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Category Archives: Notices
Utrecht University will offer a new undergraduate (Bachelor) program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) as from September 2018. The program will be selective, admitting 75 students per year and providing an intensive, small-scale and interdisciplinary training in the study of political and economic institutions, from the point of view of four disciplines: philosophy, history, politics and economics. To support the program, we are searching for four Assistant Professors:
- Assistant Professor in Economics
- Assistant Professor in Politics & Governance
- Assistant Professor in History
- Assistant Professor in Philosophy
The assistant professors will be appointed at one of the four departments participating in the PPE program: the Utrecht School of Economics, the Utrecht School of Governance, the Department of History and Art History, and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Each assistant professor will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision tasks within the PPE undergraduate program, and to a more limited extent also in the regular programs offered by the four departments attached to PPE. Research activities will take place within the department of which the assistant professor is a member.
The Center for Ethics in Society will host an inaugural Junior Scholars Workshop at Stanford University on June 7-9, 2018. The workshop will feature the work of early career scholars in political philosophy, political theory, and moral philosophy, and is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured junior faculty. This workshop seeks to highlight the work of emerging scholars, and to advance the Center’s mission of bringing ethical reflection to bear on pressing social problems.
For our inaugural workshop we are especially interested in scholarship in what might be called “interdisciplinary ethics.” Normative scholarship focused on issues like immigration, climate change, global poverty, and the governance of new technologies can benefit from engagement with the social sciences, law, and life sciences. We especially encourage submissions that bring relevant empirically-oriented scholarship to bear on normative questions and analysis. Yet we welcome submissions from political philosophers, political theorists, and moral philosophers that address any normative issue, whatever the methodological approach or topic. Papers will be evaluated by multiple readers and on the basis of quality alone.
Each year the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) honors the best book published in social philosophy during the previous year. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate a book to compete for the award for 2017. (For the purposes of this award, a book’s eligibility is determined by the year of its copyright rather than by the year of its release.)
The Award will be conferred on a book published in 2017 that makes the most significant contribution to social philosophy. The field is to be construed broadly, to include social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of social science, and social ethics. Excluded are anthologies, historical studies, and works on ethics that lack a distinctly social component and works on a social topic that lack a substantial philosophical component.
Call for Applications – Summer School
Navigating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity
University of Edinburgh, 25-27 June 2018
In June 2018 the University of Edinburgh is hosting an interdisciplinary Summer School entitled “Navigating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity.” As conceptualized here, the grey zone is not identical with Primo Levi’s notion. While it encompasses Levi’s account, we aim to build a wider typology of those who remain silent and turn their eyes away from violations, who indirectly benefit from injustice, and who make abuses possible without necessarily acting as co-principal wrongdoers. This event targets PhD students and early career researchers (within 4 years of obtaining their doctorate). We will explore the complexities of complicity in and resistance to systemic human rights violations. Moreover, we will consider the ethical and political value of art for shedding light on the ambiguous reality of political responsibility and fostering relations of political solidarity. The Summer School is part of the interdisciplinary ERC research Project GREYZONE, and we aim to bring together perspectives from political theory, political science, law, history, sociology, cultural studies, aesthetics and art. The main goal is to give participants the opportunity to interact across disciplinary boundaries with several international experts and to receive critical feedback on their own projects. The Summer School will involve extended scholarly discussions as well as social activities, allowing the participants to exchange ideas and initiate academic collaborations in a friendly environment. Participants will include a diverse mix of senior and junior scholars, PhD students and artists, who will work together on problematising the many faces of complicity, resistance and solidarity.
List of Confirmed Speakers:
- Danielle Celermajer, Sociology, University of Sydney
- Vikki Bell, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
- Margaret Atack, French, University of Leeds
- Paul Gready, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York
- Bronwyn Leebaw, Political Science, University of California
- Cynthia Milton, History, University of Montreal
The programme will feature morning lectures by expert speakers, followed by presentations from participants in the afternoon. Our speakers will attend and comment on the afternoon presentations. To facilitate productive discussions, all participants are expected to read the assigned readings for each morning session and to share their papers at least one week before the Summer School starts.
Workshop on ‘Linguistic Justice: Philosophy, Politics and Practice’
Cardiff University, 5-6 December 2017
This event is part of the project ‘Linguistic Justice in an Interdisciplinary Context’, funded by Cardiff University’s AHSS International Initiatives Fund 2017.
Tuesday 5 December 2017, Council Chamber, Main Building
Lunch and welcoming remarks
Sue Wright (University of Portsmouth)
‘Language Rights. What Is Our Understanding of the Terms “Language” and “Rights” in This Pairing?’
Tea and coffee break
Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost (Cardiff University)
Call for Papers: 11th Annual Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory
The 11th Annual Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory will be held from April 13-14, 2018.
The Conference offers graduate students a unique opportunity to present and receive feedback on works in progress. Each session focuses exclusively on one paper. After receiving feedback from a Princeton graduate student discussant, each author engages in an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty, students, and guests.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Amy Allen of Pennsylvania State University will deliver the 2018 keynote address. In addition, we are pleased to announce a special roundtable with Professor John Dunn (Cambridge) and Professor Sunil Khilnani (KCL) on “Democracy and Dissent in China and India”.