CALL FOR PAPERS: Undergraduate Philosophy Conferences and Publication Opportunities

In the next few months, there are several opportunities to submit papers for publication and for undergraduate philosophy conferences. Visit their websites for more details on submitting.

Students whose work is accepted to present at a conference can apply for a travel grant from the university. More details about student travel awards are on the university website. 

Eighth Mid-Hudson Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Submission Deadline: September 11, 2017

Conference Dates: October 27, 2017 – October 28, 2017

Undergraduate Research and SoTL Poster Session: Teaching Hub, American Philosophical Association

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017

Conference Dates: March 29, 2018 – March 30, 2018

California Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017

Vassar College Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Submission Deadline: October 20, 2017

Third Annual Conference of The Mudd Journal of Ethics

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017

Conference Dates: March 10, 2018 – March 11, 2018

Call for Papers: Northwest Student Philosophy Conference

Northwest Student Philosophy Conference Call for Papers

The Northwest Student Philosophy Conference (NWSPC) is an annual conference organized by undergraduate students at Western Washington University and aims to showcase the philosophical research of undergraduate, graduate and professional philosophers. Our keynote speaker will be Thomas M. Crisp from Biola University. He will be lecturing on immigrant and refugee ethics, arguing that affluent nations have greater obligations toward immigrants and refugees than is typically recognized. Last year our keynote speaker was Heather Battaly. In the past several years, we have been privileged to host Alex Guerrero, Meghan Sullivan, Carrie Jenkins, Jonathan Ichikawa, Kris McDaniel, Ben Bradley, Shieva Kleinschmidt, Laurie Paul, Kit Fine, Michael Rea, Dean Zimmerman, and Jonathan Schaffer as keynote and guest speakers.

This year, our conference will be taking place from May 26-28. Both graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit papers. Papers can be on any philosophical topic, and should be at least 2,000 words in length, but preferably no longer than 15,000. Entrance is fairly competitive, as we have only 6-8 open slots for student presentations, but this should not discourage interested applicants. The submission deadline is March 17th.

HOW TO SUBMIT PAPERS:

• Prepare your paper for blind review • Provide an abstract around 200 words between the title and main text of the paper • Send a copy as an attachment (either as word document or pdf) to Ryan.Wasserman@wwu.edu • Provide relevant contact information (Name / Institution / Email / Phone) in any emails sent.

For additional information regarding the conference, as well as information on WWU, our philosophy club and our philosophy department, please visit our website.

Please feel free to email us at antala@wwu.edu with any questions you may have.

Call for Papers: Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Call for Papers: 21st Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

April 21-22, 2017 |  Pacific University | Forest Grove, Oregon | Keynote talk by Alva Noë (University of California, Berkeley) 

The 21st annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 21-22, 2017 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages). Electronic submissions, including paper and abstract (Word documents), should be sent to: ian.oloughlin@pacificu.edu.Submission deadline is February 1, 2017Final decisions will be made by February 28, 2017. Volunteers for session chairs are also welcome.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in Volume 8 (2017) of the journal Res CogitansThis is strictly an undergraduate conference, with only undergraduates allowed on the conference program. The single exception is the keynote speaker. Past keynotes speakers have included: Elliot Sober, Paul Churchland, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, Alvin Plantinga, Cora Diamond, James Sterba, Peter Kivy, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Daniel Dennett, and Elliott Sober. This year’s keynote talk will be by Alva Noë.The conference banquet will be on Friday, April 21 and all paper sessions, including the keynote talk, will be on Saturday, April 22. Travel and lodging information can be found by going to the conference web site at: www.pacificu.edu/as/philosophy/conference

Registration costs: $50, payable at the conference. Three meals will be provided: Friday night banquet, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

For further information, contact Professor O’Loughlin via email (ian.oloughlin@pacificu.edu) or by phone (503 352 1547) or at the address: Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Call for Papers: Puget Sound Philosophy Day

The Puget Sound Department of Philosophy is now accepting papers for Philosophy Day. Philosophy Day will be on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Submission deadline is January 13, 2017. 

Papers selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Submitted papers should have been written for a Philosophy class at the University of Puget Sound (including classes not numbered in PHIL but taught by a professor in the Philosophy Department).

Send submissions (prepared for anonymous review, in Microsoft Word, .rtf, or .txt format) as an email attached to pugetsoundphilosophy@gmail.com no later than January 13, 2017. In the body of the email include the author’s name, contact information, and the title of the paper. Include no identifying information in the file with the paper. Papers will be selected by a panel of alumni.

Email pugetsoundphilosophy@gmail.com with any questions.

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Areté Call for Papers

Areté, the undergraduate journal of Rutgers University’s Department of Philosophy, is now accepting paper submissions for publication in its Spring 2017 issue. Approximately 3 papers will be published, digitally and in print (limited run).

Traditionally, only work from juniors and seniors is encouraged, as analytic rigor is a prerequisite for publication. That being said, any paper of exquisite quality from any field of philosophy is welcome for submission.

Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words, with a cover page, abstract, and citations. For the purpose of blind review, do not include information in the text of your paper that identifies either you as author or the institution you attend. Papers should be submitted via email attachment (from an email address we can use to correspond with you), in Word document or PDF format, to rundergrad.philo.journal@gmail.com by October 14th, 2016.

Authors of papers accepted for publication will be notified in December.

Call For Papers:Marist Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

The Marist Undergraduate Philosophy Journal is currently accepting submissions on any topic in philosophy for its third volume. Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words and should be prepared for blind review. In addition to the paper, all submissions should include a separate document with the author’s name, the title of the submission, an abstract, institutional affiliation, and email address. Citations should made be according to the 16th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Please send submissions as MS Word or PDF attachments to maristjournal@gmail.com.

The deadline for submission is January 18, 2016.

Questions can be sent to both the editor, Solomon Sloat, at solomon.sloat1@marist.edu, and to Dr. James Snyder at james.snyder@marist.edu. The latest issue and further information can be found at the journal homepage: http://www.marist.edu/liberalarts/philrel/mupj/

Call for Papers: Eastern Michigan University’s Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

Call for Papers
Eastern Michigan University’s 6
th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy
March 5
th and 6th, 2016

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers for its conference to be held at EMU on Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th, 2016.  Papers selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by formal comments and Q & A.  All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; since this is an undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an advanced degree (in philosophy) will be considered.
Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages in length and include an abstract approximately 250 words in length.  
 
The deadline for submission is January 8, 2016, and only completed papers accompanied by an abstract will be reviewed.  We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation before the end of January.
We will also be using a formal commenter system; so, even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you may be considered for such a role.  Please let us know, along with your paper submission, if you are willing to comment.  This also means that all selected papers will receive formal feedback at the conference.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle Maiese, of Emmanuel College in Boston

Faculty Mentors:  We have enjoyed having faculty attend in a purely support role.  We strongly encourage students to bring faculty mentors to the conference.  The dialog among professors, discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students, are among the desirable benefits of this conference.

Papers, abstracts, and questions should be submitted electronically to emuucip@gmail.com

Faculty Supervisor:  Dr. W. John Koolage, wkoolage@emich.edu
 
Publication Opportunity:  The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will also be published in the upcoming edition of our undergraduate philosophy journal!  www.emich.edu/historyphilosophy/journals.php
 
*Papers submitted and/or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.
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