Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Resource: PhilEvents

PhilEvents is a comprehensive calendar and database of CFP's, conferences, and other philosophical activities.

Many events and publications open to, or focused on, undergraduate work, are listed there. (Just search "undergraduate" for relevant results.)

I will continue to post announcements here for the time being (and will do my best to track things from PhilEvents here).

CFP: Southwestern Conference for Undergraduate Philosophers

The sixteenth annual Southwestern Conference for Undergraduate Philosophers will be held on Saturday, March 31st, 2012. Papers by undergrad philosophy students on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be a maximum of 3,000 words, making for a twenty-five minute presentation. To ensure an unbiased reviewing process, the author’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address should be on a separate page. All papers will be read and considered.

Submission deadline: Friday, December 16

Send E-mail submissions in .rtf format to: and

For further information, contact Dr. Mark Silcox
c/o Department of Humanities and Philosophy
University of Central Oklahoma
100 North University Drive
Edmond, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 974-5625

More info HERE

CFP: Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

March 30-31, 2012
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Keynote address by Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley)

Call for Papers

Undergraduates are encouraged to submit papers 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: January 15, 2012.

Send submissions as an email attachment, prepared for blind review, 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 mid-February.

For more information, check the conference website:
or email or with any questions.

CFP: Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Liverpool

10th – 11th March 2012

Keynote Speakers
Richard Gaskin (University of Liverpool), Philosophy and Pain
Stella Sandford (Kingston University), John Locke – Continental Philosopher?

Call for Papers

To all philosophers! We are pleased to announce that the University of Liverpool Philosophy Society will be holding its first Undergraduate Philosophy Conference next March. Submissions are welcome from anyone with current undergraduate status or equivalent.

Your papers can be on any topic you wish, from analytic discussion to continental enquiry, and any branch of philosophy. This is an opportunity to pursue your own interests in philosophy and we are hoping for a wide variety of topics. Please note that the papers should be clearly written, argumentative and demonstrate some original thinking, not merely descriptive or a simple regurgitation of a particular philosopher's work. The required length is 3000-5000 words to ensure at least 20-30 mins presenting time.

If your paper is accepted, all expenses except travel will be covered by the conference.

Please submit your papers to For each paper, please attach a cover letter that includes an abstract of the paper, your name, institution and email address. The submission deadline is midnight of Friday 27th January 2012.

Monday, November 21, 2011

CFP: The Interlocutor

The Interlocutor: Sewanee Philosophical Review is pleased to announce its most recent volume and its first call for high quality undergraduate essays for its upcoming volume.

Please send this announcement to students who might have an interest in this opportunity.

Our call for essays and instructions for submissions can be viewed at

The most recent volume is available at

If you or your students have questions, please feel free to contact

Andrew Moser

Thursday, November 17, 2011

CFP: The Interlocutor: Sewanee Philosophical Review

The Interlocutor: Sewanee Philosophical Review is pleased to announce its most recent volume and its first call for high quality undergraduate essays for its upcoming volume.

Please send this announcement to students who might have an interest in this opportunity.

Our call for essays and instructions for submissions can be viewed at

The most recent volume is available at

If you or your students have questions, please feel free to contact

CFP: Stance

Stance seeks original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates.

Submission Guidelines:
Stance welcomes papers concerning any philosophical topic. Current undergraduates may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in length (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Stance asks that each undergraduate only submit one paper for the journal per year. Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor. They are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of inquiry, quality of research, creativity, lucidity, struggle, significance, and, most importantly, originality.

Submission Procedures:
• Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or docx.) format and sent as an attachment to
• Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts, and footnotes)
• The right margin should not be justified
• To facilitate our anonymous review process, submissions are to be prepared for anonymous review. Include a cover page with the author’s name, affiliation, title, and email address. Papers, including footnotes, should have no other identifying markers.
• Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Style. Examples are on our website under Notes for Contributors.
• Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly quoting a source that has followed British style.

For further concerns, please visit Stance on the web at or contact us at

DEADLINE: Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

CFP: Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Date: March 30-31, 2012

Location: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Marist College will host the second Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on March 30-31, 2012. Undergraduates are encouraged to submit papers on any topic in philosophy. The keynote address will be given by Ruth Chang (Rutgers University).

Submissions: Please send papers of no more than 3,000 words by 15 January 2012. We prefer that papers be sent electronically by attachment in PDF or MS Word format to: James Snyder (

The program will be announced in early late-February.

CFP: Georgia State University's 10th Annual Student Philosophy Symposium

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Professor Valerie Tiberius - University of Minnesota: “To Be or Not To Be (A Parent): How interdisciplinary research on well-being can help us with the big questions.”

Location: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Topics: Original, high quality submissions in any area of philosophy are welcomed from undergraduate or graduate students.

Notes: Papers must be no longer than 3750 words and should be presented in approximately 25 minutes. All papers should be prepared for blind review: papers should be free of identifying information, and accompanied by a brief abstract (not to exceed 250 words). Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by February 21, 2012. Only one submission per person will be considered.

Deadline for Submissions: January 20, 2012

Submissions: To submit a paper, please email Noel Martin at All submissions will be acknowledged within 72 hours of receipt.

For further inquiries, contact Claire Murata Kooy at

For full details, see the conference website: (select link to Philosophy Symposium).

Sponsored by Phi Sigma Tau – Zeta Chapter, the Center for Ethics – Student Forum, and the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CFP: Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


April 20-21, 2012
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Keynote talk by James Sterba (University of Notre Dame)
Also: Special live taping of the radio show, "Philosophy Talk" (hosted by John Perry and Ken Taylor)

The 16th annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 20-21, 2012 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages). Electronic submissions, including paper and abstract (Word documents), should be sent to:

Submission deadline is FEBRUARY 1, 2012. Final decisions will be made by February 28, 2012.

Volunteers for session chairs are also welcome. Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 3 (2012) of the journal Res Cogitans.

This is strictly an undergraduate conference, with only undergraduates allowed on the conference program. The single exception is the keynote speaker. Past keynotes speakers have included: Paul Churchland, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, Alvin Plantinga, and Cora Diamond. This year's keynote talk will be by James Sterba (University of Notre Dame). In addition, immediately following the Friday conference banquet will be a live taping of the public radio show, "Philosophy Talk," hosted by John Perry and Ken Taylor (both of Stanford University).

The conference schedule will be as follows:
Friday, April 20:
Conference banquet 6:00-7:30pm;
"Philosophy Talk" 7:30-9:00pm.

Saturday, April 21:
Breakfast 7:00-8:00am;
Paper sessions 8:00-11:15;
Keynote talk 11:30-1:00;
Conference luncheon 1:00-2:15;
Paper sessions 2:15-6:15.

Travel and lodging information can be found by going to the conference web site at:

Registration costs: $40, payable at the conference. Three meals will be provided: Friday night banquet, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

For further information, contact Professor Boersema via email ( or by phone (503 352 2150) or at the address below:

Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR