Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Colloquium
The Institute for Humane Studies is proud to announce this summer’s Research Colloquium for graduate students pursuing liberty-advancing research in the humanities and social sciences. The colloquium will take place on July 6-9, 2017 at Towson University in Towson, MD.
Continuing the IHS legacy of fostering the intellectual development of classical liberal academics, the Summer Research Colloquium will allow graduate students to present their research in a conference-style setting to top scholars in their field. The colloquium presents a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your papers with an emphasis toward publication readiness.
Plenary sessions for the Summer Colloquium will feature lectures from the following faculty:
- Robert Lawson – Director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom – Southern Methodist University
- Daniel D’Amico – Associate Director of the Political Theory Project – Brown University
- Anthony Gill – Professor of Political Science – University of Washington, Seattle
- James Stacey Taylor – Associate Professor of Philosophy – College of New Jersey
If you would like to be considered for the Research Colloquium please submit a paper abstract, CV, and brief personal research statement to summercolloquium@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 Towson University, shared with another participant, Thursday 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.
- The Research Colloquium will be held at Towson University in Towson, MD.
- The Research Colloquium begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 6 and will conclude Sunday, July 9.
For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Bill Glod.