Saturday, August 27, 2011

CFP: Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Dowling College

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Dowling College
(Oakdale, Long Island, New York, March 30, 2012)

In order to increase student awareness of and interest in philosophy, and to encourage contributions to the scholarly community, Dowling College Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites students to submit papers relating to any philosophical topic or period. Authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity to present their work at Dowling College’s second undergraduate philosophy conference.

Deadline for Submissions: January 10, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

1. Although papers must relate to a philosophical topic or period, that does not mean that other areas, such as psychology, sociology, neurology, biology, etc., are excluded. As long as the paper engages with its topic in a philosophical manner you are more than welcome to submit the paper. Presenters should plan on having 15-20 minutes to present their work (approx. 10-12 pages long). Time limits will be strictly enforced.

2. Attach a copy of your submission in .doc or .docx format to an email, and send it to Within the email, please include your name, email address, and college/university that you are affiliated with.

3. Please do not include your name on your paper, so that it may be reviewed “blind” by a committee of conference organizers.

4. Authors whose papers are accepted will be notified by Feb 10, 2011.

5. When you submit your paper, please indicate whether you would be interested acting as a discussant for another speaker's paper.

Please remember that you do not have to be a philosophy major to submit a paper! All currently enrolled undergraduates are welcome to submit their work.

The Rudolph Campus of Dowling College is located in Oakdale, NY. This is 50 miles from NYC, and 25 minutes walk from the Oakdale LIRR train station.

For more information contact Adam Kohler at

CFP: Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

13th Annual
Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The University of North Carolina at Asheville
The Liberal Arts Campus of the University of North Carolina

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sponsoring Organizations include:

The Office of the Provost, The Office of the Dean of Humanities, The UNCA Philosophical Society, The NC Epsilon Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, & The UNCA Philosophy Department

Our symposium provides a professional style philosophical forum for aspiring undergraduates to present significant and original work. All papers will be evaluated by blind review process. At the conference, judges from universities with important graduate programs will determine prizes for the top three presentations.

Please submit each of the following as a separate MS Word file to :
a paper
an abstract
a separate cover sheet

Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be designed for a 20 minute presentation time [approximately 10 - 12 standard double-spaced pages]. The paper should not contain the author's name or institutional affiliation, since it will be evaluated in a blind review process.

Abstracts should be one paragraph, double spaced, no more than 150 words. These abstracts should not contain the author's name or institutional affiliation, since it will be evaluated in a blind review process.

Cover sheets should be on a separate sheet, and should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, and the author's institutional affiliation, address, e-mail address, and phone number.

All submissions must be received by Friday, SEPTEMBER 30TH.

Acceptance notification will occur by October 17, 2011.

For submissions or further information, please contact:

Dr. Keya Maitra
Department of Philosophy, CPO # 2830, UNCA
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-3251

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CFP: Southest Philosophy Congress

The Fifth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress invites submissions from undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in any area of philosophy. The Congress, hosted by Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, runs February 17-18, 2012, with a Keynote address by Professor Robert McCauley from Emory University. Presented papers will be published in online and print proceedings.

Talks run 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute question/answer period. Please email papers, accompanied by a brief abstract, to Dr. Todd Janke: Submission deadline is January 31, 2012. To allow time to plan travel, speakers will be notified immediately upon acceptance and selection will close when all slots are filled. The registration fee of $50.00 includes lunch both days and a print copy of the proceedings.

Proceedings from past Congresses may be found here:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Florida Philosophical Association - Undergrad Paper Contest (Students of Florida Schools Only)

Undergraduate Paper Awards Competition
a. Submisson Deadline: September 10, 2011 (Note that the submission deadline for the undergraduate award competition is later than the general deadline for paper submissions.)
b. Undergraduate students may submit papers for special award consideration. Eligible undergraduates should also indicate for which of the following award competitions they are submitting a paper:
i. The Gerritt and Edith Schipper Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Philosophy Paper in a Four-Year College or University, or
ii. The Outstanding Undergraduate Paper in a Two-Year College.
c. Papers may be any length, but 15 double-spaced pages are recommended. Winning papers will be published in Florida Philosophical Review and the author will receive a monetary award. Only students at Florida colleges and universities are eligible.
d. Also include an abstract of no more than 150 words with your paper submission.

Full info here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

CfP: 6th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at SIUE

The Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is pleased to announce that the Polymath, a scholarly journal run by the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has agreed to publish some, but not all, of the papers featured at the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. Those papers that will be published in the Polymath will all be peer-reviewed.

Please visit our website for further information and updates about our conference:

Keynote Speaker: Professor Eric Brown from the Washington University

The Department of Philosophy and Phi Sigma Tau (Illinois Pi Chapter) of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 6th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, November 4th-5th, 2011. All undergraduate students are encouraged to submit papers on any topic of philosophical interest.

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2011

Submission Guidelines:
• Papers should be 12-15 pages in length (20-25 minutes presentation time).
• All personally identifying information should be removed from the body of the paper.
• A cover sheet including your name and contact information should be attached separately.
• Electronic submissions only; they should be emailed to: (Subject Line: “Undergraduate Conference Submission”)
• For compatibility reasons, please be sure to save the files in .rtf or .doc

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Bryan Lueck at