Monthly Archives: September 2013

(Our very own!) CFP: LUC Graduate Conference: “Philosophy, Virtue, and Personhood”


Philosophy, Virtue, and Personhood

A Graduate Student Philosophy Conference at Loyola University Chicago April 11-12, 2014

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013 Keynote Speakers:

 Gabriel Richardson Lear (University of Chicago) ␣ Hanne Jacobs (Loyola University Chicago)

Ancient to contemporary thinkers have struggled with questions about the transformation of the self and what it means to live well. Are multiple conceptions of the good life compatible with more univocal doctrines of goodness and wellbeing? We want to explore what role, if any, philosophy can play in helping us to constitute ourselves as persons, become better selves, or live better lives. The philosophy department at Loyola University Chicago invites papers from a broad range of philosophical perspectives, operating in both continental and analytic traditions, on topics pertaining to the role of philosophy in shaping the self and in living a good life.

All submissions should be submitted for blind review by December 15, 2013. Full papers (up to 3,000 words), with 100 word abstracts, should be sent to in .DOC or .PDF format.

Lecture: Dr. Monica Cyrino, “Magic, Music, Race: Screening “Black Enchantment” After Black Orpheus (1959)” (Classical Studies Dept.)

CFP: HERA Conference, “Humane, Inhumane, Human”


Call for Papers

Humanities Education and Research Association

Annual Conference, February 27- March 1, 2014

Washington D.C.



Humane, Inhumane, Human


In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2014 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance, Design, Digital Technology, Education, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater and all sciences relevant to the topic.


Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including advanced graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities.


Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at


Questions may be directed to the conference organizers, Marcia Green (, Sarita Cannon (, and Erin McCoy (


Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.


Deadline for submission: no later than October 24, 2013.

The Fairfax Hotel Embassy Row (Starwood Luxury Collection) is the host of HERA’s 2014 conference.  The guest room rate is $139 plus tax.  The hotel is a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro stop.



Dr. Marcia Green                        
Executive Director/CFO                  
Humanities Education and Research Association
P.O. Box 715                           
Pacifica, CA 94044-4206               
Phone: 650-359-2660


Workshop: Google tools and strategies, Jane Currie, LUC, Oct. 14

Google: Research Tips and Strategies

Monday  September 23th – 4 p.m.                            Monday October 14th – 4 p.m.

IC 120     

Everyone uses Google, but many are unaware of the wide variety of Google’s services and features.  The more you know about how Google works, the better it can serve your academic needs.  This workshop discusses selected Google features and capabilities, and identifies techniques that can make Google an effective resource for finding scholarly information.



Jane P. Currie

Reference Librarian

Loyola University Chicago


Lecture: On Copyright in Higher Education, Laura “Lolly” Gasaway, LUC, Oct. 4

The Copyright Committee of Loyola University Chicago would like to invite you to our first copyright event of the new academic year.  We hope you will join us for a presentation by Laura “Lolly” Gasaway on copyright in higher education, when and how to apply fair use, and how technology and recent case law are making an impact.  Lolly is the nationally respected “Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law” at University of North Carolina, and well known for her expertise in copyright law, art law, and legal issues related to the internet.


Friday, October 4, 2013

9 a.m. — Coffee and pastries

10 a.m. — Presentation


Please RSVP to


This event is co-sponsored by the Copyright Committee, the University Libraries and the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy.



Jane P. Currie

Reference Librarian

Loyola University Chicago


Upcoming events organized by The Phenomenology Research Group, LUC, Oct. 4,19, & Nov. 5

The Phenomenology Research Group has events on October 4, 19 and November 5.  Click the link below for details:


Basic event info (lifted from PRG site, link above):

  • Events on October 4, 2013
    Research Seminar: Carly Lane (UC)
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2013 – 4:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Description: “It is Not Finished: Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Love”
  • Events on October 19, 2013
    PRG Workshop: Psychoanalysis
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 19, 2013 – 1:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Description: Marilyn Nissim-Sabat
    Allan Breedlove
    Russell NewstadtTime: TBA
  • Events on November 5, 2013
    Harald Wiltsche
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 5, 2013 – 5:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Description: Talk
    (A related seminar will be held earlier in the day at 2:00pm. For more information, email[at]

Correction to previously announced WMU Grad Conference dates, Dec. 6-8

The previous message announcing the 7th Annual WMU Grad conference
incorrectly stated that it would occur Dec. 7th-9th. The actual conference
dates are Dec. 6th-8th. The deadline for submissions is still October 18th.

Please see the conference’s philevents page for further information.

Matt Miller
Department of Philosophy
Western Michigan University

North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics Annual Conference, DePaul, Sept. 27

Next week the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics will be hosting its annual meeting at DePaul University. Below is a copy of the program.

Lecture: “Eating Meat: Good or Bad? You Decide,” Dr. Mylan Engel, Marquette, Sept. 26

CFP: [Extended Deadline] 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology, Ethics’2014

2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology, Ethics’2014


Friday-Saturday, 23-24 May, 2014 Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, IL, USA



Ethics – A Challenge to the Scientific and Engineering Community  
Second Announcement and Call for Papers – Deadline Extended



With the evolution of science, technology and engineering, ethical problems often arise. Ethics and ethical conduct have become a critical issue in the 21st Century.


Scientists, technologists and engineers of all ages, students as well as senior professionals, encounter ethical challenges in their professional and personal lives. Often, an answer to such challenges arises from brainstorming sessions and intense discussions. Are ethics and morals the same? Are ethics and laws consistent? Could professional ethics in one discipline conflict with ethical conduct of another discipline? Should ethics be sacrificed for global “competitiveness”?


Furthermore, ethical conduct has global and cultural perspectives. Could unethical conduct in one culture be acceptable in another? What is the difference between ethics and codes of conduct? Are there principles that could be considered as valid through all cultures? Could we claim that the fundamental bases of ethics are independent of our origins?


With all these questions (and many others) in mind, we are delighted to announce that the first

IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, Technology (IEEE Ethics 2014)


The IEEE Ethics 2014 Symposium aims to respond to the needs and aspirations of a rising global professional community and to promote highest standards of ethical conduct among its members.


The Symposium will offer a rich scientific program of highest quality with invited speakers from all over the world and intends to bring together scientists, engineers, ethicists and practitioners from different disciplines to discuss questions and concerns related to ethics in science, technology, and engineering. Issues will be explored both from a scientific point of view and from a social or individual aspect, including global, multicultural perspectives. The Symposium will enable participants to debate and reflect on issues facing scientists and engineers, and to address the importance of ethics in a diverse scientific and professional global community. Scientists, engineers and other professionals who have relevant experience to be shared are encouraged to participate in the Symposium which will provide a platform for exchange of views in three different formats: formal presentations, panel discussions, and small group discussions.


Workshops, tutorials, “Birds-of-a-Feather” provokquium panels and special invited sessions will be organized on stimulating topics. The Symposium will be accompanied by an exhibition.


The Theme of the Symposium is: “Ethics AND…”


Ethics isn’t practiced in a vacuum. At this symposium, we want to put ethics into different perspectives, put ethics to work in different contexts, and look at ethics from different vantage points. To that end, each of our tracks is labeled ‘Ethics and… X.’ We hope that you will find several of these X’s particularly interesting.


For the latest information, please visit our web site at:


Prospective authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers on their latest research results covering all aspects of Ethics in Science, Technology and Engineering.


We also solicit proposals for special paper sessions, panels, workshops and tutorials. Workshops and tutorials provide fundamental exposure to topics ranging from introductory through intermediate to advanced levels. They will be presented in two-to-three hour in-depth sessions at the Symposium.


Join us in the vibrant city of Chicago, IL, where you can combine “business with pleasure,” share your insight, ask questions and learn from the experts/innovators at the IEEE Ethics 2014 Symposium. Your published paper will be seen by thousands in the professional community and across the wide array of disciplines. In addition, all papers presented at IEEE Ethics 2014 Symposium will be submitted to IEEEXplore with unlimited exposure.


We invite you to take this opportunity to share your research – theoretical, practical and case studies. Plan to submit your paper proposal now.


Prospective authors are invited to submit original, unpublished English-language abstracts and session proposals. PDF format is preferred for all submissions.


Authors’ and Session Proposers’ Submission guidelines and Schedule – SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED


Please check the Symposium website, for detailed Authors’ Instructions on submitting paper and poster abstracts and proposals for special paper sessions, panel sessions, open forums, workshops, and tutorials, and for templates for the Final Paper Manuscripts.

§ Abstracts for individual papers (500 words), Posters (500 words), Special Paper Session Proposals, Panel proposals, Tutorial proposals, and Workshop proposals are due by October 15, 2013

§ Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2013

§ Final Paper Manuscripts for the Symposium Proceedings: January 12, 2014


Lecture: “Habits of the Heart: East and West,” Dr. Richard Madsen, LUC, Oct 4

Dr. Richard Madsen will be exploring themes similar to those presented in the influential Habits of the Heart but with new insights from his recent research focusing on the values shaping contemporary Chinese society.

CFP: EPTC 2014: Existential & Phenomenological Theory & Culture

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


The society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) invites papers discussing any aspects of existential or phenomenological theory or culture. For example, papers dealing with theoretical or cultural issues in relation to authors such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Beckett, Husserl, Heidegger, Jaspers, Levinas, Malraux, Marcel, Buber, Frankl, Beauvoir, Sartre, Camus, Merleau-Ponty, Irigaray, or Laing are all welcome. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. EPTC will meet at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada onMay 27-30, 2014, in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada. Our keynote speaker this year will be Christine Daigle.


Interested authors should submit the following electronically in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format:


1. The paper, not more than 4500 words, and prepared for anonymous review (identifiable by paper title only).


2. A separate abstract, not more than 100 words, also listing the paper’s title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address.


If you are interested in either presenting a commentary (of not more than 1000 words) on a paper, or chairing a session, please submit a brief e-mail note indicating as much, including your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and relevant areas of interest.


EPTC is able to waive Congress fees for a few delegates each year. Such awards will be made according to criteria of financial need and quality of paper at the discretion of the conference program coordinator. Non-tenure-stream delegates interested in this award should append a note indicating as much to their submission materials.


The submission deadline for the above materials is January 15, 2014.


Submissions should be sent to:


For more information on EPTC, see:

CFP: The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Oppression, Autonomy, and Biomedical Ethics

The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World (SPCW) invites abstracts for 30-minute talks/papers to be given at the Pacific APA in San Diego, April 2014 on topics related to oppression, autonomy and biomedical ethics.  Send your abstract (or questions) to Tim Christie ( with the subject heading “2014 Pacific APA”.  Deadline: September 30.

CFP: Transatlantic Research Group: “Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy”

The 3rd International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and Women and Gender Studies Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presents the Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy.


This conference draws on a broad range of academic fields—including anthropology, sociology, political philosophy, history, political science, and cultural studies—to investigate the dynamics of public policy, human rights, and sexuality as they relate to inclusion and exclusion globally.


Panels, papers, creative presentations, and roundtables that employ diverse, interdisciplinary and inter-generational perspectives are especially welcome in these areas:


Public policy, Law and Sexuality

Human body, Gender and Sexuality

Culture, Identity and Sexuality

Religion, Culture, and Sexuality

Christianity and Sexuality

Islam and Sexuality

Social Media and Sexuality

Sexual Orientation, Sexual/Gender Identity

Sexuality and Reproductive Rights

Human Body and Cultural Meanings

Human body, Stereotypes and Sexualities

Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Violence

The Female Body and Gender-based Violence

Heterosexuality and “Other” Sexuality


Abstracts should be around 300 words and include the paper title and the name and contact details of the presenter. Abstracts should be submitted by October 25, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Monday January 20, 2014.

Please send abstracts and papers to Chima Korieh, Marquette University:


2013-14 Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl Orientation Session: 9/9, 9/10 (pick one)