Digest Christmas Vacation 2021


This page lists all Philosophy-related events taking place throughout the Christmas vacation. If you have entries for the Digest, please send information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk by midday, Wednesday the week before the event. 

Notices - other Philosophy events, including those taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond

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Ethox Seminar | 2:30pm-4:00pm | Online via Zoom

Speaker: Jenny Krutzinna, University of Bergen

Title: My life, my data - your responsibility: Children’s rights and data stewardship

Abstract: to follow at https://www.ethox.ox.ac.uk/events

Please register here.


Warburg Institute: Renaissance Lives - 'Botticelli, Artist and Designer' | 5:30pm | Online via Zoom

Ana Debenedetti (Culturespaces, Paris) in conversation Michelle O'Malley (Warburg Institute)

Please book in advance

Warburg Institute: Technologies of Disability | 5:30pm | Online via Zoom

Suzannah Biernoff (Birkbeck College): 'Disfigurement: A Cultural Anatomy' 

Please book in advance

Featured Events & Announcements

Oxford Review of Books | Call for Pitches

The ORB is now accepting pitches for its Hilary 2022 issue!

We are Oxford's leading cultural review and we welcome writing from all areas of intellectual life. Our contributors have gone on to write for The New Yorker, The Times Literary Supplement, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Review, Financial Times, Jacobin, The Guardian and other outlets.

We are looking for book reviews, standalone essays and a variety of shorter pieces. Pitches shouldn’t be much longer than 300 words, and should give a clear idea of the topic and how you will approach it, as well as which books you are looking to review, if any. Send pitches in a word document to orbeditor@gmail.com by 11:59pm on Friday 17 December, 2021. Please send an additional writing sample, journalistic not academic, in a word document titled with your name and ‘writing sample’. 

For more information, click here

Call for Participation | International Spring School on the Philosophy, History and Sociology of Particle Physics | 13-20 March 22, Germany

We invite up to 30 graduate students and early career researchers from history, philosophy, sociology, and physics. The application process will be competitive and participants will be selected according to qualification and research focus.

The deadline for application is 19 December, 2021. Further information can be found here.

Call for Papers | Graduate Conference in Political Theory | 22-23 April 22 | Stanford University

The political science graduate students at Stanford University will host a political theory conference on April 22-23, 2022. The format will be in-person, with the possibility of being hybrid depending on current events. Accepted graduate students will be invited to present their papers in panel format to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-docs, and students. Papers from all themes and topics in political theory will be accepted. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words using this form by 7 January, 2022. Further information can be found here.   

Experience to Evidence: Theory Construction and Confirmation Seminar | 21-27 May 22 | San Diego, CA

All participants will receive a $4,000 stipend.
Meals and lodging (La Jolla Shores Hotel) will be provided for all in-person participants for the duration of the seminar.
Additional funding opportunities of up to $15,000 are available.
Participants will receive access to the lectures online prior to the in-person portion of the seminar.

Application Deadline: 12 January, 2022. Further information can be found here.

Concordia's Philosophy MA Program

Concordia’s Philosophy MA is now accepting applications for Fall 2022 admission. Application deadline is 1 February, 2022. Applications from students who want a stepping stone to a Philosophy PhD or want to complete a stand-alone MA (‘terminal MA’) are encouraged. Full details here.

Call for Abstracts | International and Interdisciplinary Conference | 29-30 April 22

Title: Religion, Morality, Spirituality, and the Modern Person: East and West
Sponsored by The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion. Hosted by Barry University's Department of Theology and Philosophy.

Deadline to submit title and abstract (150 words): 28 February, 2022. Further information can be found here.