Events and CFPs
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CFP: Special issue of Knowledge Cultures on philosophy of education in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic
Deadline: May 31, 2020
Kia ora koutou,
In the critical educational moment that is the Covid-19 lockdown, we invite you to contribute to a special issue of Knowledge Cultures (https://addletonacademicpublishers.com/knowledge-cultures) on how we educators can explore and enact a philosophy of education that speaks to the care, critique and collective responsibility demanded by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic profoundly affects the lives of humans, more-than-humans and the planet. The philosophy of pandemic is thus truly a philosophy for all peoples. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, it signals not only the human significance of themes like collective responsibility in self-isolation and social distancing, or the ethic of the other in the sacrifice of health workers or others in essential services, both of which exhibit care in an age of care-less capitalism, but also the ecological significance of trans-species viruses like Covid-19 that mark the “intrusion of Gaia” into the Anthropocene. It also serves as a public occasion for collective thought and action by educators and philosophers of education about how people are responding to the pandemic across the globe (central planning and panic-buying; scientific research and conspiracy theories; self-care and care for others, human and more-than-human; fear, anxiety, hope and love; binge-watching and baking).
literature and philosophy of viruses and plagues
philosophy of pandemic, (public) pedagogy of pandemic
self-interest and collective responsibility
ethic of the other, ethic of care
Anthropocene, “the intrusion of Gaia,” “response-ability”
conspiracy and science
Please send individual or collective contributions of c.500, 1500 or 3000 words to the editors by 31 May 2020. (The articles from the special issue will form the basis of an edited volume to be published later in 2020.) I attach a sample paper from Michael A. Peters.
Sean (on behalf of the Editors).
Victorian Association of Philosophy in Schools Conference
Professor Thomas Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke); Associate Professor Phil Cam (UNSW) ()
Where: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Australia
When: Jul 9, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020
Over two days, local, national, and international experts in Philosophy in Schools and Philosophy for Children will showcase their work, enabling teachers to gain practical and ready-to-use strategies to implement in their classroom.
Doctoral Student Workshop on Educational Ethics
Professors Harry Brighouse and Randall Curren ()
Where: Harvard University
When: Apr 30, 2020 - May 2, 2020
We invite doctoral students from all fields in the humanities and social sciences to apply to participate in “Educational Ethics: A Field-Launching Conference” at Harvard University from April 30 – May 2, 2020. Professors Harry Brighouse and Randall Curren will lead a one-day graduate workshop in educational ethics on April 30,
focusing on methods of analysis and participants’ works in progress. Three to six doctoral students will be selected to workshop their papers of 4,500 to 6,500 words on topics in educational ethics. Each participant will be expected to read all papers ahead of time, provide written comments on one colleague’s paper, participate in constructive discussion, and attend the conference on May 1-2. Please see here for more information about the conference. We will cover all transportation, hotel, and meal costs for the three days (arriving April 29 and departing late afternoon May 2).
To apply, please send a c.v. and cover letter, including a short (300-500 word) precis of the paper you would workshop with the group. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 21. Please e-mail your application to Jacob Fay. Only .doc, .docx, and .pdf formats will be accepted. Decisions will be e-mailed by early March, and
selected participants will be expected to have their paper ready to circulate to the group by Wednesday, April 15.
Contact Jacob Fay with any questions.
Note: We welcome applications from around the globe, although due to limited funds we will likely demonstrate a moderate preference for applications from North America. Also, since we will be selecting applicants only two months before the conference is due to take place, we will likely be unable to help applicants who face
highly restrictive U.S. entry requirements. We strongly regret both of these limitations, as we believe firmly in supporting a global field of educational ethics, but we also want to be transparent since we know it takes time to apply.