CFP: Ethnobiology – Perspectives from History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (deadline: Jul. 20, 2019)

Issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, David Ludwig and Francisco Vergara-Silva (eds.) Ethnobiology is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biological and social sciences that studies knowledge systems and practices of Indigenous, traditional, and other local communities. The complexity of biological expertise beyond academia raises both theoretical and […]

Multi-cultural Philosophy, Manchester, UK, Jul. 15-16, 2019

A conference to be held at Manchester Hall, Manchester, UK 15 – 16 JULY 2019.Organisers: Lloyd Strickland (MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY) and Crispen Sachikonye (UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER) Keynote Speakers:Professor Bryan William Van Norden (YALE-NUS COLLEGE, WUHAN UNIVERSITY, VASSAR COLLEGE)Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (LANCASTER UNIVERSITY) The conference will be held over two days in one meeting room at […]

CFP: Interculturality and the Future of Philosophy/Interculturalidad y el futuro de la filosofía/Interculturalidade e o futuro da filosofia, University of São Paulo, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2019 (deadline: May 31, 2019)

(Versión española abajo  |  Versão portuguesa abaixo) The University of São Paulo and the Latin-American Association ofIntercultural Philosophy (ALAFI) will hold their 5th EasternPhilosophy Conference and the 1st International InterculturalPhilosophy Conference at the university campus in São Paulo (Brazil).Contributions are welcome on intercultural and comparativephilosophy, as well as proposals on all non-Western philosophicaltraditions. The languages […]

CFP: Language, Culture, and Colonization, Johannesburg IAS, Sept. 2-4, 2019 (deadline: May 15, 2019)

Language, Culture, and Colonization: the third JIAS conference on the legacies of colonialism and imperialism. 2-4 September, 2019, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Tolip Street, Westdene 2092, P O Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa. Convenors David Boucher, University of Johannesburg and Ayesha Omar, Witwatersrand University. Colonialism and Imperialism imposed alien cultures and […]

Back to Campus Post Baby and Post Parental Leave

I am back on campus this spring after giving birth to my first child. We named her Mara, and she is now six months old. I am an assistant professor and was lucky enough to cobble together generous parental leave for the fall of 2018. I delivered on September 9th. I used a combination of […]

CFP: International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Pittsburgh, Nov. 2-4, 2019

Following the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Pittsburgh Marriott, Pittsburgh, PA 2019 Keynote Speaker ELI CLARE Author of Brilliant Imperfection: Body-Mind Restoration and Ecosystem Restoration IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. We embrace a broad understanding of environmental philosophy including […]

CFP: Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga (Indigenous Knowledge), Blenheim, New Zealand, Dec. 1-3, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 15, 2019)

The University of Otago and the Tōtaranui 250 Trust announce a conference that will explore the global history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga (indigenous knowledge). The conference will be part of a sequence of national events in New Zealand titled Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration. These mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first […]

Between Bird Box and A Quiet Place: Blockbuster Depictions of Disability

Recently, I watched Bird Box (2018), a new Netflix horror film starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich. Since its release on December 21, the film has made a huge impact on social media and is the subject of hundreds of viral memes. While Netflix does not usually release viewership numbers, they say 45 million […]