Fourth European Pragmatism Conference

University College London

3-5 August 2022

Contact: Chiara Ambrosio (c.ambrosio@ucl.ac.uk). 

Organisers

The Fourth European Pragmatism Conference will take place at University College London. It will be hosted by the Department of Science and Technology Studies. The conference is organised in collaboration with the Nordic Pragmatist NetworkAssociazione Pragma (Italy), Pragmata (France), The Central European Pragmatist Forumthe German Pragmatism Network (Germany), the Dewey-Center Switzerland, and the European Pragmatism Association

We are grateful to the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for its ongoing support to the conference. 

The European Pragmatism Conference will be preceded by a workshop organised by the Women in Pragmatism Network, which will take place at University College London on 2 August 2022. Please click on this link for further details.

Workshop: Women in Pragmatism Workshop, 2 August 2022, University College London

Organisers: Chiara Ambrosio and Núria Sara Miras Boronat

The Women in Pragmatism Workshop will take place at UCL on 2 August 2022. It will consist of two interactive sessions (scholars circle; three minute presentations), where all attendees will be able to share work-in-progress, and an interactive mentoring session. The day will conclude with a roundtable presentation and the launch of the book Women in Pragmatism: Past, Present and Future, edited by Michela Bella and Núria Sara Miras Boronat.

Further information as well as a call for papers can be found here on the official site.

Deadline (CfP): 30 June 2022
Location: University College London
Date: 2 August 2022
Contact: Chiara Ambrosio (c.ambrosio@ucl.ac.uk)

European Pragmatism Conference

From the 3rd to 5th August the European Pragmatism Conference will take place at the University College London and will cover a diverse range of topics.

The program can be found here. In the document can also be found important informations concerning pre-conference events and networking as well as registration times and informations about the locations of the lecture theatres.

The program itself is provisional, so the scheduled times and order of sessions might change.

Date: 3-5 August 2022
Location: University College London

CfP: Women in Pragmatism Workshop, 2 August 2022, University College London

The original Call for Papers can be found here.

Organisers: Chiara Ambrosio and Núria Sara Miras Boronat

The Women in Pragmatism Workshop will take place at UCL on 2 August 2022. It will consist of two interactive sessions (scholars circle; three minute presentations), where all attendees will be able to share work-in-progress, and an interactive mentoring session. The day will conclude with a roundtable presentation and the launch of the book Women in Pragmatism: Past, Present and Future, edited by Michela Bella and Núria Sara Miras Boronat.

Call for papers

The organisers welcome contributions from women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and all trans colleagues working on any area of pragmatism. We specifically require that participants present work in progress, on which they are seeking feedback in a collegial and supportive environment. As the workshop will run just before the European Pragmatism Conference, we cannot accept submissions that have been accepted for the European Pragmatism Conference.

There are two routes to participate with a contribution to the workshop. Please choose your preferred format, and submit only to one of the following:

 Three-minute presentations

The organisers invite submissions for three-minute presentations. Presenters will submit a title and three slides in advance of the conference (see instructions below), and all three-minute presentations will be compiled together for presentation at the sessions. After the presentations, the audience and speakers will be divided in groups for in-depth discussion of the presentations, followed by a plenary discussion which will bring all the groups together.

If you would like to submit a three-minute presentation, please fill in this form by 30 June 2022, at midnight (CET). The form only asks you for your contact details and the title of your presentation. Send your three slides (in PowerPoint format) to Chiara Ambrosio at c.ambrosio@ucl.ac.uk by 30 June 2022.

Scholars Circle

This is a format launched this year at the SAAP Conference, and we are grateful to Judy Whipps and Barb Lowe for bringing it to our attention! Participants submit a 300-400 word abstract of a work in progress. Facilitators will then create “Circles” consisting of 3-4 individuals, grouping the participants with attention to abstract content, scholarly experience, and stage of academic career (e.g. graduate students, tenured professors, instructors, tenure-track instructors, independent scholars, etc.). Participants will then share and receive feedback on their work within their circles, and 20-30 minutes at the end of the session will be used to have a representative of each group relay back key highlights from the discussion to the other groups.

If you would like to submit a work in progress for a Scholars Circle session, please use this form and submit an abstract by 30 June 2022 (midnight CET).

Deadline: 30 June 2022
Contact: Chiara Ambrosio (c.ambrosio@ucl.ac.uk)
Date: 2 August 2022
Location: University College London

Sami Pihlström/Matthias Jung, Säkularisierung und der Wille zum Glauben



Am 29. April findet von 14 bis 18 Uhr in Kooperation der FEST Heidelberg und des Heidelberg Center for American Studies ein Workshop zur pragmatistischen Religionsphilosophie statt.
Prof. Dr. Sami Pihlström (Universität Helsinki) wird einen Vortrag unter dem Titel „Losing (one’s) Religion. Pragmatist Considerations“ halten. Nach der Diskussion stellt Prof. Dr. Matthias Jung (Universität Koblenz) seine Neuübersetzung und -kommentierung von William James‘ „The Will to Believe“ in der Reclam Universalbibliothek vor, die im März diesen Jahres erschienen ist.

Kontakt: PD Dr. Magnus Schlette, Prof. Dr. Jan Stievermann
Ort: Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Hauptstr. 120, 69117 Heidelberg
Datum: 29. April, 14-18 Uhr

11. „William James Scholar in Residence”-Veranstaltungsreihe

William James Scholar in Residence 2022:

Sami Pihlström, Universität Helsinki


Vortrag, 5. Mai 2022

“William James, Humanism, and the Humanities: Pragmatism and the Critique of Meaning”

16-18 Uhr, Universität Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 11, R. 2.22

Workshop, 19. Mai 2022

“On Some Literary Influences and Receptions of William James’s Humanistic Philosophy of Religion”

12-14 Uhr, Universität Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 11, R. 2.22

14-16 Uhr, Universität Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Raum wird später bekannt gegeben


Veranstaltungsverantwortung:
William James Center
Universität Potsdam,
Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam
Internetauftritt


Philosophische Fakultät

Democratic Education Revisited: The Approach of Pragmatism

Programm (click).

Keynote Speakers
: Julian Culp (Paris), Andrea English (Edinburgh), Jeff Frank (Canton, NY), Joshua Forstenzer (Sheffield), David L. Hildebrand (Denver), Katariina Holma (Oulu), Natalia Rogach Alexander (New York), Maura Striano (Naples).

All talks will be on-site; no zoom.

Contact: Michael Festl (michael.festl@unisg.ch)
Date: June 9 – 11 2022
Location: Dewey-Center St. Gallen, Switzerland

CfP: Democratic Education Revisited: The Approach of Pragmatism

For further information regarding the Call for Papers, please click here.

Keynote Speakers
: Julian Culp (Paris), Andrea English (Edinburgh), Jeff Frank (Canton, NY), Joshua Forstenzer (Sheffield), David L. Hildebrand (Denver), Katariina Holma (Oulu), Natalia Rogach Alexander (New York), Maura Striano (Naples).

There is a limited number of spots available for papers pertinent to the topic of the conference (all talks will be on-site; no zoom). Young scholars are especially encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a friendly and vibrant environment where to receive constructive feedback and inspiration. If you are interested, please send an abstract (word or pdf) of no more than 400 words to michael.festl@unisg.ch by 31 January 2022 or earlier. We will notify you whether you can take part in the conference by the end of February.

Deadline: 31 January 2022
Contact: Michael Festl (michael.festl@unisg.ch)
Date: June 9 – 11 2022
Location: Dewey-Center St. Gallen, Switzerland

Call for Individual Papers

The call for individual papers will open on 4 January 2022.

The organizers invite presentation proposals exploring and applying pragmatist ideas to issues and debates in all fields of philosophical and social inquiry, as well as debates in the natural, biomedical and social sciences. Pragmatism being the overall theme of the conference, we encourage the presentation title to reflect explicitly its connections with the theme of the conference. Presentations that explore issues at the interface of Pragmatism and social justice, critical race theory and intersectionality are especially welcome.

Submissions from women scholars and other underrepresented groups in philosophy are especially welcome. This conference follows the BPA/SWIP good practice guidelines

45 minutes (including discussion) will be allocated for each individual paper presentation. The time is fixed and cannot be exceeded. We expect presenters to reserve at least 10 minutes for discussion. The submission abstracts are expected to include a clear description of the paper’s contents and its contribution to its field of inquiry.

Please submit your paper proposal via our online electronic form. Submissions deadline is at midnight (Central European Time) on 7 February 2022. Please follow the instructions (including word limits) given and save the contents of your submission separately in case of technical difficulties. We expect to announce the results of the call by 14 March 2022.
 

10. „William James Scholar in Residence”-Veranstaltungsreihe

Drei Zoom-Workshops mit PD Dr. Alexandra Strohmaier, Universität Graz William James Scholar in Residence 2021.

Workshop I

James’ Metaphilosophie im Zeichen Goethes und Schillers

Alexandra Strohmaier: Poetischer Pragmatismus: Goethe und William James. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2019. (= Textologie. 6.) S. 1-14, 89-103, 115-123, optional: S. 14-19.

Datum: 7. Juli 2021, 17-19 Uhr
Ort: Zoom

Workshop II

Pragmatismus als rationeller Empirismus: Zu Goethes und James’ Erkenntnistheorie und ihrer literarischen Formulierung.

Alexandra Strohmaier: Poetischer Pragmatismus, S. 199-213, 190-198, optional: S. 214-216, 223-245.

Datum: 14. Juli 2021, 17–19 Uhr
Ort: Zoom

Workshop III

James’ Pluralismus und das Wissen der Narration

Alexandra Strohmaier: On the Epistemic Value of Literature for Philosophy: William James’s Pluralism and the Knowledge of Literary Narratives. In: REAL – Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 36 (2021): The Value of Literature. Ed. by Ansgar Nünning/Vera Nünning, S. 99-118.

Datum: 21. Juli 2021, 17–19 Uhr
Ort: Zoom

Anmeldung (erforderlich): William-James-Center
Nach der Anmeldung werden Ihnen die Texte, die im Voraus gelesen werden sollten, und die Links zu den Zoom-Sitzungen zur Verfügung gestellt.

Veranstaltungsverantwortung:
William James Center
Universität Potsdam,
Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam
Internetauftritt
Philosophische Fakultät