2019 Annual Conference, October 31 - November 2
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center
Host Institution: Duquesne University

Registration open (see below)

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Registration - You can easly register with your credit card or PayPal account.  You may also pay with a check or money order payable in US dollars, directly to the attention of SPHS Treasurer Lenore Langsdorf (address below).

Conference Fee
Email address


Lenore Langsdorf, SPHS Treasurer
155 J-J Lane
Center Point TX 78010


Contents of Submissions
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 praxis, focus on embodiment or present reflective investigations of 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. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their work.

Forms of Submissions
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 total including individual abstracts, titles and contact information, for each presentation. For workshops submit a full abstract of the panel 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 academic affiliations. Keep submissions at a length appropriate for a presentation of about 20 minutes. Please identify student proposals as such, indicating school, area of major study, 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. Also, indicate what, if any, audio visual or electronic equipment you desire on the cover sheet. Authors whose submissions are provisionally accepted must become members of SPHS before acceptance is confirmed.

See our website for information on registration and membership:

Johan Bodaski, SPHS Program Co-Chair
University of Pittsburgh
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Jochen Dreher, SPHS Program Co-Chair
Universit├Ąt Konstanz
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Submission Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2019
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