Midsummer Philosophy Workshop

18 June - 20 June 2017

The 2017 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop is a general interest philosophy conference to be held in Leeds, England from 18 June - 21 June.

Participation is by-invitation only on the basis of submitted abstracts and/or volunteering to comment or chair.

We invite submissions for the first annual Midsummer Philosophy Workshop. This year the workshop will be hosted by Eidyn at the University of Edinburgh. The aim of the workshop is to discuss new work in analytic philosophy. We welcome submissions by anyone from anywhere, but we particularly encourage early career researchers to submit.

Essays on any topic are welcome but since the workshop will be attended by participants in a range of areas of specialization, papers that are broadly accessible and shorter papers (up to 8000 words, including footnotes) will have a better chance of getting accepted.  

We also invite volunteers for comments and to serve as session chairs, and there are a limited number of spaces available for other people interested in attending. Because this is a pre-read workshop, the papers will not be presented (in whole or summary), and sessions will focus instead on comments and discussion. Therefore, anyone submitting a paper, volunteering to comment or chair, or registering to attend should commit to reading all the papers ahead of time. Since we hope to stimulate discussion across all areas of specialisation, we expect participants to attend all sessions.

There will be plenty of time for informal discussions and socializing. The sun doesn’t set until 10 pm that time of year!

To submit a paper, volunteer to comment or chair, or for information on registering, please email the 2013 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop Program Committee at midsummerphilosophy@gmail.com by April 15.  We will get back to you with decisions by May 1 (how's that for a fast turnaround?).

Paper submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and include a brief abstract and word count, and volunteers should indicate their areas of specialization.

We can cover accommodation for those on the conference program, and hope to be able to offer childcare to everyone participating.