The Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics at Trent University

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Oct.5 at 1 pm in the Gathering Space: "Trans in the 21st Century: Roots, Emergence, and Direction."

Sponsored by The Presidential Advisory Council on Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility and the Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CFP: Society for Analytical Feminism

Call for Papers & Save the Date
SAF Conference 2016

Analytical Feminism: Past, Present, & Future

University of Massachusetts Lowell
September 16th-18th 2016

The Society for Analytical Feminism invites submissions of long abstracts or panel proposals for a conference on the theme of Analytical Feminism: Past, Present, & Future.

We seek presentations that examine feminist topics by methods broadly construed as analytic, or that discuss the use of analytic philosophical methods as these are applied to feminist issues.  We welcome work that explores the relationships between feminist philosophy and intersectional questions of race, class, sexuality, and ability (among others).  

Authors of individual papers should submit an extended abstract (750-1000 words) accompanied by a bibliography, prepared for doubly anonymous review.  Panel proposals should be submitted by one author on behalf of all panelists and should include a paragraph proposing the panel that is accompanied by all of the extended abstracts; the panel proposal and all abstracts should be prepared for doubly anonymous review.  Reading time should be approximately 20 minutes for individual papers and 80 minutes for panels.

Please send questions and submit proposals to by May 15th 2016.  Include your name and preferred email address in the body of your email.  If you are proposing a panel, please include the names and preferred email addresses of all potential participants in the body of the email.

FPQ 1.2 online

The second issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly is online. It's free to authors and readers, as it should be.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

James Creery Memorial Prize Winner: Joshua Turk

The Department of Philosophy congratulates Joshua Turk on being awarded the James Creery Memorial Prize for his paper, "Free Will Is No Illusion: Why Hard Determinism Is Self-Defeating." Thanks to all the philosophers who contributed their papers to the competition! It was rewarding to review so many good essays. We're very proud of all the competitors.

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 11 deadline: Trent's Philosophy paper prize


The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the annual competition for the 

James Creery Memorial Prize

established in memory of James Harold Creery, a Trent student of Philosophy in 1972-74.  The prize is awarded annually for the best philosophical essay written by an undergraduate at Trent.  We ask that the essays be submitted in electronic form by attachment as a .doc or .docx file.  Submissions should be sent to:
creeryprize [at] gmail [dot] com

The deadline for consideration of your submitted paper is May 11, 2015. Late papers are not considered. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Humanities Symposium at Traill College April 13

Trent Humanities Week starts Monday, and all are welcome!

The symposium will showcase some of the exciting things coming out of the Humanities and include presentations on research and teaching from Trent faculty members, as well as a free speech discussion inspired by the Charlie Hebdo event in Paris earlier this year.

Event Details:
What: Humanities at Trent Symposium
When: Monday, April 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Bagnani Hall
Join us for presentations on:
My Research and Teaching by Michael Hickson, Caroline Durand, Liam Mitchell, and May Chazan
Free Speech: What is it? by Stephen Brown, Kate Norlock, and David Sheinin
A lunch reception will be provided at the Trend by BE Catering. Please RSVP to barbarahamilton at