2014 Summer Research Colloquium

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Announcing the 2014 Summer Research Colloquium
Chapman University
July 10-13

The Institute for Humane Studies is proud to host a colloquium-style academic conference for graduate students pursuing liberty-advancing research in the humanities and social sciences taking place at Chapman University in Orange, CA July 10-13.

Continuing IHS’s legacy of fostering young intellectual thinking in classical liberal academics, this year’s Research Colloquium allows graduate students to present their research in a conference-style setting to top scholars in their field. The colloquium presents a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your papers with an emphasis toward publication readiness.

We are pleased to announce that our special guest keynote speaker will be Dr. David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and joint professor of Economics at the University of Arizona, Tuscon.

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 fields. 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.

The conference format will consist of roughly a 30-minute presentation including Q&A.

What you need to know:

  • The Colloquium is open to all full-time PhD graduate students and MA students who are completing their coursework toward an eventual PhD.
  • 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.
  • IHS provides participants lodging and meals for the weekend
  • Chapman University, Orange, CA.
  • Colloquium begins 4 pm on Thursday, July 10

Applications will be accepted by an open process through our website or by nomination. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than April 7, 2014. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

All applications should be submitted through our online application system.

For more information or questions please contact Dr. Phil Magness or Ryan Zinski.