AAP Newsletter March 2022

2022 AAP Conference


Early Bird Registrations Open & Call for Abstracts

Postgraduate Presentation Prize – Call for Entries

Alan Saunders Lecture

Inaugural HASS Congress 2022 – AAP event

APPC – Call for bids

UPJA Volume 4.1 – Call for Papers & Referees

Academy news

Australian Academy of Law – Online event

Jobs & Scholarships

Associate Professor/Professor in Philosophy and Ethics – University of Tasmania

Postgraduate Research Top-Up Scholarship for Advancing Women in Philosophy – Australian National University

2022 AAP Conference Announcement

The AAP conference in 2022 will be held fully online. This decision has been jointly made by the AAP Conference Committee and ANU Conference organisers. We are all disappointed that we are unable to offer an in-person conference this year. Unfortunately, planning a COVID-safe in-person conference this year was not possible to do with confidence. We are pleased, though, to confidently plan for an exciting online conference from 28 June– 7 July.

I’d like to take this opportunity to warmly thank ANU for all the work they have put in so far, particularly the ANU Conference Organisers—Bronwyn Finnigan (Lead Organiser), Brian Hedden and Claire Benn. Bronwyn, Brian and Claire have approached the local aspects of conference planning with enthusiasm, optimism, generosity, and flexibility. We hope to see the Conference back in Canberra in the not-too-distant future. 

Several factors were involved in the decision not to offer an in-person conference this year. The quickly changing nature of the pandemic, the varied political responses to it, different tolerances to the associated risks by members, and the evolving nature of government and university-level policies and procedures all made planning too difficult this year.  

We are committed to developing procedures around pandemic planning for the 2023 conference which will be hosted by Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. A survey will be sent to all AAP members following the conference which will include questions about specific concerns you may have about an in-person conference. In 2023 we will attempt to accommodate as much as possible specific concerns. Although, we do hope by 2023 we have come through the pandemic.

I’m sure many will be disappointed by this news, the opportunity to catch up and do philosophy face to face is sorely missed. No doubt, there will also be some who are relieved. No matter our view, I hope you will engage in the online conference with gusto. The AAP Conference Committee will now take over planning the 2022 online conference, on the back of last year’s success I’m confident it will be a great conference.

Stuart Brock, AAP CEO


Early Bird Registration & Abstract Submission

Early Bird Registration & Abstract Submission for papers, panel sessions, including author meets critics, and posters is now open through the conference website HERE

Conference Dates:

28 - 30 June & 5 - 7 July 2022

Key dates: 

Abstract Submission:    Tuesday 24 May 2022 8.00pm AEST

Early Bird Registration: Tuesday 31 May 2022 8.00pm AEST



Professor John Sutton - Macquarie University

Professor Gillian Russell - Australian Catholic University

Dr Monima Chadha - Monash University

Dr Bryan Mukandi - University of Queensland

The Presidential Address will be delivered by Dirk Baltzly.

Further information HERE 

Postgraduate Presentation Prize - Call for Entries 

The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) awards a monetary prize for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the annual July conference. This prize is offered to encourage postgraduates to present at the AAP Conference, and to recognise the philosophical contributions from excellent Australasian postgraduate students.
Applicants must submit a full paper, prepared for blind review, of between 3000-5000 words (incl. references)

Further information and entry form available HERE

Deadline: Tuesday 17 May 2022 8.00pm AEST

Alan Saunders Lecture

The 2022 Alan Saunders Lecture will be presented by Dr Bryan Mukandi on the topic ‘Normal and the white fantastic’. The lecture will be chaired by David Rutledge (The Philosopher's Zone, ABC). 

This free, ticketed event will be held alongside the AAP Conference and will be live streamed.

Further information HERE 

Inaugural HASS Congress 2022 – AAP event

CHASS is holding the inaugural Congress of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Melbourne in and around the week of November 27-December 2, 2022. The AAP is planning to offer a two event on the theme - Australasian Philosophy: Reflecting on the Past. This event will open our 2023 Centenary celebrations. Please email: centenary@aap.org.au   by 25 March 2022 if you have any ideas about papers or sub-themes you would like covered by the event. 

Further information HERE 

APPC – Call for conference bids

The AAP Postgraduate Committee is welcoming proposals from postgraduate
students from any institution in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore with
postgraduate philosophy programs to organise and host the 2022 Australasian
Philosophy Postgraduate Conference (APPC). Information about what hosting
involves and advice about hosting can be found in the APPC Hosting
Guide/Advice HERE
Bids close on May 1st 2022.
Please contact the current committee convener, Brigitte Everett, for more
information and to submit a bid: 

postgraduates@aap.org.au or aap.postgrad@gmail.com

UPJA Call for Papers and Call for Referees

The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Australasia (UPJA) has opened the call for papers and referees for the next issue, Volume 4, Issue 1, and are accepting both original articles and critical reply pieces to previously published UPJA papers.

UJPA are also seeking referee applications from interested undergraduate and postgraduate students or recent graduates worldwide. Referees will be asked to make comments on papers, suggest revisions to the author, and return an evaluation to the editors. No prior refereeing experience is needed and guidelines will be provided. 

Call for referees closes: 7 March 2022
Call for papers closes: 14 March 2022

Further information: upja.online

Academy News

Australian Academy of Law (AAL) – ‘The Internet of Things’

‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT) hosted by the Australian Academy of Law (AAL). An expert panel will discuss the challenges and potential solutions for the effective legal regulation of IoT.  Chaired by The Hon Pamela Tate SC. Speakers: Professor Jeannie Paterson, Professor Lee A Bygrave and Dr Simon Coghlan.

Date: Thursday 24 March 2022, 6.00 - 7.15pm AEDT

Location: Online & Court No. 1, Federal Court 305 William St, Melbourne (restrictions permitting) and Online

This is a free event and the link will be provided prior.

Registration:  www.academyoflaw.org.au/events

Jobs & Scholarships

Associate Professor/Professor in Philosophy and Ethics - University of Tasmania

Applications close Sunday 11:55pm 13 March 2022.

Full details can be found HERE

Postgraduate Research Top-Up Scholarship for Advancing Women in Philosophy - Australian National University

The School of Philosophy is offering a supplementary stipend scholarship ($7,500 p.a.) to an outstanding woman commencing PhD studies in the School.

No separate application is required as all eligible students will be automatically considered. The beneficiary will be announced during the second semester, having commenced their studies at any point over the year prior.

For information about the PhD program in the School of Philosophy and how to apply, please consult philosophy.cass.anu.edu.au/phd-program

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