Thursday 26 January 2017

To all University of London philosophy research students:


The 14th London-Berkeley conference will be held on 5th and 6th May in Berkeley, California. We expect there to be four papers given by University of London research students in philosophy, with Berkeley respondents, and four papers given by Berkeley students with London respondents. The conference will be organised by the Philosophy department at the Berkeley in partnership with the Institute of Philosophy, University of London.

Flights to and from California will be arranged and funded by the Institute of Philosophy.  Accommodation during the conference will be arranged by Berkeley.

The management committee of the Institute has decided on the following procedure for selecting papers.

(1) Papers will be chosen by a competition, open to all University of London research students in philosophy.
(2) Papers must be no more than 6000 words in length.
(3) The closing date for submission of papers to your college graduate tutors is February 23rd
(4) Papers should submitted to the graduate tutors of each of London philosophy department
(5) Papers will be ranked by the departments, before being judged by the management committee of the Institute of Philosophy. The committee contains a representative of each of the London colleges with philosophy departments. The committee expects to reach a decision within one month of the deadline for submission of papers.
(7) The committee expects that students giving papers will come from different colleges. The distribution of papers and respondents between the colleges will be decided by the committee.
(8) Runners-up will be selected to give responses to the Berkeley students. The choice of respondents will be determined by a number of factors, including the student's research area and the student's performance in, and contribution to London graduate conferences over the years. Hence the choice of respondent will not be blind.

These rules will be strictly adhered to and no exceptions will be made.

Best wishes,
Barry C Smith

Prof Barry C Smith
Director, Institute of Philosophy
School of Advanced Study
University of London