A joint meeting of the Interdisciplinary Coalition for North American Phenomenologists and the Society of Phenomenology and the Human Sciences.
Joint SPHS-ICNAP Phenomenology Conference at Duquesne University
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is hosting the 2024 joint meeting of the Interdisciplinary Coalition for North American Phenomenologists and the Society of Phenomenology and the Human Sciences on May 20-23, 2024, and abstract proposals are welcome.
Given the proliferation of conflicts around borders as a present and pressing concern, the time is ripe for phenomenology to bring to bear the very lived consequences of borders – internal, institutional, and geopolitical. Paper proposals on the phenomenology of borders—be they philosophical, psychological, rhetorical, sociological, anthropological, religious and theological, political, or disciplinary—are particularly welcome. Possible topics include the following.
- How are borders experienced? How do they shape lived space and time?
- What unique resources can the methods of phenomenology bring to reflection
- on borders?
- How are borders experienced in the body? In the mind? In intersubjectivity?
- What are the benefits and limits of disciplinary borders? Are these borders
- porous or solid?
- Does phenomenology itself have borders? Are some kinds of thought “inside” or “outside” it?
While the organisers welcome submissions relating to the phenomenology of borders, they also invite submissions on other topics within the scope of phenomenology in the human sciences and interdisciplinary phenomenology. Whereas the organisers will be featuring renowned scholars from around the world, they are especially encouraging beginning researchers and students to submit papers as well.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words for twenty-minute paper presentations to [email protected] by 11:59 PM EST on January 15th 2024.
Please include the name of the author, affiliation, and the title of the presentation. Speakers must be members of either ICNAP or SPHS before delivering their paper.