UCLA Minorities and Philosophy Conference
Critiquing the Canon
January 21st, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Peter K.J. Park (University of Texas at Dallas)
Call for Papers (Deadline: December 16th, 2016):
The UCLA chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) invites submissions of papers addressing the topic of the philosophical canon. In recent years, attention has been drawn to the exclusionary practices resulting in the ``core'' works of philosophy---those texts most often examined within academic debates and university curricula. We aim to facilitate a critical discussion of these practices.
Anonymized abstracts of 500 words or less should be emailed to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by December 16th, 2016. Submissions should be accompanied by a separate cover sheet including the author's name, affiliation, and contact information. Decisions will be announced by January 1st, 2017. Allotted presentation time for speakers will be 30 minutes.
Both historical and theoretical papers are welcome. Possible areas of exploration include:
2017 Duquesne Women in Philosophy (D-WiP) Conference
Critical Philosophies of Life
Keynote speaker: Dr. Cynthia Willett (Emory University)
Duquesne Women in Philosophy invites philosophical papers and abstracts on the broad theme of “life.” Full papers of approximately 3000 words suitable for a 20 minute presentation will be prioritized, though long abstracts of a minimum 700 words are also welcome. Preference will be given to papers that engage with normative assumptions and traditional ways of framing the notion of ‘life’ as well as papers from perspectives in feminist, anti-racist, critical philosophies of race, disability, queer, post-colonial studies, and perspectives outside the Western tradition, such as those from Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The conference will take place March24-25 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Please send submissions prepared for blind review to email@example.com by January 5th 2017.
The conference will prioritize accessibility for all. For any questions or concerns please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by January 15th.
Possible areas include but are not limited to:
**The conference and roundtable discussion are generously supported by a Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy through a Diversity Project Grant, the Department of Philosophy, and the Women and Gender Studies Program at Duquesne University. Please see our website for details on DWiP and a list of past conferences: http://duq.edu/d-wipCFP: CRITICAL PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan is thrilled to announce “COMPASS at Michigan: a workshop for students considering graduate school in Philosophy.” This workshop will bring together students from a diversity of backgrounds for a weekend of philosophical discussion, networking and mentoring.
Applicants should meet one or more of the following criteria:
The Workshop will take place on September 29 and 30, 2017. Workshop participants are expected to have read in advance 4-6 papers from a range of subfields (depending in part on the interests of accepted participants). In addition to sessions discussing the papers, there will be two sessions devoted to mentoring and advice from faculty members and graduate students on graduate school applications and graduate student life.
All transportation, accommodation (Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2017), and food costs will be covered for the students selected. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2017, and the students selected to participate will be notified by the end of May, 2017.
To apply, please send the following documents to email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your applications.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh has the following fellowships available:
Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Full year, 2 available
Apps due Dec 15, 2016
Visitings Fellows Program
Full and half year
Apps due Dec 15, 2016
A generous new gift from University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Donald J. Munro and Ann P. Munro will facilitate the establishment of a tenure-track position in Chinese philosophy at Michigan. The position, which will be housed jointly in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Philosophy in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, will make Chinese philosophy an important element of the programs of the two departments.
“Over his long career at the University of Michigan, Donald Munro set the paradigm for the study of Chinese philosophy in the American academy, bringing the Chinese and European philosophical traditions into fruitful conversation without sacrificing their richness or their complexity,” says Donald Lopez, the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and the chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. “I am delighted that, through this generous gift, his legacy will continue.”
The new professorship will ensure that Chinese philosophical schools, which are underrepresented in departments of philosophy in Europe and North America, will have a prominent place in teaching and scholarship at the University of Michigan in perpetuity.
“The Department of Philosophy is pleased to be able to restore its distinguished tradition of scholarship in Chinese philosophy through the great generosity of Professor Emeritus Don Munro and Ann Munro,” says Elizabeth Anderson, the chair of the Department of Philosophy. “For decades, Professor Munro made U-M a major center for the study of Chinese philosophy and trained numerous students who went on to distinction in this field. As the discipline of philosophy evolves in the global academic scene, inclusion of the Chinese philosophical tradition is increasingly important. We are proud to join the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures in this vital endeavor.”
Munro, an expert in classical Chinese philosophy and neo-Confucian thought, served as a professor of Chinese philosophy and as the chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. He retired from the University in 1996. Munro is the recipient of ACLS, Ford Foundation, Guggenheim, National Academy of Sciences, and Social Science Research Council fellowships during his career, and has long been active in establishing and maintaining intellectual and cultural exchange with China.
“Chinese philosophy has opened new challenges and perspectives not widely found in the content of traditional philosophy courses,” says Munro. “Ann Munro has accompanied me when I have taught and lectured in this country and in Asia, and she is mindful of the enthusiasm of students and educators in China to interact with their foreign counterparts who understand both traditions. The ideal candidate for this new fund’s support combines sinology—knowledge of the original texts and spoken competency—with philosophy.” He went on to say that he believes that the faculty position will increase scholarship and collaboration on Chinese philosophy with partners across the globe.
Andrew D. Martin, the dean of the College of LSA expressed his support: “Professor Munro’s gift will be a terrific new resource that allows us to teach a subject with important implications for both Philosophy and Asian Languages and Cultures.”
Read more here.