CfP: Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy SOPhiA 2021 (University of Salzburg, September 9-11, 2021, Deadline: May 1, 2021)

Submitted by Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla (DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf)


CALL FOR PAPERS (Salzburg, deadline: May 1, 2021)

Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2021
September 9 – 11, 2021
Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria

SOPhiA 2021 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in touch with prospective and well-established philosophers. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations, there will also be affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Marian David (University of Graz)
  • Herlinde Pauer-Studer (University of Vienna)
  • Markus Schrenk (University of Duesseldorf)


  • Scientific Impartiality and Marginalized Groups (Organisation: Sophie Nagler (Oxford, MCMP) & Hannah Pillin (LSE, MCMP) & Deniz Sarikaya (Hamburg))
  • Moral and Scientific Expertise (Organisation: Alexander Christian, Julia Mirkin (Duesseldorf))
  • Social Ontology (Organisation: Thorben Peterson (Bremen))
  • Realities of Free Will (Organisation: Maria Sekatskaya (Duesseldorf))

Call for papers:
Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract prepared for double-blind review. We are committed to fostering diversity and equality in our programs. Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 2.000 characters. All submissions should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length (plus 10 minutes discussion). Please submit your abstract with a biographical note and a short CV attached in a separate document at until May 1, 2021. Attendees are asked to register at the same site before the conference. Note that authors may appear as co-authors on multiple submissions, but not more often than once as first author/presenter.

Additional information concerning COVID-19:
At the moment, we are planning the conference as a physical event. If it will be possible to hold the conference as a physical event in September 2021, the conference will conform to the COVID-19 safety measures for public events according to recent standards at that time. The organising committee reserves the right to hold the conference as a mixed or online event if need be. Authors of accepted contributions will be updated and informed in time about the status of the conference.

SOPhiA best paper award:
Contributors are also invited to submit a full paper (from 4.000 up to 8.000 words) not including any author or affiliation information. A selection of full papers will be published in KRITERION — Journal of Philosophy. The best contribution will also be awarded with 250 EUR at SOPhiA 2021. Please prepare your full paper according to the guidelines available at and submit it via e-mail (subject line: SOPhiA 2021) to Please note that only full papers in English submitted before the general deadline (May 1, 2021) can be considered for the SOPhiA best paper award and that contributors are not allowed to be first or co-author of more than one paper submitted for the SOPhiA best paper award.

Submission deadline: May 1, 2021
Notification deadline: June 1, 2021