Thursday, December 1, 2022

CFP: 2023 KPA Annual Meeting and Student Essay Contest (Joint Meeting with the Indiana Philosophical Association)

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association and Indiana Philosophical Association

Deadline for all submissions: January 31, 2023 (11:59 pm EST) 

In conjunction with the
Division of Humanities
at Brescia University 

Friday, March 31st to Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Brescia University
Owensboro, Kentucky 

Keynote Address
Dr. Richard Cross
University of Notre Dame

CALL FOR PAPERS—General Meeting—Friday, March 31st to Saturday, April 1st
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.

Please send questions and submissions for the main program to Beau Branson at beau.branson@brescia.edu with ‘KPA SUBMISSION GENERAL’ appearing in the subject line.

CALL FOR PAPERS—Kentucky 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 only one entry.

Awards: The first-place winner will receive $100 and be invited to read the paper at the KPA / IPA joint conference. The runner up will receive a letter of recognition from the Kentucky Philosophical Association.

Please send questions and contest submissions to Landon Elkind at landon.elkind@wku.edu with “KPA STUDENT CONTEST SUBMISSION” appearing in the subject line.

Please send submissions either to the Kentucky Philosophical Association, or the Indiana Philosophical Association, but not both. This will be a joint meeting of the KPA and IPA. KPA’s usual annual meeting for elections and other business will take place during this meeting. We are committed to inclusion and welcome a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds including but not limited to gender diversity, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations will be made available upon request, however this will be an in-person conference, and we will not have the ability to allow remote participation.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Program: Kentucky Philosophical Association, 2022 Meeting

The program for the 2022 meeting of the KPA is available here.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Morehead State University.

Please direct any questions to the current KPA President, Dr. Justin Spinks: justin.spinks(at)eku.edu

Monday, November 8, 2021

CFP: Kentucky Philosophical Association Annual Meeting 2022

Kentucky Philosophical Association, Annual Meeting

In conjunction with the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, International Studies, and Legal Studies at Morehead State University 

Saturday, April 9th, 2022 
Morehead State University 
Morehead, Kentucky 

Keynote Address: 
“Reason, Cause and Ground in Leibniz’s Philosophy” 
Dr. Brandon Look 
University of Kentucky 

CALL FOR PAPERSGeneral Meeting 

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. 

Please send questions and submissions for the main program to Justin Spinks at d.spinks@moreheadstate.edu with ‘KPA SUBMISSION GENERAL’ appearing in the subject line. 

CALL FOR PAPERSStudent 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 Beau Branson at beau.branson@brescia.edu with “KPA STUDENT CONTEST SUBMISSION” appearing in the subject line. 

Deadline for all calls: January 31, 2022 (11:59 pm EST) 

Although COVID-19 remains an issue, we are looking forward to an in-person conference, along with the personal exchanges, informal conversations, and overall dynamism that comes with this experience. All current CDC recommendations and MSU masking guidelines will be followed. The KPA is committed to inclusion and welcomes a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds including but not limited to gender diversity, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations will be made available upon request.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

CFA: KPA Summer 2021 Scholars Workshop

 

Kentucky Philosophical Association (KPA)

Summer 2021 Scholars Workshop

July 22-23, 2021

Hosted at Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY


Call for Abstracts

Submissions deadline May 1, 2021

The KPA invites the submission of abstracts for papers (4,000-7,000 words) on any topic in philosophy. We invite faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to share in the opportunity to present and discuss their current work.

Abstracts should be 150 words or less. Decisions will be announced the first week of June. A draft of the accepted paper will be due by July 1, 2021 and distributed among the participants. Each participant will have 80 minutes for their work, which includes an overview of the paper and discussion.

At this time, we are planning for a hybrid workshop with virtual participation and in-person attendance if it is safe to do so. If it is not possible to be in-person, the workshop will be held virtually.

Please email submissions to Eva Cadavid at eva.cadavid@centre.edu with the subject line “KPA 2021 workshop abstract”. Include in the email the following information:

1. Title of paper

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

Note: Campus housing will be available starting on July 21 at the cost of $30/night for a single room and $45/night for double room. Registration fee for the workshop is $30 for virtual and $70 for in person, which covers continental breakfast, snacks, and lunches for both days.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Update from the KPA President: 2021 KPA Meeting Cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the KPA will not be holding its annual conference this spring. We will be hosting a virtual business meeting in the coming months to discuss the possibility of future events and other matters, along with elections for the leadership positions. I will update this page, along with the KPA website, when a date for the business meeting has been set, along with information on how to join and participate. There are still plans to host a virtual "Scholars Workshop" this summer (more information on this to come) and hopefully we will be able to resume our annual conference in 2021. Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support.