CFP: Anthrosophia: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Political Philosophy, Anthropology and Allied Disciplines

Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

Conference date(s):
March 7, 2018 - March 10, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, New Orleans
New Orleans, United States


Call for Papers: 

***NOTE: The deadline has been extended to January 15.***

Founded in 2015, Anthrosophia is an annual interdisciplinary conference bridging the fields of philosophy, anthropology, and allied social sciences. The conference is dedicated to the holistic investigation of the questions of how and why human societies organize themselves in the diverse ways that we do today, and have done in the past. The basic premise of Anthrosophia is that the fields of philosophy and anthropology have much more in common than is typically acknowledged. Philosophical claims about human beings had to start somewhere and, indeed, they usually began as basic empirical generalizations about the nature of human societies. Anthropology began as an offshoot from the field philosophy in the early 19th century and it continues to carry the same fundamental set of theoretical building blocks with it into the present day. 

As an interdisciplinary conference, Anthrosophia aims to articulate the theoretical principles, methodological orientations, and empirical data that form the basis of philosophy and anthropology as traditionally distinct fields. Through this collaboration, we hope to identify persistent shortcomings and biases in our thinking about the nature of human social life ways and to find better ways forward. Participants may give oral presentations of up to 20 minutes. If you wish to present a paper, we ask you to submit a 150-word abstract outlining your topic to by January 2nd. We ask authors to read the rationale below in considering the composition of their papers. We also ask that you indicate your preference about which day you would like to present.

The Anthrosophia scholarly society also publishes a journal of the same name. Papers presented at the Anthrosophia conference may be considered for publication in this journal, though we also accept unrelated submissions. For more information about the Anthrosophia conference and the journal, please visit

Conference Program Committee:

Drew Chastain (co-chair), Loyola University New Orleans

Grant S. McCall (co-chair), C.H.E.R. and Tulane University

Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University SFS-Qatar

Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam

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