Below you will find a list of conferences and calls for papers. Topics for the conferences are: Philosophy and Liturgy, French Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Thoughts and Actions. I hope you all find this information useful and good luck in submitting.
The first conference is Philosophy and Liturgy: Ritual, Practice, and Embodied Wisdom. It is comming up on May 20-22, 2008 and will be hosted by James K.A. Smith, John Witvliet, and Nicholas Wolterstorff at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. The conference will feature plenary speakers: Sarah Coakley, Terence Cuneo, Reinhard Hütter, Peter Ochs, James K.A. Smith, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Below is a the discription of the conference that was sent to Dr. Vitz:
“The renaissance in philosophy of religion has engendered sustained philosophical reflection on a number of key aspects of theology, but there has been a notable paucity of philosophical engagement with a central aspect of religious practice: worship and liturgy. This conference brings together leading scholars in philosophy and theology to investigate key themes in worship with the tools of philosophy, with the ultimate goal of informing practice. There is also the reciprocal goal of letting liturgical practice become a fund for philosophical reflection on classic questions and themes. The conference will thus stage a reciprocal encounter between philosophy and liturgy, with the goal of generating a liturgical philosophy, and a philosophically-informed liturgy.”
For those interested, this conference is currently accepting submissions. ”Scholars (including advanced doctoral students) working at the intersection of philosophy and liturgy” are invited to submit their work. It seems that two kinds of submissions are preferred: “(1) completed papers for presentation; and (2) works to be included in an electronic “poster session” that will also be a topic of discussion at the conference. Such pieces could include previously published work at the intersection of philosophy and liturgy, or shorter “research notes” (of 3-4 pages) that identify a key question or topic for the field and report on work in progress. The latter materials will be posted online before the conference. Both completed papers and works for the poster session should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2008. Those accepted will be notified by March 15, 2008. For further information and updates, visit www.calvin.edu/scs/philosophyandliturgy.”
FAU is also holding a conference this fall. Its’ subject will be French Philosophy and Contemporary Art. This is a unique opportunity because the conference will be bilingual, with most of the talks in French. If you don’t speak French you will not be totally left out because there will be resumes and some talks (including Arthur Danto’s) in English. Click here, for more information.
There will be a graduate conference in metaphysics at SUNY-Buffalo sometime on April 5th of 2008. The keynote address will be given by Stephan Mumford from the University of Nottingham. This conference is also accepting paper submissions until January 10th, 2008. You will find all the information on this conference here.
USF is hosting a graduate conference entitled, Thoughts and Actions that make a Difference. The following in information was provided by Dr. Sally Ferguson of USF and it details conference events as well as submission guidelines. “The Philosophy Graduate Student Org. in conjunction with the Society for Classical Pragmatist Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 1st annual Graduate Student Philosophy Conference. The Conference will be held at USF on March 21st and 22nd, 2008, and will consist of selected graduate student papers relevant to the topics of Philosophy of Mind, American Philosophy/Pragmatism and Aesthetics. The keynote address will be presented by: Richard Shusterman. The deadline for submission is 1/1/2008 and a response will be given by 2/1/2008. Papers should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words, and accompanied by an abstract that explains your thesis. Submissions should also be presented devoid of any marks indicating authorship for blind-review. Please include your name, institution, e-mail, and personal information should be included with the abstract. Papers should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com.”