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University of Oregon

19-22 June, 2008

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A Summit for Environmental Humanities and Design

This summer, the University of Oregon will collaborate with the International Association for Environmental Philosophy to host a four-day international summit gathering together the environmental humanities and design communities, including scholars from Anthropology, Art, Architecture, English, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

The deadline for advance registration is 20 May 2008.

Events of the summit will include an afternoon of hands-on workshops, fifty interdisciplinary panels of speakers, keynote addresses by five internationally acclaimed guests, an opening reception and Saturday evening banquet, the Oregon premiere of the feature environmental film Hotspots, a book exhibit, and a series of excursions to nearby sites of environmental interest.

Keynote Speakers will include:

  • Donna Haraway, Professor of History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz
  • John Llewelyn, Emeritus Reader in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • Gary Paul Nabhan, Distinguished Professor, Southwest Center and Department of Geography, University of Arizona
  • Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture, McGill University
  • Karen Warren, Professor of Philosophy, Macalester College

The summit is sponsored by:

  • The International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP)
  • The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE)
  • Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
  • Society for Nature, Philosophy, and Religion (SNPR)
  • Society for Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, and Social Ecology (SEEJSE)
  • The Oregon Humanities Center
  • The University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program; Departments of Architecture, English, and Philosophy; College of Arts & Sciences; International Affairs; and Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

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updated 4/14/2008