Wednesday, October 10, 2018

CFP: KPA 2019 Annual Meeting, Scholar's Workshop, and Student Contest

Kentucky Philosophical Association Annual Meeting

Deadline for all calls: January 15, 2019 (midnight CST)

In conjunction with the
Department of Philosophy at Transylvania University
Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 2019
Transylvania University
Lexington, Kentucky

Keynote Address
“Microaggressions in Medicine”
Dr. Lauren Freeman
University of Louisville

CALL FOR PAPERS—General Meeting—Saturday, March 23
Submission requirements: Submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome. Abstracts are acceptable, but preference will be given to completed papers. Papers should not exceed 3,000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Include the following information as a cover page in a separate file: Title of paper, 150-word abstract, author’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address, indicate whether you are willing to serve as a commentator should your paper NOT be accepted, and, finally, any A/V needs that are necessary should your paper be accepted.

CALL FOR PAPERS—Scholar’s Workshop—Friday, March 22
Submission requirements: Scholars at all levels should submit rough, working drafts of original scholarship on any topic that they are preparing for potential journal or chapter publication. We are especially interested in drafts regarding pedagogy at all levels of education. The drafts will be shared with attendees prior to the event and each participant will be given time to present their work and get feedback from other participants. Space is limited and participation in the general meeting is not a requirement though presenters will be able to attend the general meeting. Please submit: Title of the project, 150-word abstract, author’s name, institutional affiliation, email, and indicate the status of project (i.e. first draft, a draft under revision, etc.)

Please send questions and submissions for the main program and the workshop to Clint Jones at with ‘KPA SUBMISSION GENERAL’ or ‘KPA SUBMISSION WORKSHOP’ appearing in the subject line. Submissions to both are permissible but must be different entries.

CALL FOR PAPERS—Student Essay Contest
Submissions: follow requirements listed above for submissions to the general meeting.

• Eligibility: This contest is open to any undergraduate student who attends a college or university in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Each contestant may submit one essay entry only.

• Awards: The first-place winner will receive $100 and be asked to read the paper at the KPA annual meeting. The runner up will receive a letter of recognition from the Kentucky Philosophical Association.

Please send questions and contest submissions to Justin Spinks at with “KPA STUDENT CONTEST SUBMISSION” appearing in the subject line.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CFA: Kentucky Philosophical Association Summer 2018 Pedagogy Workshop

Kentucky Philosophical Association (KPA)
Summer 2018 Pedagogy Workshop

August 11, 2018
Hosted at Centre College, Danville, KY

Call for Abstracts
Submissions deadline June 15, 2018

The KPA invites the submission of abstracts for workshops on teaching philosophy at the
high school, undergraduate and/or graduate level. We invite faculty, graduate students,
and independent scholars to share in the opportunity to present and discuss their current
work on philosophy pedagogy. Some preferred topics are: issues relevant to teaching in
Kentucky and surrounding states; teaching a diverse student body (religious, gender,
racial, ethnic, international, physical disabilities, learning disabilities); teaching
philosophy using interdisciplinary methods; online/distance learning or hybrid/flipped
classroom styles/strategies.

Abstracts should be 200 words or less. Each participant will have 60 minutes for their

Please email submissions to Eva Cadavid at with the subject line “KPA 2018 workshop abstract”. Include in the email the following information:

1. Title of the workshop
2. 150-word abstract (attached as a pdf)
3. Author's name
4. Author's institutional affiliation (if applicable)
5. Author's email address
6. Indication whether campus housing will be necessary

Registration fee for the workshop is $25 and covers continental breakfast, lunch, and a
mid-afternoon snack.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kentucky Philosophical Association 2018 Meeting Program

Click here for a PDF of the full program.

The 2018 annual meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Thomas More College, in Crestview Hills, KY.

Keynote Address:
Arnold Farr, University of Kentucky