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Deadline: February 5, 2018
Date: October 18-20, 2018
Location: Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (Haverford and Bryn Mawr, PA)

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and ABD graduate students for its annual conference to be held October 18-20, 2018, at the campuses of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. It will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. Faculty members are also encouraged to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

Some APT panels are workshop panels. These will consist of three presenters and a chair; but instead of a traditional discussant, the panelists and pre-registered audience members will read all papers and prepare written comments for the presenters by the beginning of the conference. At the conference, participants will spend approximately 30 minutes workshopping each of the papers. Please indicate on your proposal form if you would your proposal to be considered for a workshop panel, and that you would be willing to fulfill the commitments it requires. These panels will be designated only after the PC has evaluated the proposals.

How to Apply:

(1) Proposers must be members of the Association (membership is free). If you are not yet a member, please submit an application at by February 1, 2018.

(2) Abstracts of 300-400 words are due by midnight PST on Monday, February 5, 2018 at: (you must log on to submit). Each participant may submit one proposal and may be a co-author on one proposal submitted by someone else. The APT conference does not accept full panel or roundtable proposals.

Chairs/Discussants: If you are proposing a paper and wish to participate as a chair and/or discussant on another panel, please indicate your areas of expertise in the relevant box on the proposal form. If you are willing to participate as a chair and/or discussant without making a paper proposal, please fill out the form available at: Chairs and discussants must have a Ph.D.

Questions: For questions about the program or proposal guidelines, please contact one of the Program Committee Co-Chairs, Onur Ulas Ince ( and Ella Myers ( If you have any difficulties submitting a proposal, please contact the APT webmaster at To learn more about the Association and its annual conference please visit the APT website at  To see this CFP online, go to



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