Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference

The 14th Annual Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference will be held November 5-6, 2021, in the Sky Room at Holmes Student Center. Professor Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin, Madison) will deliver a keynote address to open the conference. The submission deadline is August 31.

Though the conference is currently planned to be held in person, we continue to monitor the pandemic and will provide updates as necessary to those who submit papers.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions by graduate students of approximately 3,000 words in length on any topic in any mainstream philosophical tradition, with preference given to submissions that are accessible to a general philosophical audience. Only one submission per person will be considered. Philosophers from underrepresented or historically disadvantaged groups are particularly invited to apply.

Submission Guidelines

Please send the following as separate attachments, in .pdf or Word (.doc, .docx) format:

  • A cover page, containing:
    • Author's name
    • Institutional affiliation
    • Email address
    • Title of paper
    • Topic or subfield
    • Word count
  • The paper itself, anonymized for blind review. Please include a title page with an abstract of no more than 150 words.

Submissions should be emailed to no later than the submission deadline of August 31, 2021.

Responses to submissions will be sent by October 1, 2021.

Note: We are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation. With the current CDC guidelines, we are planning to have the event in person. We will provide regular updates to those who have submitted papers regarding this situation.