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The SAAP 2011 Conference

will be held in Spokane, Washington, March 10-12, 2011. The theme of the conference is: Narrative and Identity. Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome.

The program is here. NOTE: This draft now includes many papers for download, and most information about chairs and commentators.

The full Call for Papers is here. (.doc)

SAAP 2010 Conference...

...was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 11-13, 2010. Website and registration are here. Hotel registration can be made online here.

SAAP 2009 Conference

The 2009 SAAP annual meeing was in College Station, TX, March 12-14, 2009. Details here and more TBA.

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SAAP 2011 Conference

The SAAP 2011 Conference will be held in Spokane, Washington, March 10-12, 2011. The theme of the conference is: Narrative and Identity. Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome.

The full Call for Papers is here. (.doc)

REGISTRATION form is here (PDF)

Online registration is here

ADVANCE INFORMATION (flights, hotel, ground transportation, etc.) is here. (PDF)

saap 2011 poster
Poster from 2011 conference.

Links:

Specific SAAP rate at the hotel: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=516037&hotelID=6584

Spokane Airport: http://www.spokaneairports.net/

Spokane Transit Authority: http://www.spokanetransit.com/

Join us!


 

SAAP 2010 Conference

The SAAP 2010 Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 11-13, 2010. Join us!

The program
is here.
Registration
for the conference is here.
Reservations for the Omni Charlotte Hotel at the special SAAP rate of $109 per night (prior to 18 February) can be made online here. Or call 1-800-The-Omni and ask for rooms for the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. Note that $75 early registration rate is good only through 18 February.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to the Local Host, Mark Sanders msander2@uncc.edu. Questions regarding the program should be directed to SAAP Secretary Michael Eldridge mleldrid@uncc.edu.

The Call for Papers is HERE (webpage) or HERE (.doc file)

SAAP 2009 Conference

The 2009 SAAP annual meeing was in College Station, TX at TAMU, March 12-14, 2009.

The main conference website is here.

The conference program is here

2009 Call for Papers (.doc, here)

2009 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

One does not need to be a member to submit a paper, but one must be a member in order to present his or her accepted paper. To become a member, please visit the Society’s web page, www.american-philosophy.org, and click on the membership form. The Society’s Treasurer is William Myers, Birmingham-Southern College, BSC Box 549013, Birmingham, AL 35254, 205-226-4868, bmyers@bsc.edu.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 1, 2008. This is a firm deadline. As all submissions should be done electronically, we will stop accepting submissions at midnight Pacific Standard Time on September 1. Please submit your paper or proposal following the guidelines below.

Electronic Submissions: All submissions must be submitted electronically. DOC or .RTF preferred.

It is preferred that submissions be sent as an attachment to an email. If you cannot, contact the Secretary, Michael Eldridge, to determine method of submission. If you send it through email as preferred, please put one of the following in the subject line, as appropriate, in order to facilitate processing:

  • 2009 SAAP paper submission
  • 2009 SAAP discussion paper submission
  • 2009 SAAP panel submission
  • 2009 SAAP author meets critics session
  • 2009 SAAP breakfast discussion submission
  • 2009 SAAP poster presentation submission

NOTE: Submissions not using this exact wording in the subject line may be missed by the Secretary’s reception program.

Submissions for Papers, Discussion Papers, and Panel Discussions must include TWO FILES:

  • A file set up for anonymous review, entitled ANON SUBMISSION, which includes an abstract, the title, the paper, and the type of submission.
  • A file that includes the title, type of submission, and author information. In addition panel submissions, should designate a lead participant or the panel organizer with whom the secretary can correspond as needed.

If you are submitting an a Author Meets Critics Session, Poster Presentation or Book/Article Discussion, send only one file including author information.

Please note that, as described below, only Book Discussions, Poster Presentations, Author Meets Critics, and Panel Proposals can submit with only an abstract.

Please also include any AV needs with your submission.

Confirmation: All persons making submissions with the appropriate subject line information will receive automatic confirmation of receipt of their submission. If, by 15 September, there is no personal confirmation, the submitter should contact the Secretary directly either by email or phone, whichever works. If you have not received notification regarding the Program Committee’s decision regarding your submission by 15 November, please contact the Secretary.

Number of Submissions: Please note that individuals will not be allowed on the program more than once. This means that multiple submissions will not be accepted and that persons participating in invited sessions may not submit to the regular program.

General Formatting:

  • All submissions should be double-spaced. Avoid headers/footers because they often contain information that breaches anonymity.
  • All submissions sent by email should be saved and sent as an attachment in either “.html,” “.doc” or “.rtf” format. Do not send submissions in “.zip” format.
  • Please use a standard format such as, Arial, Times New Roman or Courier.

Anonymity: Papers, Discussion Papers, and Panel Proposals must be suitable for blind review. Please refrain from making references to your own work, your location, or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. If the author’s identity can be determined through self-references, endnotes, etc., the submission may be disqualified.

Commentators and Session Chairs: Persons interested in serving in these capacities should contact the 2008 Program Co-Chairs, Richard Hart rsmithmill@aol.com and Gregory Pappas goyo_pappas@sbcglobal.net and indicate areas of interest.

Student Travel Funds: Limited travel funds are available to assist students whose papers are accepted for the program. Please Contact Bill Myers, SAAP Treasurer, for more information.

Greenlee Consideration: If you are currently a student or within five years of having completed your Ph.D, you are eligible for consideration for the Douglas Greenlee Prize. If you fit within these qualifications, please indicate this in (a) the body of the email that you use to make your submission and (b) in the file with your author information.

Prizes: Only papers that are accepted to the regular program, that is, not panels or invited group presentations, are eligible for the Greenlee, Blau, Melow, and Addams Prizes. New this year is a prize to encourage original work.

Original Work in the Spirit of the American Tradition:

1) The Program Committee invites submissions of "original work in the spirit of the American tradition."
2) Those wishing their work to be so considered must indicate such with their submission.
3) A special review committee will be established by the SAAP President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, to evaluate works submitted in this category.
4) Chosen paper/s will be presented at the annual meeting under the designation of "Original Work in the Spirit of the American Tradition."
5) The author of the best paper in this category will be presented with an award at the annual banquet.

Publication Possibilities: SAAP has an agreement with The Journal of Speculative Philosophy to publish selected papers from the annual SAAP conference. If your paper is accepted for the annual meeting, it will be considered for publication in the JSP unless you indicate in your email submission that you do not wish this to be the case. Only those papers that are complete at the time of submission will be considered for publication.

Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be considered or returned.

SUBMISSION TYPES

Paper: Papers should be no longer than 3500 words. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract. Longer papers, unless labeled as Discussion papers, will not be considered. Accepted papers will be presented in their entirety by the author during a session and, in most cases, will be followed by a ten minute commentary and a period of open discussion.

Discussion Paper: Papers should be no longer than 6000 words. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract. Discussion papers accepted for the program will be made available on line prior to the meeting. Those who attend discussion paper sessions are expected to have read the paper in advance. Presentation is limited to a ten minute summary or introductory statement. The remaining session time will be devoted to an invited commentary and open discussion. The Program Committee may have to limit the number of discussion paper sessions due to space constraints in the overall program and will attempt to anticipate which papers will have sufficient interest to be read in advance.

Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion proposals should include a title page, an abstract of 450-600 words for the panel as a whole, and either complete papers (of no more than 3500 words) or abstracts (of no fewer than 600 words) for each paper in the panel. The title page in the second file should include the title of the panel and a list of all confirmed participants and their institutional affiliations. The title page in the file for anonymous review should include only the title of the panel and the number of confirmed participants. The proposal should include a description of the issue that the session will address, an explanation of the relevance of this issue to the study of American philosophy or to wider social and philosophical issues, and an indication of how each paper in the panel addresses this issue. A panel discussion should provide an opportunity to examine specific problems or topics from a variety of perspectives and should do more than present a set of related papers. Please do not send a separate file for each panelist.

Author Meets Critics proposals must include:

  • Name and affiliation of book's author(s)
  • Complete title of the book
  • Publication date and name of publisher (only bookspublished 2008 will be considered)
  • Brief statement of the book’s significance for American philosophy and rationale for inclusion in the 2009 program.
  • Names and affiliations of proposed critics and session organizer, and why they werechosen

The committee anticipates a very limited number of these sessions, perhaps two.

Poster Presentation: Proposals for Poster Presentations should be in the form of a description of the research project to be presented. The description should not be longer than 2600 words and should include a description of its relation to issues in American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. The proposal should also include a brief summary of materials to be included in the visual display. Poster Presentations will be on display throughout the meeting, with presenters available in the display area for a designated time during the meeting. Presenters may provide accompanying papers for distribution in the display area.

Book/Article Discussion: Proposals should include a brief summary of the book or article to be discussed and its general relation to American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. Proposals should not exceed 1500 words. All accepted book/article discussions will be scheduled as round-table discussion breakfast sessions at the hotel restaurant.

If you have ideas for special sessions beyond the categories indicated in this CFP, please contact the Program Committee by June1.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY:

Michael Eldridge

mleldrid@uncc.edu (strongly recommended)

or meldridge@aya.yale.edu (if necessary in case there are problems with the UNCC address)

Or, if email submission is not possible: Michael Eldridge

Department of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28223

704-687-3318


OTHER CONTACTS

For all correspondence regarding the program content, contact the Program Co-Chairs:

Richard Hart

rsmithmill@aol.com

Bloomfield College

Gregory Pappas

goyo_pappas@sbcglobal.net

Philosophy, Texas A&M

Local Arrangements and Conference Host:

Daniel Conway

conway@philosophy.tamu.edu

Chair, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M

SAAP 2009 Graduate Student Session

CALL FOR PAPERS, GRADUATE SESSION


The Graduate Student Session at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 12-14, 2009, College Station, Texas; Texas A & M University
The Graduate Student Session at every SAAP conference is designed to highlight excellent graduate work in American Philosophy, and gives graduate students an opportunity to participate in the vigorous philosophical community the society offers.
Papers from all areas of American Philosophy are welcome.
Submission guidelines:
1) 3,000 word limit (please include a word count with submission)
2) 100 word abstract
3) Please prepare papers for BLIND REVIEW, with no identifying names or university affiliations mentioned in the paper.
4) Please indicate whether you have also submitted a paper in response to the standard SAAP call for papers. If your paper is accepted for presentation by way of the standard submission procedure, then you will be required to withdraw your submission to the graduate student session.
Submit papers electronically to ckeall@uoguelph.ca as an attached .doc or .rtf file. Please indicate that you are submitting a paper for the 2009 SAAP meeting in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2008.
Notification for acceptance will be sent out sometime in early December.
Limited travel funds are available for papers accepted to this session. Papers accepted to this session are not eligible for any of the SAAP prizes.
For more information on the conference or the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, visit the society's website at: http://american-philosophy.org or visit the conference page at: http://american-philosophy.org/events/annual_meeting.htm
Cherilyn Keall, University of Guelph, Graduate Session Organizer, SAAP
Email: ckeall@uoguelph.ca   


SAAP 2008 Conference

The 2008 SAAP annual meeing will be in Michigan at MSU, March 13-15, 2008.

The main conference website is here.

The conference program is here.

2008 Call for Papers (.doc, here) (html click here)

Submissions to:

Michael Eldridge mleldrid@uncc.edu

Or, if email submission is not possible:

Michael Eldridge, Department of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, 704-687-3318

Program Co-Chairs:

For all correspondence regarding the actual program:

John Lysaker, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1295; 541-346-5549; jlysaker@uoregon.edu

John Shook, Center for Inquiry Transnational, 3965 Rensch Road, Amherst, NY 14228; 716-636-4869 ext. 216; jshook@centerforinquiry.net

Local Arrangements and Conference Host:

Paul Thompson, Professor of Philosophy, W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University thomp649@msu.edu

SAAP 2008 Graduate Student Session

The Graduate Student Session at every SAAP conference is designed to highlight excellent graduate work in American Philosophy, and gives graduate students the opportunity to participate in the vigorous philosophical community the society offers.

Papers from all areas of American Philosophy are welcome, however, special consideration will be given to papers dealing with issues in the philosophy of education.

Submission guidelines:

1) 3,000 word limit (please include a word count with submission)

2) 100 word abstract

3) Please prepare papers for BLIND REVIEW, with no identifying names or university affiliations mentioned in the paper

Submit papers electronically to ckeall@uoguelph.ca as an attached .doc or .rtf file. Please indicate that you are submitting a paper for the 2008 SAAP meeting in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for submissions will be November 30, 2007

Notification for acceptance will be sent out shortly thereafter.
Limited travel funds are available for papers accepted to this session.

CONTACT: Cherilyn Keall; University of Guelph; Graduate Session Organizer, SAAP

Email: ckeall@uoguelph.ca


SAAP 2007

March 8th-10th
University of South Carolina,
Columbia, South Carolina

Conference Details

Conference program -- click here

Conference details -- click here

Local contact: Tom Burke burke@sc.edu

Co-Chairs, 2007 Program Committee:
Cynthia Gayman (Murray State University): cgayman@gmail.com
Mary Magada Ward (Middle Tennessee State University): mmagada@mtsu.edu

Call for Papers 2007 [now closed]

PLEASE NOTE: Persons submitting papers or proposals must be members in good standing of SAAP. This includes each member of a proposed panel.
To become a member, please visit the SAAP membership page (online payment is available).

There are three different formats available for the Call for Papers 2007 guidelines and contact information:

Graduate student Call for Papers, SAAP 2007 is here.

Awards and Prizes at the Annual Conference

There are now four awards and prizes given at the annual SAAP meeting.

  • Herbert Schneider Award
    This award recognizes a career-long achievement of "distinguished contributions to the understanding of American Philosophy."
    Herbert Schneider Award Recipients (.doc file)
  • Douglas Greenlee Prize
    This is awarded to the best paper presented at the annual meeting by either a graduate student or a person holding a Ph.D. for no more than five years. Eligible submitters should make explicit mention in their submission that they wish to be considered for the prize.
  • Ila and John Mellow Prize
    This award recognizes excellence in advancing the American philosophical tradition toward the resolution of current personal, social and political problems. The Ila and John Mellow Prize of $250 is offered to the person whose paper is judged to be the best in:
    • developing the treasure house of methods and ideas beyond the stage they are found in the classical works of American philosophy, or
    • relating these ideas and methods to contemporary issues with a view to enhancing our understanding of current problems or our ability to resolve them. The Prize is offered in the memory of Ila and John Mellow, parents of Shirley Mellow Lachs, whose sound common sense made them the embodiments of the practical philosophy of America, and is made possible through the generosity of John and Shirley Lachs.
  • Joseph L. Blau Prize
    This prize ($350) is offered to the author of the paper that makes the most significant contribution to the history of American Philosophy from colonial times to the recent present. The Blau Prize is made possible through the generosity of Professor Peter Hare.