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CFP Calgary Graduate Conference on Social Ontology and Social Justice

24 Jan 2023 3:29 PM | Abe Roth (Administrator)

11th Annual University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Conference

Call for Papers


Social Ontology and Social Justice

Dates: May 5 - May 6, 2023

Format: In-person

Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,

2500 University Dr NW, T2N 1N4.

Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2023


Keynote Speakers: Robin Dembroff of Yale University and David Liebesman of the University of Calgary


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary invites submissions from graduate students for its 11th Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference. We welcome submissions that explore the overlaps between social justice issues and social ontology. Possible topics include but are not limited to:


  • Race and reparations
  • Gender and transfeminist politics
  • Medicalisation and social marginalisation
  • Money and economic policy
  • Institutions and political philosophy
  • Group agency and collective responsibility
  • Conceptual engineering
  • Culture, race, and philosophy of science
  • Language and language rights

We especially encourage submissions from members of marginalised groups.

Submission Guidelines: Submissions should be papers of up to 3000 words (excluding bibliography), prepared for blind review, and suitable for a 20-minute presentation. Submissions should include a short (200-word max.) abstract on the first page.

Papers should be submitted in one anonymized document, with no name or contact information in the document or title, sent as an attachment to ucalgarygradconference@gmail.com with a 200-word abstract on the first page.

A cover page document with the following information should be submitted in a separate attachment:

  1. Name
  2. Institution and Level of Study
  3. Contact Email
  4. Abstract
  5. Paper Title
  6. Word Count

Contact ucalgarygradconference@gmail.com with any questions.

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"International Social Ontology Society" is registered as a non-profit organization in Austria.

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