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.


The 10th Annual WCU Grad Conference: 19th and 20th Century Continentals. February 28, 2015.

Department of Philosophy, West Chester University Philosophy Graduate Student Association, West Chester, PA. See for details.


Stony Brook 2015 Philosophy and the Arts Graduate Student Conference, Manhattan, New York; March 27-28, 2015.

See for details about submitting papers.


2015 Princeton University Graduate Philosophy Conference  April 11, 2015 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Conference Theme: Social Structures: Social Ontology & Feminist Metaphysics and Epistemology   

Submission Guidelines:   We invite submissions on issues concerning social ontology, feminist metaphysics, and feminist epistemology. Papers should be prepared for blind review and approximately 3000 words. They should include a short abstract (max. 150 words). 

Submissions should also include a separate cover page stating the paper title and word count, as well as the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address.  Please send both documents to 

Please direct any questions to the conference organizers, Kezia Chuaqui, Robin Dembroff, and Sherif Gergis, at the same address.   

The deadline for submission is Sunday, February 15, 2015. Decisions will be made by March 15.


Northwestern University Black Graduate Student Association 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference, Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, IL, April 24-25. 

This year’s conference theme is Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond.     

Submit abstracts at:    

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1. Abstracts should be submitted in a format appropriate to your field and should be no longer than 250 words.  

Register at: 

Please email  for more information.


2nd Annual Chicagoland Philosophy Graduate Conference

For details, see


University of Western Ontario Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Mind, Language, and Cognitive Science, Western University, London, ON, Canada; May 21-23, 2015.

Deadline for submission: March 1, 2015.

For more details see and


Philosophy of Logic, Math, and Physics Graduate Student Conference, Western University, London, ON, Canada; June 4-5, 2015.

See for information on submitting papers.


Eighth Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder:  August 6, 2015 - August 9, 2015.

See for details.


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, .


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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