2017 Eastern American Philosophical Association​​ SGIR Session on Goethe

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

2017 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)

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Central

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Keren Gorodeisky

(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)


 Meghant Sudan

Past SGIR Conferences

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"

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"

October 2018 – Sydney, Australia

Hosted by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney

Keynote Speakers:

Frederick Beiser (Syracuse)
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple)

Invited Speakers:


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

To be held at the ​GSA’s 41st Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5th-8th, 2017​​

"The Tragic Around 1800"

(1) 2018 Eastern APA, SGIR Session on Systematicity


Speakers: TBA


2018 SGIR Sessions at the Central

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Meghant Sudan

2019 SGIR Joint Conference with the Hegel Society of Great Britain

Fall 2019 – Oxford University

Keynote Speakers:


Invited Speakers:

(1) 2018 Central APA, SGIR Session on

Conceptions of Matter and Form ​​

Speakers: TBA

Keynote Speakers

Eckart Förster (Johns Hopkins)
Paul Franks (Yale)

Howard Williams

(Aberystwyth U)

​CFP & Conference


Upcoming SGIR Conferences and APA Sessions

2017 Pacific American Philosophical Association​​

SGIR Session on Kantian Normativity 

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

(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.

Please email submissions to: sgir.naks.2017@gmail.com

Let us know if you are interested in chairing a session.

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Eastern

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Gerad Gentry



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

Rolf-Peter Janz (FU Berlin)
Title: Das Verhältnis des Tragischen zum Komischen um 1800

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

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

Call For Papers
The North American Kant Society and the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism are inviting submissions for the 2017 SGIR-NAKS joint conference to be held at Stanford University on October 14-15. The theme for the conference will be Kantian Legacies in German Idealism and Romanticism. The SGIR and NAKS welcome papers on all aspects of the philosophy of Kant and of the various figures in German Idealism and Romanticism generally. Preference will be given to talks that concern the relationship between Kant and some aspect of Idealism and Romanticism.
Submissions must be completed papers prepared for blind-review

​​and should not exceed 5,000 words. The submission deadline is May 1st.

(2) 2018 Central APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics

Thinking with Kant's Critique of Judgment


Michel Chaouli (Indiana U.)






Daniel Carranza (UChicago)​

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"​