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124 submissions received!

We are thrilled to announce that we have received 124 abstracts! We are really happy to see so many of you willing to come to Utrecht to share with your peers your interests in philosophy.

Since we want to have as many of you as possible, we are currently trying to secure two more lecture rooms from the university. In this way we can increase by two the amount of papers accepted. The idea would thus be to have two parallel sessions in both days. We are aiming at having around ten talks in each room each day.

Talking about days: due to the amount of papers received we are forced to change one date: the conference, instead of taking place Friday & Saturday will take place Thursday 12th & Friday 13th of May.

We have started the process of blind peer revision. Due to the amount of abstracts received together with other practicalities that we need to arrange, we will send the notifications of acceptance on March 31, 2022.

More information will soon follow,

We look forward to have you in beautiful Utrecht in May!


Call for Papers

The graduate students of Utrecht University are delighted to announce their first student-run graduate conference. For this occasion, we invite submissions for presentation at the 2022 Utrecht Philosophy Graduate Conference, to be held the 13th and 14th of May 2022 at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The two-day —and, hopefully, in person— conference will be entirely devoted to the presentation of graduate students’ research papers. The main objective of this conference is to serve as a venue for young scholars to come together and discuss their philosophical research interests.
We welcome submissions suitable for 20 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A from graduate students—i.e., MA students, PhD candidates & recent PhD graduates— in any area of philosophy. Together with an abstract, authors are encouraged to submit either a draft or a full paper version of the presentation. A selection of these will be published in Junctions, Utrecht University’s graduate journal of the Humanities (

Abstract submission guidelines:
Please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words (excl. references) to The abstract should be in either .docx or .pdf format, and should be anonymized. We accept submissions in any field of philosophy, but especially welcome pieces engaging in philosophy outside the canon (for example, decolonial and feminist philosophy). Authors should also include the following information in the body of the email: name, institutional affiliation, level of studies (or PhD), title of the presentation, and its philosophical area.
Since we want to promote dialogue and the exchange of ideas, we also welcome co-authored abstracts with up to a maximum of three co-authors.
We accept one abstract per author/group of authors.

The deadline for the abstract is February 28, 2022.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent on March 20, 2022.

Paper submission guidelines:
Authors are kindly welcomed to submit to the same e-mail address a full paper which will be considered for publication in Junctions. Papers should be between 4000 and 6000 words in length (excl. references) and adequately prepared for double-blind peer-review. Please omit references to the author in manuscripts to ensure anonymous reviews.
As the conference is thought of as a way of getting feedback and work on the paper, the deadline for submission will be two weeks after the conference, i. e., May 27, 2022. After double-blind reviewing, accepted articles will undergo a revision process which will conclude with the publication of the journal issue.
Papers can be co-authored. A maximum of 3 authors is allowed.
The deadline for the full paper is May 27, 2022.

There are no registration fees. Furthermore, our current intention, pending COVID-19 regulations, is to host the conference on campus. We are also planning on hosting a conference dinner and a social night. More information on these subjects will be made available shortly after the notifications of acceptance are sent out. For more information, please contact us at