I don’t usually do this kind of thing, but I did this one last year, and Josh asked me if I’d post this year’s version. It’s over the fold…
The Department of Government (FAS) at Harvard University will host its second conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy from October 31 – November 1, 2008. Papers on any theme or topic within political theory from the history of political thought to contemporary normative and conceptual theory will be considered. Between seven and twelve papers will be accepted.
Each presentation should last no longer than 20 minutes; please limit your paper submission to 20 double-spaced pages. Please format it for blind review: the text should include your title but also be free of personal and institutional information; and a separate cover page should include your title; a brief abstract (100 words max.); and your name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation.
Discussion panels comprised of Harvard graduate students will accompany each accepted paper. Each presenter will have a chance to answer questions during a general discussion period after each panel discussion.
Food and housing will be provided by the Government Department and its graduate students. Unfortunately, Harvard will not be able to provide funds for transportation.
Submissions are due via e-mail (in PDF) on August 1, 2008. Acceptance notices will be sent by early September. Papers will be refereed by juries composed of current graduate students in the Government Department at Harvard.
Questions, comments, and submissions should be sent to theorycon08.harvard – at – gmail.com.
For more information, please visit the conference website.