2018 Spring Postgraduate Conference

Life, Death, and Meaning
University of Aberdeen, March 27, 2018

This year’s postgraduate conference will explore the themes of life, death and meaning. We will consider meta-ethical questions of life and death, such as "What does it mean to be human?” in addition to grounded questions focused on the lives and deaths of particular people or concrete issues faced in contemporary society such as technology or immigration, for example.

Prof. Michael Banner (Cambridge) will give a plenary address on ‘Children and Commodification’ in addition to a diverse selection of postgraduate papers surrounding our theme.

Dr. Brian Brock (Aberdeen) and other members of the faculty at University of Aberdeen will be in attendance to provide feedback on postgraduate papers in addition to the students in attendance.

Call for Papers
We’re seeking papers which address questions and issues related to the theme. In addition to the questions specified above, we would also welcome papers from a range of other topics including: ecological ethics, bioethics, socio-economic ethics, disability ethics, sexual ethics, political ethics, other contemporary issues, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

To submit a proposal please visit http://www.ssce.org.uk/pg-conference-paper-proposal. Do note that you will have to log in to the website to submit your proposal. If you experience any difficulties with the online submission process, please email pg-convener@ssce.org.uk. The deadline for submission is February 7, 2018. 

Event Details
The conference will run from 9am - 4pm on Tuesday 27 March. Lunch, coffee & refreshments are included with registration fee of £20.

Note: Attendees also have the option to arrive early on Monday, 26 March to join the University of Aberdeen Theological Ethics Research Seminar where Michael Banner will be giving an additional paper, followed by discussion. This seminar will take place from 3-5pm.

A limited number of bursaries are available based on financial need. For more information, please email pg-convener@ssce.org.uk.

Register here by March 16th.

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