2017 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference: Call for Papers

This year, the annual Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference will be held at the University of Queensland. The 2017 conference is being organised by members of the APPC Committee from the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

The conference organisers welcome all postgraduate students from across Australasia, and wish to express a strong commitment to supporting diversity in philosophy. Additionally, we invite students from outside of philosophy, provided their abstracts and papers have a clear philosophical focus. While the conference is aimed at Australasian philosophy postgraduates, we also welcome students from outside of Australasia. It should be noted that travel funding is very limited so students from outside Australasia ought not rely on APPC travel bursaries to fund their attendance.

Venue: University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland

Date: 24th – 26th November 2017

Enquiries: 2017appc@gmail.com


The Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference 2017 will be held at the University of Queensland in Brisbane from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th November 2017, with a public plenary on the Friday.


The University of Queensland APPC Committee invites postgraduate students from all Australasian Universities to submit abstracts on any philosophical topic up to a maximum of 200 words. Each presenter will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation, with 20 minute window for questions. If you require a longer timeslot, please indicate this in your submission. Submissions are via email and can be sent to 2017appc@gmail.com. Papers will be organised into streams once received.

Travel Funding

Travel bursaries are available to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for postgraduate students who wish to attend the conference. Preference will be given to those who have little to no access to funding and to those who are furthest away from Queensland. Please apply for travel funding by filling out the online Google form


Registration is open to all postgraduate students. There will be a registration fee for catering purposes, which will be less than $20 and will be invoiced after acceptance of abstracts.

Workshops and Keynotes

Keynotes are to be announced closer to the time. UniQUEST will host a workshop on Research Commercialization and there will also be a panel on Interdisciplinary Engagement with Adam La Caze, Marguerite La Caze, Ted Shear, and Peter Evans.


For general enquiries relating to the conference, please contact 2017appc@gmail.com.

Abstract Submission

The final due date for abstract submissions is the 10th September.