The Fourth Annual Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory
May 30 and 31 2023, Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam)
Keynote speakers: Prof. Fabienne Peter (University of Warwick) & Jennifer M. Page (University of Zurich)
Organizers: Cian Higgins, Solmu Anttila, and Emi Visser
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.
Each day of the conference will feature a presentation by one of our keynote speakers, as well as an opportunity for Q&A. We are excited to announce Fabienne Peter and Jennifer M. Page as our keynotes.
Apart from offering the opportunity to reflect on various topics in political theory, the conference is an opportunity to build a community and a network among PhD candidates and postdocs interested in interdisciplinary research. The conference 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 Abstracts:
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.
Abstract submission deadline: March 6th, 2023; applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 31st, 2023.
Format: Abstracts must be between 500 and 1000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Please format your extended abstracts for anonymous review, excluding any personal and institutional information in the document. If your abstract is selected for the conference, we will not be requiring you to submit a full paper. However, we strongly encourage selected presenters to provide a hand out.
How to submit: Please email your abstracts as a .pdf or .docx file to email@example.com.
Costs: Attending the conference will cost €30 for members of the OZSW (The Dutch research school for philosophy) and LOGOS members 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. Attending the conference will earn you 1 ECTS. Presenting your abstract at the conference will earn you 2,5 ECTS. Please note, however, that the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with cECTS 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 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 or any questions you may have.
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) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (John Stuart Mill College and Philosophy Department).
Generous funding from the Dutch Research School for Philosophy (OZSW) and the Departments of Philosophy and the John Stuart Mill College of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have made this conference possible.