Category Archives: Calls for Papers

CfP: Brave New World 2016

This year’s Brave New World is the twentieth annual postgraduate conference organised by the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. The conference will take place on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of June 2016 at the University of Manchester.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers this year will be:

  • Carmen Pavel (King’s College London): ‘Why Do We Need International Law?’
  • Matt Matravers (University of York): ‘Blaming, Regulating, and Punishing.’

The Brave New World conference series is a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. Participants will have the chance to meet and talk about their work with eminent academics, including members of faculty from the University of Manchester, as well as the guest speakers who will deliver plenary addresses.


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CFPs for Reason Papers

Please consider submitting an essay for one of our upcoming special symposia in Reason Papers.  For more information, or to peruse our Archives, please visit the site at : 

CFP 1: Philosophy of Play

Reason Papers is soliciting contributions for a Spring 2016 symposium on normative issues in play. We invite submissions that explore the nature of play; its developmental importance; and its role in human lives, values, and societies. We are also interested in explorations of the relationship between play and other human activities (such as other recreational activities, education, or work), structured vs. unstructured play, and children’s play vs. adult play.  Submissions are due by February 1, 2016.


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CFP: Tenth Annual Felician Ethics Institute Conference


The Tenth Annual Conference of the Felician Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs will be held in the Educations Commons Building of Felician University’s Rutherford campus, 227 Montross Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070, on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9 am – 6 pm.

Plenary Speaker:
J. L. A. Garcia (Boston College)
“Grounding the Metatheory of Morals”

Submissions on any topic in moral or political philosophy (broadly construed) are invited, not exceeding 25 minutes’ presentation time (approximately 3,000 words). Please send submissions via email in format suitable for blind review by March 1, 2016 to Notification of acceptances by March 10, 2016.


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CFP: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference- Feminism and (Political) Progress

Feminism and (Political) Progress

Fifth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

University of Oxford   |   May 13 & 14 2015

Keynote speaker: Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex)

The development of Western feminist thought is typically framed in terms of ‘waves’, implying progression within the movement. At the moment, because of a resurgence in feminist politics and activism some are arguing that a new wave of feminism is emerging. Yet, this so-called ‘Fourth Wave’ has been difficult to define. Proponents of Fourth Wave Feminism argue that this framing is necessitated by radical disagreements over what the aims of feminism, as a movement, should be. It is clear that a new intellectual configuration is emerging insofar as ‘Fourth Wave Feminism’ can be seen as an umbrella for the responses to both Second and Third Wave problematics – both in activism and the academy.


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Secularization and Toleration. International Conference

I am pleased to announce that the University of the Andes, Chile, will be hosting a conference on toleration and secularization.

Not long ago, secularization and toleration were integrated into narratives of progress and modernity, in which both of them were understood as deeply intertwined. More recent theoretical and empirical scholarship, including historical research and more nuanced accounts of secularization and desecularization, have seriously challenged oversimplified claims about linear development, and offered new and more subtle accounts of these complex processes.

In this context of changed scholarship, the conference seeks to further explore the relationship between secularization and toleration. The conference will be held 9 November to 11 November 2016, and it is open to both historical and systematic contributions from all the relevant disciplines. We are happy to receive proposals from those interested in giving a 45 minutes lecture. Confirmed speakers are Andrew R. Murphy (Rutgers) and Vyacheslav Karpov (Western Michigan University).


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CFP: Active Citizenship Today: Discourses, Conditions, and Contestations


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