The Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics at Trent University

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Summer Study in Rome

Students, I've double-checked with the organizers and they do accept Canadian applications:

We have a few spots open in the Summer 2014 session of the Critical Studies on Food in Italy (CSFI) program in Rome, Italy. Please forward this information to any students that may potentially be interested in sending a pre-application form by JANUARY 31, 2014.
You will find more details below.
Brief description of the program
DURATION: 5-WEEK Full Immersion Summer Program
WHEN: 19 MAY 2014 – 21 JUNE 2014
The program is open to all majors, University of Massachusetts Amherst and non-University of Massachusetts Amherst students.
Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits) COURSE:
Food media, communication and trends (3 credits) COURSE
Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits) COURSE
Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) COURSE and Intensive Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 126 (6 credits)* COURSE
Italian Lexicon for Food Studies (3 credits) COURSE
For more information about the program, tuition and cost of the program, please visit:
Scholarships are available. To be eligible, students must apply by January 31, 2014. For more details and information on how to apply, please contact Gustolab Institute Director Sonia Massari at
 sonia.massari at
For more information about the program and a Pre-Application Selection form, please write to
 info at
Salem Paulos
for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Program on Food and Culture

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CFP: Trent Philosophy Society Student Symposium

Deadline approaches! 4pm on Friday, January 31st, 2014.

Trent Philosophy Society Student Symposium

The Trent Philosophy Society is pleased to announce that the annual Student Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 1st, 2014.  The Symposium is a longstanding tradition of the Philosophy Department.  Its purpose is to support and encourage the intellectual contributions of philosophy students at Trent by showcasing students’ original work.

This is a call for papers to be considered for presentation at this year’s Symposium.  You are encouraged to submit a paper that you would like to present to an audience of your peers.  Typically, students participating in this event present versions of term papers or research projects.  However, submissions need not have been previously submitted for credit—works in progress will be considered too. 

Please consider submitting any paper that you think is suitable for presentation—especially a paper that presents ideas you find interesting and is likely to promote discussion.  To allow time for discussion, each presentation will be limited to 20 minutes.  This means that papers submitted for consideration should contain no more than 2500 words.

Papers are to be submitted to Professor Michael Hickson (Lady Eaton College, N119).  This can be done by leaving your paper with Kathy Fife in the Department’s office (Lady Eaton College, S.118), or by emailing the paper directly to Professor Hickson (michaelhickson at trentu dot ca). 

To be considered for presentation at this year’s Symposium, papers should be submitted on or before 4pm on Friday, January 31st, 2014.

Please include a separate title page with your paper.  The title page should make clear that the submission is to be considered for presentation at the Student Symposium.  The title page should also indicate the title of the paper, your name and your contact information (especially your email address).

Submissions will be reviewed by the Faculty of the Department of Philosophy.  Authors will be notified by email whether their papers have been accepted for presentation.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Hickson (michaelhickson at trentu dot ca). 

On behalf of the Trent Philosophy Society,



Friday, January 3, 2014

Students: Midsouth deadline JANUARY 15

Call for Papers: Midsouth Undergraduate Conference in Memphis!  If any student of mine gets accepted to this and doesn't make a side trip to Graceland, I will be really, really disappointed in you. But very proud.  But very disappointed.

Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2014


The Memphis Undergraduate Philosophy Circle announces the continuation of the annual undergraduate conference. Keeping with the vast tradition of Philosophy, we accept papers on all topics, new traditions and old. Given the broad field of topics, we encourage everyone who participates to have an open mind and a desire to learn about the ideas and interests of fellow undergrad philosophers.
The undergraduate conference will be held at Rhodes College in conjunction with the Midsouth Philosophy Conference, giving undergraduates the opportunity to participate in the larger philosophical community.
Conference Style
Papers selected for presentation by the conference committee may be read aloud, paraphrased, or otherwise presented with or without the use of aids (PowerPoint, whiteboard, etc.). Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes, in order to give adequate time for questions and discussions.
Submission Guidelines
Papers should:
(1) be 3000 words or under
(2) include a cover letter stating the author's name, institution, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
Please send emails to the faculty advisor, Hoke Robinson. hrobinsn at memphis dot edu