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Call for Papers

On April 15, 2023, the University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Association will host its 25th Annual Graduate Student Workshop.  We invite graduate student paper or abstract submissions that use the philosophical tradition to address contemporary ethical and political challenges.  Our workshop intends to bring together a small group of graduate students interested in rigorously and creatively appropriating the history of philosophy to better understand pressing issues of our time.

Participants should expect to receive substantial and useful feedback on their projects, as well as provide such feedback to other participants.  Each participant will receive a time slot of 50 minutes: 15–20 minutes dedicated to a presentation of the material, followed by 30–35 minutes dedicated to questions and open, constructive discussion.  The workshop’s ethic is one of mutually supportive collaboration.  With that in mind, accepted submissions will be circulated before the workshop, the expectation being that participants read their colleagues’ work in advance to promote thoughtful, helpful discussion.

Free lodging will be offered to all participants.  A working lunch and a post-keynote dinner will be provided, as well.

Submit either

(1) a paper of approximate 3,000 words prepared for blind review, or

(2) an extended abstract of approximately 700 words prepared for blind review,

and a cover letter containing your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and submission’s title.  Please, email your submission, as either a Word document or PDF, to with the subject line “2023 Workshop Submission.” 

Please, submit your paper or abstract by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Acceptance decisions will be announced by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.