CFP: Rice Graduate Animal Ethics Conference

Submission deadline: February 1, 2024

Conference date(s):
April 20, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Rice University
Houston, United States

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Keynote Speaker: Alastair Norcross (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2024

Decisions: Early March

Conference Date: April 20, 2024 (Saturday)


The Rice University Graduate Animal Ethics Conference will take place in-person on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at Rice University. We plan to accept five papers from graduate students working in animal ethics. The keynote talk will be delivered by Alastair Norcross (Boulder). 

We invite submissions from current graduate students in philosophy. All paper submissions should engage topics within or immediately relevant to animal ethics. Submissions should be suitable for a 20 minute presentation (roughly 3,000 words). Each paper will receive a commentary (either from a Rice PhD student or from a fellow presenter). After the commentary and response, each paper session will conclude with a question and answer section. If your paper is accepted for presentation, you may be asked to provide a commentary on someone else’s presentation. We hope to offer accommodations for all accepted speakers. 

Submission Guidelines:

Please send the following documents (.pdf or .doc/.docx) to [email protected]:

  1. A cover page (name, institutional affiliation, contact information, title of paper)

  2. Your paper prepared for blind review (all identifying marks removed)

Event Sponsorship:

RGAEC is sponsored by Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University.

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