Call for Papers
JULY 8-13, 2019
SUMMER INSTITUTE IN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
American Philosophy and Empire
The 2019 Summer Institute in American Philosophy will be held at the University of Dayton from July 8-13 2019. The conference will begin on the evening of Monday, July 8 and end the night of July 13th.
The deadline for this year’s call for abstracts is Sunday, March 31, 2019.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
We invite submissions to present papers in any area of American and Pragmatist Philosophy at SIAP. This year we are particularly interested in papers and proposals on topics concerning pragmatism and empire broadly construed. Presentations may either be Traditional Conference papers or one of a variety of In-Progress presentations (as further described below).
Please specify in your submission the type of presentation from the list below, according to instructions. Email your submissions to V. Denise James at firstname.lastname@example.org. For proper routing, the subject line of your email must read: “SIAP 2019 Submission: [format type (e.g., Traditional Paper, Dissertation-In-Progress)]”. Please include the complete text of your submission in the body of your email and do not include anything as an attachment. The submission deadline is March 31, 2019 with decisions to be made no later than Friday April 12, 2019. If you absolutely need an earlier decision for the sake of securing institutional funding, please contact V. Denise James beforehand.
* Traditional Papers: Papers in all areas of Pragmatism and American Philosophy are welcome, but we will particularly favor papers whose topics are related to the themes of the plenary seminars and the work of our keynote speaker. This year we are particularly interested in papers and proposals on topics concerning public philosophy, public engagement, and intellectual activism. Instructions: Please submit an abstract of 500 words describing the paper in detail. Final papers should be of a length suitable for a short presentation of 15-20 minutes.
* Books-In-Progress Submissions: Those working on book manuscripts in some area of research pertinent to American and Pragmatist Philosophy are invited to discuss their idea with seminar participants. This includes fresh ideas for books just underway as well as books nearing completion, but does not extend to author-critics sessions on recently-published books. Instructions: Please submit a 500-word abstract describing your book manuscript, the content of your presentation, your ideas for the format of the presentation.
* Dissertations-In-Progress: Graduate students preparing dissertation proposals, in the dissertation-writing phase, or approaching their dissertation defense are invited to present their work at special dissertations-in-progress sessions. This is a regular tradition at SIAP and one of the most exciting venues to showcase new work that is being developed in the field at various graduate programs across the country and internationally. Instructions: Please submit a 500-word abstract describing the content of your dissertation. We will work with you in advance of the session on general guidelines for preparing the presentation and what to expect. In addition please note: we have a limited number of travel grants available to graduates at the conference who will be presenting, so please indicate if you would like to be considered for a travel grant which will cover the entire cost of room/housing as well as registration fees. These grants are generously funded by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. (See below for more information on the grants).
* Experiments-In-Progress: We invite presentations on projects, collaborations, group work, public philosophy forays, philosophical field work, and other philosophical experiments for the purposes of discussion at SIAP. . These sessions will be limited in number and are intended to provide opportunities for innovative forms of work, thought, and scholarship in the American tradition. Instructions: Please submit a 500-word abstract describing your project, the content of your presentation, your ideas for the format of the presentation, a justification of the project terms of larger issues of outreach and scholarship.
GRADUATE STUDENT LODGING AND REGISTRATION GRANTS We have a limited number of grants available to graduates at the conference. Priority will be given to graduates who are presenting their work and who have not previously attended. In your submission, please indicate if you would like to be considered for a travel grant. Grants will cover the full cost of your on-campus housing (on a shared room basis) as well as your conference registration fees. Grantees will still be responsible only for travel and food expenses for the conference. These grants are generously funded by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.