Wednesday, December 16, 2009

University of Guelph - Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts

“Bodies in the World”
3rd Annual Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association Conference

University of Guelph

March 13, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor Hasana Sharp (McGill)
“‘Men have nothing less in their power than their tongues’: On spoken passions”

The Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Guelph is now accepting paper abstracts for its third annual conference on the theme of “Bodies in the World.” We welcome paper proposals concerning the body and its interactions with its environment from perspectives of perception, mind, identity, sexuality, community and politics, time and space, and normativity and difference. The theme of the body raises questions concerning how to situate and account for the body in our theorizing about the world. How do our worldviews, perceptions of objects, scientific practices, and theories of environment arise out of our embodied experiences, and reflect back into our conceptions of the body?
Questions of the body and embodiment are crucial to philosophical, feminist, legal, psychological, literary, and religious scholarship, as well as to research in cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Moreover, they provide a meta-philosophical opportunity to reflect on the embodied character of our role as thinkers and academics and what that could mean for the future “embodiment of philosophy.” We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary perspectives on the ways we negotiate and theorise the relationship between body and world, widely construed.
Please send abstracts of approximately 600 words prepared for blind review to the PGSA’s conference committee via by January 29, 2010. For more information, please contact us at the email address listed above or visit our website at .
Once an abstract is accepted we will request a final paper that must be suitable for a 20 minute presentation (approximately 2500 – 3000 words).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Call for Papers

2010 Syracuse Graduate Student Conference
April 16 & 17
Keynote Speakers: Ted Sider (NYU) & Ben Bradley (Syracuse)
Paper submission deadline: Jan 1, 2010
Send submissions to:

Papers should be suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation (no more than 4000 words).

Submissions must be prepared for blind review and sent as either a PDF or Word file.

In the text of your email, please include your name, contact information, and short abstract (max 150 words).

We welcome submissions in all areas of philosophy.

Call for Papers

The 18th Annual Harvard-MIT
Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

Conference Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Derek Parfit, All Souls College, Oxford

Commentary provided by Harvard and MIT faculty

Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 10th, 2010

We seek submissions from graduate students in any area of philosophy.
Submissions should be suitable for a 40-minute presentation. As guidance, a 4000-word paper usually takes about 40 minutes to read.

All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of 400-500 words (roughly one single-spaced page). No identifying information should appear in the body of the paper or the abstract. Instead, please include a cover sheet with the submitter´s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, name of his or her institutions, and title of the paper.

Please submit papers by e-mail to in one of the following formats: .pdf, .rtf, .doc. We can only accept one submission per applicant.

If you have any questions, please contact us at