Call for Papers

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University is currently seeking paper proposals for a colloquium-style academic conference for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in the humanities. 

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 paper submissions are welcome from graduate students in philosophy, economics, political science, history, and other related humanities. Papers that use interdisciplinary and mixed methodological approaches are also encouraged, though not required.

All accepted participants will receive lodging and meals during the course of the conference. In addition to concurrent panel sessions, the conferences will feature plenary sessions from leading classical liberal academics.

To apply please 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. The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than April 7, 2014.