Puget Sound is hosting an Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at the end of this week, with papers being presented by students from various universities, and comments by Puget Sound students. In addition, a keynote address will be delivered by Niko Kolodny (see the below post). The conference starts this Friday, 3/30, at 2:00 in the Murray Board Room in the Wheelock Student Center. The conference is free and open to the public.
You can find the full schedule for the conference here.
The Western Canadian Undergraduate Conference of Philosophy is
currently accepting submissions of exceptional undergraduate work.
The conference will be held on March 12th, 2011 at the University of
Victoria (Victoria, B.C.). This year, we are honoured to feature
keynote speaker Ronald de Sousa (University of Toronto), who will be
delivering a presentation entitled, “A Rose by Many Other Names:
Language, Emotion and the Ineffable.”
The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 15th, 2011.
Submissions should be approx. 2,500 words and should include: your
name, university affiliation, and a short abstract (250 words).
Please send submissions to wcucofp_at_gmail.com
If you’re interested in getting money this summer to work on a philosophy project of your own choosing, you should apply for one of the summer grants available through the university. Here’s some of the relevant information…
The University of Puget Sound, with the support of the Richard Bangs Collier Institute of Ethics and Science and an anonymous donor, has established summer research programs for undergraduates in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. These programs offer students the opportunity to engage in independent research projects during the summer. Stipends of $3,000 and $3,500 will be awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate research interest and ability. Students who receive awards agree:
- to devote full time to the project for at least ten weeks during summer 2010. Students who cannot devote ten weeks of full time work to their research should not apply;
- not to enroll in summer classes, and not to hold any other employment while engaged in research (an occasional exception may be made for limited part time employment, and permission for such must be obtained by Associate Dean, Sarah Moore);
- to submit a written report of the research to the faculty research supervisor and to Associate Dean Sarah Moore no later than August 31, 2010; and,
- to give a presentation to the university or broader community, either during the summer or early in the fall, 2010 semester.
Please note the following eligibility requirements:
- Summer research awards are not open to students who will have graduated before their research is completed.
- Summer research award recipients are expected to be enrolled the following fall semester.
- Students who apply for a Summer Science Research Award are ineligible to apply for a Summer Research Award in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
For 2010, most summer research award recipients will be University Summer Scholars and will receive stipends of $3,000. Research may be proposed on any topic of interest. Recipients must be enrolled at UPS during Fall 2010.
In addition, two students (who will have completed their sophomore year by the end of Spring 2010 and who will be enrolled Fall 2010) will be named Richard Bangs Collier Scholars. These students will receive stipends of $3,500. Applicants for this award submit a proposal describing an interdisciplinary project that applies the concerns of a humanistic or social science discipline to scientific material, or that makes use of a science to explore a topic in the humanities or social sciences. The science involved in the project may be any of the natural or human sciences (including biology, chemistry, geology, natural sciences, physics, computer science, mathematics, economics, exercise science, and psychology). The project must involve both a humanistic or social science and a natural or human science sufficiently distinct from one another to encourage meaningful interdisciplinary perspectives.
Application deadline: 5:00 p.m March 9, 2010
For further information, follow this link:http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/student-research–travel-award/summer-research-grants-in-the-/
Call for Papers
The 5th Annual University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Hilde Lindemann (Michigan State University)
April 9-10, 2010
University of Alaska Anchorage
All undergraduate submissions in philosophy welcome! Submissions should include an abstract and author contact information. Submissions should be a maximum of 3500 words.
Please submit papers to aftmk_at_uaa.alaska.edu
Submissions Due: February 26, 2010
For more information: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/philosophy/news_and_events/index.cfm
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.)
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-
This Wednesday, 11/18, the philosopher Cornel West is going to be in Seattle to talk about his new memoir, Brother West. He’ll be at the Barnes & Noble in University Village (2675 NE University Village Street, Seattle, WA, 98105) starting at 7:00 p.m. You’ll remember West from the film Examined Life. Here’s another interview with him.