Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium
CALL FOR PAPERS!
Saturday February 8th, 2014
Keynote speaker: Professor Rebecca Kukla
Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University
Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to submit their work on any philosophical topic.
PRIZES: Authors of the best graduate and undergraduate papers will each receive a prize of $100 worth of books of their choice.
Submission Requirements: Papers must be prepared for blind review (i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the paper, only on the cover page). Submissions must not exceed 3750 words (roughly 25 minutes reading time). When submitting, please include the following in the body of the email:
1. Author’s name
2. Paper/presentation title
3. Brief abstract (~100 words describing topic discussed in paper)
4. Academic status (undergraduate/graduate), major, university affiliation
5. Regularly checked email address
Authors should email their submission as a Word or PDF attachment to:
mcaruso2 [at] student [dot] gsu [dot] edu
Deadline: Papers must be received no later than 12 Noon, December 22st, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by January 20th, 2014.
Official rules and further details available online at http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcfe/11365.html.
For any questions (including queries from students traveling from outside the area who may need overnight accommodations) - contact
Maria Caruso at mcaruso2 (at) student (dot) gsu (dot) edu
Sponsored by the Zeta Chapter (Georgia) of FST; The Center for Ethics - Student Forum, and The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics – all at Georgia State University
The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics - Essay Contest 2014
The EWF Prize in Ethics Essasy Contest is designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, simgle out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.
- 3,000 - 4,000 words
- Deadline: December 2, 2013 by 5pm PST
- Enter online at www.ethicsprize.org, submit in PDF format
- For full-time undergradate Juniors and Seniors
- Award grants from $500- $5,000
For more info visit: http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/prizeinethics.aspx
Eastern Michigan University’s 4th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy
CALL FOR PAPERS!
WHEN: March 8th and 9th, 2014
WHAT: 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 8th and 9th, 2014. 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 10, 2014, 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” commentator 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. Eric Stencil, Utah Valley University
Faculty Mentors: Last year we 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. W. John Koolage, email@example.com.
Publication Opportunity: The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will be published in the inaugural run of our new undergraduate philosophy journal! www.emich.edu/historyphilosophy/journals.php
Conference Website: www.emich.edu/historyphilosophy/emuucip.php
Mosaic presents: A matter of lifedeath conference
CALL FOR PAPERS!
What: An international interdisciplinary conference
Where: The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
When: October 1-4, 2014
Keynote Speakers: Andrea Carlino, Françoise Dastur, David Palumbo-Liu, H. Peter Steeves, Elisabeth Weber
With immense pleasure and great anticipation, Mosaic invites writers from across the disciplines (architecture, film, history, medicine, biology, literature, philosophy, religion, sociology, etc.), to engage questions of life and death in ways that avoid reductive gestures and that exceed oppositions between animate and inanimate, human and animal, presence and absence, the humanities and the sciences, the living and the dead. We welcome provocative proposals for presentations that open to further research and discussion on themes that may include, but are not limited to, the following: finitude, heredity, inheritance, evolution, cyborgism, morphology, immunology, ontology, global warming, biodiversity, artificial life, memory, mourning, spectrality, mutation, transplantation, reproduction, repetition, machine, mechanicity, animality, the unconscious, Thanatos, genetics, code-script, message, biotechnology, bioethics, biopolitics, responsibility, affirmation, promise.
Proposals should include: a title and an abstract of 450-500 words, and on a separate page, the author’s name, brief C.V., institutional affiliation, complete contact information, and email address.
Graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may be eligible for a travel grant. Those intending to apply for a travel grant should enclose a covering letter with their abstract detailing anticipated travel costs for the conference.
Deadline for submission of proposals: December 9, 2013.
For information, see the Mosaic website at: www.umanitoba.ca/mosaic. A conference website will be available (and linked to the Mosaic website) by summer 2013.
Electronic submissions preferred (Rich Text Format). Please direct enquiries and proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, by regular mail, please send to:
A matter of lifedeath conference
c/o Dr. Dawne McCance, Editor
Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
208 Tier Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada
at RHODES COLLEGE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
February 21-22, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
The thirty-eighth annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference is scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday, February 21-22, at Rhodes College in Memphis. Papers in any area are welcome. There will be a $60 registration fee, $40 for graduate students, payable by cash or check at the conference (but not by credit or debit card).
Ralph Ellis (Clark Atlanta University) will deliver the keynote address.
The Midsouth Philosophy Conference welcomes submissions from women and members of minority groups.
Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. On the first page of your paper, include the following eleven items:
(1) word count - 3000 words maximum!
(2) author's name
(3) academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
(4) higest earned degree (PhD, MA, BA)
(5) institutional affiliation (if any)
(6) mailing address
(7) email address
(8) telephone number
(9) the paper's title
(10) and an abstract - 100 words maximum!
(11) will you need a smart classroom to present your paper?
Papers which do not include all eleven items will not be considered.
No more than one paper by the same author will be considered.
Title your paper like this: YourLastName_YourFirstName -- examples:
Submit your paper to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mspc2014
Papers must be submitted January 4.
Due to the size of the conference, we cannot accommodate special scheduling requests. You should submit a paper only if you can attend the entire conference.
Papers will be reviewed by a committee. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in January. Submissions whose authors cannot be contacted through email will be rejected.
Each paper will have a commentator. Persons whose papers are accepted are expected to serve as commentators if asked.
Others interested in commenting should email email@example.com by January 4, stating their availability and areas of interest; graduate students who are not yet ABD are especially encourged to volunteer.
The conference will being with the keynote address at 1:30 Friday afternoon. The conference will conclude at 5:20 Saturday afternoon.
McNair Scholars Program at MSU
The McNair Scholars Program at MSU serves the needs of 25 undergraduate students annually who are either first-generation/low-income or minorities traditionally underrepresented (e.g. Native American, Latino, Alaskan Native, and African American). Eligible scholars are selected who have demonstrated strong academic potential and are committed to attending graduate school and pursuing an advanced degree. A particular focus of the MSU McNair program is providing research/project opportunities and financial support for summer projects for each student who is paired with a faculty mentor.
For more information, click Here.
Undergraduate Scholars Program
The Undergraduate Scholars Program (USP) is dedicated to helping students pursue scholarly activities in all disciplines by providing funding to students who undertake an investigative or creative project in collaboration with a faculty mentor. We encourage you to put together a research project and submit a proposal. We look forward to having the opportunity to fund your work!
For more information, visit their website: http://www.montana.edu/usp/
Application Deadline for Fall 2014: TBD
L&S Student Research Travel Grants
The College of Letters & Science is pleased to announce travel grants for both undergraduate and graduate L&S students to present original research at professional and academic conferences.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/travel_grants.html
There will be a call in December 2013 for funds used for travel to conferences January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014.