Environmental Defenders

On January 20th, Center member Megan Blomfield gave a talk on Civil Disobedience at a WU Vienna conference on 'Environmental Defenders – Current Legal Developments and Challenges'. Environmental defenders - understood by the UN as persons “defending environmental rights, including constitutional rights to a clean and healthy environment” - play a crucial role in protecting …

Philosophy in Prisons

Since July 2021, Centre member Jim Chamberlain has been involved with the charity Philosophy in Prison, first as its Research Associate and then as a Trustee. Philosophy in Prison promotes the development and delivery of philosophy sessions in prisons and aims to explore the practical and philosophical principles that such sessions involve. As an example …

Helping others might feel good, but is it really good for you?

Centre member  Ryan Byerly has recently published in Psyche magazine a piece, based on his research, on the value of other-centeredness, and its role in our disposition to help others. Ryan also discussed  the article in a radio interview on ABC Radio Australia's Counterpoint with Amanda Vanstone, which you can listen  to here  (10th Oct …

Expanding the Canon Annual Lecture

with Komarine Romdenh-Romluc Date: 14th October, 2.30 - 4.30pm. Location: Diamond Workroom 1, The Diamond, The University of Sheffield Fanon and the Body Schema Frantz Fanon was a Martinican-born psychiatrist and one of the most important anti-colonial thinkers of the twentieth century. His work draws on a range of different disciplines, including philosophy, to provide …

Climate Crisis Education: CEP co-director Joshua Forstenzer launches partnerships with Union of Justice and Synergie Family

Our very own Josh Forstenzer has begun working with Union of Justice and Synergie Family this semester, investigating what should be the future of education in response to the Climate Crisis. The project is entitled ‘Educating for Catastrophe: What should a Climate Crisis curriculum look like in practice for children and young people, communities and …

Mind Association Fellowship for Centre Co-director Jules Holroyd

We're delighted to announce that our Centre co-director Jules Holroyd has been awarded the Mind Association fellowship for work on a critical theory of praise, which she will take up in academic year 22/23. She will be using the fellowship to develop a critical theory of praise: "Philosophers have written a lot about blame, but …

CCR Workshop – Humanities Perspectives on Criminological Questions

This event aims to showcase the diversity of criminological research at Sheffield with perspectives from humanities subjects. About this event Workshop title: Centre for Criminological Research Workshop - Humanities Perspectives on Criminological Questions Date of event: Wednesday 27 April 2022 Event Time: 1:30-5pm Speakers: Christopher Bennett (Philosophy), Udit Bhatia (Philosophy), Mark Brown (Law), Katherine Ebury …