Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Call for Papers: Corvus (Undergraduate Journal)

Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 6 2011

Corvus requests that contributors comply with the following standards:
1.     Eligibility and Topics:  Essays on all aspects of philosophy, including its history, will be considered.  Current undergraduates and graduates from 2010-2011 may submit, but the papers must have been written while authors were undergraduates.   Submissions by non-philosophy majors are acceptable.  Those with clear spelling and/or grammatical errors will be immediately rejected.  Papers should have received a grade of at least A-.  Due to refereeing restrictions, all submissions must be written in English. Opportunities for submission are extended to students of all Canadian philosophy departments.
2.         Submission Format: There is no limit on the length of a paper, but shorter papers are preferred.  Corvus will give preference to submissions under 4000 words.  Papers exceeding this length must be concisely argued.  There is no lower limit to the word count, but a paper should be long enough to prove its point thoroughly.  Essays should be typed, double spaced, start with a 150-word abstract (not included in the word count) with a set of keywords describing the topic(s) of the paper.  Submissions should be prepared for anonymous refereeing, with revealing acknowledgements and self identifying references removed: please confine your name, university affiliation, a short (50 word max.) academic biography, primary contact information, and acknowledgments, to a cover sheet sent as a separate attachment.
3.     Citation Format:  Essays must conform to MLA formatting standards.
4.    Electronic Submissions:  Submit an electronic copy of your essay to in Microsoft Word compatibility (.doc) format.  You are not required to submit a hardcopy of your essay.

5.     Contact Info:  Questions can be directed to

Call for Papers: York Undergraduate Philosophical Review

Call for Papers: The Oracle 2012
By The York University Undergraduate Philosophy Association
Deadline: Thursday, Dec 22nd 2011

Philosophia, York University´s undergraduate philosophy association, is pleased
to announce that we are now accepting paper submissions for the 2012 edition of
York´s Undergraduate Philosophical Review, The Oracle.  Each year, The Oracle
provides a snapshot of the most exciting and interesting work being done by the
York undergraduate philosophical community.  All York undergraduate students of
any discipline are invited to submit a paper of philosophical interest.  All
submissions will be reviewed by an editorial committee, and the best will be
selected and compiled in this year´s edition.The journal will be available in
February 2012.

Submission Guidelines:

Each applicant may submit only one (1) paper.
All topics are welcome, but paper must have a philosophical theme.
Paper must not exceed 5000 words (including footnotes).
Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, email address,
major, and the title of the paper.
Paper must be submitted to  Email should be titled "The
Oracle Submission - (your name)".
Paper must be submitted as a Microsoft word document attachment.  Paper and
cover letter should be separate attachments.

Paper must be received by 11:59:59pm on Thursday December 22nd 2011
Follow the guidelines closely!  Failure to comply with any of these guidelines
may result in not being considered for publication. All applicants are invited
to attend a journal launch that will take place toward the end of the semester.
If you have any further question regarding submissions to The Oracle, contact
Dennis Papadopoulos, Editor-in-Chief, at More info at

Thank you,
Dennis Papadopoulos Editor

Call for Papers: Penées Canadiennes (Undergraduate Journal)

Pensées Canadiennes, a national undergraduate philosophy journal, is now
accepting submissions for its upcoming volume, which will be published
April 2012 and distributed across Canada. The journal is not particularly
interested in any philosophical discipline, historical period, or
methodology. Rather, we look for an insightful, clear paper on any
philosophical topic that demonstrates rigour, excellent scholarship, and
originality. Pensées welcomes submissions in either French or English, and
a national editing team will select the papers via a double-blind peer
review process.

We accept submissions from any undergraduate philosophy student enrolled in
a Canadian university. When submitting your paper, please include: (1)
name; (2) university; (3) year of study (e.g., second year); (4) expected
date of graduation (e.g., May 2012). Please attach your paper in either
.pdf or .doc form.

Submissions should be sent to by January 23.

We look forward to reading your papers!

Warm regards,

Lyndon Entwistle and Maxwell Ramstead

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Call For Papers

Hermes, the University of Ottawa's undergraduate philosophy journal, is
seeking submissions for its Canada-wide edition in Spring 2012.

-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
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 23rd, 2012


Appel de textes

Hermès, la revue de philosophie du premier cycle de l'Université d'Ottawa,
vous invite à soumettre vos textes pour sa parution pancanadienne du
printemps 2012.

-Les articles ne doivent pas dépasser 5000 mots
-Tous les domaines de philosophie seront considérés
-Les soumissions peuvent être rédigées en français ou en anglais
-Les citations doivent être en format MLA
-Veuillez inclure, sur une page séparée :
Le nom de votre université, l'année de vos études, votre adresse postale
et de courriel, votre numéro de téléphone, une courte description (maximum
de 100 mots) de vos principaux intérêts dans le domaine de la philosophie.
Toute personne intéressée est priée d'envoyer son article imprimé sur
papier et en format électronique (Microsoft Word ou compatible, par
courriel) à l'adresse suivante :
Association des étudiants du premier cycle en philosophie
À l'attention de : Hermès
Département de philosophie
Université d'Ottawa
70, avenue Laurier Est, pièce 234
Ottawa ON
K1N 6N5

Courriel :
Date de tombée: le 23 janvier 2012

Scott Murray

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Meeting With The Dean


Dear Graduate Students,

Peter Karari, graduate student Senator and a graduate student in Peace and Conflict Studies, has asked that I set up a meeting between the new Dean of Arts, Dr. Jeffery Taylor and the Arts graduate students associations presidents.

Peter was also the graduate student representative on the new Dean of Arts search advisory committee and noted that there were several items that he thought would benefit from further discussion with the Dean.

A meeting has been scheduled for:

Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Place: 409 Tier

A pizza lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to me so I know how much pizza to order! Thank you

Janice Gripp
Confidential Assistant to the Dean
Faculty of Arts
309 Fletcher Argue
P:. 474-8439
F: 474-7590

Holiday Food Hampers

Dear Colleagues,

With the holidays fast-approaching, the University of Manitoba Students´
Union (UMSU) is once again busy preparing for its annual Holiday Hampers
program. Through this program, we provide students in need (and their
families) with a hamper of food over the holiday season. Need for this
service has increased significantly over the years as the program is now
open to students from all three University of Manitoba campuses. Last year,
almost 200 hampers were made and delivered, and we predict similar numbers
for this year. UMSU also coordinates a toy drive, loonie tunes and other
efforts in order to provide toys for children and raise funds to run this

Because of the increased need for this program, UMSU would like to make this
a campus-wide effort by inviting you to "Adopt a Hamper". The
"Adopt-a-Hamper" initiative is where an individual or group commits to
putting together and delivering a food hamper. We will provide the list of
groceries that are required for the hamper, as well as the address to where
the hamper should be delivered. Aside from making an important contribution
by helping those in need during the holidays, it is a fun and rewarding
project to engage in with your colleagues and members of your community.

If you or a group of your colleagues are interested in "Adopting a Hamper",
please respond to myself, Nour Rashid, at the UMSU Office before Friday,
December 2, 2011. We are also looking for financial contributions to help
offset the rising costs of this program. Volunteers for packing and
delivering the hampers are also desperately needed; this will take place
between December 12 and 15.

Any contribution you are able to make to this program would be greatly
appreciated. We hope that through our collective effort we can help make
the holidays a little brighter for everyone!

Thanks and Happy Holidays!


Nour Rashid

Vice-President Advocacy

University of Manitoba Students' Union
Local 103 - Canadian Federation of Students

tel: 204.474.6524 fax: 204.269.1299 front desk: 204.474.6822
101 University Centre, U of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

UMSL Student Conference

University of Missouri-St. Louis
March 9-11, 2012 Gateway Graduate Conference in Philosophy

Keynote Speakers:

Amie L. Thomasson, University of Miami
Gillian Russell, Washington University
Berit Brogaard, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Call For Papers

The graduate students of the University of Missouri-St. Louis invite high quality paper submissions in the areas of metaphysics, ontology, ethics and related subjects in the philosophy of art.

Submission guidelines

● Presenters must be college/university students or postgraduate students.

● Papers must be suitable for a 25 to 30 minute presentation (not to exceed 3500 words or roughly 10–12 pages).

● Papers must be prepared for blind review. All identifying information, including paper title, name, email and 300 words (or less) abstract, must be placed on a separate cover page.

● Email submissions, in either *.pdf, *.docx, *.doc, or *.rft format, and all inquiries to Hannah Bondurant at or John Camacho at by January 2nd 2012.

University of Toronto Scarborough's Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The University of Toronto Scarborough's Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
showcases undergraduate work in philosophy from around the world. This
year, we are also offering students the opportunity to be published in our
undergraduate journal of philosophy, *Noumena*. *Noumena* is printed
annually, and accepts submissions electronically throughout the academic

Our conference is scheduled to take place March 10, 2012 and features Dr.
Ruth Chang (Rutgers University) as keynote speaker. We will be selecting
four undergraduate presenters this year and up to eight papers for
publication in *Noumena. *We will be accepting papers from now until
midnight, January 16, 2012. Students should expect to hear from us
concerning selection for the conference by January 30, 2012.

I ask that you please extend an invitation to participate in this year's
conference to the students in your department. I have attached a
compressed file containing a promotional poster (in two sizes) that you may
print and share with your department and a PDF listing the specific
submission guidelines for this year's conference. Additional information
about this year's conference is available online at or you may email me at to request specific information.


David Balcarras
Vice President External
Association of Philosophy Students
University of Toronto Scarborough

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Call for Papers: Waterloo Graduate Student Conference

Philosophy Graduate Student Association:
Nineteenth Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy 

March 1 & 2, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Helen Longino
Stanford University

Call for Papers 
Submission Deadline: January 2, 2012

We welcome high quality submissions from graduate students in all areas of philosophy. Papers in the areas of philosophy of scienceobjectivitypluralism, and social epistemology will be given special consideration. Given Dr. Longino’s work on gender theory and feminism we particularly encourage submissions in these areas as well.

Submission Requirements:

Papers should be between 4000 and 5000 words. They must be prepared for blind review and must include, on a separate cover sheet, the following information:

Paper title
Author’s name
Institutional affiliation
E-mail address
A short abstract
Word count

Please e-mail your submissions in any of .doc, .docx or .pdf format to:

For more information about the University of Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Student Association and its activities, please visit:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Call for Papers: Graduate Conference in Aesthetics

Graduate Conference in Aesthetics
April 22, 2012
Independence Park Hotel, Philadelphia

Keynote Speaker:
Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma)

Sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics and the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium

Call for Papers:
Papers in any area of aesthetics, in both “analytic” and “continental” traditions, are invited from students enrolled in any graduate program in philosophy. Submissions must make a useful contribution to existing literature in a subfield, but should be understandable to aestheticians outside of that subfield. Five submissions will be selected for presentation.

The submission deadline is Friday, January 6, 2012.

For students whose papers have been accepted, $300 will be awarded towards transportation costs. A further $200 prize will be awarded to a student with an outstanding paper.

Papers must be less than 3,000 words (not including footnotes), accompanied by a 100-word abstract, and prepared for blind review. Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format. Please send submissions and questions to John Dyck:

Note that the American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division meeting occurs immediately before the Graduate Conference in Aesthetics, also in Philadelphia. Graduate students are encouraged to submit papers to the ASA-Eastern, but please note that authors may not submit the same paper to both the ASA-Eastern and the Graduate Conference in Aesthetics. The same author(s) may submit different papers to both conferences.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Call for Papers: Syracuse Philosophy Graduate Student Conference


2012 Syracuse Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14

Keynote Speakers: David Estlund (Brown) & Mark Heller (Syracuse)

Paper submission deadline: Jan 15th, 2012
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.

Conference Organizers:
Amy Massoud and Kendall Englund