Truman’s 2013 PHRE Conference invitation and call for papers

Truman’s 2013 PHRE Conference invitation and call for papers

Truman’s 2013 PHRE Conference invitation and call for papers

August 30, 2013

24th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy & Religion Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2013
9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Alumni Room, Student Union Building

Hosted by the Truman State University Department of Philosophy & Religion

Invitation and Call for Papers

We invite all undergraduate students who have a variety of philosophical and religious interests, from the novice to the maturing critical scholar, to submit papers to the Twenty-fourth Annual Truman State University Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference. We ask students to take the challenge of submitting their original work to the conference with the potential of sharing their thoughts with other interested intellectuals from different areas of the country and different areas of expertise.  The conference is extraordinary in that it places the undergraduate as a central focus and demands strongly that there is scholarly activity at the undergraduate level worthy of presentation and praise.

Papers from any area of philosophy and/or religion are welcome.  Papers should be no longer than thirty minutes reading time (approximately ten to fifteen pages), including time to respond to questions.  A review panel of Truman State University undergraduates will select the program.  Submissions should be sent to

Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference
Department of Philosophy & Religion
Truman State University
100 East Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501
(Attn: Dr. Murphy)

and must be postmarked by October 4, 2013.  Students may also send their submissions as email attachments to Dr. Murphy at this email address:

Authors should include their name, address, title of paper, telephone number, email address, and institution on a separate cover sheet, whether submitting hard copy or email attachment.

If a student’s paper is accepted, he or she will be notified by email, and we will require a 100-word abstract of the paper be sent as a confirmation of the student’s intention to present at the conference.  Please do not put identifying information on the paper anywhere other than the cover sheet.  Participants will be notified by October 21, 2013.

Kirksville is ninety miles north of Columbia, Missouri.  It is approximately three and one-half hours from St. Louis and Kansas City.  Hotel and travel information will be provided at the time of acceptance to the conference.  However, anyone who would simply like to attend may contact either the student organizer or faculty adviser for more information: Kara Boschert ( or Dr. David Murphy (660) 785-7246 (

The conference is free and open to the public; no registration is required.  Faculty members are welcome and encouraged to accompany their students to the conference.  We look forward to hearing from both the faculty and students as we prepare for an exciting conference.


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Truman State University

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