2013 Symposia on Scholarship & a Free Society
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IHS will host two colloquium-style academic conferences for graduate students pursuing liberty-advancing research in the humanities.
- May 24-27 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia
- July 19-22 at Chapman University in Orange County, California
Continuing IHS’s legacy of catalyzing discipline-shaping ideas, this year’s Scholarship & a Free Society program will support the next wave of influential thinkers contributing to the classical liberal intellectual tradition by bringing them together with current leading scholars in their fields.
Each symposium will feature plenary sessions by keynote speakers presenting ideas and career advice, related cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines, and interactive breakout sessions including participant research presentations. Past plenary speakers at IHS summer programs include Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, Milton Friedman, Peter Boettke, and David Schmidtz.
Call for papers
All applicants are invited to submit a paper proposal for presentation. Paper proposals should address a subject of scholarly significance that draws upon the classical liberal intellectual tradition, explores the significance of human freedom both past and present, or furthers our understanding of the principles and characteristics of a free society.
Eligible submissions may come from philosophy, economics, political science, history, and other related humanities. Papers that use interdisciplinary and mixed methodological approaches are also welcome, though not required. Priority acceptance to the symposia will be given to applicants ready to present a paper.
- Open to all full-time graduate students
- Paper proposal is optional
- IHS provides participants lodging and meals for the weekend
- To apply to present your research, submit your proposal title, a 500 word abstract, CV, and a brief personal research statement describing the relationship of your research to the broader classical liberal tradition as part of your application.
- The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than April 1, 2013.