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Archive for September, 2013


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

September 24th, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS 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 […]


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

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

September 24th, 2013


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

September 24th, 2013

HERA 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 […]


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

September 22nd, 2013

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 […]


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

September 22nd, 2013

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 […]


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

September 22nd, 2013

The Phenomenology Research Group has events on October 4, 19 and November 5.  Click the link below for details: http://www.phenomenologyresearchgroup.net   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 […]


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

September 22nd, 2013

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. http://philevents.org/event/show/11631 Matt Miller Department of Philosophy Western Michigan University


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

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

September 22nd, 2013

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

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

September 22nd, 2013


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

September 22nd, 2013

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   http://sites.ieee.org/ethics-conference/     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 […]


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

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

September 22nd, 2013

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

September 22nd, 2013

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, […]


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

September 22nd, 2013

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 (twchrist@mail.ubc.ca) with the subject heading “2014 Pacific APA”.  Deadline: September 30.


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

September 5th, 2013

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 […]


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

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

September 4th, 2013