The Third Annual Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory
6 and 7 December 2021, University of Amsterdam
Keynote speakers: Martin O'Neill (University of York), Chiara Bottici (The New School, New York)
We are now accepting submissions of extended abstracts.
This conference offers PhD candidates the opportunity to present their research in a vibrant intellectual environment. Each session will give those presenting a chance to receive feedback from a dedicated discussant, after which each author will engage in an extensive question and answer period with the faculty and PhD students from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as well as the keynote speakers, and other participants of the conference.
We are excited to announce that we will have two keynote speakers: each day of the conference will feature a presentation by one of our keynote speakers, as well as an opportunity for Q&A.
Quite apart from offering the opportunity to reflect on political theorising, another explicit aim of the conference is to build a community and a network among those PhD candidates and postdocs interested in interdisciplinary research. The conference therefore aims to create an intellectually stimulating environment in which PhD candidates and postdocs can interact with their peers from around the world who share this interest.
Call for Papers:
Politics in a Time of Crises: charting new normative directions in a context of economic, democratic, and environmental challenges.
This conference is aimed at researchers working on any subfield and/or tradition of Political Theory/Political Philosophy. We also welcome papers from interdisciplinary researchers (e.g. Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science) whose work is at the intersection of normative and empirical studies of society.
Extended abstract submission deadline: August 31, 2021.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by September 30, 2021.
Format: Please format your extended abstracts for blind review, excluding any personal and institutional information. Furthermore, we require a short cover letter that includes your institutional affiliation, contact information, and a brief bio outlining your research interests.
Length: Abstracts must be between 500 and 800 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Successful applicants will be required to submit the full papers before 20 November 2021. Papers must not exceed 6,000 words.
How to submit: Please email your abstracts to email@example.com
Costs: Attending the conference will cost €30 for members of the OZSW (The Dutch research school for philosophy) and €40 for non-members. This helps us to cover the cost of providing meals on both days of the conference, as well as helping to fund the conference dinner. Once your abstract has been accepted, you will receive information about payment.
Credits: For this course PhD students can earn a certificate from the OZSW after successful completion. Successfully presenting your paper at the conference will earn you 2,5ECTS. Please note, however, that the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. For more info please see https://www.ozsw.nl/request-certificate/.
Funding: Regrettably we are unable to provide any funding for travel or accommodation.
Contact: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory is a joint enterprise of PhD students from the University of Amsterdam (Departments of Philosophy and Political Science), the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (John Stuart Mill College), as well as the Amsterdam Center for Political Thought.
Generous funding from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), the Dutch Research School for Philosophy (OZSW) and the departments of philosophy and political science at the University of Amsterdam has made this conference possible.