Daniel Carranza (U Chicago)
"Incipience: Goethe's Animal Aesthetics as a Solution to Schillerian Paradoxes"​

Gunnar Hindrichs (U Basel)

"The Unity of Nature"

Michael House (U South Carolina)

"That Microcosm of Folly:
Getting it Wrong in Goethe's Faust"​





Daniel Carranza (UChicago)​


Alexis Briley (Colgate):
Title: The 
mechane of the ancients: Hölderlin's Translations of Sophocles

Chenxi Tang (Berkeley):
Title: German Classical Tragedy in Legal History


Keynote Speakers

Eckart Förster (Johns Hopkins)
Paul Franks (Yale)

(2) 2018 Eastern APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics


Kant's Theory of Normativity: Exploring the Space of Reason


Konstantin Pollok (U South Carolina)


Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown)

​Alexandra Newton (U Illinois–UC)

Submitted papers will be selected via a strict double-blind review process and will be considered for the following awards:

(1) SGIR Faculty Paper of the Year
(2) SGIR Graduate Paper of the Year 
(3) NAKS Markus Herz Prize for graduate students.

(1) 2018 Pacific APA, SGIR Session on Skepticism

Speakers: TBA

Invited Speakers

Henry Allison (UC San Diego)

Karin de Boer (KU Leuven)

Angela Breitenbach (Cambridge)
Emily Carson (McGill)

Anja Jauernig (New York U)
​Allen Wood (Indiana U)

2016 SGIR Conference on the Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism

The inaugural conference of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism took place at the University of Chicago on October 1-2, 2016 and was hosted by the Germanic Studies Department. The theme for the conference was “The Role of the Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism.” The full program can be downloaded here:
Keynote Speakers:

Johannes Haag (Potsdam)
Jane Kneller (Colorado State)

Invited Speakers:
Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame)
Elizabeth Millán (DePaul)
Anne Pollok (U. South Carolina)
Allen Speight (Boston U)
​Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern)

2018 SGIR Conference on ​"Conceptions of Life in German Idealism and Romanticism"

December 2018 – University of Sydney, Australia

Keynote Speakers:

Frederick Beiser (Syracuse)
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple)

Invited Speakers:


Please use the form to the right to register for the conference:

The conference registration fee is payable on arrival:


$10/grad students

Free/Stanford faculty & students

To be held at the ​GSA’s 42nd Annual Conference

"The Tragic Around 1800"

(1) 2018 Eastern APA, SGIR Session on Systematicity


Melissa Zinkin (Binghamton U)

Jere Surber (U Denver)


Janum Sethi (U Michigan)​​​​


2018 SGIR Sessions at the Central

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Meghant Sudan

2019 SGIR Joint Conference with the Hegel Society of Great Britain

September 2019 – Oxford University, UK

Keynote Speakers:


Invited Speakers:

(1) 2018 Central APA, SGIR Session on

Conceptions of Matter and Form ​​


​Anastasia Artemyev Berg (Cambridge University)

Matthias Hasse (University of Chicago)


Jennifer Ryan Lockhart (Auburn University)​​

2017 Eastern American Philosophical Association​​ SGIR Session on Goethe

Thursday, January 5th, 12-2 pm – Baltimore, MD

2018 SGIR Session at the

German Studies Association

(2) 2018 Pacific APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics

Herder's Hermeneutics: History Poetry, Enlightenment


Kristin Gjesdal (Temple)


Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame)

​Anne Pollok (U South Carolina)

North American Kant Society                             Society for German Idealism and Romanticism

2017 SGIR-NAKS Joint Conference

14 & 15 of October 2017 – Department of Philosophy, Stanford University

​​You can download the conference program here: ​


 Meghant Sudan

Past SGIR Conferences

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Eastern

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Gerad Gentry

Attention: Because the 2017 NAKS-SGIR conference dates overlap with Stanford homecoming, we are unable to secure a block reservation for lodging. Because rooms are filling quickly, attendees are strongly advised to reserve her/his room as soon as possible. For the most affordable options, we highly recommend booking through www.tripadvisor.com. You can reserve rooms at the same hotels listed below for $50-$70 less if you go through TripAdvisor. You can also book private stays near the conference through airbnb.com for between $80 and $200/night. For a map and full list of recommended lodging options click here:


Alix Cohen (Edinburgh)
"Kant on Science and Value"

​Samantha Matherne (UC Santa Cruz)
"Kant on the Scope of Aesthetic Reasons​"

Melissa Merritt (UNSW Sydney)
"Kantian Cognitive Value"​

Konstantin Pollok (U South Carolina)
"Epistemic Normativity in Kant"

2020 SGIR Conference on "The Formation of Aesthetic in the Long Eighteenth Century

Fall 2020 – Södertörn University, Sweeden

Keynote Speakers:


Invited Speakers:

Howard Williams

(Aberystwyth U)

​CFP & Conference


Upcoming SGIR Conferences and APA Sessions

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Central

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Keren Gorodeisky

2017 Pacific American Philosophical Association​​

SGIR Session on Kantian Normativity 

Saturday, April 15th, 6-9 pm – Seattle, WA

(2) 2018 Central APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics

Thinking with Kant's Critique of Judgment


Michel Chaouli (Indiana University)


Wiebke Deimling (Clark University)

Katalin Makkai (Bard College Berlin)

Joseph Tinguely (U South Dakota)