We are delighted to say that we are planning a UCL-Leipzig Graduate Workshop, to take place in London on 11-13th November 2021.
The workshop is part of an ongoing series of conferences in which graduates from each university present their work to each other. The first was in Leipzig, the second in London, the third in Leipzig. Then, what with one thing and another, we all stayed home – but the next one will be back in London. There will be four students from UCL and four from Leipzig presenting. This is a great opportunity to present your work and to meet other philosophers at a different institution.
Abstracts: There is no theme or subject matter for the conference, so papers are welcome on any philosophical topic. Abstracts should be no more than 1000 words. They are due on 10th June and should be sent to ucl.leipzig.philosophy(at)gmail.com
The workshop uses a ‘pre-read’ format: the full paper will be circulated and read in advance. Presenters give a short presentation, but most of the session is Q&A. This means that presenters are asked to submit the full paper well in advance of the conference. Papers should be approximately 6000 words, and no more than 8000 words.
Timetable: Deadline for abstracts is 10th June. We will let you know who the presenters are by 10th July. Presenters will be asked to submit their final papers, for pre-circulation, by 22nd October.
Eligibility and Selection of Abstracts: All UCL PhD and MPhil students, and Leipzig research students, are eligible to submit an abstract. In selecting the abstracts, the main criterion will be the quality of the abstract, but we will also aim to select a range of speakers, areas and topics. Priority will be given to those who haven’t spoken before, but those who have are nonetheless encouraged to apply.
Funding: Participants' travel expenses are covered. Presenters traveling from Leipzig to London will receive a grant of £ 100 to cover their costs.
Obviously, all this is dependent on conditions allowing for meeting and travel in November. If anyone has concerns about travelling we can try to make arrangements for zooming in.
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Stern (t.stern(at)ucl.ac.uk) or Lucy O’Brien (l.obrien(at)ucl.ac.uk).
Richard Wollheim Chair of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University College London
020 7679 3073