With finals approaching, you no doubt have philosophy papers you’re working on. Well, you might think of eventually submitting one of your papers to an undergrad conference. Here looks like an especially good one. (To check out the other conferences we’ve posted, click on the CALL FOR PAPERS category on the right. Many of them have deadlines that still haven’t passed.)
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
April 17-18, 2010
Keynote address by Dr. Martha Nussbaum
(University of Chicago)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Undergraduates are encouraged to submit philosophy papers on any
topic. Submissions may be no longer than 4000 words and must be
emailed to ugconference2010_at_gmail.com by Sunday, February 14.
Submission should be prepared for blind refereeing but should include
a cover sheet with the following information:
1. Full Name
2. Name of University
3. Mailing Address
4. Email address
5. The Paper’s Title
6. An abstract (150 words maximum)
7. Word count of submission
Email a copy of your paper, as an attachment, in Microsoft Word, Rich
Text Format, or Adobe Portable Document Format to
ugconference2010_at_gmail.com. Title your document: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out early March. Authors who
cannot be contacted via email will be rejected. Some travel funding
may be available for accepted authors whose own University is unable
Co-Sponsored by the Carolina Philosophy Club, the North Carolina Eta
Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, and the Department of Philosophy at UNC-
If you have any papers that you feel especially proud of and that you have submitted for a course at Puget Sound during 2009, you should make sure to submit them for the Writing Excellence Contest. Here are the details:
Papers written as part of the requirement for courses taken at the University of Puget Sound during spring, summer, or fall of 2009 are eligible. Papers of any length may be submitted; short papers are as likely to win as long ones. A total of nine prizes ($250.00 each) will be awarded: two prizes in each category–Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics–and one prize each for Freshman Seminars, Connections, and Graduate Programs.
Students may submit no more than one paper in each category, and each paper must be accompanied by a description of the assignment and an entry form. (Entry forms are available in the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching, HO 105/109 and at www.ups.edu/writingexcellenceawards.xml.) Students should submit the original paper with the professor’s comments, or a photocopy of it, to the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2010. We are unable to accept papers submitted after this deadline.
If you have any questions about the process or the prizes, please call Julie Neff-Lippman at x2696 or e-mail neff -at- ups.edu.
SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
April 15-17, 2010
The faculty and students of SUNY Oneonta are pleased to announce
our 15th annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.
Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit papers on any philosophical topic or period.
Submissions are due January 22, 2010.
Click here for additional information.
The four best papers will receive President’s Awards. Additional awards are available for the best papers in Philosophy of Science as well as Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
An Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held at The College of New Jersey on February 27th, 2010. Papers in all areas of philosophy are welcome, and should be suitable for presentation in twenty to twenty-five minutes’ reading time. Students who are interested in serving as paper commentators should contact Professor Taylor at the email address below.
The Keynote Speaker will be Jesse Prinz, the John J. Rogers Distinguished Professor, Department of Philosophy University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 11, 2009.
Please send submissions by email attachment to Mrs. Joanne Cantor, Departmental Secretary, at jcantor-at-tcnj.edu or in hard copy to Professor Taylor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, The College of New Jersey, PO Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718.
Please address inquiries to Professor Taylor at jtaylor-at-tcnj.edu