Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CFP: Dialectic - Undergraduate Journal, University of York

Dialectic - Undergraduate Journal, University of York
Call for Papers
Summer 2012
The Theme for the summer 2013 issue of Dialectic is ‘Virtue and the Good Life’

Papers will be accepted that explore treatments of any aspect of this theme.

Articles by both undergraduates and postgraduates are welcomed. 

Submissions must be pitched for an undergraduate audience. Knowledge of the topic and philosophical terminology should never be assumed and should always be clearly explained. Though discussions of technical issues in these areas isn't discouraged, they will be penalised if they don't meet this criterion. 

Submissions should be around 1000 - 1500 words, fully referenced in the Harvard Style and should be submitted to by 23:59, 1st February

CFP: Eastern Michigan University’s 3rd Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

Call for Papers

Eastern Michigan University’s 3rd Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

April 5, 6, and 7th 2013

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers
for its conference to be held Friday through Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7th, 2013. Papers selected for
presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by “formal” comments and Q & A.
All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; since this is an
undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an
advanced degree (in philosophy) will be considered.

Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages in length and include an abstract
approximately 250 words in length.

The deadline for submission is February 25th 2013, and only completed papers accompanied by an
abstract will be reviewed. We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation by March 2nd.

We will also be using a “formal” commentator system; so, even if your paper is not selected for
presentation, you may be considered for such a role. Please let us know, along with your paper
submission, if you are willing to fill such a role. This also means that all selected papers will receive
formal feedback at the conference.

Faculty Mentors: Last year we enjoyed having faculty attend in a purely support role. We strongly
encourage students to bring faculty mentors to the conference. The dialog among professors,
discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students, are among the
desirable benefits of this conference.

Papers, abstracts, and questions should be submitted electronically to

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. W. John Koolage,

Publication Opportunity: The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will be published in the inaugural run of our new undergraduate philosophy journal!

*Papers submitted and/or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.

CFP: The Tenth Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

The Graduate Students at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah Proudly Present:

The Tenth Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

March 21-23, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Downing

Ohio State University

Paper: “Locke and his Predecessors on the Status of Secondary Qualities”

Plenary Speaker: Dustin Stokes

University of Utah

The Philosophy Department of the University of Utah is proud to announce the 10th annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference (IWSPC) to be held March 21-23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT. Papers in any area of philosophy by graduate or undergraduate students are welcome. Papers should be suitable for a twenty-five minute presentation with fifteen minutes of commentary and Q & A.

Submission requirements: Papers should be no more than 3,000 words and prepared for blind review. Only one submission per author will be considered. The paper should be in .doc or .pdf form and submitted electronically to UUIWGPC at gmail dot com.

Along with your paper, we ask that you also submit a cover letter including the following information:
  1. Paper Title
  2. Author’s name
  3. Word count
  4. Abstract (100 words)
  5. Institutional affiliation
  6. Academic status (graduate or undergraduate student)
  7. Subject area of paper
  8. Email address

Deadline: January 7th. Notification of acceptance will be emailed no later than February 7th. Each student who presents a paper will also be expected to give a five minute commentary on another student's paper.
Our website:

Check out our facebook group: 2013 Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference.

Follow us on Twitter: @UtahPhilosophyG

Any questions should be addressed to Anna at UUIWGPC at gmail dot com

CFP: Third Annual Philosophy Student Conference at Dowling College

CFP: Third Annual Philosophy Student Conference at Dowling College
(Oakdale, Long Island, New York, April 6, 2013)
Sponsored by the Forum for Advanced Studies Gaetanno Massa, Rome, Italy
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 third annual philosophy student conference. Now extended to first and second-year graduate students!
Deadline for Submissions: January 5, 2013
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 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 .pdf, .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 February 3, 2013.
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

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Final 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. Mark Risjord of Emory University will deliver the keynote address, Jazz Improvisation and the Problem of Joint Action. Presented papers will be published in online and print proceedings. Past 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
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.