College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Student Conferences and Journals

The Philosophy Department encourages students at all levels to participate in student conferences. This is a partial list of conferences scheduled for the upcoming year.


San Diego State University Student Conference in Philosophy: October 17, 2015

This year's theme: Continental Philosophy. Deadline for submission of papers is June 15, 2015. For rull details including submission guidelines, see the conference web site, .


2016 humanitiesNOW Graduate Humanities Conference: February 17-19, 2016

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati invites paper presentations and roundtable proposals in the humanities, broadly construed, for the 2nd Annual humanitiesNOW Graduate Humanities Conference, which will take place February 17 – 19, 2016, Cincinnati, OH. This conference provides advanced graduate students the opportunity to present discipline-specific research, as well as multi-, inter-, or transdisciplinary research, and to interact with others both inside and outside their discipline, on topics of mutual interest. Presentation topics may include any current research in or on the humanities.

Submissions should contain a presentation abstract of no more than 250 words, the submitter’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and position. Submissions should be sent as a single email attachment to, marked to the attention of the humanitiesNOW selection committee.

Presentations will be grouped by topic, theme, or discipline. Applicants may apply as a group to present a roundtable or thematic session. Each session will last approximately one and a half hours.


Midsouth Philosophy Conference and Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference - Rhodes College, Memphis, TN: February 19-20, 2016

Call for Papers

The thirty-ninth annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference is scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday, February 19-20, at Rhodes College in Memphis. Papers in any philosophical area are welcome. There will be a $60 registration fee, $40 for graduate students, payable by cash or check at the conference (but not by credit or debit card).

The Midsouth Philosophy Conference welcomes submissions from women and members of minority groups.

Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. On the first page of your paper, include the following eleven items:

(1) word count - 3000 words maximum!
(2) author's name
(3) academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
(4) highest earned degree (PhD, MA)
(5) institutional affiliation (if any)
(6) mailing address
(7) email address
(8) telephone number
(9) the paper's title
(10) and an abstract - 100 words maximum!
(11) will you need a smart classroom to present your paper?

Papers which do not include all eleven items will not be considered.
No more than one paper by the same author will be considered.

Title your paper like this: YourLastName_YourFirstName -- example:

Submit your paper to:

Papers must be submitted by January 3.

Papers will be reviewed by a committee. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in early February. Submissions whose authors cannot be contacted through email will be rejected.

Each paper will have a commentator. Persons whose papers are accepted are expected to serve as commentators if asked. Others interested in commenting should email by January 3, stating their availability and areas of interest; graduate students who are not yet ABD are especially encouraged to volunteer. has additional information about the conference.


If you'd like to search for calls for papers (CFPs) for conferences and journals that seek work by graduate students,

see and enter 'graduate' (no quotation marks) in the search box.



Essays in Philosophy

Each issue focuses on a specific topic. The topic for the July 2015 issue will be "Philosophy and Gun Control." See for details. (This is not specifically a graduate student journal, but does publish work by a broad range of scholars.)



Interdisciplinary journal that includes work in philosophy. See 


Electronic Antiquity

This is a journal focusing on classical antiquity, i.e. on the ancient Mediterranean. Disciplines covered include philosophy, literature, history, history and philosophy of science, and more. See


Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

Here is the journal homepage:

Here are the submission guidelines:


Theoria and Praxis: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Thought

From the web site: "Theoria and Praxis is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to exploring the interdisciplinary linkages between theory and practice, and facilitating cross-communication between philosophy and the social sciences." The journal publishes twice a year; each issue is on a different theme.

The journal homepage lists upcoming issue themes:

Here are the submisson guidelines:



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