November 2022 Newsletter

Dear all,

Time is flying quickly.

Thank you to those who participated in our brainstorming session this summer. We will get back to you shortly with the next steps. If you’re interested in taking part in or seeking collaborators for a common project, don’t hesitate to reach out and we will rely your call.  

Upcoming events and calls:

–          Last-Minute Call for Papers for the “Handbook of Critical Respiratory Studies: Breath and Air in Humanities and Social Sciences” (general editors: Magdalena Górska and Lenart Škof, Springer). For the moment we are looking for interested contributors to communicate just a provisional title, short bio and a minimal abstract by November 3, to collect them in our full proposal. As per title, we especially welcome in the first section contributions that engage with breathing from cross-cultural perspectives. 

–          Last-Minute Call for Papers for a panel organized by Subarna De on Bioregional History and the Global South. If you are interested, or for more info, please reach out as soon as possible. The Fourth World Congress of Environmental History general Call for Papers is open until April 23, 2023.
–          Call for Papers on “Nature and the Social Order since the 1970s” by November 28th

–          Call for Papers for a  Special Issue on Environmental Philosophy – Diálogos: The Journal of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Puerto Rico by December 5 ( )

–          Call for Contributions to Edited Volume “Women Who Write Animals” by 23 December 2022

–          Call for Papers for the Fifth International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life by January 31, 2023 

–          Call for Papers on “Considering Future Generations in Democratic Governance” by 15 June 2023

–          Postdoctoral Position in the Intellectual History at the Department of Global Studies on “Unearthing Multispecies Intellectual History: Earthing Trajectories of Area Studies

 –          International Climate Protection Fellowship 

Finally, Nguyen Duy Hung, a member from Vietnam, launched a new International Project Collaboration (IPC) Program with SOLEN JSC.  It is along the lines of NAEP’s vision, but mainly focusing on technical and managing aspects. They have already started collaborations with Indonesia and Myanmar. Reach out for more!

As usual, if you have any question, suggestions, event, publications, call for paper, ideas for projects or anything else to share, please feel free to contact us!

Best wishes,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

June 2021 Newsletter

Dear all,

We have exciting news! We are organizing a workshop on the Meanings of Nature in East and South-East Asia. This project aims to show the high diversity of conceptions of “nature” (and therefore of conceptions of humans) in East Asia and South-East Asia.

Please find the invitation with the details here. To facilitate the discussions during the workshop, we would like to collect draft contributions in advance. If you are interested in contributing and if you have any question, concern or suggestion, please send us an email as soon as possible (, and we will be in touch.


  • Get to know each other, encourage collaboration, and develop NAEP.
  • Online workshop around July 21-31. Fill up the doodle by June 20th!
  • Publish a co-authored peer-reviewed paper with the results of the contributions and discussions.
  • Feature each contribution on NAEP’s website.

Other upcoming events and calls:

  • Virtual Event “Writing with Water: Postcolonial Eco-literature in Taiwan” on June 29 2021.
  • Call for paper for the Online Critical Legal Conference “Ecocide/Speciesism: Legislating Hierarchy, Interdependence, Death” on 2–4 September 2021 (Deadline: 30 June 2021).
  • Call for paper for the Palgrave Handbook of Southern Green Criminology (Deadline abstracts: 1 July 2021).
  • Call for paper for the Special issue of the Journal Criminological Encounters “Critical green criminology goes rural: environmental crimes, harms and conflicts in rural areas and communities” (Deadline abstracts: July 28, 2021).
  • Call for Papers: Journal of Ecohumanism (Deadline: 30 September 2021).
  • Call for paper for the Fourth International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life on January 17-19, 2022 (Deadline: October 1, 2021).

Any upcoming event, publications or call for paper to share? Please feel free to contact us, and we will share them widely.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz 
Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

June Newsletter

Dear all,

Welcome to our new members! Thank you for joining us and continue to spread the word!

This time, we travel to Mongolia. In Mongolian, “nature” can be expressed as “baigali” (Байгаль, ᠪᠠᠶᠢᠭᠠᠯᠢ), echoing the name of Lake Baikal.

If you want to share your stories about the worldviews of nature, please feel free to contact us. Texts can be short and the format is free.

If you have any other information to share with the network (events, new publications, conferences, call for paper, etc.), let us know and we will spread the word.


  • Call for paper for the Asia Pacific Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (APSAFE) Virtual Conference, Dec. 3-16th 2020, online. Deadline for submissions: June 30th.
  • Online lecture on July 3rd 2020 (in Japanese) on “After Covid19: Minamata patients’ ecological philosophy” by Orika Komatsubara. Register by July 2nd.
  • “Coursera” Online Free course on “Asian Environmental Humanities: Landscapes in Transition”, Start on July 20th 2020.
  • Call for paper for a Special Issue of the Asian Affairs Journal on the subject of “The Environment and Social Justice in Asia”. Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2020.
  • Call for a Special Issue for the Journal “Ethical Theory and Moral Practice” on Ethics in Asian Philosophical Traditions. Deadline for the first round of applications: October 1, 2020.

Have a beautiful day!

Orika Komatsubara and Laÿna Droz

Coordination for the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy

Call for members

We are developing a Network for Asian Environmental Philosophy, to facilitate exchanges between scholars, and to make their work more visible. Our primary goal is to support works related to environmental philosophy within Asian traditions of thoughts broadly conceived or related to grassroots perspectives on environmental issues in Asia. We want to provide a platform to foster communication and exchanges between people working in Asian environmental philosophy.

Would you be interested in joining us?

We plan to create a mailing list to share with each other new publications and events related to Asian Environmental Philosophy. If you agree, we would also like to add your name, interests and publications on the website (, so that other scholars can find you easily. 

If you are interested, please fill the form on the website (

The network is fully non-profit and based on volunteer work by some members. We use English as communication language, but we are very happy to include your publications in other languages.

If you know anybody else who might be interested in our project, feel free to share this information with them and in your own network.

Feel free to contact us if you have any question or comment.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

            Laÿna Droz and Orika Komatsubara

Join us!

Welcome! We created this network because we felt the need to have a platform to share, exchange and make visible Asian environmental philosophy. We are just getting started, so feel free to follow us and join us!
We are also looking for active members to help us develop the network and manage the (coming) website and social media, so if you are interested, please do contact us!
We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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