The 23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference invites graduate students to submit their work engaging with philosophical topics and traditions that consider or bridge the analytic/continental divide. The analytic/continental division typically assumes contrasting notions of what philosophy ‘is’ and what it ought to be. The divide also describes the varying methodologies employed when we practice philosophy. Whether it refers to meta-philosophical commitments or strategies used, the divide can do exactly that – divide. When concerned with the nature of philosophy and how one ought to conceive of the practice the stakes can be high; when we ask, “What counts as philosophy?” we implicitly ask, “What doesn’t ‘count’ as philosophy?” This conference aims to explore issues that need to be explored by the philosophical community at large, especially when the legitimacy of certain practices are under scrutiny. The conference also aims to create a space where we can learn to ask better questions concerning the nature of our academic practices, the traditions we draw from, the methodologies we employ, and the topics we consider.
We are particularly interested in papers from all areas of philosophy that:
The conference is committed to providing a platform for marginalized persons and topics in the discipline. In answering some of the questions presented we highly encourage papers regarding, among other topics: critical race theory, feminist philosophy, queer theory, trans philosophy, and disabilities studies. Speakers from marginalized groups in the discipline are strongly encouraged to submit. Any abstracts that aim to discredit already marginalized philosophers or philosophies are strongly discouraged.
We are pleased to invite abstracts sufficiently in the spirit of the project theme of no more than 350 words, excluding references.
The deadline for abstracts is January 25th, 2020. Anonymized abstracts should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include with your submission a cover page that includes your name, affiliated institution, contact information, and title of paper.
Speakers who are accepted on the basis of their abstracts will have the option to submit their papers by an early deadline if they wish to have a commentator.
For more details, see the conference website.
Distribution and Recognition of Service Work
Ariana Falbo (Brown University)
Sukaina Hirji (University of Pennsylvania)
C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley University)
Angela Sun (University of Michigan)
Moderated by Carolina Flores and Elise Woodard
APA Eastern Division Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2020, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Facebook event page
MAP International will be discussing distribution and recognition of service work at the 2020 Eastern APA meeting! This follows on from the report we released earlier this academic year, covered in the Daily Nous. The session is on Thursday, January 10, 2:30pm-5:30pm.
We will present the results of that report and our policy recommendations, followed by discussion with four panelists -- Arianna Falbo (Brown), Sukaina Hirji (Penn), C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley), and Angela Sun (Michigan) -- and finally opportunity to develop concrete ideas for implementing good policies in your department.
Come along for a philosophically engaging and practically valuable session! You can RSVP through our Facebook event!
Texas Tech is hosting its 14th annual graduate conference. In honor of the inaugural year of the MAP chapter at Tech, we have decided that the conference will feature papers in the philosophy of race. Our project seeks to foster diversity in the profession by organizing a graduate conference on the philosophy of race at Texas Tech University. We are interested in promoting scholarly issues related but not limited to historical, normative, metaphysical, epistemic, and linguistic questions surrounding race in America. With the diversity reflected in the population of west Texas but not in the political landscape, we hope that this conference also raises the consciousness of the general public with regard to the significance of race for contemporary social issues. The event is a multi-day conference with a panel of eight graduate speakers and commentators, and a pubic talk & keynote address by Charles Mills (Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, CUNY-The Graduate Center).
Keynote Speaker: Charles W. Mills (CUNY-The Graduate Center)
Summary: We are interested in promoting scholarship related but not limited to historical, normative, metaphysical, epistemic, and linguistic questions surrounding race in America. Submissions from current graduate students in any area related to the philosophy of race are welcome (Including papers about, e.g. ethnicity, immigration, etc.).
Submission Guidelines: Papers should be between 3,000-3,800 words in length. A 200-word abstract should precede the paper. All papers should be prepared for blind review. Include with each submission a separate document containing the presenter's name, institution, email, and paper title. Submissions may be in .PDF, .docx, or .doc format.
Submission Email: Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with subject heading "TTU Conference Submission."
Deadline: Papers must be submitted no later than February 21, 2020.
Notification of Acceptance: No later than March 13, 2020.
Accomodations and Travel: Invited participants will receive financial assistance to offset the cost of travel. Additionally, graduate students will host conference participants and several meals will be provided during the conference
More details can be found on the PhilEvents page: https://philevents.org/event/show/79266
MAP will host a Group Session at the Central APA with the theme "Setting Boundaries: Personal and Professional." Boundaries are rules we set for how others interact with us, and for how much of our time and energy different people and spheres of our lives take up. As such, they deserve explicit reflection so that they reflect our values and allow us to thrive. Unfortunately, they are liable to be hard to set and maintain in environments with the intense work culture of academic philosophy.
We are seeking paper abstracts and proposals for mini-workshops or advice sessions related to this theme. Proposals should include a workshop component, or be geared at generating discussion and reflection that leads to concrete steps that participants can take up. Each session should be around 45 minutes, all inclusive.
Possible topics include:
Abstracts and proposals should be between 500 and 1,000 words and should be sent as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Central APA Submission" by Jan 8, 2020. You will hear back from us by January 20. You can contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Further information: MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) is a collection of students in philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. Though primarily led by graduate students, MAP also relies on faculty support and encourages undergraduate participation. Currently, MAP has 140 chapters throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the US, and the UK. The Central APA will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Our session is scheduled for Thursday, Feb 27, 9am-12 pm.
Call For Papers for ‘Athena in Action’
A Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy
Application Deadline: January 10, 2020
Ph.D. students are invited to submit papers (on any topic in philosophy) to participate in the workshop, held June 16-19, 2020 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Thirty-five PhD students in philosophy from outside the local region will be selected to participate in the workshop: seven submitted papers will be selected to be discussed at the workshop; fourteen students will be selected as commentators on the papers; and fourteen more students will be selected as chairs of sessions. An additional roughly fifteen students will be selected from the local region.
Our goal is to create a workshop at which high-level philosophical conversation occurs and great advice is offered. Participants will benefit from making connections with other talented philosophy students, getting to know the faculty mentors, and hearing the mentors’ advice on thriving as a woman in philosophy.
Please submit papers and applications by January 10, 2020.
For more information, please visit the event's website at athenainaction2020.weebly.com
CFP: University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Conference on Trusting Relationships Between Science and the Public
See below for the call for papers for the 9th annual University of Calgary philosophy graduate conference on trusting relationships between science and the public! The deadline for submission is January 30, 2020. Click here for the PhilEvents page with more details.
The post can be viewed here!
This year, MAP ran a survey on the topic of graduate student service work recognition and compensation, hypothesizing that graduate students from marginalized groups are burdened with under-recognized and under-compensated service work in their departments. What we found strongly supported the claim that graduate students from marginalized groups are shouldering a disproportionately heavy load of service work, and in most departments, this work is unpaid and not even informally recognized.
The full report -- including discussion of the methodology of our survey, results, and policy recommendations -- is embedded below, and a PDF can be downloaded here.
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