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"Christian C. Young" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 12 Feb 1998 00:40:35 -0600
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From: H-ASEH <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Tue, 3 Feb 1998 13:31:09 -0600
Subject:      Confernce: Philosophy of the Environment

Philosophy of the Environment Conference

18-19 April 1998

Speakers & Titles:

Professor Stephen Clark (University of Liverpool), Evolutionary Ethics and the

Michael Jacobs (Fabian Society and L.S.E), Sustainable Development and New
Labour: Collision or Convergence?

Dr Tim  Lenton (University of East Anglia), A Natural Philosophy of Gaia

Mary Midgley, Who or What is Gaia?

Bryn Jones (former Director: Green Peace), Has the Environmental Movement
Failed? And Why?

Dr Kate Rawles (University of Lancaster), Environmental Ethics and Animal
Welfare: Complementary or Incompatible?

Professor Roger Scruton (Birkbeck College London), Absent Generations

Sir Crispin Tickell (Green College Oxford), Religion and the Environment

Eric Turner (Environmental Resources Management), The Role of Business in
Delivering Sustainable Development

The Registration Fee is L50 until February 28th 1998.
After February 28th 1998 a late registration fee of an additional L10 will
be charged.  (Cheques should be made payable to "King's College London".)

The Registration fee will include the cost of coffee and tea on both days.
The Principal of King's College will speak at the Conference Reception to
which all registered members of the conference are invited.

In addition to the registration fee there will be charges for lunch on
April 18th (L13.25), dinner on April 18th (L17.25) and lunch on April 19th
(L13.25) for those who wish to eat on campus.  For those who do not wish to
eat on campus there are many cafes, pubs and restaurants in the immediate

There is a limited number of rooms available at a cost of L15.75 per night
for bed and breakfast at King's College Hall at Camberwell.  Because of the
limited number of rooms early booking is essential.

The Conference is being held by the Centre for Philosophical Studies at
King's College London
The Conference will take place at the Strand Campus of King's College in
the Strand on April 18th and April 19th 1998.

Application forms are available from and should be returned to:

Dr Tony Dale
Centre for Philosophical Studies
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS

Tel: 0171 8732585
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world wide web:

Dr A.J.Dale
Centre for Philosophical Studies
King's College
London WC2R 2LS
Telephone: 0171 8732585
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From: H-ASEH <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Fri, 6 Feb 1998 07:40:02 -0600
Subject:      _Local Environment_ reviewers wanted

The international journal 'Local Environment' is run partially from our
Department at Brunel University, UK. The book reviews editor is Susan
Buckingham-Hatfield <[log in to unmask]>.
SHe is looking for potential book reviewers.
Please contact her directly by email, giving your postal address, if you
are willing to do a review. A free copy of the book is provided.

The current titles are  as follows:

Lethal Laws: animal testing, human health and environmental policy by Alix
Fano (Earthscan, 1997)

Ecotechnics for a sustainable society by Thofelt and Englund, 1997
(published in Sweden)

Environmental Risks and Rewards for Business, W. Enmarsh, Wiley

A Wolf in the Garden: the land rights movement and the new environmental
debate, ed Philip Brick and R. McGreggor Cawley (1996, Rowman and

Clean ana Competitive: motivating environmental performance in industry by
R. Howes, J. Skea and B. Whelan (1997, Earthscan)

Building to last: the challenge for business leaders by Colin Hutchinson
(1997, Earthscan)

Knowing nature, knowing science: an ethnography of local environmental
activism by Eeva Berglund (1997, White Horse Press)

Environment and Politics by Doyle et al (1998, Routledge)

Greening the North: a post-industrial blueprint for ecology and equity
(1998, Zed)

Any interested reviewer should  supply c700 words by 1st June 1998.

> Simon Batterbury
> visiting lecturer
> Department of Geography
> Campus Box 260
> University of Colorado, Boulder
> CO  80309-0260    USA
> tel. 303 492 5388     fax. 303 492 7501
> email [log in to unmask]
> Web
> My Home:
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From: H-ASEH <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Fri, 6 Feb 1998 07:40:06 -0600
Subject:      Earth Studies Program

Please circulate this to any interested undergraduates. Thanks, Bob

Robert Frodeman                                    Southwest Earth Studies
Dept of Philosophy                                 June 15-August 8, 1998
University of Tennessee                            Durango, Colorado
615 McCallie Ave                         
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 877-2890

                    The Southwest Earth Studies Program
               June 15-August 8, 1998          Durango, CO

PROGRAM: Southwest Earth Studies is an eight-week, National Science
Foundation-sponsored interdisciplinary research program in philosophy and
the earth sciences. SES is a research program into the nature of research
itself. Its central question is whether a restructuring of the knowledge
industry is needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The program
consists of two professors and ten students, five each from the earth
sciences and philosophy. Students explore the philosophic implications of
scientific issues, and investigate the role that scientific information
can play in philosophic and public policy debates.

OBJECTIVES: the above themes are developed through an examination of the
issues surrounding acid mine drainage in the San Juan Mountains of
southwest Colorado. Issues include:

    -distinguishing anthropogenic vs. non-anthropogenic sources of Cu,
     Pb, and Zn

    -exploring the epistemological issues surrounding the generation
     of scientific data

    -discussing the ethical and political responsibilities of
     scientists in society

     Students engage in original scientific research under the direction
of the professors; scientific, philosophic, and public policy issues are
integrated at every level of analysis. The NSF covers the cost of tuition,
room and board, and a $125/week stipend; there is a limited amount of
travel money available. Students also receive three hours college credit
in environmental studies. Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, serves
as host institution.

REQUIREMENTS: this is an intensive program. Participants must be highly
motivated self-starters interested in working on topics outside their
areas of competence. Whatever their major, they must have had courses in
both the earth sciences and philosophy, possess a minimum GPA of 3.3, and
be willing to learn from and teach others. Participants will be given a
reading list to be completed before the program begins. Applications from
students in the earth sciences, philosophy, and environmental science/
studies are especially welcome. Participants must have achieved junior
standing before the beginning of the program and have not finished their
undergraduate degree. They must be comfortable in outdoor and wilderness
settings, camping and hiking 6-12km/day at high altitude.

TO APPLY: send college transcripts, resume, two letters of recommendation
from professors, a 500 word statement addressing the above requirements
and explaining your interest in this program, and a telephone number where
you can be reached. Application deadline is March 16.

                      Robert Frodeman, Director
                  Southwest Earth Studies Program
                       University of Tennessee
                             615 McCallie
                        Chattanooga, TN 37403


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From: H-ASEH <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Mon, 9 Feb 1998 10:56:55 -0600
Subject:      Columbia Program in the History of Public Health and Medicine

Dear friends,

For those of you who may not know, Columbia has begun a new Program in
the History of Public Health and Medicine. The web site address is:  The program is unique in that it
offers an MPH as well as a doctorate. For students interested in history
but who want to persue a professional degree, as well as more
traditional students, this program is perfect. Learn more about it by
checking out the website.

Best to you,
David Rosner
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