Ecological Conversations Fellowship Announcement

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Fellowship Announcement

Ecological Conversations: Gender, Science and the Sacred

A Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship Program at the Center for

the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon.  This program
invites
scientists, scholars, theologians, writers, and grass-roots activists
from
different cultural and national contexts to share perspectives on the
fundamental philosophical, evolutionary, political, and spiritual
questions
generated by the convergence of women's and environmental movements
around
the globe.

First Year: Fellowships for the 1999-2000 academic year have been
awarded
to individuals from India, Israel, Zimbabwe, Canada and the United
States.
Although all will address issues of gender and ecology, their
backgrounds
span literature, environmental studies, agricultural biology, sociology,

and Jewish mysticism.  Detailed descriptions of the first-year fellows
and
their proposed research projects can be found on the program web site.

Second Year: In 2000-2001, we welcome proposals addressing issues of
scientific practice.  Themes of particular interest are: the history and

contemporary understanding of evolutionary theory and natural history;
how
scientific concepts and research are translated into public
environmental
discourse; ecofeminist visions of science and technology; new approaches
to
issues of reproduction and population; the history and practice of
indigenous sciences; and studies of new scientific paradigms.

Third Year: During 2001-2002, the conversation will focus on questions
situated at the intersection of the ecological and the sacred.  We are
interested in research or practice addressing the integration of
scientific
and sacred epistemologies in investigations of ecology, as well as
alternative conceptions of relationships to place, land, and other
living
beings.

Application deadlines: January 17, 2000 (2001)
Contact: Lynne Fessenden
Center for the Study of Women in Society
1201 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1201
Phone (541)346-5399
Fax (541)346-5096
E-mail: csws at oregon.uoregon.edu
Web Site: http://ecocon.uoregon.edu









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