Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CFP: The Ethical Biologist (UConn)

Call for Submissions: The Ethical Biologist
Although ‘bioethics’ is often used to describe the application of ethical and moral theories to biological sciences and technology, in its broadest sense, the term ‘bioethics’ refers to the study of the ethics of life.  This interdisciplinary field promises to become increasingly important to all people as technology and science becomes increasingly prevalent in daily life.  The Ethical Biologist is a new peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal based at the University of Connecticut that seeks to highlight new ideas in bioethics.

We are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue, to be published in the spring of 2013.  We encourage the submission of pieces that address current issues in bioethics, or that consider the behavioral, biological, environmental, political, legal, or socioeconomic factors that influence bioethical issues. 
Until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 16, 2012, we will be accepting:

      Original Academic Research Papers (2500-3500 words) - Pieces that address a specific area of bioethical study
      Perspectives (1200 word maximum) - Opinion pieces that analyze a recent development in bioethics
      Field notes (2000 word maximum) - Journal-style pieces based on relevant personal experience and written with a more personal voice

Please turn in all submissions to by December 16, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.  Our website, which is currently undergoing maintenance, will be available for more information beginning in October.  Visit us at

CFP: 7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (SIUE)

7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Donald Marquis
"Five Perspectives on Abortion Ethics"
University of Kansas

Call for Papers

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 7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference,--------November 9th&10th, 2012. All undergraduate students are encouraged to submit papers on any topic of philosophical interest; papers on personal identity, deontology and other related issues are especially welcome.

Submission Deadline: September 28th, 2012

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”)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Alison Reiheld at OR Garner Perigo at

This conference would not be possible were it not for the generous support of The Department of Philosophy, The Office of the Provost, The Office of the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Student Activity Fees, and Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society at SIUE.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CFP: Southeast Philosophy Congress

The Sixth 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, will take place February 15-16, 2013, keynote to be announced. Presented papers will be published in online and print proceedings.

Proceedings and video of previous keynote addresses may be found here:

Format: Concurrent sessions. Speakers are allotted forty minutes for presentation and discussion. Email papers, accompanied by a brief abstract, to Dr. Todd Janke: ToddJanke (at) clayton (dot) edu.

Submission deadline is January 31, 2013. 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 $60.00 includes lunch both days and a print copy of the proceedings.