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Conference CFP: International Association for Environmental Philosophy

2016 January 4
by Shared by Steve Rust

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY (IAEP) announces their Twentieth Annual Meeting to be held October 20-22, 2016 at the Salt Lake City Hilton, Salt Lake City, Utah

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment.  Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy as well as new affinities with other disciplines in the environmental humanities, IAEP encourages papers in the following areas:

*   environmental philosophy, environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics
*   postdevelopment/postcolonial theories, environmental justice, ecofeminism, environmental political theory
*   environment and disability, queer ecologies, race and environment, indigeneity
*   ecocriticism, critical animal studies, environment and affect, urban ecology, environment and technology, philosophy of architecture
*   ontology, philosophy of nature, theology, philosophy of religion as they relate to contemporary environmental issues

IAEP welcomes a diversity of philosophical approaches, including those inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and American philosophy, as well as theoretically robust engagements with other disciplines.

Please send a single-spaced proposal (500-600 words) PLUS short abstract (75-100 words) in Word format to Ladelle McWhorter, IAEP Secretary, <>. The /body/ of the email should include detailed contact information (including physical and electronic addresses as well as academic affiliation) of the author(s) AND should also indicate whether your presentation will require audio/visual equipment. (Without the latter indication there is no guarantee that such equipment will be available for your session at the conference.) Then in/an attachment /to the email please submit a single Word document containing both the proposal and the short abstract, without any identifying information as to the author(s). (Short abstracts of accepted proposals will be printed in the conference program.)

Panel proposals should include as attachments a 350 – 500 word abstract for the panel as a whole (350-500 words) plus (separately) a proposal and short abstract for each paper as described above. The body of the email should include contact information for each author. Panels may consist of a maximum of three papers. Each paper proposal will be judged on its own merit, and individual papers may be accepted without acceptance of the entire panel.

An author may submit only one proposal for consideration (by IAEP or one of its satellite groups) each year. Papers previously published or under review for publication will not be accepted. All those included on the program must be members of IAEP at the time of the conference.Information about IAEP and membership is available at <>.


Graduate Students: please indicate in the body of your email submission whether you wish to be considered for this prize. If your proposal is accepted you will be asked to submit a complete paper (3000 words maximum, excluding notes) by September 15. The winner will be announced during the conference.


FOR MORE INFOcontact IAEP Secretary Ladelle McWhorter, <>.

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