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).
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.
- gain invaluable experience of an academic job interview.
- receive feedback on their performance.
- have their conference fee waived.
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th April 2013.
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.
Conference fee: £20.00
Careers Day fee: £10.00
Please email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- The conference is funded by Analysis Trust
- Mind Association
- British Logic Colloquium
- Scots Philosophical Association
- Society for Applied Philosophy
- University of Glasgow Graduate School
- University of Glasgow Philosophy