(Britain & Ireland) Association for Political Thought 2015 Conference

The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought is pleased to announce pre-registration for its 2015 Conference, to be held at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford (January 8th-10th):

The conference schedule is as follows:

Thursday: 8th January
2.30-4.00. Leigh Jenco (LSE): “What is the Revival of Confucianism Really Reviving? Towards a “creative engagement” with traditions in the Global Age”
4.30-6.00. Benjamin Holland (Nottingham): “On the Threshold of Modern Liberty: reconstructing the early Jesuit free-will defence”
6.30. Reception: sponsored by Contemporary Political Theory
8.30-10.00. APT Lecture sponsored by CRISPP: Joseph Carens (Toronto): “Some Questions about How to Do Political Theory”


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CFA: Sciences Po 3rd Graduate Political Theory Conference

We are happy to announce that the Third Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference is going to take place at Sciences Po, Paris, 11-12 June, 2015.

We welcome contributions from young political theorists across the board and intend to accommodate various approaches to political theory (analytical, historical, normative and critical). We also aim at geographic diversity, in that we shall try to foster a substantial academic dialogue between young political theorists from Europe and their peers across the world.

Seyla Benhabib (Yale University) will deliver the keynote address. The work of Seyla Benhabib covers a broad range of topics regarding feminist theory, democratic theory and critical theory. Benhabib wrote extensively on issues related to human rights, identity politics, culture and cosmopolitanism and the writings of Hannah Arendt and Jürgen Habermas. Contributions that touch upon any of these subject-matters are encouraged, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well.


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Call for applications: The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP), spanning the departments of political science and philosophy at McGill University, l’Université de Montréal, Concordia University, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal, invites applications for its 2015 manuscript workshop award. The recipient of the award will be invited to Montreal  for a day-long workshop in April/May 2015 dedicated to his or her book manuscript. This “author meets critics” workshop will comprise four to five sessions dedicated to critical discussion of the manuscript; each session will begin with a critical commentary on a section of the manuscript by a political theorist or philosopher who is part of Montreal’s GRIPP community. The format is designed to maximize feedback for a book-in-progress. The award covers the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals.


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CFP: Hannah Arendt Circle, Texas A&M University, April 23–25, 2015

The Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A&M University will be hosting the ninth independent conference of the Hannah Arendt Circle, April 23–25, 2015.


As in past years, we invite individual submissions for papers on any aspect of Arendt’s work, including critiques and applications of her thinking.


Please send an abstract of the paper (750 word limit) as an email (“.doc” or “.docx”) attachment. Abstracts should be formatted for anonymous review and submitted to the program committee chair, Kei Hiruta (kei.hiruta@philosophy.ox.ac.uk) on or before January 10th, 2015. Please indicate “Arendt Circle submission” in the subject heading of your email message.


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CFP: Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium

Call for Papers

Annual Georgia Student Philosophy Symposium

Saturday February 28th, 2015

Keynote speaker: Professor Rachana Kamtekar

Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona


Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines encouraged to submit their work on any philosophical topic.

PRIZES: Authors of the best graduate and undergraduate papers will each receive a prize of $100 worth of books of their choice.


Submission Requirements: Papers must be prepared for blind review (i.e., no author-identifying information or notes in the body of the paper, only on a separate the cover page). Submissions must not exceed 3750 words (roughly 25 minutes reading time). When submitting, please include the following in the body of the email:


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Here’s a small commercial announcement that might be of interest to you. You may be familiar with Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), which “is designed to encourage undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy.” You can read more about it here:


There’s currently a fundraising drive on to support PIKSI. You can read more about this drive at:


This is certainly a worthy cause, given some of the recent less-than-edifying-reports of the experiences of women in the Philosophy world, and so please do consider supporting it.


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