IASESP has two venues for members to publish their work.

The primary venue is our journal Environment, Space, Place published by the University of Minnesota Press. 

The second option is a book series from Lexington Books entitled Toposophia: Thinking Place/Making Space

Environment, Space, Place Journal

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Environment, Space, Place is the journal of IASESP

Environment, Space, Place is a peer-reviewed transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of environmental, spatial, and place-oriented dimensions of knowledge. It fosters open yet rigorous exchange among scholars from various fields who engage these common themes, from environmental philosophy to architectural theory, historical geography to the history of science, and is committed to the view that such exchange can both strengthen and transcend disciplinary approaches.

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Subject Matter and Scope of the Journal

Environment, Space, Place welcomes contributions that seriously engage environmental, spatial, or place-oriented dimensions of knowledge and that present this engagement in ways that are meaningful beyond the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. It publishes innovative and paradigm-challenging work by scholars in many fields, including philosophy, geography, history, art and architectural theory and history, design and planning, musicology, the history and philosophy of science and technology, the history and philosophy of geography and cartography, environmental ethics, sociology, political science, religious studies, literary studies, globalization studies, and a number of area studies.

Environment, Space, Place is the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP), which grew out of the late Society for Philosophy and Geography to engage scholarship beyond the boundaries of those disciplines. Since 2009 Environment, Space, Place has pursued a mix of thematic issues and individually-submitted essays; the latter are considered on a rolling basis. Environment, Space, Place also publishes reviews and reports relevant to its central themes.

Double-Blind Reviewing

Environment, Space, Place uses a double-blind review process. All submissions are subject to blind review after approval by the coeditors. When preparing article manuscripts for review, authors should take care to remove all indications of authorial identity.

Toposophia: Thinking Place/Making Space Book Series

This series, dedicated to the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of place, will be of interest to scholars and students in a variety of fields, especially those in philosophy, geography, political theory, architecture, landscape design, history, planning, urban studies, environmental studies, media, and the creative arts. As the combination of topos and sophia in the series title suggests, the aim is to engage with issues of place and space (geographical, architectural, environmental, political, aesthetic, virtual) in a questioning and reflective (broadly “philosophical”) fashion. However, the series is not restrictive in the range of disciplines included nor in the ways in which place and space might be taken up.

Series Editors

  • Jessica Dubrow, University of Sheffield
  • Jeff Malpas, University of Tasmania

Editorial Board

  • Edmunds Bunkse, University of Delaware
  • Nader El-Bizri, University of Cambridge
  • Matti Itkonen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Eduardo Mendieta, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • John Murungi, Towson University
  • John Pickles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Beata Sirowy, Norges Miljø- og Biovitenskapelige Universitet
  • Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, St Michael’s College University of Toronto
  • Dennis Skocz, independent scholar, US State Department (retired)

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Jana Hodges-Kluck (


H. Scott Hestevold, Toward a Directionalist Theory of Space: On Going Nowhere, 2020.

Janet Donohoe, Remembering Places: A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship between Memory and Place, 2016.

Cover of Remembering Places: A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship between Memory and Place by Janet Donohoe
Remembering Places: A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship between Memory and Place by Janet Donohoe is part of the Toposophia series.

Shu-Mei Huang, Urbanizing Carescapes of Hong Kong:Two Systems, One City, 2015.

Christine Petto, Mapping and Charting in Early Modern England and France
Power, Patronage, and Production, 2015.

Charlie Hailey, Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archielago, 2013.

Akel Isma’d Kahera, Reading the Islamic City: Discursive Practices and Legal Judgment, 2011.

Ralph R. Acampora, ed., Metamorphoses of the Zoo: Animal Encounters after Noah, 2011.

Theodore R. Schtzki, The Timespace of Human Activity: On Performance, Society, and History as Indeterminate Teleological Events, 2011.

Robert Mugerauer and Lynne C. Manzo, Environmental Dilemmas: Ethical Decision Making, 2008.

Alan Pearson, Marie Chevrier, and Mark Wheels, Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons: Promise or Peril?, 2007.

Christine Petto, When France was King of Cartography: The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France, 2007.

Roger Paden, Wittgenstein, Architecture and Virtue, 2007.

IASESP Past Publications

Colonial and Global Interfacings: Imperial Hegemonies and Democratizing Resistances, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).

Dangers in the Incommensurability of Globalization: Socio-Political Volatilities, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).

Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meanings, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2004) 

Ecoscapes:  Geographical Patternings of Relations, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2006)

Lived Topographies and Their Mediational Forces, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2005)

Symbolic Landscapes, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008).

Transformations of Urban and Suburban Landscapes: Perspectives from Philosophy, Geography, and Architecture, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2002)

Tensional Landscapes: The Dynamics of Boundaries and Placements, edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2003)

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