CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 2016 Summer Institute in American Philosophy will be held at the University of Oregon from July 11-16, 2016. The deadline for this year’s call for abstracts is Friday March 18, 2016.
Further information, including a conference registration form, is available at http://pages.uoregon.edu/koopman/siap/siap_2016.html. This website will continue to be updated in coming months.
CALL FOR PROPOSAL ASBSTRACTS(Deadline: March 18, 2016)
We invite submissions to present papers in any area of American and Pragmatist Philosophy at SIAP. Presentations may either be Traditional Conference papers or one of a variety of In-Progress presentations. This year we are particularly interested in papers and proposals on topics concerning public philosophy, public engagement, and intellectual activism.
Submission Instructions: Please specify in your submission the type of presentation from the list below, according to instructions. Email your submissions to Colin Koopman at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email should read: "SIAP 2016 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 Friday March 18, 2016 with decisions to be made no later than Friday April 8, 2016. If you absolutely need an earlier decision for the sake of securing institutional funding, please contact Colin Koopman beforehand
* Traditional Papers: Papers in all areas of American and Pragmatist 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 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 American Philosophy 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, field philosophy work, and other philosophical experiments for the purposes of discussion at SIAP. Some examples: Michael Eldridge’s 2009 group discussion of Obama’s Pragmatism (and see the most recent issue of Contemporary Pragmatism for papers on the topic, some of which were initially formulated at this session), Donald Hood and Eric Weber’s 2011 presentation on pragmatism as public philosophy, a presentation on in-progress interdisciplinary research collaborations in neuropragmatism, a roundtable presentation concerning the development of open access scholarship in American philosophy, discussions oriented toward the design of advanced or introductory courses in pragmatism using online resources and collaborative assignment. 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 PARTIAL TRAVEL GRANTS
We have a limited number of travel 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 on-campus housing (on a shared room basis) as well as registration fees. This means that grantees will be responsible only for travel and food expenses for the conference. These grants are being generously funded by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.