Affiliated Conferences


Society for German Idealism and Romanticism

The inaugural conference of the newly founded Society for German Idealism and Romanticism, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2016, in Wieboldt 408 at the University of Chicago. Details can be found here: Keynote and invited speakers include: Johannes Haag, Jane Kneller, Karl Ameriks, Elizabeth Millán, Anne Pollok, Allen Speight, and Rachel Zuckert. Please note that there is a modest conference fee of $20 for grad students, $35 for faculty members.

Chicago Consortium in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy: 8th Biennial conference: "Evil"

October 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Contact: Elizabeth Asmis

Professor, Classics Department

1115 E. 58th St.

Chicago, IL 60637

Thinking Across Borders: Engaging African and Western Political and Philosophical Thinking

April 27-28, 2017. This will be a two-day conference at Neubauer Collegium. Details TBA.

Fourth Biennial PLATO conference

Dates: June 23-24, 2017

Location: University of Chicago

Theme: Social justice and pre-college philosophy: where do we go from here? Including racial and other social inequalities in education, as it applies to:

  1. pre-college philosophy in classroom instruction
  2. philosophy of education
  3. programs in public education

Featured Speaker: Dave Stovall on "Resisting the Racial Contract in 'School': Critical Race Theory, Community Resistance, and the Future of Education"

Conference Details
Conference sessions will take the form of hands-on workshops, papers, presentations and poster sessions. All proposals must be submitted by email attachment no later than November 1, 2016 - you can either use the form below (see Call for Proposals below) or email your 500 (presentation/poster session) or 1,000 (workshop) word abstract to info(at) The conference is funded in part by the Squire Family Foundation and the University of Chicago - specifically the Civic Knowledge Project/Winning Words Program, which is hosting the event.

See the conference website for more details: