CFP: Eastern Michigan University's Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

Submission deadline: January 6, 2023

Conference date(s):
March 18, 2023 - March 19, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Department of History and Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, United States

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Call for Papers

Eastern Michigan University’s 13th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy 

March 18th and 19th, 2023

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers

for its conference to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 18th and 19th, 2023. 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.

(NB: Our intention is to hold an in-person conference. The local public health context nearing the time of the conference are relevant, and we are equipped for a fully online version should that be prudent.)

Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages (2200-3600 words) in length and include an abstract of approximately 250 words.

The deadline for submission is FridayJanuary 6th, 2023, and only completed papers accompanied by an abstract will be reviewed. We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation by the beginning of February.

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:Brynn Welch of The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Faculty Mentors: We strongly encourage students to invite 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. Additionally, faculty have played an important role in the success of the conference.

Submit abstracts electronically to this Google Form: This form can also be found on our website and in the attached CFP. Papers should be submitted following the instructions on the Google form.

Questions? Conference organizers can be reached by email at [email protected]

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. W. John Koolage

Publication Opportunity: The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will also be published in the upcoming edition of our undergraduate philosophy journal, Acta Cogitata!

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Papers submitted and/or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.

701 Pray-Harrold, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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