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 […]

CFA: Postcolonial and Decolonial Reception of European Thought-MAP Bristol, University of Bristol, June 6-7, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 3, 2019)

Philosophers recently have become aware that there is a risk that Eurocentric biases in philosophical tradition may distort the scholarship not only of the European philosophy itself, but also of the broad academic theoretical work in and beyond Europe. To correct these biases — which have been critically denounced by the scholars from non-European continents […]

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: Decolonization and Disrupting the Settler-Colonial Narratives on the Northern Prairies (deadline: Apr. 1, 2019)

Edited by: Kade Ferris (kadeferris1@gmail.com and Claudia Murphy (murphycm52@gmail.com) [Tentative plans to publish with North Dakota State University Press, Fargo, ND] Overview:  The settler mythos of the harsh conditions and mammoth challenges faced, and overcome by, the Europeans who came to the northern prairies are well documented and valorized as part of the prairie state […]

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 […]

Black Women Philosophers Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, Mar. 15-16, 2019

What does a philosopher look like? Inevitably, our mental pictures are shaped by the dominant imagery of the white male marble busts of Greco-Roman antiquity—Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca—and their modern European heirs—Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Mill. Even today Western philosophy is largely male and overwhelmingly white—about 97 percent in the U.S., close to […]

Up Against Power and Prestige With Puar

I (and others) have long thought that, for the most part, Tom Shakespeare’s and Rosemarie Garland Thomson’s respective work in disability studies has lost its critical edge. Yet both Shakespeare and Garland Thomson continue to be widely regarded as icons in the disability studies circles of their respective countries (England and the United States) and […]