The John Dewey Society is sponsoring a panel at the 41st annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy to be held in Denver, CO on March 6-8, 2014. Richard Shusterman will be presenting “Somaesthetics and the Art of Eating.” Ray Boisvert, Professor of Philosophy at Siena College will be giving the response, with Aaron Stoller of North Carolina State University chairing the session. Shusterman is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and English, and Director of the Center for Body, Mind and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author Thinking Through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics (2012) and Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics (2008) among many other works. If you are coming to SAAP, don’t miss this session.
The John Dewey Society is inaugurating student travel stipends for the Annual Meeting. Two $250 stipends for students attending the meeting are now available. Students interested in applying for these stipends must be current JDS members. To apply, send the following materials via email to Mark Kissling (email@example.com): one page description of how your work engages the thought of John Dewey; an up-to-date curriculum vita; full contact information including your program, department, and university; your mailing address with zip code, telephone number, and email address. The deadline to apply for a student travel stipend is January 31st, 2014.
The John Dewey Society will be sponsoring a session at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Society, on the topic of Situated Philosophy. The panel will be held on Monday, December 30th, with participants David Backer (Teachers College, Columbia University), Cara Furman (Teachers College, Columbia University), Ariana Gonzalez Stokas (Guttman Community College – CUNY), and Chris Moffett (Independent Scholar). If you’re going to this meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, be sure to attend this session! If you’re interested in going, click here for more information.
The John Dewey Society extends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Laurel N. Tanner, Ph.D., who died on October 20, 2013. Dr. Tanner was an important Dewey scholar and past president of the Society. Her book,Dewey’s Laboratory School: Lessons for Today (NY: Teachers College Press, 1997), was among the many notable contributions she made to Deweyan scholarship. Director of Urban Education at Temple University as well as serving as a professor at the University of Houston, Dr. Tanner leaves the legacy of a long and productive career as a professor of curriculum. She brought a close reading of Dewey’s work to all of her activities in the areas of curriculum and instruction and was always able to see the limits and over-emphases in passing curriculum fads. Those who knew Dr. Tanner remember her pleasant and positive demeanor, her sincerity, and her lack of self-promotion and personal ego. Read Dr. Tanner’s full obituary here.