CFP: North American Association for Philosophy & Education Annual Conference

Submission deadline: July 1, 2019

Conference date(s):
October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020

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Conference Venue:

University of Saint Mary of the Lake
Mundelein, United States

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NAAPE welcomes submissions in any area related to philosophy and education and encourages submissions from all traditions of philosophy including work that is historical, contemporary, analytic, continental, theoretical and applied. Furthermore, we encourage authors working within the interdisciplinary fields of educational ethics, moral and civic education, and ethics of educational policy to submit to the conference. However, we only accept papers that are written in clear, straightforward prose that is accessible to a wide range of philosophers and educators. We therefore discourage the use of technical language that is not otherwise clearly explained in the paper. Finally, the paper must have some bearing on education. If that bearing is largely implicit throughout the paper, the author must, at the very least, gesture towards its bearing in the introduction or conclusion of the paper. Submissions for NAAPE 2019 are due July 1st, 2019 by 11:59 PM CDT (UTC -5, Chicago time). 

NAAPE accepts any length of paper, but we prefer papers that are less than 14,000 words. The papers may employ any well-established style guideline so long as it is used consistently throughout the paper. We are happy to accept APA, Chicago Style, Harvard Style, MLA or any variants on these. Additionally, papers may be formatted in a standard article manner or as a book chapter. NAAPE accepts submissions in the English, Spanish and French language, but presentations are expected to be given in English. Please make sure your file is fully anonymized before submission.

NAAPE is pleased to accept papers that are simultaneously under review or in press at academic journals, but we cannot accept papers that have been published prior to submission. In addition to full papers, NAAPE also accepts panel sessions and author-meets-critics sessions. For panel submissions, each panelist must provide approximately 1000 words outlining the central argument of the contribution. Moreover, the panel submission must provide a clear explanation of the way the various panel presentations contribute to the panel theme. For author-meets-critic submissions, the author of the submission must provide approximately 500 words outlining how the book is relevant to both philosophy and education, why the book merits consideration at this conference, and (briefly) why various critics were selected. 

NAAPE highly encourages graduate students to submit papers to the 2019 conference. While we hope that many graduate students will, through the blind peer-review process, be offered spots on the regular program, papers which do not make the program will often be eligible for roundtable (works-in-progress) sessions. In these sessions, students will be paired with established scholars in the field who will read and respond to their paper in hopes of improving it for future conferences or journal submission.

The submission site for NAAPE 2019 is now open. All papers are double-blind reviewed. Because NAAPE accepts longer papers, authors will receive only brief comments from each of their referees. Notification of decisions will be sent via email by early August, 2019. If you have any questions, you can contact us at

NAAPE requires that papers not be read aloud in conference sessions. Presenters will be provided fifteen to twenty minutes to explain their central argument and the evidence supporting that argument. The goal of the presentations is to generate interest in, and discussions about, the ideas outlined by the presenters. Interested audience members are encouraged to read the full papers before, during, or after the conference, which will be made available on our website several weeks before the conference.

NAAPE conference papers will not be published outside of the conference itself. Conference participants will be given exclusive digital access to the papers once the conference program is completed in early October 2019. As a part of our partnership with the journal on_education, authors may be invited to contribute their paper to one of their upcoming issues. In addition, articles that have an especially broad appeal may be invited for publication at The Point Magazine, with whom we are also in partnership.

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