Friday, May 13, 2011

15th Annual Conference of the BPPA & BPPA Careers Day

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRITISH POSTGRADUATE PHILOSOPHY ASSOCIATION & THE INAUGURAL BPPA CAREERS DAY

22 – 25 September 2011
The University of Reading

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Derek Parfit (Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford & regular Visiting Professor to the Departments of Philosophy of Harvard, Rutgers and New York University)
Crispin Wright (New York University & The Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen)
Emma Borg (University of Reading)
Jonathan Dancy (University of Reading & University of Texas at Austin)

CAREERS DAY SPEAKERS
David Archard (University of Lancaster)
Helen Beebee (University of Birmingham)
Thom Brooks (University of Newcastle)
James Garvey (Editor, The Philosophers’ Magazine)
Brad Hooker (University of Reading)
Baroness Onora O'Neill (University of Cambridge & House of Lords)
Jonathan Rée (Royal College of Art)
Clare Saunders (Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies)

Plus more TBC.

THE POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
Now in its fifteenth successive year, the annual conference of the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA) is the largest, most prestigious and longest running graduate philosophy conference in the United Kingdom. This year’s conference is to be held at the University of Reading from 22-25 September. Proceedings will be published in a Special Issue of Philosophical Writings. Bursaries will be available for all speakers and respondents.

THE INAUGURAL BPPA CAREERS DAY
This year’s conference features the inaugural BPPA Careers Day: a full day of talks and symposia given by leading academics on topics related to careers in philosophy. The BPPA has decided to run the Careers Day because of the increasing challenges faced by early career researchers in philosophy at the present time.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
We welcome papers in all areas and traditions of philosophy, from graduate students all over the world. Authors of papers who make it to the final stage of reviewing but are not accepted will be given the opportunity to respond to accepted papers at the conference; responses will also be published in the proceedings. Decisions on whether papers have been accepted will be made by mid-July.

- Word limit: 3,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding Bibliography).
- Papers should be prepared for blind review.
- Submission deadline: 1st June, 2011.
- Please submit papers as Microsoft Word documents by email to bppa2011@pgr.reading.ac.uk.
- Please put ‘Conference Paper Submission’ as the subject of your email.
- Please include in a separate document a cover sheet containing your name, departmental affiliation, email address, contact telephone number and the title of your paper.

Further information is available in the attached document, or here. The event is also on Facebook, here.

For all enquiries please email the Conference Committee Secretary, Noa Leibowitz, on bppa2011@pgr.reading.ac.uk.

We would like to acknowledge kind and generous support from our sponsors:

The Mind Association
The Analysis Trust
The Aristotelian Society
The Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies (PRS)
The University of Reading Department of Philosophy
The University of Reading Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
The University of Reading School of Humanities

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Jonathan Beale (Committee Chair)
Jamie Buckland (Advertising & Publicity Coordinator)
Peter Dennis (Funding Coordinator)
Noa Leibowitz (Secretary)
Roxanna Lynch (Treasurer)
Richard Rowland (Event Coordinator)

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