Monday, May 5, 2014

CFP: Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Puget Sound
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

September 18-19, 2014
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

“The Moments of a Life:
Some Similarities Between Life and Literature"

Keynote address by Professor Marya Schechtman

(University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Philosophy)

Call for Papers

We welcome papers from undergraduate students on any topic of philosophy.  
Selection criteria will include both overall quality as well as diversity of theme and thesis. 
Submissions should be approximately 3000 words
and should include a brief abstract (no more than 250 words.) 
Longer papers will be considered but presenters will have 30 minutes to present their work.
Submission deadline: June 30th, 2014.

Send submissions (prepared for blind review, in Microsoft Word format)
as an email attachment to 
In the body of the email include the author’s name, college affiliation,
contact information, and title of the paper. 
Include no identifying information in the file with the paper.   
Decisions will be made by the beginning of August.

For more information, check the conference website:

Monday, February 10, 2014

CFP: Anemoi Journal

Anemoi Journal, the pre-modern studies journal of New College of Florida, is peer-reviewed and aims to give publication opportunities to undergraduates. We accept interdisciplinary papersincluding philosophybroadly in pre-modern studies, and specifically within classics, medieval & Renaissance, and early modern studies. Papers should be within 2,500 and 5,500 words.

The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014. has been extended to February 28, 2014.

Our website with further details regarding submissions is and our contact email is

Friday, January 24, 2014

CFP: Ephemeris (Union College)

EPHEMERIS, Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Call for undergraduate papers

Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy that is student-run and dedicated to publishing exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor.

Contributions: Contributions are solicited in all areas of the philosophical discipline. Contributions should take the form of essay, article, or short note. Review articles are welcome. Please include a short abstract describing the thesis of the paper and main conclusions.

Be sure to include your name, postal and email addresses, and the university or college in which you are enrolled as an undergraduate.

For more information about Ephemeris and submission guidelines, please visit our website at <>.

Submission: Please send your work and any correspondence to <>. You should receive a confirmation of receipt shortly thereafter.

Submission deadline is February 14th, 2014.

We look forward to hearing from you or your students; and please pass the word along.

The articles from the 2013 issue are available at our website and copies of the issue are available on request.

Editors, Ephemeris
c/o Dept of Philosophy
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308 USA

Monday, January 20, 2014

UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy

The Philosophy Department at the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 Summer Program for Women in Philosophy, which will be held at UCSD from July 28 to August 8, 2014. The two-week program will feature two intensive courses and a variety of workshops, all geared towards providing an engaging philosophical learning experience and preparation for applying to graduate school in philosophy. Participants will be provided with housing and meals, will have transportation costs covered, will have all course and workshop materials provided, and will receive a $600 stipend.

Full Details Here

2014 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key

A Summer Institute for Undergraduates


June 14–June 21, 2014

Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation

Ellen K. Feder, Director

Associate Professor of Philosophy, American University

Guest Faculty: 

Lewis R. Gordon, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Europhilosophy Chair at Toulouse University, and Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, Rhodes University, 
Jacqueline Scott, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago
Mariana Ortega, Professor of Philosophy, John Carroll University

Along with works in feminist, critical race, disability, and queer theory, students will read historical and contemporary philosophical texts that explore recurring human concerns and investigate the ways in which experience informs philosophical reflection. In addition, writing assignments, visiting lecturers, and mentoring will help students learn that their own perspectives matter to philosophy.

Participants will be named Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars and will receive support from the

Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund<> <>

Undergraduate women or men from underrepresented groups including racial, ethnic and sexual minorities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. All students will receive a stipend, free transportation, and lodging.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CFP: Geogia Southern University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

GSU Phi Sigma Tau Philosophical Society
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia
April 11-12, 2014

Conference Topic: Philosophy in Literature and Film

Georgia Southern University’s Phi Sigma Tau invites undergraduates to attend our third annual philosophical conference. This year’s theme revolves around the philosophy found within literature and film. Papers that focus on analyzing the philosophical consequences and implications of the films and novels we are exposed to are especially encouraged. Submissions focused on the the works of particular philosophers and their methods of doing philosophy, e.g. Plato’s use of dialogue form, are also welcomed. In addition we will also include a panel for papers devote to general philosophy topics.

Participation in the conference is open to all undergraduate students regardless of major. The top papers will be published in Georgia Southern’s undergraduate philosophy journal, The Indefinite Dyad.

Submission Guidelines
      Only full papers will be accepted
      Student submissions should be no more than 4,000 words
      Group presentations will be accepted
      Submissions should contain student’s full name, institution, and contact information (including email)

Deadline: March 1, 2012 at midnight

Submit proposals to Geneva Hendrix at

Students will be notified whether their papers were accepted by March 12, 2014.

Please contact Danielle Layne at with questions.

Kentucky Philosophical Association Student Essay Contest

Info HERE.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

CFP: Second Annual Online Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Coastal Carolina)

The Second Annual Online Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is sponsored by the Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values at Coastal Carolina University and the Philosophy Association of UMASS Dartmouth in cooperation with Philosophy TV. The theme for this year’s conference is Meaning – broadly construed.   Approaches to meaning from philosophy of language, mind, logic, continental philosophy, social/political philosophy, value theory and Eastern Philosophical traditions are welcome.  The conference, which will take place entirely online, provides a forum in which exceptional undergraduates can present their work and receive commentary from their peers and professional philosophers.

We welcome papers from all (and only) undergraduate students. Submissions should be approximately 3,000 words in a MS Word, rtf, or pdf format. Submissions should be prepared for blind review: Submit papers with a cover page including author information, institutional affiliation, and a 250 word abstract.

Deadline for paper submission: January 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Late February 2014
Papers should be sent to

If a student’s paper is accepted for the main program, the student will be asked to record a short (max. 20 minutes) video presentation with a commentator.  We will match commentators with papers based on areas of interest. Video presentations will be due by April 1, 2014 and will be made publicly available on the official conference website.

We also invite the participation of philosophers (faculty or graduate students) as commentators. We want this conference to be an opportunity for undergraduate students to receive commentary from professionals in the field. Those who are interested in serving as a commentator should send an expression of interest to David or Maureen.

Any questions, comments, or suggestions should be sent to
David Killoren:
Maureen Eckert:

CFP: Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

March 20th - 22nd, 2014
Hosted by the University of Utah Department of Philosophy
Keynote Speaker: Sarah McGrath
Princeton University
Plenary Speaker: Jacob Stegenga
University of Utah
Submissions Due: January 13th, 2014

Papers should be no more than 8 pages or 3,000 words, whichever is shorter. Papers should be submitted as a .doc or a .pdf file. Papers should be prepared for blind review and should include a separate file with the article’s title and the author’s name, email, and university affiliation. Please submit papers to:

(PDF CFP here)

CFP: Michigan State Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The Philosophy Club at Michigan State University is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its Third Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. Featuring a keynote address from Lorraine Code, the conference will take place on April 4th and 5th.

Paper submissions should not exceed 3,000 words. Papers must be prepared for blind review with the author's name, university/college affiliation, contact information (email address, phone number, and/or mailing address), title of paper, abstract (not to exceed 150 words), and word count of the main text included in a separate file. Only papers written by current undergraduates will be considered.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 1st. Submissions should be sent as an attachment to The conference selection committee will contact the authors of submitted papers with comments and an acceptance/rejection notification by February 15. All meals will be provided at the conference. MSU Philosophy Club members can provide overnight accommodations, and discount rates may be available at nearby hotels.

CFP: Northwest Student Philosophy Conference

The Northwest Student Philosophy Conference (NWSPC) is organized by undergraduate students and aims to showcase the philosophical research of undergraduate, graduate and professional philosophers.  In the last several years, we have been privileged to host Meghan Sullivan (2013), Carrie Jenkins and Jonathan Ichikawa (2012) Kris McDaniel (2011), Ben Bradley (2010), Kit Fine (2009), Michael Rea (2009), Dean Zimmerman (2008) and Jonathan Schaffer (2007) as keynote and guest speakers.

This year, our conference takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. We are pleased to announce that Alex Guerrero from the University of Pennsylvania will be delivering the keynote address. All students – undergraduate, masters, graduate – are invited to submit papers. Entrance is fairly competitive as we have only 6-8 open slots for student presentations, but this should not discourage interested applicants. Papers can be on any philosophical topic, preferably no longer than 6,000 words. Submission deadline is March 12.

1. Prepare the paper for blind review
2. Provide an abstract (up to 300 words) between the title and main text of the paper
3. Send an e-copy as an attachment (either as word doc or pdf) to
4. In the email to which the paper is attached, provide relevant contact information: Name / Institution / Email / Phone

For additional information regarding the conference, as well as information on WWU, our philosophy club and our philosophy department, please visit:,, or email our conference organizer at

CFP: Undergraduate conference: Democracy Realized? The Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement (Allegheny College)

Details here.