The SPPA holds an annual graduate conference, usually in the summer term or semester block. The conferences start with a keynote speech. Papers are invited from all current postgraduate students, within and without Scotland, researching philosophy or related subjects.
In addition, the SPPA aims to hold two seminar days per year, usually in the autumn and spring terms or semester blocks. Seminar days are more informal events, with papers and responses from current postgraduate students at Scottish universities. The purpose of these days is to give all philosophy research students at Scottish universities, at some stage of their research, the opportunity to talk about their work to their peers in other departments.
Calls for papers for SPPA events are published on this site and on the SPPA mailing list, and published more widely (eg on Philos-L) where appropriate.
We endeavour to hold our events in each of the Scottish universities in turn, and are grateful for the generous support that the SPPA has received from their philosophy departments since our foundation. We also gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support for our events from the Scots Philosophical Club (SPC).
The Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Perceptual Experience will be held in Glasgow on 8 October 2005.
The 9th Annual Oxford Philosophy Conference will be held on 5-6 November this year.
The next SPPA seminar day will probably be held in the autumn, though no details have yet been finalized. More details will be published here as they become available.
To find out about forthcoming conferences, lectures and seminars in Scotland, please see the Scots Philosophical Club (SPC) calendar of forthcoming events.
Programmes of past events can be accessed below. You can also browse the proceedings of most events since winter 2003, including abstracts. In future, we also plan to publish the full texts of papers given.
The SPPA plans to publish proceedings of its conferences and seminar days. To date, only abstracts of talks from the Mind2005 Graduate Conference, the three seminar days and the 2003 winter conference are available, but in future we hope to also publish full texts of papers given.
Note: because of the time lag between our updating these pages and Google updating their database, the very latest changes and additions to the abstracts may not show up in your search results. Note that, unless you check the "Search SPPA website" option, ONLY the SPPA abstracts will be searched.
If you have given a paper at an SPPA event in the past, we would like to put a copy of your abstract, if we don't already have it, and your paper on this site. Abstracts will be published in HTML (so that they are searchable) and full papers in .pdf format. If you are happy for us to publish your paper on this site, please send a copy of it and/or its abstract in .doc format to the SPPA webmaster, saying in the text of your email at which event it was presented. Thank you.
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