CFP: Understanding Value VIII

February 01, 2019
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The Call for Abstracts for Understanding Value Eight is OPEN

24th-26th July 2019

Keynote Speakers:

Julia Driver (Washington University in St. Louis)

Jules Holroyd (University of Sheffield)

Robert Hopkins (New York University)

Heather Widdows (University of Birmingham)

We are happy to invite abstracts of 500 words prepared for anonymous review to the eighth annual Understanding Value conference at the University of Sheffield (UK), to be held from the 24th-26th July 2019. Understanding Value VIII is the eighth installment of a highly successful postgraduate conference at the University of Sheffield that aims at cultivating postgraduate work on value in a welcoming and inclusive space. As such the University of Sheffield and the organisers of Understanding Value highly encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy.

At Understanding Value we are interested in papers addressing issues pertaining to value broadly construed. Value permeates many questions in philosophical discourse and as such we welcome papers from any area of philosophy for consideration. We also welcome interdisciplinary contributions. To get a sense of the diversity of papers we are seeking, check out the programmes from previous iterations.

We invite submissions from those who are currently postgraduates at any level, or from those who have completed a PhD less than two years before the conference date. Speakers will be allotted 20 minutes for their presentation, followed by 10 minutes of questions.


Please submit abstracts of 500 words or fewer. Prepare your abstract for blind review (i.e., remove all content that may identify you as the author), and send it to Our submission deadline is the 15th of April 2019.

Submissions must be accompanied by a cover sheet, attached as a separate file, which provides the author(s)’s name(s), email address(es), institutional affiliation(s), and the title of the proposed paper.

The organizers are eager to assemble a demographically diverse program. To aid in this endeavour, if you are a member of a group that is underrepresented in professional philosophy and wish to identify yourself as such, please include this information on your cover sheet as well.

Both files must be in one of these formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt.

There is a limit of one submission per author.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions: 15th April 2019

Notification of acceptance: by 15th of May 2019

Date of conference: 14th-26th of July 2019

Other Information

We are hoping to be able to provide a number of travel, food, accommodation, and childcare bursaries for those who need them, as well as sourcing funding to make any necessary accommodations for disabled conference participants. Details will be available closer to the conference date.