AAP Newsletter June 2021

  • Conference 2021 
  • AGM 2021
  • Annette Baier Prize – 2020 shortlist & 2021 shortlist
  • Postgraduate Presentation Prize – 2021 shortlist
  • Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference – call for papers

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Commencing next week, the 2021 AAP Conference will be held online - from 6 - 15 July 2021. For between A$15 and A$70 depending on the category, members can drop into whatever sessions they want online over this two-week period.  

We have an exciting program, featuring over 150 presentations from Australasian and International scholars over wide-ranging areas in philosophy, in addition to our line up of keynote speakers: Jenann Ismael (Columbia University), Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington), Michelle Kosch (Cornell), Lewis Gordon (UCONN-Storrs), Peter Godfrey-Smith (University of Sydney) and Kate Manne (Cornell). There is also a panel on ‘Hate and misogyny online’ featuring Filipa Melo Lopes, Louise Richardson-Self and Tracy Llenara following Kate Mann’s keynote.

The Presidential Address will be given by Neil Levy on the topic “Do your own research!” and this year's Alan Saunders Lecture, held in conjunction with the ABC, will be given by Stephen Gardiner. As in previous years we offer the Postgraduate Presentation Prize for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student (see the shortlist below) and this year an Undergraduate Poster Prize for the best poster presented by an Undergraduate student. 

Special sessions will be offered on online teaching and alternative academic careers, as well as a dedicated session for undergraduate students with keynote speaker Peter Godfrey-Smith. 

Registrations are still OPEN through the conference website. Further information about the conference, including the full list of speakers, program, sessions and registration, can be found here: 


Please join us!

Nick Munn and Joe Ulatowski

   2021 Keynotes   

Register for 2021 AAP Conference here


   Alan Saunders Lecture    

Stephen Gardiner

Climate Crisis & Institutional Denialism:

Is it Time for a Global Constitutional Convention for the Young & Other Future Generations?

   AGM 2021   

The 2021 AAP AGM will be held on Sunday 4 July 2:00 - 3:30pm AEST.

Like last year, in response to COVID-19 restrictions, the AGM will be held online by zoom videoconference. The agenda and papers can be accessed via the members site here:


A notice of the meeting and call for nominations was sent to members on 26 May. A further notice, including a RSVP was sent to members on 22 June and 29 June. If you would like to attend the meeting, check your inbox and RSVP by Friday 2 July. You will then receive an email with the videoconference details.

Any questions can be directed to the Executive Officer: ElizaGoddard@aap.org.au

   Annette Baier Prize   2020 & 2021   

In recognition of the impact of the work of Annette Baier, the AAP offers an annual monetary prize for an outstanding philosophical paper or book chapter published by an Australasian woman during the previous calendar year. This year, we will be announcing recipients of both the 2020 and 2021 Annette Baier Prize.

Winners will be announced by the AAP’s Patron, The Honourable Pamela Tate, prior to the AAP 2021 Presidential Address. The 2020 shortlist was previously announced  and published on our web page here:


The Shortlist for 2021 is:

Mellissa MerrittUniversity of New South Wales. 'Nature, corruption, and freedom: Stoic ethics in Kant's Religion, European Journal of Philosophy’. European Journal of Philosophy, 29: 3-24

Glenda Lucilia Satne - University of Wollongong. ‘Practical knowledge and shared agency: pluralizing the Anscombean view’. Inquiry.

Jessica Whyte - University of New South Wales. ‘Calculation and Conflict’. South Atlantic Quarterly, 119 (1):31-51.

More information about the prize, including further information about the 2020 and 2021 shortlists, can be found here: 


   Postgraduate Presentation Prize   

2021 Shortlist

Each year, the AAP awards a monetary prize for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the annual conference. This prize is offered to encourage postgraduates to present at the Conference, and to recognise the philosophical contributions from excellent Australasian postgraduate students. The shortlist for 2021 is:

Mitchell Barrington - Australian Catholic University - ‘Ignoring the Improbable’

Riley Harris - University of Adelaide - ‘Weak Comparability’

Madeleine Shield - University of Queensland - ‘Can we Force Someone to Feel Shame?’

Brandon Yip - Australian National University - The Social-ideal Account of Shame

Shortlisted candidates will present their paper during the first week of the 2021 Conference.

The winner will be announced at the conference closing session at the conclusion of the conference on Thursday July 15.

Further information about the prize, including the paper abstracts, can be found here:


Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conferences – Call for papers

The APPC conference 2021 will be held online, hosted by University of Wollongong 20 - 21 November.

Organising committee: Lucia C. Neco; Jimmy Lewis-Martin; Megan Frances Moss; Danny Wardle

Further information and the call for papers can be accessed here:


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