The Association for Political Theory invites proposals for its fourth annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Bloomington, Indiana. The Association for Political Theory is a national interdisciplinary organization devoted to supporting political theory and political philosophy. The APT Conference aims to provide a collegial setting in which scholars of all ranks and from all types of institutions and theoretical approaches come to know one another through discussions of their respective works.
The Association welcomes paper submissions from all approaches to and on all topics in political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, and the teaching of political theory. Applicants should feel free to propose and describe their preferred panel type (traditional, roundtable, or other); we especially encourage innovative format suggestions. Paper proposals from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are welcome. Faculty-level individuals interested in serving as chairs or commentators are encouraged to apply.
Individuals considering submission of whole or partial panel proposals should visit the APT Gateway website to review the Program Committee's guidelines on panel formation; please be advised that, because of the relatively small size of the conference and our goal of encouraging significant interaction among participants from all levels of the profession, the Association tends to accept very few whole panel proposals and reserves the right to alter panels in order to construct a strong overall program. Nevertheless, for this year's conference, we are especially interested to receive proposals—including those for individual papers, panels, roundtables, or other non-traditional formats—on pedagogical issues facing political theorists, as well as on publishing within the field.
Applicants should be aware that space limitations may restrict the number of proposals accepted. For the 2005 conference, over 200 proposals were submitted, with about 90 accepted. For more information on the Association and the conference, please visit the APT Gateway website or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLYING TO PARTICIPATE
To submit a proposal, suggest a roundtable, or volunteer to serve as a chair or discussant, please visit the APT Gateway website and use the on-line conference proposal form. Click on the APT CONFERENCES link for that form, as well as for general information on the 2006 conference. Applicants should submit abstracts of 300-500 words, using the on-line form, no later than February 15, 2006. Faculty-level individuals are also encouraged use the form to volunteer to serve as chairs or discussants. All prospective participants must submit copies of their CVs, which can be attached to the submission form.
A preliminary conference program will be completed in April 2006.
PARTICIPATING IN THE CONFERENCE - PRE-CIRCULATION REQUIREMENT
Applicants should note that the Program Committee requires all accepted participants to submit their completed papers no later than Monday, October 16, 2006 to a password-protected archive on the APT website. Papers will then be available to all APT members. Registered conference participants will need to join APT in order to receive a password enabling them to access the archive. Failure to submit a complete paper by October 16th will lead to removal from the program.
Interested faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars can join APT by completing the on-line membership form at the Association's website. Membership is free.
SUMMARY OF DATES
February 15, 2006: Proposals due
April 2006: Notification of acceptance/preliminary program completed ,br>
October 16, 2006: Deadline to submit papers for pre-circulation at the APT website
November 3-5, 2006 The APT Conference 2006 at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN
The APT Gateway: http://organizations.oneonta.edu/apt/
If you have any questions, or have trouble submitting your proposal via the website, please contact the Program Committee co-chairs:
Elizabeth Markovits email@example.com
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