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2016 CALL FOR PAPERS: Midwest Region of the EPS

The 11th Spring Meeting of the Midwest Region of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS)

March 11-12, 2016

Hosted by Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI)

Conference held in conjunction with the 61st Spring Meeting of the Midwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016 Notification of acceptance by February 12, 2016.

Conference includes an undergraduate and graduate student paper competition

We invite abstracts for papers dealing with any topic in philosophy that is of interest to Christian philosophers. Abstracts of at least 400 words should be submitted via email as a PDF attachment no later than 11:59pm EST January 31, 2016 to Shawn Graves (The University of Findlay), Chair of the Midwest Region of the EPS, at graves@findlay.edu. Please use the subject line “EPS 2016 Submission”.

Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and include a presentation title. In the body of the email, please include the following information: (1) name of author(s), (2) institutional affiliation(s), (3) phone number(s), and (4) email address(es). If you are an undergraduate student or graduate student, and you wish for your paper to be considered for a prize (please see below), then please indicate in the body of the email whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

We welcome submissions from both Christians and non-Christians alike. We especially encourage submissions from underrepresented groups in philosophy.

Presenters will have 30 minutes to present their papers and should plan for 10 minutes of Q&A.

Presenters must register for the conference. Registration is handled by the Evangelical Theological Society. More information regarding registration can be found here.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Prizes

Undergraduate and graduate students who have had their abstracts accepted for presentation and who wish to be considered for the Midwest Region of the Evangelical Philosophical Society’s prize for the Best Undergraduate Student Paper or the Best Graduate Student Paper are also required to submit via email as a PDF attachment the final draft of the paper no later than 11:59pm EST February 29th, 2016. Submissions should be sent to Shawn Graves (The University of Findlay), Chair of the Midwest Region of the EPS, at graves@findlay.edu. Please use the subject line “EPS 2016 Submission”.

Papers should be prepared for blind review. In the body of the email, please include the following information: (1) name of author, (2) institutional affiliation, (3) phone number, (4) email address, and (5) indication of one’s undergraduate or graduate student status.

The final draft of the paper should be approximately 3,000 words.

Accepted contestants are required to present the paper at the conference. While the intention is to give a prize for both the Best Undergraduate Student Paper and Best Graduate Student Paper, it is possible that no prize will be given in either category. All prize decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Winners, if any, will be announced publicly at the conference.

Midwest regional website: http://epsmidwest.weebly.com

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