Call for papers: DePaw Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

This is a call for papers, work of fiction, or other art work.  Students whose work is selected will have part of their travel costs covered.

Undergraduate Ethics Symposium
DePauw University
April 12- 14, 2012
THEME: Ethics and Relationships: Family, Friends and Community

Although students may submit essays and creative projects on any ethical issue, each year a theme is selected. This year’s theme is Ethics and Relationships: Family, Friends and Community. Students may write argumentative, analytical or interpretive essays focused on ethical questions or subjects; or they may wish to explore ethical themes that are addressed in plays, poetry, film, or fiction. In addition, students may wish to explore ethical themes through creative writing, as well as the visual arts, such as film, documentaries and photography. The Institute welcomes works centered on ethics from all disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences, but also the natural sciences and arts.

Consisting of DePauw University faculty members, the selection committee for the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium will identify up to thirty works, whose authors will then be invited to the Institute for the three-day symposium, April 12 – 14, 2012. During the Symposium, these students will meet in seminars led by one of the distinguished visiting scholars or professionals, who will not only present their work at the Symposium but also read the students’ works and facilitate discussion about them. The students’ travel (airfare or mileage at $.42 per mile up to $400), lodging, and meals while at DePauw will be covered by the Institute.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2012.  For more information, check the Symposium’s website.

Call for Papers: Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

We are having an undergraduate philosophy conference in spring 2012!  For Puget Sound students, we’ll have opportunities for commenting on papers and chairing sessions as well as attending some great talks.  For now, here is the call for papers:

Puget Sound

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

 March 30-31, 2012

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

Keynote address by Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley)

Call for Papers

 Undergraduates are encouraged to submit papers on any topic of philosophy.   Selection criteria will include both overall quality as well as diversity of theme and thesis.  Submissions should be approximately 3000 words and should include a brief abstract (no more than 250 words.)  Longer papers will be considered but presenters will have 30 minutes to present their work.
Submission deadline: January 15, 2012.

 Send submissions as an email attachment, prepared for blind review, to  In the body of the email include the author’s name, college affiliation, contact information, and title of the paper.  Include no identifying information in the file with the paper.

Decisions will be made by mid-February.

For more information, check the conference website:

or email with any questions.