21. & 22. September 2017 2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research - Focus Theme: Religion and Poverty
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg organizes an annual conference since 2013. These conferences are interdisciplinary and open to all interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers. They aim to bring together current research on poverty, inequality and social exclusion and to discuss policies and other measures of poverty alleviation. All abstracts that are submitted to be included in the conference program will be reviewed.
The Keynote Speakers in 2017 will be Paul Cloke, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, Adam Dinham, Professor of Faith & Public Policy and Director of the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, where she is director of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.
The Organizing Committee invites submissions of proposals for single papers and thematic panels in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given to those concerned with the 2017 focus theme of religion and poverty.
16 & 17 November 2017 V. Tagung für Praktische Philosophie
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg and the Department for Philosophy organize together an annual Tagung für Praktische Philosophie [Conference for Practical Philosophy]. Papers in all areas of practical philosophy are welcomed. The fifth installment will take place at the University of Salzburg on 16 and 17 November 2017 with keynote lectures by Thomas Schramme (Liverpool) and Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld). The conference language is German but presentations can also be given in English.
17 & 18 May 2018 2018 Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty: Poverty and the Family
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2018 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. In 2018, the workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 17 & 18 May 2018 and focus on the topic of "Poverty and the Family".
The invited speaker for this workshop is Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), who will give a talk on "Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family".
We invite scholars to submit papers on any topic of philosophical inquiry into poverty. Possible topics include poverty as an issue of global or social justice, human rights and poverty, the ethical obligation of poverty alleviation and the design of poverty alleviation measures or philosophical issues in poverty measurement, the conception of poverty and poverty research.
Preference will be given to scholars in the earlier stages of their career and to papers that are related to the workshop topic of "Poverty and the Family". Possible topics for papers are, among others, the intergenerational transmission of poverty, inequalities between and within families, responsibilities towards poor families, parents and children, the relation between the family and the state, parental rights and duties under conditions of poverty, the ethical underpinnings of policy responses to family and child poverty, gender roles, patriarchy, intimate violence and poverty, or procreation in an radical unequal world and in times of severe poverty.
The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will have 75 minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for discussion). Draft papers are shared in advance and speakers can focus on the key points of their paper in the oral presentation. A peer-reviewed publication of selected papers is envisaged in an edited volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series Philosophy and Poverty. We expect that particpants consider this option to publish their paper presented at the Workshop.
There is no conference fee. Coffee breaks and two lunches will be covered by the CEPR. Unfortunately we cannot offer any subsidy for travel and accommodation costs.
If you are interested in participating please submit an extended abstract of 750 words ready for blind review via the submission form on this homepage. Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017, and decisions will be communicated within two weeks. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop.