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The Spring 2017 edition of PhilonoUS, the University of Sheffield's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy and the annual Sheffield Undergraduate Philosophy conference are now accepting submissions.

The journal, set up and run by Sheffield undergraduate Philosophy students, aims to showcase some of the best undergraduate work from Sheffield, as well as other national and international undergraduate students.

The annual conference is a great chance for undergraduates to experience presenting one of their own papers to an interested group of peers.

Spring 2017

This year PhilonoUS: The Sheffield Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy and the Sheffield Undergraduate Philosophy Conference are combining the refereeing process so that authors need only submit once and will be considered for both the conference and journal unless they indicate otherwise within their email submission.

The conference will take place on 18 and 19 March 2017 in the Humanities Research Institute, HRI.


We welcome students from all philosophy departments, and we welcome submissions from students at all levels of study. The conference and journal are open to and aimed at all philosophy undergraduates, so please don't think that only final year students are experienced enough to give a talk or submit a paper, that really isn't the case.

Papers should be no more than 6000 words in length, but can relate to any area of Philosophy.

Submissions should be sent to

No identifying information should be present within the paper, but the body of your email should contain your name, contact email, University of study and year of study.

Deadline for submissions

Wednesday 1 February 2017 at noon

If your paper is under review elsewhere we cannot consider you for the journal, but we would still love to consider you for the conference.

Authors will be notified of decisions at least four weeks prior to the conference.

If your paper is selected for the conference you will be asked to give a talk and this can either be a shorter talk of 15-20 minutes or a longer one of 30 minutes. Please let us know your preference when submitting your paper/abstract. The talk will be followed by approximately 15 minutes of questions which will be an opportunity to explore your ideas further. Don't be put off by the length of time you will be asked to speak, it really isn't as daunting as it sounds and the event will be a friendly, encouraging and collaborative environment.

All further details regarding submissions, publication and purchasing a copy of the journal can be found on the PhilonoUS website.

More information on the conference including updates on our keynote speakers can be found on the conference webpage.

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