at the University of Western Australia (UWA-Perth)
16-19 December 2010
Papers proposals accepted until 16 September
Online Registration is open for 4th ISSRNC conference in Australia!!
The discounted early registration fee is available until 15 September 2010: AUD $300 for members and AUD $450 for non-members (AUD $150 for student members and AUD$ 250 for non-member students).
Please note that all presenters must be members of the ISSRNC.
To register, go to the website for online registration.
Payments may be made using Visa or Mastercard only. You can also register for the dinner on Saturday evening in the centre of Fremantle or at the wineries of the Swan Valley (venue to be determined). Registration includes afternoon reception at Kings Park (including Aussie BBQ, Australian wines and cheeses), program book, conference bag, two lunches (Friday and Saturday), and morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks. Vegetarian options will be available at all meal times. Any other dietary specifications may be communicated directly to the Conference Organiser at email@example.com.
Keynote Speakers Confirmed
Dr. Richard Walley, Noongar Elder of the Songman Circle of Wisdom – Welcome to Country
Professor Clive Hamilton, Australian National University - The Metaphysical Implications of Geoengineering
Professor David Tacey, La Trobe University, Melbourne – Edging Towards the Sacred
Professor Freya Mathews, La Trobe University, Melbourne - Over the Edge: Extinctions and the Limit of Ethics
Professor Mary Stange, Skidmore College – Hunting the Edges: The Intersection between “Hunter-Conservationism” and “Green Environmentalism”
Conference Information and Call for Papers
Conference Call for Papers as PDF
The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, in association with La Trobe University, Melbourne, is organising its 4th International Conference, which will be held between 16 and 19 December 2010, at the University of Western Australia (UWA-Perth). Perth, located on the edge of land and sea, is a perfect site at which to discuss the notion of ‘Living on the Edge’. We invite proposals from scholars exploring the intersection and edges of religion, nature and culture from a wide range of critical perspectives and from all disciplines.
Questions arising point to the edge as a place of transition and transformation, a launching place for change and action to counter ecological degradation and regenerate communities and ecosystems.
The conference asks how human and nature ecologies are affected by the environmental crisis. It covers the variety of challenges and approaches to change – scientific, social, psychological, spiritual and cultural – that emerge through living on the edge.
Through a multi-disciplinary framework of religion, nature and culture, the conference explores the relationships between people and nature, social and ecological systems, local and global economies, art and ecology, science and religion, and cultural diversity and biodiversity.
Edge spaces, like ecotones, are places of rich fecundity. Using the metaphor of the meeting of two ecosystems, the edge represents the meeting place between disciplines where different modes of knowing and working are shared. It interweaves personal stories of environmental, social and spiritual change with theoretical discussion from a range of disciplines in dynamic interchange. It transcends the boundaries to move to new possibilities of mutual understanding, research and action.
The following questions serve as guidelines for exploring the themes of ‘living on the edge’. There are more, of course, and we would welcome hearing about them.
1. How is living on the edge defined in a local, regional or global context?
2. What features and qualities are reflected in an environmental, social, psychological, economic and spiritual sense?
3. Are we living on the edge of extinction? What are the tipping points?
4. How do local histories and cultures distinguish living on the edge?
5. Can the ‘edge’ be integrated with the ‘centre’? And what are the implications?
6. How do the natural sciences deal with edge issues? Do the social sciences hinder or help? Is there a meeting point?
7. How do individuals and communities cope with the awareness of ecological deterioration? Is there a relationship between social, psychological and ecological resilience?
8. Predictions of rising rates of environmentally displaced or affected people in the coming decades raise some important psycho-spiritual themes. What sorts of social and psychological distresses are anticipated? How does secularism or religiosity contribute to or alleviate these experiences?
9. How are Indigenous cultures affected and how are they effecting change?
Other important issues concerning the ‘edge’ may include: the rural-urban interface; the sea-land interchange; the problem of water resources; the nexus between peace and warfare; dichotomy tame-wild, male-female, East-West.
It is also likely that a special issue (or two) of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture may be published on the theme and associated ideas, drawn from excellent and original scholarly papers arising out of this conference.
Proposals for individual paper presentations, sessions, panels, posters should be submitted directly to the conference email address. It is not necessary to be an ISSRNC member to submit a proposal.
Proposals should include, in a single, attached word or rich text document, the name and email of the presenter(s), session and/or presentation title, a 250-300 word abstract of the session and/or presentation, and a brief, 150 word biography (including highest degree earned and current institutional affiliation, if any). Session proposals must include a title and abstract for the session as a whole as well as for each individual paper. Panels and roundtables should include a title and abstract and a 150 word biograpphy that includes information that will help the scientific committee evaluate the strength of each panelist for the theme of the session. Proposers are encouraged to be creative, including with regard to formats. They should also provide information about ideal and acceptable lengths for proposed sessions, and whether any technology, such as image projectors, are desired. Most paper presentations will be scheduled at 15-20 minutes and a premium will be placed on discussion in all sessions.
The Deadline for submitting proposals is 15 September 2010. Notification as to whether proposals have been accepted will be no later than 1 October 2010 and delivered to the email address provided in the proposal attachment.
All presenters at the ISSRNC conference must become members by 30 September 2010. Soon after this date the program will be finalized and made available here.
17th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology
May 26-29, 2011
University of North Texas
Denton, TX, USA
Deadline for abstracts: November 1, 2010
SPT 2011 welcomes high quality papers and panel proposals in all areas of philosophy of technology. Given the focus of this year’s conference, papers and panels dealing with technology and security are especially welcomed. We encourage submissions from an interdisciplinary spectrum, including but not limited to philosophers, engineers, natural scientists, historians, social scientists, and those involved in public or private policymaking. SPT 2011 tracks:
Security technology 1: Information, surveillance, and cyber security
Security technology 2: Environmental and agricultural security
Security technology 3: Terrorism, warfare, and emerging military technologies
Development and globalization
Technology, justice, and the good life
Sustainable technologies, energy, and built environments
Philosophy of engineering and design
Ethics and Technology
Philosophy/history of technology
Technology, gender, and culture
Biomedical technology, health, and enhancement
Religion and technology
Media and communication technology
Emerging and converging science and technology
Technologies of self and consciousness: drugs, exercise, meditation
Papers will be accepted on the basis of a submitted abstract, which will be refereed. An abstract must be between 500 and 750 words in length (references excluded) and submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as embedded plain text or an attachment in RTF, WORD, or PDF format. It should also contain the name and number of the track to which the abstract is submitted. If an abstract does not seem to fit with any track, simply note that with the submission. All submissions are welcome, and authors should not feel constrained by the tracks. Abstracts must be submitted no later than November 1, 2010. Authors will be informed of the decision of the referees by January 1, 2011.
Paper presentations will be 30 minutes, divided into 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
Panel Proposals. We will also accept proposals for panel discussions, to be submitted to email@example.com by November 1, 2010. Panel proposals must be between 500 and 1,000 words in length, include a statement of the general topic, and an overview of the specific questions or issues to be addressed. In addition, the proposal should include a list of the panelists involved, their expertise in this area, and whether they have indicated that they are willing to participate.
Keynote speakers: TBD
Plenary sessions: TBD
SPT presidential address: Philip Brey, University of Twente, title TBD
Co-Directors: Adam Briggle and David Kaplan, University of North Texas
Keep checking the conference website at https://spt2011.unt.edu for further updates and information about the conference.
BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION AND CULTURE
“Creation, Nature and the Built Environment”
The Conference begins with a Keynote Lecture
Elizabeth Aitken-Rose, Douglas Pratt and Jennifer Dixon
“Community and Incarceration: The Architecture of Alienation and the Politics of Redemption”
7.30 pm on Friday 1st October 2010
Venue: Ryan Auditorium
Conference Sessions: 9am – 6pm
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October
Catholic Institute of Sydney
99 Albert Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135
Catholic Institute of Sydney is 10 minutes walk or a short taxi ride from Strathfield Station. Albert Road begins on the southern side of the station and runs west.
Convenors: Stephen Buckle (ACU), William Emilsen (UTC/CSU), Peter Forrest (UNE), John McDowell (Newcastle), Andrew Murray (Catholic Institute of Sydney/ SCD), Shane Mackinlay (CTC/MCD)
Registration fee: $100 ($60 students) includes morning/afternoon teas and lunch and an informal reception after the public lecture on Friday night. A conference dinner will be held on the Saturday night. (Booking and payment of $50 required by September 17.) All prices include GST.
For further details, contact Andrew Murray at Catholic Institute of Sydney, 99 Albert Road, Strathfield, NSW 2135, Australia.
The Forum announces a one-day workshop on September 4, 2010. This will be an opportunity to review the current state of the science-religion debate, and also to inform the construction of the third edition of:
God, Humanity and the Cosmos: a textbook in science and religion
A chance then both to explore where we have got to in our explorations, and to help the contributors to the textbook to make the new edition of God, Humanity and the Cosmos the best resource it can be.
The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham, 10am-4pm. £35 for the day including coffee, lunch and tea.
Dr Louise Hickman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation, Somerset Road,
10.30 am -4.30 pm
chance to review the status of the debate
discuss together the most exciting aspects of its future, and
inform the new edition of God, Humanity
and the Cosmos ed. Christopher Southgate (T&T Clark, 1999, 2005)
the authors and make your views known.
members £35 including refreshments and lunch.
should be made out to ‘Science and Religion Forum’.
and Registration: Please contact Dr Louise Hickman on email@example.com or through NewmanUniversityCollege, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 3NT.
Date: Friday August 20 2010.
The Authors of God, Humanity and
John Hedley Brooke Celia
Paul D. Murray Michael
Lawrence Osborn Michael
Andrew Robinson Christopher
Jacqui Stewart Fraser
Programme for 4th September
1030 Arrive, registration and coffee
1100 Introduction - the genesis of 'God, Humanity
and the Cosmos', its essentially collaborative nature, key growth areas in the
science and religion debate in the last ten years
1130 First set of workshops (the core conversations
– history, philosophy, physics, biology, psychology)
1345 The future of the debate - if we had
to guess, how would we see it shifting in the next twenty years?
1410 Second set of workshops (applications –
inter-faith dialogue, technology, biotechnology, climate change)
1530 Final plenary
1600 Tea and depart
Getting to Queen’s: Coming by rail
Arrive at Birmingham New Street,
and look for trains stopping at University. This is two stops on the local line
toward Longbridge. Trains are normally every 15 minutes. From University it is
a 10 minute walk to Queen’s.To get from University exit the station and turn
right. At the roundabout, turn right again down Vincent Drive. Go across the next mini
roundabout on to Farquhar Road,
and at the next T junction turn left into Somerset Road. After 50 yards, the main
entrance to Queen’s is on your left. Follow the signs to Reception.
Coming by car:
Foundation is next to the NuffieldHospital which is quite
well signposted once you get close to Edgbaston. Parking at Queen’s is limited,
but spaces are usually available in adjacent streets. The address is Somerset Road,
Coming by bus:
From the City
centre next to St Philip's Cathedral the No 21 bus takes you to the corner of Pritchards Road and
next to the QueenElizabethHospital.
Walk 100 yards down Farquhar Road,
turn left at the crossroads into Somerset
Road, and the entrance to the Queen's Foundation
is immediately on your left.
Salam sejahtera kami sampaikan, semoga bapak/ibu senantiasa dalam lindungan Tuhan YME dan sukses menjalankan aktivitas sehari-hari.
Selasa, 27 Juli lalu, diskusi serial bertajuk “Humanisme Religius & Etika Global: Transformasi Pemikiran Prof. Hans Kung untuk Keberagamaan Indonesia” bersama Maria Hartiningsih berjalan lancar dan sukses. Untuk mengkaji lebih mendalam pemikiran Prof. Hans Kung, kami bermaksud mengadakan diskusi lanjutannya.