CfP: Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences 2021 – virtual conference

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SPHS call for papers for a virtual conference, to be held weekends of Sept 17 & 24. Deadline Apr 30.

SYNCHRONOUS Presentation
Weekends September 17 and 24

SPHS encourages the application of phenomenological methodology to specific investigations within the human and social sciences. You are invited to participate in our engagement of phenomenology with multidisciplinary approaches to the social and human sciences. We are looking for those who share our dedication to theoretical, methodical and practical examinations of the Life-World. We welcome submissions on all topics within the human and social sciences concerned with a reflective appreciation of the nature of experience. SPHS invites submissions for conference presentations that explore or apply qualitative approaches to the human and social sciences. Papers can engage any relevant aspect of the human sciences in general, and can focus on specific fields such as sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, geography, communication, history, ecology, religion, cultural studies, ethnic/race/gender studies, medical/health sciences, and education. Submissions on all topics are welcome, though we especially encourage papers that advance dialogue between philosophy and the human sciences, address the relation between theory and practice, focus on embodiment or present reflective investigations on the nature of experience in general. Papers should bear substantive relation to phenomenology, broadly conceived, or its kindred traditions. In addition to phenomenology, examples of methods and approaches relevant to the conference include existentialism, hermeneutics, critical theory, ethnography, ethnomethodology, semiotics, grounded theory, poststructuralism, and deconstruction.

Presentations may take the form of individual papers, panels, or workshops. If submitting an individual paper, final papers are preferred, but extended abstracts will be accepted as well. For panels, submit a proposal of less than 1500 words including individual abstracts, titles, and contact information for each presentation. For workshops, submit a full abstract of less than 500 words with a list of all participants and their contact information. To be considered all presentation proposals must include names, paper titles, and full contact information including emails, affiliations, and separate abstracts for all presenters. Keep submissions at a length appropriate for a presentation of 20 minutes. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their work. Please identify student proposals as such, indicating school, area of major study, and level (graduate or undergraduate). Submissions should be sent electronically as either a MS Word document or PDF file. For all submissions, please include a separate cover sheet with complete contact information, including email address, postal address, and telephone numbers. Authors whose submissions are provisionally accepted must become members of SPHS before acceptance is confirmed.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2021
Email submissions to [email protected]
Membership and registration at
Direct additional inquiries to SPHS Program Co-Chairs:
Johan Bodaski, [email protected]
Alexis Gros, [email protected] or [email protected]