Welcome to the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association

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Call for Organisers: Second BPPA Masterlass of 2014



The British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Invitation for Applications
to organise and host the second Masterclass of 2014

The BPPA Annual Masterclasses:

The British Postgraduate Philosophy Association puts on two Masterclasses each year. The aim of the BPPA masterclass is to promote focused work and development, as well as professional interaction, in the postgraduate community.

BPPA Annual Conference 2014, University of Leeds



British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Annual Conference 2014, University of Leeds, 9-12th September.

Call for Attention to Postgraduate students in Philosophy (part- or full- time MA, MPhil, PhD) in the UK and further afield.

BPPA Masterclass: Epistemic Values and Intellectual Virtues



2014 BPPA Masterclass: Epistemic Values and Intellectual Virtues, with Prof. Duncan Pritchard and Dr. Allan Hazlett

University of Edinburgh, 11th-12th June 2014

We are glad to announce that the University of Edinburgh will host the BPPA (The British Postgraduate Philosophy Association) masterclass, Epistemic Values and Intellectual Virtues. The masterclass is led by two internationally renowned philosophers on this topic, Prof. Duncan Pritchard and Dr. Allan Hazlett. We warmly invite you to join us.

Call for Papers: 4th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

The University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 4th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference. Our keynote speakers this year will be Professor Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University) and Professor Susanna Siegel (Harvard University). The conference will take place in Edinburgh from 27th-28th June 2014.

October 2013 BPPA Masterclass: Action-Oriented Predictive Coding

October 2013 BPPA Masterclass: Action-Oriented Predictive Coding
University of Edinburgh Philosophy Department, 26th-27th October 2013

We would like to invite you to a masterclass on action-oriented predictive processing, a model of cognition that has recently come to the attention of philosophers of mind and cognitive science.

British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Conference and Careers Day 2013: UPDATED

General

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 June 2013


‌Venue: University of Glasgow,
 Department of Philosophy, 
67-69 Oakfield Avenue 
Glasgow, G12 8QQ (Map)

Programme

Monday 24th June: Night Afore

18:00 Informal drinks (Stravaigin)

Tuesday 25th June: Day 1

09:00 Registration

Call for Candidates: BPPA 2013-2014 Executive Committee Elections

The BPPA is a volunteer association of postgraduate philosophy students in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our association is born out of the conviction that left to their own devices, too many postgrad philosophers tend to read Kripke or Heidegger alone in the dark. As a result, most of our energies are directed towards helping young philosophers bridge the geographical boundaries between their different universities and departments and make contact with each other.

British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Conference and Careers Day 2013

General

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 June 2013


‌Venue: University of Glasgow,
 Department of Philosophy, 
67-69 Oakfield Avenue 
Glasgow, G12 8QQ (Map)

Tuesday 25 June 2013: Conference Day 1
Wednesday 26 June 2013: Conference Day 2 and Civic Reception
Thursday 27 June 2013: Careers Day

British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Conference and Careers Day 2013

Summary

Monday 24 – Thursday 27 June 2013
‌Venue: University of Glasgow,
 Department of Philosophy, 
67-69 Oakfield Avenue 
Glasgow, G12 8QQ (Map)

Monday 24 June 2013: Wine Reception

Tuesday 25 June 2013: Conference Day 1
Wednesday 26 June 2013: Conference Day 2
Thursday 27 June 2013: Careers Day

The BPPA Annual Conference began in 1997 and will reach its 17th successive year in 2013. Our conference has the dual aim of showcasing the highest quality postgraduate work in philosophy and finding creative ways to meet the needs of current graduate students. Our format combines a traditional two-day postgraduate philosophy conference with an entire day devoted to career preparation. To our knowledge, this is a combination offered by no other graduate philosophy conference in the world.

As part of the Careers Day, Glasgow will be providing the opportunity for up to ten postgraduates to experience mock interviews and to receive feedback on their performance. We will also conduct an original piece of research aimed at capturing a snapshot of the publication history of new hires in UK departments. We feel that this will be of wide ranging benefit to the postgraduate community in particular, and the broader philosophical community in general, by supplementing the anecdotal evidence concerning required levels of publication. We intend to analyse the data against age and gender demographics to discover whether any patterns emerge along these variables.

Keynote speakers: Professor Helen Beebee (University of Manchester) and Professor Ernest Sosa (Rutgers).

Participation

The conference is open to all.

Call for Mock Interviewees

We invite applications from graduates to take part in Academic Job Mock Interviews, to be held at the University of Glasgow on the 24th of June. Interviews will be conducted by an experienced panel of philosophy staff from the University of Glasgow.

Participants will:

  1. gain invaluable experience of an academic job interview.
  2. receive feedback on their performance.
  3. have their conference fee waived.
  4. Receive a £50 Analysis Trust student bursary.

In return, participants are asked to discuss their experiences with their fellow postgraduates in an informal roundtable discussion at the academic career preparation day (27th of June). There are 10 slots available for this unique opportunity. Applicants are asked to write a short statement justifying their inclusion at this exciting event. Application emails should be sent by the 3rd of May to bppaglasgow@gmail.com.

Call for Research Participation (forthcoming)

Call for Papers

We invite papers in all areas of philosophy. Speakers must be postgraduates, or have been recently (within 6 months) awarded their PhD. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to bppaglasgow@gmail.com by 25th April 2013.

Funding

We hope to be able to make a significant contribution to speaker costs (travel and accommodation). Final amounts are to be confirmed.

We also have TWO bursaries from the Society for Applied Philosophy available to support accepted papers in Applied Philosophy. If you believe that your paper is in this area, please indicate this on your abstract.

*New* Furthermore we have TWO bursaries from the British Logic Colloquium, available to support accepted papers in Philosophical Logic. If you believe that your paper is in this area, please indicate this on your abstract.

Registration

Conference fee: £20.00
Careers Day fee: £10.00

Please email bppaglasgow@gmail.com to register.

Conference dinners are planned at a local restaurant on the evenings of Tuesday 26 March and Wednesday 27 March 2013. Please e-mail bppaglasgow@gmail.com if you would like your name to be added to the group booking, indicating any dietry requirements. There will be an additional charge (to be determined) for this.

Funding and Organisation

The conference is organised by Umut Baysan, Robert Cowan, Neil McDonnell and Stephanie Rennick under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience at the University of Glasgow.

Sponsors

  1. The conference is funded by Analysis Trust
  2. Mind Association
  3. British Logic Colloquium
  4. Scots Philosophical Association
  5. Society for Applied Philosophy
  6. University of Glasgow Graduate School
  7. University of Glasgow Philosophy

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