The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University (GMU) is proud to host a colloquium-style academic conference for graduate students pursuing liberty-advancing research in the humanities and social sciences taking place at Chapman University in Orange, CA, United States on July 10 – 13, 2014.
Continuing IHS’s legacy of fostering young intellectual thinking in classical liberal academics, this year’s Research Colloquium allows 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.
We are pleased to announce that our special guest keynote speaker will be Dr. David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and joint professor of Economics at the University of Arizona, Tuscon.
Call for papers
All applicants are invited to submit a paper proposal for presentation. Paper 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.
Eligible submissions may come from philosophy, economics, political science, history, and other related fields. Papers that use interdisciplinary and mixed methodological approaches are also welcome, though not required. Priority acceptance to the symposia will be given to applicants ready to present a paper.
The conference format will consist of roughly a 30-minute presentation including Q&A.
- The Colloquium is open to all full-time PhD graduate students and MA students who are completing their coursework toward an eventual PhD.
- To apply to present your research, submit 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 as part of your application.
- IHS provides participants lodging and meals for the weekend
- Venue: Chapman University, Orange, CA.
- Colloquium begins 4 pm on Thursday, July 10