CFP: Hidden Figures in Philosophy

Submission deadline: January 31, 2023

Conference date(s):
March 24, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy Graduate Student Association, Marquette University
Milwaukee, United States

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2023 Marquette Philosophy Graduate Conference

The Marquette Philosophy Graduate Student Association is excited to accept abstracts for our annual graduate conference to be held on March 24th, 2023. The theme for this year’s conference will be Hidden Figures in Philosophy

Research and study of philosophers often revolves around certain key figures whose influence is obvious and unquestionable. This emphasis, however, neglects the many philosophical contributions from other figures whose original ideas have been forgotten or have failed to receive proper uptake. Our conference aims to address this concern by inviting a broad range of scholars to speak on the philosophical figures who have been hidden from our contemporary philosophical gaze, whether that is through historical or social circumstance, an infelicitous philosophical climate, active repression due to prejudice, or some other reason.  With that in mind, we are accepting proposals from any geographic area or historical period, from forgotten figures from Ancient Greece to the writings of a guerilla revolutionary in the 1960’s.

You must be a graduate student at the time of abstract submission. Papers will be selected according to quality and relevance to the conference theme. Accepted speakers should plan to present on their topic within a 20-minute presentation period to be immediately followed with comments and a question-and-answer segment. In order to submit an abstract, please email Amanda Pinto at [email protected] with the following information by 11:59 PM on January 31st:

·       Title of the project

·       An abstract not exceeding 500 words

·       Relevant details about your background and institutional affiliation (neither of these are requirements for acceptance)

If your abstract is accepted, you can plan on being notified by the end of January. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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