2023 Call for Papers

2023 Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: September 7th, 2023

The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers for its conference to be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th, 2023. Papers selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by formal comments and Q & A. All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; since this is an undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an advanced degree (in philosophy) will be considered.

Submission Guidelines

Papers submitted for the conference should be 8-12 pages (2200-3600 words) in length and include an abstract approximately 250 words in length.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, September 7th, 2023, and only completed papers accompanied by an abstract will be reviewed. We expect to announce the papers selected for presentation by the beginning of February.

We will also be using a formal commenter system; so, even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you may be considered for such a role. Please let us know, along with your paper submission, if you are willing to comment. This also means that all selected papers will receive formal feedback at the conference.

Papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically. Click the button below to submit your paper!

Additional Information

Keynote Speaker


Faculty Mentors

We have enjoyed having faculty attend in a purely support role. We strongly encourage students to bring faculty mentors to the conference. The dialog among professors, discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students, are among the desirable benefits of this conference. Additionally, faculty have played an important role in the success of the conference.

Publication Opportunity

The top (3 to 5) papers submitted will also be published in the upcoming edition of our undergraduate philosophy journal, Acta Cogitata!


Conference organizers can be reached by email at emuucip@gmail.com.

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. W. John Koolage