IAEP 2018

deadline for submissions: 
March 4, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP)
contact email: 

CALL FOR Proposals


International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Twenty-Second Annual Meeting October 20-22, 2018

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

2018 Keynote Speaker - Cary Wolfe

(Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English

Director, Center for Critical and Cultural Theory

Rice University)

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. We embrace a broad understanding of environmental philosophy including its affinities with other disciplines in the environmental humanities.  We welcome diverse philosophical approaches, including philosophical work inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and American philosophy, as well as theoretically robust engagements with other disciplines or with environmental activism.

IAEP welcomes papers and panels in the following areas:

• environmental philosophy, environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, philosophy of nature, etc.

• environmental political theory, environmental justice, postdevelopment/postcolonial theories, etc.

• environment and disability, ecofeminism, queer ecologies, indigeneity, race and environment, etc.

• environment and culture, ecocriticism, environment and affect, urban ecology, environment and technology, philosophy of architecture, environmental art and activism, environment and religion, etc.

• critical animal studies, animal ethics, animal rights theory, etc.

This year we especially encourage papers on posthumanism, the Anthropocene, animals, the place of philosophy in the new environmental humanities, etc.

Paper proposals: Please send a single-spaced Word document (prepared for blind review) including a proposal (500-600 words) PLUS a short abstract (75-100 words, for the conference program). The body of the email should include detailed contact information (including physical and electronic addresses), academic affiliation(s) of the author(s) AND whether you will require A/V equipment. (We cannot guarantee A/V equipment without this indication at the time of submission.)

Panel proposals (max. 3 papers): Please send one single-spaced Word document (prepared for blind review) including a title and a 350 – 500 word abstract for the panel followed by titles, proposals and short abstracts for each paper as described above. The body of the email should include contact information and affiliations for each author, plus an indication of whether A/V equipment is required. Paper proposals will also be judged individually and may be accepted individually without acceptance of the entire panel.

ALL SUBMISSIONS and ENQUIRIES should be sent to iaepsecretary@gmail.com.

Authors may submit only one proposal for consideration. Papers previously published or under review for publication will not be accepted. Accepted authors must be members of IAEP and registered for the conference by September 15, 2018 or they will be removed from the program.

$250 PRIZE FOR BEST GRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY: Students, please indicate in your email if you wish to be considered for this prize. If your proposal is accepted you will be asked for a complete paper (3000 words maximum, excluding notes) by Sept. 15. The winner will be announced during the conference.

Information about IAEP and membership is available at www.environmentalphilosophy.org.