Bi-Annual Graduate Conference


The Inaugural Memorial University Graduate Conference in Philosophy was hosted in 2013 and has been held bi-annually since. The topics and keynote speakers of previous events were:

  • Evil, Guilt, and Forgiveness; Dr. Gaëlle Fiasse (McGill University); May 1-3, 2020 (Cancelled due to the pandemic)
  • Politics, Bodies, and the Earth; Dr. John Russon (University of Guelph); March 8-10, 2018
  • Metaphysics Today; Dr. Marc De Kesel (Saint Paul University); April 22-23, 2016
  • Nature, Freedom, and Reason; Dr. Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England); June 5-7, 2013

In 2023, The Department of Philosophy will be hosting its 4th Graduate Conference on Nature, Body, and Feminism on May 3-5. The conference will be in hybrid modality, and the in-person portion will take place at Memorial University, St. John's, NL. The conference will feature a keynote address by Hasana Sharp (McGill University).

Submissions should include abstracts of a maximum of 500 words in length prepared for blind review and be suitable for 30-minute presentations (~3,500 words), followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. They can be in any area of philosophy broadly related to the theme from graduate students and early-career researchers who wish to participate in the conference. The submission deadline is January 31, 2023, and decisions will be made by February 28, 2023. Please submit your abstract through this form.

The event has been organized by Philosophy PhD students Aysu Aggul, Ilgin Aksoy, Bryan Heystee, and Sahidul Islam. The event has been generously funded by  MUN’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship in the Arts program through the Department of Philosophy.

Further details of the program will be available in March. Registration for the conference is free and all are welcome.

Deadline for abstract submissions: January 31, 2023
When: May 3-5, 2023
Where: The conference will be hybrid. The in-person portion will take place at Memorial University, St. John's, NL.
Keynote speaker: Hasana Sharp (McGill University)

Conference program: TBA

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