CFP: The 2nd Annual UT Austin Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy

Submission deadline: July 16, 2023

Conference date(s):
September 8, 2023 - September 9, 2023

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Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, United States

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The 2nd Annual UT Austin Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy will take place on September 8th and 9th 2023 at the University of Texas at Austin.   Submissions are open to scholars of the following positions:

  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Junior faculty members of philosophy departments
  • Early career philosophers of miscellaneous status

The conference will consist primarily of presentations by graduate students or early career researchers in early modern philosophy, demarcated as philosophical thought in the 16th century through the turn of the 19th century.

Each day’s session will conclude with a keynote address by an established scholar in the field. The keynote speakers for the 2023 conference are Martin Lin (Rutgers) and Katherine Dunlop (UT Austin).

We are inviting submissions of original research on figures major or minor from that historical region of philosophy, or on philosophical themes or concepts directly related to philosophy from the early modern period. Our aim is to present a diverse range of research about the early modern period, so we encourage novelty and originality in submissions, and this includes research on philosophers at the margins of the canon.

Authors of accepted submissions will be offered a travel reimbursement of at least $250 to attend the conference. Additional funds to defray the costs of attending are likely but are yet to be guaranteed.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Each paper submitted should be 4,000 words or fewer and prepared to be suitable and congenial for a 45-minute presentation. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow each presentation. Please submit:

  1. your anonymized paper (the name of the file should be the title of your paper);
  2. a cover letter including: your name, institutional affiliation, position at said institution, and email address, the title of your paper, and an abstract of no more than 300 words, to [email protected]

both by July 16 2023, 11:59 pm CST.   Authors of accepted papers will be notified by early August. Any relevant questions should be directed to [email protected].

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