Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Colloquium
The Institute for Humane Studies is proud to announce this fall’s Research Colloquia for graduate students pursuing liberty-advancing research in the humanities and social sciences.
Continuing the IHS legacy of fostering the intellectual development of classical liberal academics, the Graduate Research Colloquia will allow graduate students to present their research in a conference-style setting to top scholars in their field. The program presents a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your papers with an emphasis toward publication readiness.
We will offer two colloquia this fall at the IHS offices in Arlington, Virginia:
- October 13-15, 2017 – faculty include Dr. John Hasnas of Georgetown University; Dr. Gary Uzonyi of the University of Tennessee; and Dr. Daniel J. D’Amico of the Political Theory Project at Brown University
- November 3-5, 2017 – faculty include Dr. David T. Beito of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Dr. Jonathan Anomaly of the University of Arizona; and Dr. Bryan C. McCannon of West Virginia University
If you would like to be considered for the Research Colloquium please submit a paper abstract, CV, and brief personal research statement to FallResearchColloquium@TheIHS.org.
Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Participants will be expected to deliver a brief presentation on an original research topic. 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. Presentations should be no more than 30 minutes long, including Q&A.
The colloquium will feature topics in philosophy, economics, political science, history, and other related fields in the humanities and social sciences. Papers that use interdisciplinary and mixed methodological approaches are welcome, though not required.
- To be eligible for consideration, participants must either be full-time PhD graduate students or MA students who are completing coursework toward an eventual PhD.
- The submission form will require 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.
- IHS will provide accepted participants with a room at a local hotel, shared with another participant, Friday night through Sunday morning, along with meals throughout the weekend.
- Accepted participants will be eligible for a travel stipend to cover airfare or ground transportation to and from the colloquium.
- Each Research Colloquium will begin by 4:00 pm on Friday and will conclude Sunday morning.
For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Bill Glod.