The John Dewey Society Annual Meeting will take place from Thursday, April 27 to Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The conference theme this year is: “Creative Democracy – The Task Before Us in the Era of Clinton v. Trump”.
Download the conference program here
The John Dewey Society will sponsor a session at the annual meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.
The meeting will take place in Baltimore MD from Wednesday 4 through Saturday January 7, 2017, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
The 2017 John Dewey Society theme is “Creative Democracy: The Task Before Us.” This title is taken from an oft cited Dewey essay from 1939 with this title (LW14: 224-230). See the link here: http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/mpsg/Essays/Dewey%20-%20Creative%20Democracy.pdf
Please send your proposal abstracts (roughly 200 words) for consideration ASAP, and no later than August 2, to Leonard J. Waks, President, John Dewey Society at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any further questions, please email Leonard.
For additional information: Call for Papers
Dewey’s “Democracy and Education” 100 Years On: Past, Present, and Future Relevance
will take place from 28 September – 1 October 2016 at the University of Cambridge. The conference is co-sponsored by History of Education Society, UK, and Philosophy of Education Society GB.
This international conference brings together historical and philosophical research on Dewey, his writings and their influence over the course of a century. Historians and philosophers have a timely platform for sharing their perspectives on education for democracy and democratic practice in education. Papers are invited that may critically reflect on Dewey or Deweyan practice across time and space. In addition to academic papers, it will include children and teachers from Spain, Wales and England actively engaged in Deweyan enquiry.
Closing date for submissions: 15th January 2016
The call for papers is at http://www.dewey2016.co.uk/. Opportunities for bursary support are advertised on the website. Bursaries also available for members of the History of Education Society presenting papers on historical aspects. Email Lottie Hoare for terms and conditions email@example.com.
For additional information: Call for Paper: UK Conference
Keynote speaker: Catherine Legg, Waikato University (New Zealand)
Plenary speaker: Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo (Canada)
This conference brings together scholars at the intersection of pragmatism and philosophy of science to consider Peirce’s and Dewey’s contributions to the study of science and values. Over three days, scholars will offer individual papers and panel/roundtable discussions devoted to both the role of and relationship between science and values in Peirce and Dewey, and to the ways in which contemporary scholarship on science and values draws, or ought to draw, on the work of these classic American pragmatists.
April 25-27, 2016, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
For information about the conference, see https://uwaterloo.ca/philosophy/events/science-and-values-conference or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Homerton College are hosting a major 3-day international conference marking the publication centenary of Dewey’s most popular, influential and controversial book. We welcome submissions from History of Education, Philosophy of Education, educational policy, and also more practically focused papers from educators seeking to integrate Deweyan perspectives and principles in their work. The conference will consist of keynotes, parallel sessions, panel sessions with a policy focus, interactive presentations from educators and students, and a trip to the new University of Cambridge Primary School.
The call for papers is open until DECEMBER 22, 2015. 1000 word abstracts should be submitted via the website. Conference registration is also open to those not presenting.
Conference dates: 28 Sept. to 1 Oct. 2016
View website: www.dewey2016.co.uk
Download conference flyer: International Conference: Dewey’s “Democracy and Education” 100 Years On
Please join us for the upcoming conference on Dewey’s philosophy, which will also be the inaugural gathering of the New England Pragmatist Forum. JDS president Leonard Waks and Education and Culture editor David Granger will be among the 15 presenters.
Inaugural conference: October 15-17, 2015
For additional information: Conference Poster
Please consider submitting a paper to the joint meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society (SEPES) and the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES) in Asheville, North Carolina, February 4-6, 2016. Given the substantial challenges facing educational institutions in general, and philosophical inquiry within and about them in particular, we believe it is increasingly important to create a space in which current and emerging scholars and practitioners can engage in meaningful dialogue and discussion. To that end, and building upon the long traditions of each organization in providing a friendly forum for conversations concerning philosophical ideas related to a broad variety of educational topics, SEPES and SAPES invite you to submit proposals for our first joint meeting.
Deadline: November 1, 2015
For more information: Call for Papers
JDS is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the second annual Dewey Through Generations Panel. The Panel is part of the JDS annual meeting, to be held this coming April in Washington, DC. The Panel is meant to support emerging Dewey inspired scholars and practitioners by bringing them into a dialogue with eminent scholars who reflect the best of Dewey’s philosophical practice. JDS graduate students should consider submitting abstracts. In addition, JDS also encourages all JDS members to share this call widely with graduate students with whom they work.
Panel Theme: The Aims of the Public Intellectual: Grassroots Movements and Organization
Submissions Due: Sunday, November 15, 2015
For additional information: Call for Abstracts: Dewey Through Generations Panel
The New England Pragmatist Inaugural Conference will take place at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont from October 15-17, 2015. The focus of the inaugural conference is “The Philosophy of John Dewey.”
For more information about the conference, including the conference schedule, conference presenters, and lodging/food information, please download the Conference Information Handout.
The Centennial Conference on Democracy and Education (1916-2016)
Take out your calendars and mark these dates: April 7 and 8, 2016. The John Dewey Society will be celebrating the Centennial of the publication of John Dewey’s magisterial Democracy and Education in Washington DC. We want every one interested in advancing democratic education to participate.
The meeting will take place in the historic Thurgood Marshall Center – in the very rooms in which Marshall and his colleagues developed the legal strategy that resulted in the Brown v. Board decision. It will be free and open to the public, taking place immediately prior to the annual meeting of the Dewey Society and the American Educational Research Association on April 8-12, 2016
The John Dewey Society invites scholars to present a Dewey-themed paper at the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Conference annual meeting on September 11-13, 2015 at the Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio. A special Dewey Society-sponsored panel will be on the conference program. The OVPES conference theme this year is “Teaching as Labor, Learning as Work: Educational Ideals and the Factory of Knowledge.”
Those interested in being part of this special Dewey Society panel at OVPES can send inquiries, including name, affiliation, and paper summary to Kathleen Knight Abowitz at knightk2[at]miamioh.edu by July 6, 2015.
For more information: Call for Papers: Dewey-theme at OVPES
The John Dewey Society is pleased to announce its Annual Meeting held concurrently with the American Educational Research Association Meeting in Chicago, Illinois from Thursday, April 16 through Monday, April 20, 2015. JDS will meet to celebrate the legacy of John Dewey and to move this legacy forward. Current members along with new members and visitors are encouraged to attend.
Please visit the conference webpage for more details.
Download the conference program here: JDS 2015 Annual Conference
Washington DC, April 2016: The John Dewey Society, with generous support from the Spencer Foundation, will host a Conference on Democratic Education, celebrating the centennial of the publication of Democracy and Education, April 2016 in Washington D. C. Education in the democratic nations anti-democratic challenges. The imposition by elites of fixed, top-down “standards” backed by high stakes standardized tests has converted our schools into test prep academies where the aims of learners are neglected and the autonomy of teachers demolished.
For more information: Democracy Education – April 2016, Washington DC.