Monday, September 29, 2008

S.W.A.P. Conference for Topics of Diversity in Philosophy

The Society for Women's Advancement in Philosophy is planning their fifth annual conference and seeking paper submissions suitable for a 30-minute presentation (3500-4000 words). Collaborative panel proposals will also be considered. We encourage submissions by graduate students on any branch of philosophy applied to issues of race, sexuality, gender, and related topics or capable of informing discussion within these areas. Radical philosophy is welcome.

Location of Conference: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL).
Conference Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 20th and 21st, 2009.

Keynote Speakers:
(1) Louise Antony: Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
(2) Marilyn Friedman: Professor of Philosophy, Washington University – St. Louis.

Submission Deadline: December 12, 2008.

Submission guidelines for papers: Include complete paper, abstract (up to 150 words), and cover sheet. All paper submissions are blind-reviewed so there should be no author-identifying information in the text of the paper. Include author’s name, contact information, and title of paper in the text of e-mail or separately attached cover sheet.
Submission guidelines for panel proposals: Panel proposals should include a topic title, a 250-word (maximum) abstract from each participant as well as a 250-word (maximum) statement that explains the importance and relevance of the panel. In a separate document include a list of confirmed participants along with their affiliations.

Email submissions or proposals to Include submission as an attachment (.rtf, .doc, or .pdf file).

Important note for graduate students interested in participating:
• There will be free local accommodations available for participants interested in being hosted by SWAP members at Florida State University.

For questions, e-mail Tina Talsma (, John Carpenter (, or Heather Perez ( and mark as your subject line “SWAP Conference.” You can learn more about SWAP at

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