EMU Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy CFP

Below is the advertisement for this Fall’s EMU Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy.  If you have undergrads who are interested in presenting their work in Chinese philosophy at an undergraduate conference, we enthusiastically welcome such papers.  The conference has been very successful in welcoming students from across the country, and even internationally.  Prior conference programs can be found on the website.  The organizers emphasize inclusivity and mentorship, with each accepted paper receiving thoughtful feedback.

Eastern Michigan University’s 15th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy

November 9th-10th, 2024

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers for its conference to be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 9th-10th, 2024. Papers selected for presentation will be allotted 20-minute presentation times, followed by formal comments and Q & A. All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; since this is an undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an advanced degree (in philosophy) will be considered.

Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages (2200-3600 words) in length and include an abstract of approximately 250 words.

The deadline for submission is Saturday, September 7th, 2024, and only completed papers accompanied by an abstract will be reviewed. We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation by the beginning of October.

We will also be using a formal commenter system; so, even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you may be considered for such a role. Please let us know, along with your paper submission, if you are willing to comment. This also means that all selected papers will receive formal feedback at the conference.


Faculty Mentors: We strongly encourage students to invite faculty mentors to the conference. The dialog among professors, discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students, are among the desirable benefits of this conference. Additionally, faculty have played an important role in the success of the conference.

Submit abstracts electronically to this Google Form (https://forms.gle/atquH9oTq64JxBai7). Papers should be submitted following the instructions on the Google form.

Questions? Conference organizers can be reached by email at emuucip@gmail.com.

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. W. John Koolage

Publication Opportunity: The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will also be published in the upcoming edition of our undergraduate philosophy journal, Acta Cogitata!

Conference Website: http://www.emuucip.com/

Papers submitted and/or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.

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