2021 CFP Extended

Dear colleagues,

We are extending our call for papers for the International Association for Environmental Philosophy to June 1. We hope you’ll consider sharing your work!  Please find our extended call for the 2021 meeting of IAEP at this link: https://environmentalphilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/iaep-cfp-spep2021extended.pdf

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2021 Annual Meeting CFP

Dear colleagues,

The call-for-papers for our 2021 annual meeting is now available at: https://environmentalphilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/iaep-cfp-spep2021final.pdf

This year’s meeting will follow the online format of last year. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2021. Please click the link above for further information.

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2020 Annual Meeting Registration

Dear Members and Friends of IAEP,
We are excited to open registration for the IAEP Annual Conference which will be virtual this year. The conference will take place online on Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October. Although we are not charging a fee for this year’s conference, we are requiring that presenters and attendees register in advance. Only those who have preregistered will be granted access to the conference. Please go here to register: https://forms.gle/4HoNgG4VmzbYRMD6A

All of those presenting at the conference must be members of IAEP. If you are on the program and are not yet a member of the Association, please follow this link to our membership page: https://www.pdcnet.org/iaep
The program for the conference can be viewed on the website here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a5xxw0okmvAMkRu3gQAqT6vq7P2uOLu4tEEe_vASsd8/edit

Please note that after October 1, you will receive a copy of the program via e-mail with links to all of the papers that will be presented so that you can read papers in advance of the sessions you are interested in. Presenters will be limited to 10 minute overviews of their papers with the bulk of each session dedicated to discussion. 

We will have Zoom rooms available for each session and participants will be able to move between Zoom rooms. We will also have an “atrium” room available for “coffee breaks” where participants can interact with one another. There will be a BYOB virtual reception on Friday evening with multiple Zoom rooms available for people to circulate and visit with one another.

We are looking forward to seeing you and engaging with this new format for the conference. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to either of us should you have any questions about the conference.

With all best wishes,

Janet Donohoe and Jonathan Maskit

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2020 Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

IAEP’s annual conference will take place online on Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October. You can find the program at this link.

All of those presenting at the conference must be members of IAEP. If you are on the program and are not yet a member of the Association, please follow this link to our membership page.

Although we are not charging a fee for this year’s conference, we are requiring that presenters and attendees register in advance. We will have info on how to do so up shortly. Only those who have preregistered will be granted access to the conference.

Thank you all for your patience and forbearance as we have worked through the various details of how to put together and run an online conference.

With our best wishes,

Janet Donohoe and Jonathan Maskit
IAEP Co-Directors

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A Statement of Support from the IAEP Executive Committee

Dear IAEP Members and Friends,

As an organization committed to social justice, the International Association for Environmental Philosophy has listened carefully to communities of color and the other voices of Black Lives Matter as they call for racial justice, challenge systemic racism, and protest the militarization of U.S. police forces. We stand in solidarity. Now is the time to relay and amplify the demands of Black Lives Matter for the sake of a just and peaceful world.

As environmental philosophers we recognize that environmental harms are often concentrated in Black communities and communities of color while the benefits for which such harms were produced accrue largely to white communities. We recognize that the histories of racism and settler colonialism are intertwined with the history of environmental destruction.

We understand the environment not as “pristine nature,” but as a place where the exploitation and extraction of settler colonialism and racialized capitalism has destroyed, and continues to destroy, lands and their myriad living bodies, cultures, and peoples. Police brutality against Black bodies in the U.S. is part of the ongoing trauma and degradation produced by the forces of colonialism and racial capitalism that continue to shape our shared society today.

As continental philosophers we recognize that the “easy” universal voice with which much philosophy has been, and continues to be, written has often covered over various forms of exclusion and marginalization, including the exclusion and marginalization of Black and Indigenous people, and people of color generally.

We recognize too that environmental philosophy has often been exclusionary. The field’s early focus on a romantic depopulated notion of wilderness is but one example of the ways in which our field too has been racist.

We support the central demands that Black Lives Matter has articulated, originating from Black voices. We believe there needs to be acknowledgement of and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of black lives at the hands of the police. The systemic racism and cultures of corruption exemplified by arbitrary police violence must be confronted and eradicated.

As IAEP’s Executive Committee we continue to be committed to the work of environmental theorizing not as an alternative to the work of engaging with social and political issues, but as part and parcel of them. We are committed to listening and are always open to how we could do better.

Sincerely,
The IAEP Executive Committee
Jonathan Maskit
Janet Donohoe
Jonathan Beever
Bryan Bannon
Rachel Jones
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

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202 Conference Update

Dear IAEP Members and Friends,
 
We hope you and those dear to you are well in these trying times.
 
We are writing with an update regarding IAEP’s planned conference this coming October.
 
As most of you know, we hold our conference in conjunction with SPEP (the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy). SPEP, as the larger organization, has graciously organized meeting space, hotel rates, etc. for us for 20+ years now. As some of you will already know, SPEP, in response to the Covid–19 pandemic, has cancelled their conference, and with it ours, at least as planned for the weekend of 10–11 October in Toronto.
 
We and our Executive Committee are currently discussing how best to move forward. We are looking at various options (having a “live” conference at some other location, having an online conference, postponing the conference, cancelling the conference, etc.). There are, as you surely are aware, many unknowns about the fall, which makes planning difficult.
 
For those who submitted proposals for the conference, we ask your forbearance. We will be back in touch shortly with further information and what steps, if any, are required of you, e.g., letting us know whether you wish your abstract to be considered for a conference with potentially a different format, on different dates, or in a different location (or in no location at all!).
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
Best wishes from both of us,
 
Jonathan Maskit and Janet Donohoe
 
IAEP Co-Directors

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2020 CFP Extended Deadline

Dear colleagues,

We have extended our call for papers deadline through March 1, 2020. We look forward to your proposals on topics in environmental philosophy. You can find the full CFP at this link: https://environmentalphilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/iaep-cfp-spep2020ext.pdf

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2020 Annual Meeting CFP

Dear Colleagues,
The call for proposals is now available online for our Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting, taking place October 10-12 in Toronto following SPEP. Submissions are due by February 15, 2020. You can find the full CFP here:
https://environmentalphilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/iaep-cfp-spep2020.pdf

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Elusive Conversations CFP

Dear Colleagues,

Please follow the link below to find the CFP for the Elusive Conversations Symposium at Michigan State University, focusing on the connection between environmental philosophy and environmental governance. The CFP deadline is January 1, 2020, and the symposium itself will take place from April 2-3, 2020. You may find the full CFP at: http://www.philosophy.msu.edu/files/2315/7316/8121/Elusive_Conversations_CFP.pdf

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2019 Annual Meeting Program and Registration

Dear IAEP Members,

The conference program and registration for our 2019 Annual Meeting are both now available online through the following link: https://environmentalphilosophy.org/2019-annual-meeting/

Our meeting this year is November 2 through November 4 in Pittsburgh, PA, following SPEP. Online registration is available until October 26.

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