Saturday, December 18, 2010

Community Intersections

The Institute for the Humanities Graduate Student Caucus


Community Intersections


The Institute for the Humanities Graduate Student Caucus (UMIH-GSC) is inviting students to submit work to an e-journal that deals with questions of community: the boundaries and limits of community, the many ways community is formed, and the intersecting points of communities.

A wide range of topics is welcome, though we are primarily interested in those papers that approach questions of community from a humanities perspective.
This includes, but is not limited to, discussions of:

Global perspectives on community
Trans-cultural communities
Virtual or tele-visual communities
Urban and community development
Fractured, disrupted, or displaced communities
Mobile communities
Religious, historic, and political communities
Experimental or activist communities
Community and law
Community and Economy
The futures of community

Those students whose work is accepted will be invited to present their work (whether completed or in draft form) at an interdisciplinary workshop on February 24 & 25, 2011. This workshop is an opportunity for students to receive feedback from
graduate students in a variety of disciplines and to learn how to address
their work to an interdisciplinary audience.

Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words) plus relevant contact information and a short biography including your level of study to by
January 15, 2011. Include “Graduate Journal” in the subject line.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Human Rights Research Assistant Position
*Must be a full‐time student registered in the Faculty of Arts
Skills required:
‐Experience using web development software, HTML and content management
‐Excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to write for different audiences and
in different outlets (web, internal communication, etc.)
‐Good communication skills and the ability to take initiative on projects
‐Good understanding of Human Rights research and activities
‐Good organizational skills and attention to detail
Asset skills:
‐Experience with photography and photo editing software
‐Understanding of digital image file formats
‐Background in any of the following:  journalism, communications, media
Total hours of work expected:    30 hours
Hours per week:           first 2 weeks@10hrs/week, then 2hrs/week  
Hourly rate:          $12.00/hr
Start date:          December 6, 2010
End date:           March 31, 2011
Deadline for applications is November 26, 2010
Please submit application letter and CV to:
Eve Nimmo, PhD
Research Grants Facilitator
Social Sciences and Humanities
318 Fletcher Argue Bldg
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg,MB  R3T 2N2
Or by email:
For further information, please call Eve Nimmo at 474‐8096.

*Fourth Annual * York University *Graduate Student Philosophy Conference* May 5th-6th, 2011

Fourth Annual
York University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
May 5th-6th, 2011
Keynote Address: Walter Sinnot-Armstrong, Duke University (psychopaths and criminal responsibility)
Faculty Keynote: Fran├žois Tanguay-Renaud, Osgoode Law School, York University (state responsibility)
Faculty Keynote: Brian Huss, Philosophy Department, York University (epistemic responsibility)
Call for Papers
Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2011
The Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association (PGSA) at York University invites graduate students to submit
high-quality papers in any area of philosophy for our upcoming conference. We encourage submissions that
relate to the theme of responsibility, as well as the strengths of the York University philosophy programme.
These strengths include: Bioethics, Feminism, Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Mind & Cognitive
Science, Philosophy of Language, Pragmatism, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics in the Department of
Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, Co-director of the MacArthur Law and
Neuroscience Project and co-investigator at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics.
Fran├žois Tanguay-Renaud is Assistant Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School. Acting Director of the
Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security at York University.
Brian Huss is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, York University. Areas of specialization include
Epistemology and Philosophy of Psychology.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Cover Letter:
a. Title
b. Author
c. Institutional affiliation
d. Email address
e. Interest in preparing a commentary
f. Abstract (max 150 words)
2. Paper:
a. Prepared for blind review (no author-identifying information)
b. Approximately 3000 words (20 minutes)
Only one submission per author will be accepted.
Please email your cover letter and paper to in .doc or .pdf format with subject line: PGSA
Conference 2011 Submission. Submission deadline is January 15, 2010.
Notification will be emailed in early March, 2010.
If you have any questions or for more information about the conference, please email with the
subject line: PGSA Conference 2011.

CALL FOR PAPERS The 2011 Harvard-MIT Graduate Philosophy Conference

We invite submissions of extended abstracts from graduate students for a
conference hosted by the Philosophy Departments at Harvard University and
MIT to be held on March 26th, 2011. We encourage submissions in all areas of

Keynote Speaker:
Mark Richard
Professor of Philosophy
Harvard University

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 10th, 2011.


o Send only extended abstracts (1000 words) to by January 10th, 2011. All submissions must be sent
as attachments in PDF or Word formats.

o Authors must be current graduate students in philosophy. Co-authored
papers are permitted if all authors are current graduate students.

o Successful applicants must produce their full-length paper by March
1st, 2011. Full-length papers should be no more than 4000 words and must be
suitable for a 40-45 minute presentation.

o Extended abstracts should be anonymized and accompanied by a
separate cover sheet including:
author´s name
institutional affiliation
mailing address
email address
phone number
title of paper
the topic area(s) of the paper

o Send all questions or concerns to

Hosted jointly by the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, and the
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of

Students could win a trip to Brussels - EU Canada Young Journalist Award - deadline 28 January 2011

Students are invited to submit a composition on a current issue facing the European
Union or EU-Canada relations by Friday, January 28, 2011.

Compositions should be in the form of a piece that could be published or broadcast in
the Canadian media. Winners are selected by an independent jury and prior to the trip
to Brussels, the winners are invited to an award ceremony in Ottawa in May 2011.
The trip to Europe includes a one-week study tour to Brussels.

The Award is open to students in all Canadian universities and higher education
In order to be eligible, students must be:
- enrolled in a Canadian university or other higher education establishment, and
- a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Students are encouraged to prepare their entries as if they were intended to be
published in Canada in a newspaper or magazine, or broadcast on TV or radio.
Submissions should be prepared with a Canadian audience in mind. The jury will pay
particular attention to journalistic qualities and potential, including rigorous research
and factual accuracy.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 January 2011 (postmark).
For details, please visit:
or contact:

Terri-Ann Priel
Advisor, Political and Public Affairs
European Union Delegation - CANADA
Suite 1900, 150 Metcalfe
Ottawa, ONTARIO K2P 1P1
Tel.: 613 563 6353 * Fax: 613 238 5191


2011 Syracuse Philosophy Graduate Student Conference
April 15 & 16
Keynote Speakers: Michael Forster (UChicago) & Robert Van Gulick (Syracuse)
Paper submission deadline: Jan 15th, 2011
Send submissions to:

Papers should be suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation (no more
than 4000 words). SU philosophy graduate students will serve as
commentators on papers presented at the conference.

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 a short abstract (max 150 words).

We welcome submissions in all areas of philosophy.*


Call For Papers

Hermes, the University of Ottawa's undergraduate philosophy journal, is seeking submissions for its Canada-wide edition in Spring 2011.

· Essays should be no longer than 5000 words

· All areas of philosophy will be considered

·Submissions may be written in either English or French

· Citations should be in MLA format

· On a separate page, please include the following:

Your home university, year of study, mailing address, email, phone number, and a short summary (100 words max) of your field of interest within philosophy.

Interested applicants should send both a hard and soft copy (Microsoft Word or compatible format, via email) to

Undergraduate Philosophy Students' Association

Attn: Hermes c/o Department of Philosophy

University of Ottawa

70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 234

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 6N5


Submission deadline: January 22nd, 2011