CFP: International Society for African Philosophy and Studies, 14 – 15 May 2015

ISAPS 2015 – USA: WASHINGTON, DC

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE

VENUE: HOWARD UNIVERSITY

DATE: MAY 14-15, 2015

THEME: AN AFRICAN PATH TO THE GLOBAL FUTURE: AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY AND STUDIES SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS IN AREAS OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, ECONOMY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

PART I: THEMATIC AREAS

Health, including environmental problems that bear on health issues (e.g., air quality, housing, potable water, sanitation, nutrition, health care and education, climate change, responses to health crises such as ebola)

Education, including all formal education from pre-school or headstart through professional and graduate degrees with emphasis on technology solutions to problems of resource scarcity and particular emphasis on the ethical obligations of African universities to their supporting communities

Economy, including foreign and domestic capital sourcing, changing employment demographics (rural and urban, farming and manufacturing), technology transfer, appropriate technology

Criminal justice, including anti-corruption measures, policing, judiciary and incarceration systems.

PART II: CRITICAL RESEARCH THEMES FOR ADDRESSING AFRICAN CONTINENTAL AND DIASPORA

African ethics (e.g., ancient Egyptian and Ethiopian, Ubuntu, etc.), as distinct from other continental ethical systems (e.g. Asian, European, North American)

African universities’ ethical responsibilities to their supporting communities

The African experience in the diaspora as it bears in all its diversity on solutions to critical African problems

Macro and micro-appropriate technology in africa

African Union responsibility for continental education measures

A Pan African Curriculum for K-16

PART III: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 April 2015

Abstract Format: Times Roman/12 point

Abstract Length: Maximum 250 Words

Send abstracts to: isaps.conference2015@gmail.com

PART IV: KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Participants are encouraged to send suggestions for keynote speaker for the conference to isaps.conference2015@gmail.com.

PART V: ACCOMMODATIONS

Recommendations for accommodations will be posted shortly on the website.  Participants are encouraged to secure their reservations as soon as possible, as mid-May in Washington is the height of the spring tourist season.

PART VI: INQUIRIES

Please address any inquiries to Professors Charles Verharen or Kola Abimbola, co-chairs of the organizing committee.  Professor Verharen is the current vice-president of ISAPS and Professor Abimbola is a past president of ISAPS.  Their emails arecverharen@howard.edu and kolapo.abimbola@howard.edu.

PART VII: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ISAPS

Please consult the ISAPS website:  http://isapsonline.wordpress.com/ 

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10th Annual Conference Postgraduate Philosophy Association of Southern Africa (PPA)

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

 

DATE:             11th & 12th July 2015

PLACE:           University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

 

The tenth annual conference of the Postgraduate Philosophy Association will this year be hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, where it all began!  We are excited to be hosting the conference at Wits in the year that marks a decade of its existence and hope that is will be a memorable and inspiring weekend. 

 

Postgraduate students in all areas of Philosophy are invited to submit abstracts.  Please distribute this CFP as widely as possible.

 

Format of Conference:  Sessions will be 40 minutes long – please allow roughly 20-25 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion and questions.

Chairs for each session will be appointed.

Abstracts: Please email abstracts of no more than 300 words toPPAconf2015@gmail.com

Abstracts should be submitted by 1 May 2015

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 25 May 2015

Guest Speaker: to be confirmed

 

Venue & Accommodation: The conference will be held at Wits University, East Campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.  Information regarding accommodation will be sent with the 2nd call for papers.

 

Conference Fee: There will be a conference fee of R300.  This will cover refreshments, lunch on both days, and stationery.

The conference dinner will be held on Saturday and will be at your own cost.

We look forward to reading your abstracts.  Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions at PPAconf2015@gmail.com

JOB: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, UKZN

SENIOR LECTURER/ LECTURER: 

PHILOSOPHY SCHOOL OF RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY AND CLASSICS 

PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS REF NO.: RPC03/2015

The Philosophy discipline in The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics excels in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of science, cognitive science, metaphysics. The discipline is looking to expand and develop its Philosophy, Politics and Law Programme and as such, seeks to appoint an academic member of staff who will excel in the areas of African, Political, Legal, or Moral Philosophy both in terms of teaching and learning and research including of postgraduate students at appropriate levels. Applicants are invited to apply for a permanent post at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level that will offer expertise in teaching and research in the above areas, and will also be expected to engage with the community and to perform administrative duties.

Please click on the link below for more details.

Applications close 6 February 2015.

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