CFP: 22nd Annual Building Bridges Philosophy Conference- PLAY

Submission deadline: September 13, 2019

Conference date(s):
November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Carbondale, United States

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Call for Papers


22nd Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference


November 15-16, 2019

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, Illinois

Keynote Speaker:


Erin C. Tarver

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Oxford College of Emory University

The aim of the Building Bridges Graduate Conference is to open up a space for interdisciplinary dialogue over a particular area of research. The focus of this year’s conference is on the topic of play. The hope is that by offering this space for graduate students to engage other disciplines’ deliberations on play, we may better understand its various forms, expressions, importance, roles, affectivity, complexities, and more! To this end, submissions from any and all disciplines are encouraged; including but certainly not limited to:

Africana Studies                    Political Science    Education                             Gender & Sexuality Studies                                                                           

     Anthropology                 Art History                  Literature                         Speech Communication

            Philosophy            Asian Studies                   Economics                 Nonhuman Animal Studies

                Sociology       Virtual Reality                        Zoology               Religious Studies

                     History    Psychology                                   Linguistics    Marketing

Submission Deadline: September 13, 2019

Submission Guidelines:

·         Papers/Abstracts should be prepared for anonymous review. On a separate document, please include the following information: title of paper, author’s name, institutional or organizational affiliation, and email address.

·         Abstracts should not exceed 500 words

·         Papers should not exceed 3000 words.  An abstract of no longer than 150 words should be included with the body of the paper and will not be counted towards the 3000 word limit.

·         Submissions should be sent as Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) attachments to Emily Humbert at Please indicate in your email if you are interested in chairing a panel during the conference.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out on or before September 27, 2019.

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