Monday, February 21, 2011

CFP: Continental Drift: Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference (UNC-Wilmington)

Hosted by the UNCW Philosophy and Religion Society (UNCW PARS)

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

April 9, 2011

Keynote address on Foucault, Hadot, and Spiritual Exercises by Dr. Thomas R. Flynn, PhD, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor (Emory University)


Submission guidelines:

Undergraduates are encouraged to submit philosophy or religion studies abstracts of 300 words or fewer describing any topic for presentation, to be emailed to This is an open-topic conference and all abstracts showing sufficient merit will be considered. Presentations based on the abstracts should be planned for 15-20 minutes. The submission deadline is Friday, March 4, 2011. Students seeking publication in a possible conference proceedings journal should additionally submit electronic copies of papers of up to 3500 words, not including references, by the April 9th conference date. Students not seeking publication need not include accompanying papers.

Abstracts should be prepared for blind refereeing, but should include the following information:

* Full name
* Name of university
* Email address
* Title of presentation
* A 300-word description of the presentation’s argument.
* Any technology requests for presentations. Attendees will provide their own laptop computers if required.

Email a copy of your abstract as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format to Title your document: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME. Contact UNCW PARS President Jeremy Smyczek at for additional information.

Sessions will take place at the Fisher Student Center and Fisher University Union at UNCW. For those travelling by air, the Wilmington is airport (ILM). Wilmington is a coastal city on the southern coastline of NC.

There will be a $50 prize for best overall presentation, as judged by panel moderators.

Web site

Information about UNCW PARS and periodic updates about the conference can be found at our Facebook group: search UNCW PAR Society.

Notification of acceptance will be sent shortly after the March deadline.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kentucky Philosophical Association: 2011 KPA STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

Kentucky Philosophical Association
$100 PRIZE

Eligibility: Contest open to any undergraduate student who attends a college or university in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Only one essay may be submitted by each entrant.

Topic: The essay may be on any topic within the field of philosophy. Regardless of the topic, it should exhibit an appropriate degree of sophistication becoming of an advanced undergraduate student in philosophy.

Submission: The essay should be no longer than 3,000 words, suitable for reading aloud, and prepared for blind review. Include the following information as a cover page in a separate file:
1) Title of paper.
2) 150-word abstract.
3) Author’s name.
4) Author’s institutional affiliation.
5) Author’s email address.

Please send submissions by email to Bob Sandmeyer at, with ‘KPA STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST’ appearing in the subject line.

Deadline: March 21, 2011.

Awards: First Place Winner will receive $100 and read the essay at the KPA Spring 2011 Meeting, to be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the University of Kentucky. Runner-Up will receive a letter of recognition from the Kentucky Philosophical Association.

CFP: Ephemeris (Extended Deadline)


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

Thanks to you who have submitted work for the 2011 edition. If you have not yet received confirmation of receipt, please drop us a line at .

The review process is beginning and we have many good pieces to sort through but we are greedy. We are extending the deadline for submission to MARCH 4 2011.

You can find out details of the submission process at our updated website

There you will also find copies of essays from the 2010 edition. There are a very limited number of hard copies of the journal available on request.

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

Send all correspondence, including submissions, to


Philosophy in an Inclusive Key

A Summer Institute for Undergraduates


****July 31-August 6, 2011****

Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation

Ladelle McWhorter, Director

Professor of Philosophy, Richmond College

Guest Faculty: Jose Medina and Mary Beth Mader

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.

APPLICATIONS DUE: April 15, 2011

For more details see

Co-Sponsors: APA - FEAST - Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute, College of The Liberal Arts, and Department of Philosophy, Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund; 2010 Institutional Co-Sponsors: Department of Philosophy, Binghamton; Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University; Department of Philosophy Stony Brook University

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Classic City Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Georgia)

The First Annual Classic City Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 8 and 9, 2011 in Peabody Hall at the University of Georgia and will be sponsored by the Undergraduate PHI SIGMA TAU Philosophical Society. PHI SIGMA TAU invites all those that are interested to submit a paper to be reviewed for consideration into the First Annual Classic City Philosophy Conference. We are looking for a wide variety of papers pertaining to philosophy; therefore, all original philosophical works will be considered. PAPER GUIDELINES: If you have a paper that you would like to submit please do so no later than March 11, 2011. Papers should be no longer than 3,000 words or a twenty minute reading time. (Please include a word count with your submission) All submissions should be e-mailed, again, no later than March 11, 2011, to Mr. David Parker at Subject lines should read: Classic City Philosophy Conference Submission.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Extended CFP: North Shore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The deadline for submissions for the North Shore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference has been extended until Monday, February 14th. Details for submissions are listed below:

North Shore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Theme: Philosophy and Science

The Third Annual North Shore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. Dr. Alisa Bokulich, Director of the Center for the History and Philosophy of Science at Boston University will be the keynote speaker. Her paper is entitled: Is Pluto a Planet? Folk Concepts and Natural Kinds in Astronomy. The theme for this year¹s conference is Philosophy and Science. Papers from all areas concerning the relation of philosophy and science are welcome; including: philosophy and technology, bioethics, science and method, religion and science, science and laws of nature, metaphysics and science, realism and anti-realism, gender and science, the implications of neuroscience for ethical theory, etc.

Submissions will be accepted from undergraduate students only. Full papers, not exceeding 3000 words and accompanied by a 150 word abstract, must be received by February 14, 2011. All submissions must be prepared for blind review and thus must contain no identifying information.

Submit papers either electronically to or by mail to Prof. Mark Gedney, Philosophy Department, Gordon College, Wenham, MA 01984

While the conference is free and open to the public, pre-registration is required. Please either download and return the registration form found at our website or contact us directly at

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy

Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2011
Saint Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940


We cordially invite undergraduates to submit proposals for the fifth annual North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy. Submissions are encouraged from students majoring in all academic fields.

Although any paper related to religion and philosophy will be considered, priority will be given to those addressing this year’s theme, “Race in America.” As philosopher Cornel West asserted, “A fully functional multiracial society cannot be achieved without a sense of history and open, honest dialogue.” Accordingly, this year’s conference will forthrightly address philosophical and religious questions of race and how these questions relate to politics, culture, society, and history. To begin our conversation, this year’s keynote speaker will be George Yancy, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University and author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race.

Paper proposals (roughly 250 words) should give a concise description of the presentation. The deadline for proposals is February 18, 2011. Please include your full name, paper title, institution, e-mail, phone number, and the name and contact information of your major professor. Presenters must submit their full paper by March 11, 2011 to be considered for conference prizes. Proposals and final papers should be sent via e-mail attachment to Dr. Arthur Remillard at

The keynote address will be given on Friday evening, with a student-led discussion to follow. All student presentations will be given on Saturday from approximately 9:00am-5:00pm. This conference is open to the public and free for presenters and non-presenters alike.

For more information, directions, contacts, scheduling, etc., please visit our website: or join the Facebook group, “St. Francis University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.” This conference is organized by St. Francis University and Westminster College, with support from SFU’s School of Arts and Letters, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, and the Institute for Ethics.

7th Annual New England Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Providence College will host the 7th annual New England Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 9:30-4:00.

The keynote address shall be delivered by Professor Richard Rojcewicz, Senior Research Fellow at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at Duquesne University

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Undergraduate students who are interested in presenting their work at the conference should submit a 10-15 page paper for review to the conference committee.

The papers should be prepared for blind review and should be sent as Word or rich text documents to Dr. Christopher Arroyo at Anyone interested in serving as a commentator at the conference should inform the committee by e-mailing

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 23, 2011.