FINAL call for papers for the PSSA Conference, 12 – 14 January 2015
This is the final call for papers for the annual conference of the Philosophical
Society of Southern Africa. The conference will be hosted by the Department of
Media, Journalism and Philosophy at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
(South Africa) in Port Elizabeth. The date of the conference is Monday 12 –
Wednesday 14 January 2015. The conference has no theme, and papers in all areas
of philosophy are welcome. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should reach the
conference organisers by 31 October 2014.
Members of the PSSA and Philosophy departments in South Africa are kindly asked
to distribute this notification about the conference to anyone who may be interested in
attending or presenting.
The venue for the Conference is the Athenaeum, 7 Belmont Terrace, Central, Port
Elizabeth, South Africa (http://www.theathenaeum.co.za).
Please note that all accommodation arrangements are to be made by delegates
themselves. A bus will be arranged between a pick up point opposite the Humewood
Hotel (http://www.humewoodhotel.co.za) and the Athenaeum. If you require transport
to and from the conference venue, you should find accommodation at this hotel or in
one of the other hotels within easy walking distance. Please secure accommodation
early, since the conference takes place in holiday season. Transport to and from the
airport in Port Elizabeth should be arranged by the delegates themselves.
More detailed information and a list of further accommodation suggestions are
available on the NMMU conference website. Find the tab on the NMMU webpage
(http://philosophy.nmmu.ac.za). Please check for updates.
The registration fee for the conference is R650. This includes teas/coffees and lunches, but
does not include a formal conference dinner. Informal evening gatherings will be
arranged at beachfront venues within walking distance from the beachfront hotels. The
registration form will be available once notification of the acceptance of papers has been sent
out in November. Attendees are requested to pay the registration fee in advance as soon as
possible after November.
Confirmation of papers accepted for the conference will take place by 15 November
2014. If you require this information at an earlier date, please indicate this to the
The conference organisers are Andrea Hurst and Karen du Plessis, email:
As in the past, participants of the conference will be able to send their presentations
for possible inclusion in a special number of the South African Journal of Philosophy.
Please note that submissions must be made online at http://rsph.edmgr.com/When
you are asked to select a section/category please select the option ‘conference’ if you
wish your paper to be considered for the 2015 conference edition.
Prof Andrea Hurst
Associate Professor (Philosophy)
Department of Journalism, Media and Philosophy
Room 0413, Fourth Floor, Main Building
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: 041 504 4848 (direct)
Tel: 041 504 2871 (School Secretary)
Fax: 041 504 2229