Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology: Ethos, Ethics, and the Environment

Friday, April 21, 2017

Yale Divinity School
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ)
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT, USA
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2017

Call for Papers:

The Yale Divinity School’s environmental student interest groups FERNS (Faith & Environment Working Group) and YDAWG (Yale Divinity Animal Welfare Group), in collaboration with the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, and the Yale Graduate & Professional Student Senate announce the first Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology (GCRE). Following the 20th anniversary conference of the World Religion and Ecology Conference series at Harvard, this conference provides graduate and undergraduate students their own collegial space in which to share original research and develop meaningful discourse.
The conference’s theme, Ethos, Ethics, and the Environment, reflects a desire to provide a space for graduate students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? Students are invited to submit a completed abstract for review by January 30, 2017.
We welcome papers that explore these topics in relation to the following areas: Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary work across these topics to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this conference.
We welcome first-time presenters, as well as experienced scholars. Abstracts should be 250-400 words in length, and should be submitted in .doc format, 12-point font, Times New Roman, and single-spaced. On the document, please include your name, your email, your school or affiliation, your degree program, 3-5 descriptive keywords, the title of your work, and your abstract. Name the file “Your Name-Title.doc” and the email subject “EEE Proposal-Your Name.” Please email completed abstracts to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by January 30th, 2017.