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  • 02 Dec 2011 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Steering Committee (APPC) is now welcoming all proposals to organize and host the 2012 Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference.

    The APPC provides the opportunity for postgraduate students studying all over Australasia to present their work, debate their ideas, and meet others in their field around our region.

    For over two decades, we have sought to provide postgraduate attendees with programming suited to their needs, including public forums and a publishing workshop with the editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Recent conferences have been in Christchurch, Sydney and Melbourne, and we welcome bids from anywhere in NZ, Australia and Singapore that teaches postgraduate Philosophy.

    A comprehensive guide to hosting the APPC is attached (or can be sent upon request), and we are happy to assist organisers with any questions that they might have.

    Bids close on January 15th, with the successful bidder notified by January 30th.

    Successful bids will likely contain a budget, details of local facilities, a basic plan for accommodation, and a conference timeline. Further details concerning bid evaluation criteria are available upon request. Bidders are encouraged to be both realistic and creative with their bids!

    If you are interested in hosting the 2012 conference, or would like further information, then please feel free to contact me at


    Michael Couch

    AAP Postgraduate Committee Chair
  • 26 Aug 2011 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Victoria Foundation has launched a fundraising appeal to establish an annual Maurice Goldsmith Lecture in Philosophy, in honour of our former colleague and past Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. The Foundation has secured a little over NZ$50,000; to establish the Lecture we need a minimum total of NZ$100,000. If you're interested in donating, please go to and click on the "Goldsmith Appeal" button. Thanks!

    Ken Perszyk
    Head of School
    History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations
  • 21 Jul 2011 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Jeff Speaks, John A. O'Brien Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Notre Dame, IN, was awarded the AJP Best Paper Award (Volume 88) for his paper, 'Epistemic Two-Dimensionalism and the Epistemic Argument' Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol 88, 2011, Issue 1, pp. 59 78. more>>
  • 18 Jul 2011 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Associate Professor Peter Slezak from the School of History and Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, was awarded the AAP Media Prize in 2011 for the pivotal role that he played in the production of the Compass program, The Trials of Galileo, which appeared on the ABC in May 2010. In this program the trial of Galileo at the hands of the Roman Catholic Inquisition is re-examined. more>>
  • 18 Jul 2011 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    At the AGM, held on Wednesday 6th July, Professor Peter Anstey, from the University of Otago was elected President of the Association in 2011-12.

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