CFP- Kent State

The Department of Philosophy at Kent State University is excited to announce the 22nd Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference in Remembrance of May 4th.


Submission Deadline: January 18, 2015

Conference Date: March 14, 2015

Conference Website:


Submission Guidelines: We invite submissions on any philosophical topic, and from any research tradition in philosophy. Submissions should be 3500 words or 30 minutes reading time. All submissions should be sent to Please see the attached call for papers for more details about submission guidelines.


We greatly appreciate sharing of the attached call for papers with your graduate students, either by email or by posting our call for papers in your department.


Please see the attachments for more details about the conference and submissions.


Call for Papers 2015

CFP: 2015 Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST) conference


The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

invites submissions for the Fall 2015 conference:

Contested Terrains:

Women of Color, Feminisms, and Geopolitics

October 1-4, 2015

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida

Submission deadline: February 27, 2015


For details on the conference, theme, suggested topics, and submission instructions, please check out



Call for Papers, Panels, or Workshops for “Using History to Make Slavery History”

Call for Papers, Panels, or Workshops for “Using History to Make Slavery History”

A Conference sponsored by Historians Against Slavery

Hosted by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

September 24-27, 2015


This antislavery conference, building on its predecessor sponsored by Historians Against Slavery in 2013, is designed to facilitate dialogue, scholarship, and action in our efforts to end contemporary slavery.  This conference seeks to bring together survivors and other activists from as varied backgrounds as possible, educators at both K-12 and college levels, government officials, and scholars to illuminate vital themes that can inform today’s movement.  The conference organizers are determined to “integrate” panels and workshops, so that scholars and activists constantly share the stage.  We will consider workshops, roundtables, and less traditional academic formats for presentations, as well as traditional academic-style panels.  We hope the conference will offer numerous practical examples of how history might be used to inform modern abolition efforts.

This conference is timed to commemorate and explore the contemporary significance of the sesquicentennial of the ratification of the 13th Amendment in the United States.  Specifically, we are interested in papers and panels exploring what the persistence of slavery means for how we remember and commemorate moments of emancipation like the 13th Amendment.  But we are also very interested in broadening the temporal and spatial scope to include more than the national stories of emancipation in the Anglo-American world in the nineteenth century.  For instance, panels and papers illuminating contemporary lessons from other forms of slavery beyond the Atlantic world, and from abolition efforts after the late nineteenth century, would be especially welcome.  While hoping to engage such global issues, we also hope to explore the local aspects of slavery and abolition in the past and present.

The conference organizers also hope to foster in-depth and critical attention to vital definitional and comparative questions.  Those themes could include, but are not limited to:

  • Which historical parallels best fit contemporary forms of slavery and abolitionist efforts, and which do not?  Why?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of applying the term “slavery” to contemporary forms of bondage and human trafficking?
  • What can historians and activists learn from each other about how to best leverage the energies and resources of faith groups and governments?

The deadline for proposals is October 15, 2014.  Please send proposals to the program chairs:

Matthew Mason

Associate Professor of History, Brigham Young University



Nikki Taylor

Chair and Professor of History, Texas Southern University



CFP: Slave Narratives

Slave Narratives


Pennsylvania, United States

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Call for Papers – Slave Narratives (NeMLA 2014)

This panel seeks fresh   approaches to the slave narrative through the lens of the relationship   between white editors and the former slaves. How do these narratives portray   the encounters between black slaves on the one hand and white editors and   characters in or outside the text on the other? How do neo-slave narratives   complicate this relationship? And how do, for example, the cinematic   contribution to the slave narrative by Tennessee-born director Quentin   Tarantino or Valery Martin’s historical novel Property reframe the problem of   the white editor? Please submit abstracts to Peter Becker   (

45th Annual Convention,   Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University


Peter Becker, PhD
Harvard University
1 Bow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138