) the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, epistemological, metaphysical, ontological, phenomenological, social/political, scientific, and spiritual.
Abstracts for Colloquium papers (presentable in 25-30 minutes), anonymized, should be between 500 and 750 words and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstract submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on August 15, aiming for notification of acceptance by August 30. Colloquium papers should not run over 4,000 words (text.)
Proposals for panels or symposia will also be considered. Please submit the proposed title, abstracts of presentations, and names of all participants. Symposia would be allotted 2 hours.
The CSEP/SCPE will award a Graduate Student Essay Prize, so if eligible, please indicate this.
The conference will be held at Alt Hotel in downtown Winnipeg. (https://www.germainhotels.com/en/alt-hotel/winnipeg).
Booking information will be made available soon. Information about the conference will be available at the WCPA website: http://wcpaonline.ca/. This conference will be accessible. Please direct any questions about the WCPA conference planning to the conference organizers: Adam Murray (email@example.com) and Chris Tillman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP: The Aesthetics of Creative Activism
The Editors of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism announce a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on The Aesthetics of Creative Activism. Deadline: August 1, 2022
The Editors welcome submissions on any philosophically informed exploration of artistic forms as activist interventions., including, but not limited to:
• Ethics and morality in and of artistic activism
• Relationships between aesthetic value and artistic activism
• Affect and effect in and of creative activism
• Race, creativity, and social justice: from jazz music to BLM and beyond
• Advancing an aesthetic theory of creative activism
• Didacticism and its discontents
• Pandemic shock, climate grief, and compassion fatigue: artistic responses to overwhelming topics
• Catharsis and creative activism: compatible or opposing forces?
• Creative activists as futurists: the role of artistic imagination in accelerating social
change and generating future solutions
• Creative activism evaluation: how does scholarship from aesthetics and art criticism help us determine outcomes and effectiveness?
• First-order change versus second-order change: can art achieve systemic alteration or only awareness and individual empowerment?
• Critically analyzing the forms, claims and creative processes of artistic activism:
avoiding art-washing, and challenging assumptions about what works, what has
value, and why
• Decolonization, anti-capitalism, and the role of creative activism in resistance or
Submissions should not exceed 7,500 words and must comply with the general guidelines for submissions
(see “Author Guidelines” on the JAAC page on the Oxford University Press website: <https://academic.oup.
Upload submissions to the JAAC online submission website, <http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaac>,
making sure they are identified as submissions for the special issue.
If you have questions please contact:
Nicholas Holm <N.H.F.Holm@massey.ac.nz> or Elspeth Tilley <E.Tilley@massey.ac.nz>
For the complete CFP: <https://aesthetics-online.org/resource/resmgr/files/jaac/cfp_jaac_creative_activism_.docx>
CFP: Journal of Global Ethics special issue: Climate Justice and the Global Development Crisis
Guest Issue Co-editors: Anna Malavisi (Western Connecticut State University, USA), Tom Hilde (University of Maryland, USA), Krushil Watene (Massey University, NZ)
Submission of proposals: September 1, 2022
Notification regarding proposals communicated to authors by Co-Editors: October 1, 2022
Submission of papers: April 1, 2023
CFP: 32nd Annual APPE International Conference
Portland (Oregon) Marriott Downtown Waterfront:
In Person: March 2-5, 2023
Virtual: March 31, 2023
All submissions are due Monday, October 3, 2022.
APPE invites individuals from every discipline and profession interested in advancing scholarship, teaching, and a general understanding of applied ethics to submit proposals based on their work to our 32nd Annual APPE International Conference on March 2-5, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. To accommodate our international members, presenters, and guests who are unable to attend the in-person conference in Portland, there will be an online-only portion of the conference program on March 31, 2023.
APPE is a multidisciplinary, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. We facilitate and support scholarly and professional collaborations among teachers, scientists, business practitioners, engineers, government officials, researchers, the media, and all professionals concerned with the practical application and communications of ethics and values.
In response to feedback from attendees, APPE welcomes submissions for a special focus on Human Rights in the Professions/Disciplines. We encourage proposals ranging from the more theoretical to case studies and narratives of human rights in application.
Proposals need not be limited to the special focus, however. Submissions in a variety of interest areas, such as these, are welcome:
• Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
• Artificial Intelligence Ethics
• Behavioral Ethics
• Bioethics, Health & Medical Ethics
• Business Ethics
• Education Ethics
• Engineering, Science, Technology Ethics
• Law, Government & Military Ethics
• Media & Journalism Ethics
• Moral Theory
• Research Integrity
• Social & Societal Ethics
APPE is especially interested in proposals associated with current events and emerging topics, such as, but not limited to:
• Cancel culture
• Climate change
• Dis- and misinformation
• Ethics in the economy
• Ethics of repair, reparations
• Free speech in the academy
• LGBTQI+/queer ethics
• Military human rights initiatives
• Monuments and public honorifics
• Obligations to future generations
• Parental rights in education
• Political and election ethics
• Privacy and social media
• Public health and competing economic interests
• Systemic bias and social justice
• Unhoused/housing insecurity
Please keep in mind that our attendees come from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, so your presentation should be designed to engage our diverse community.
We invite proposals in the following categories:
• Individual Presentations
• Panel Discussions
• Case Studies
• Pedagogical Demonstrations
• Posters (in-person only)
• Pre-recorded Flash Presentations
• Author Meets Critics
• Authors Reception (in-person only)
• Paper Competitions and Awards (see below for more information)
Generally, no more than one individual presentation per person will be accepted. Participation in co-authored presentations and panels is limited only by programming space.
Presenters can choose which version they would like to be considered for (or both); spots for the virtual component will be limited.
Please read the complete Submission Guidelines & Instructions (available at https://appeconference.org/) before submitting.
Then, you’ll submit your proposal via Ex Ordo, which can be saved and finished at any time.
Submission Deadline: All submissions are due Monday, October 3, 2022.
Paper Competitions and Awards
Best Formal Paper by an Early Career Scholar ($500)
Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student ($500)
Best Formal Paper by an Undergraduate Student ($250)
Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award ($250)
See the Submission Guidelines and Instructions (https://appeconference.org/) for a full description of the paper awards and submission instructions.
32nd Annual APPE International Conference
Portland, Oregon: March 2-5, 2023 | Virtual: March 31, 2023
Call for Proposals Due Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
CFP: NSU Nordic Environmental Ethics Winter Symposium 2023, 30-31 March 2023 / Trondheim, Norway
Special theme: food and water ethics
Deadline for submissions: November 15,2022
The Nordic Environmental Ethics NSU Study Circle will hold its fifth symposium on March 30-31, 2023 in Trondheim, Norway. We welcome abstract submissions and presentations on any topic in environmental ethics done by Nordic and Baltic researchers or in the Nordic/Baltic context. The special theme of this year is food and water ethics.
We are happy to organise this event in collaboration with EurSafe and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology colleagues hosting the event. The symposium takes place in the premises of The Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters. Travel/accommodation grants will be available to participants from Nordic-Baltic countries.*
Research presentations comprise the heart of the symposium. The program will also include a keynote and a networking session where participants can pitch their ongoing or planned research or projects. Nordic Environmental Ethics study circle is a part of Nordic Summer University (NSU) series of study circles. It runs biannually 2021-2023 and explores environmental ethics, broadly understood, in the Nordic-Baltic context, encouraging the exchange of ideas and aiming at establishing a more permanent Nordic Environmental Ethics Network.
About the conference special theme: Food and fresh water are vital environmental goods for humans and nonhumans. Food production has significant environmental impacts and is also significantly influenced by environmental conditions and changes. The Nordic context for food production and consumption is very specific due to climatic and geographical circumstances, which however raise many environmental questions, including (but not limited to) the moral acceptability of animal-based food production systems in regions where plant-based agriculture is challenging. At the same time, the abundance of fresh water and sea areas is exceptional, and water provides opportunities but also raises questions about the ethics of water use, aquaculture, and fisheries. We welcome any submissions on ethics that relate to these themes.
Please submit your abstract (300-500 words) via email to Mikko Puumala mimapuu[at]utu.fi by November 15, 2022. Decisions will be announced by November 30, 2022. Also, please indicate if you are interested in presenting your (ongoing or planned) research project in the networking session. A certificate for participation in the session can be given for travel allowance eligibility purposes.
For more information, please visit https://www.nsuweb.org/study-circles/circle-6-nordic-environmental-ethics/
Welcome to our event and amazing Trondheim!
* We can grant financial support for travel and accommodation costs for Nordic/Baltic participants with accepted papers who lack external funding / institutional support for travelling. Sustainable travelling is encouraged. Please indicate your interest in travel support in the submission email. The NSU travel grant is available only for those who present a paper in the conference. The Winter Symposium 2023 is funded by the NordPlus Programme.
CFP for a special issue of Environmental Ethics: A Constructive Environmentalism: Around Steven Vogel’s Critical Theory of World-Making
The deadline for the initial round of submissions is January 9th, 2023.
Since the 1980s, Steven Vogel’s critical theory has been distinctive in environmental philosophy for both its rigor and its definite position. Particularly in Against Nature (1996) and Thinking like a Mall (2015), Vogel articulated a constructive environmentalism that simultaneously analyzes the fields of environmental ethics and politics in terms of the critical theory of social alienation and proposes a discourse-based, socialist form of environmentalism grounded in working out the meaning and norms of our environment together through difficult solidarity. In the last decade especially, social constructivist positions in environmental philosophy have come under criticism from a range of positions in environmental thought from new materialism, Actor Network Theory, and object-oriented ontology to a family of approaches articulating how the more than human world is communicative. Anti- and de-colonial environmentalisms have pressed hard on the purported anthropocentrism of positions such as Vogel’s which center the communicative power of human agents in the construction of politics and environmental norms.
Yet Vogel’s position is subtle and not easily assimilated into such criticisms. His constructive environmentalism not only explains how these criticisms work on us – through discourse – but much of what is involved in world-making that people can accept. This latter dimension of Vogel’s work is powerful given the renewed sensitivity to the importance of world-making in contemporary anti-colonial, post-colonial and de-colonial thought, as well as within radical agendas for post-carbon, staunchly egalitarian, reparatively just, and democratic futures.
For instance, Vogel’s constructive environmentalism plausibly and inferentially bears on energy democracy, the philosophy of infrastructure, planetary urbanization, socio-spatial analyses of metabolic capitalism and extractivism, Marxism for the 21st century, materialisms old and new, the question of politics as a process in the more than human world, restructuring society, solidarity, discourse practices of ceremony and ritual as forms of resistance and community constitution, and pluriversal politics. Moreover, Vogel’s work is practically relevant to important debates around socio-natures – e.g. ecosystem engineering and biotechnological interventions in the construction of an environment that is worth conserving and that is adaptive in the face of rapid planetary environmental change.
The purpose of this special issue of Environmental Ethics is to re-evaluate and draw on Vogel’s work, sympathetically or antipathetically. The preposition “around” in the SI title is meant to leave room for a variety of responses to, or engagements with, Vogel’s work. Contributors need not focus narrowly on the contextual framing of this CfP. Please think about your interest in Vogel’s thought first and worry about the context later. The editors are tasked with making things gel.
We seek papers of 6,000-10,000 words (hard limits) in the format of Environmental Ethics. The deadline for the initial round of submissions is January 9th, 2023. If you have questions about how your take on Vogel’s work might relate to the SI, please reach out and talk with us. We intend this editorial process to be collaborative and evolving.
Please send inquiries to Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Professor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University and Senior Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project, at email@example.com.
Team editors include Jonathan Maskit Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Denison University and Ronald Sandler, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Director of the Ethics Institute, Northeastern University. Submissions should also be sent to the above email address.