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

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 (University of Chicago)​

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

Fall 2020 – Södertörn University, Sweeden

Keynote Speakers:


Invited Speakers:

Howard Williams

(Aberystwyth U)

Conference Organizer:

Gerad Gentry

Sessions and 


(2) 2018 Eastern APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics

5 January 2018 (Friday): 11:15am - 1:15pm


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


Konstantin Pollok (University of South Carolina)


Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown University)

​Brian Tracz (University of California, San Diego)

Keynote Speakers

Johannes Haag (University of Potsdam)
Jane Kneller (Colorado State University)

(1) 2018 Pacific APA, SGIR Session on Skepticism


Elena Ficara (Universität Paderborn)

Plinio Smith (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)

​Kenneth Westphal (Boğaziçi University)

Conference Organizers:

Gerad Gentry, Helga Varden, and Rachel Zuckert


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"

(1) 2018 Eastern APA, SGIR Session on Systematicity

4 January 2018 (Thursday): 12pm - 2pm


Melissa Zinkin (Binghamton University)

Jere Surber (University of Denver)​


Janum Sethi (University of Michigan)​​​​

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Pacific

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:

(2) 2018 Pacific APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics

Herder's Hermeneutics: History Poetry, Enlightenment


Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University)


Karl Ameriks (University of Notre Dame)

​Anne Pollok (University of South Carolina)

2018 Annual SGIR Conference on ​

"Conceptions of Life in German Idealism and Romanticism"

5-7 December 2018 – University of Sydney, Australia

Keynote Speakers:

Frederick Beiser (Syracuse University)
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University)

Invited Speakers: TBA

Conference Organizers: Gerad Gentry, Cat Moir, Dalia Nassar

North American Kant Society                                ​   Society for German Idealism and Romanticism

2017 SGIR-NAKS Joint Conference

"Kantian Legacies in German Idealism"

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

​​You can download the conference program here: ​

Invited Speakers

Henry Allison (UC San Diego)

Karin de Boer (KU Leuven)

Angela Breitenbach (Cambridge)
Emily Carson (McGill University)

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


 Meghant Sudan

2016 Inaugural Conference of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism

"The Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism"
1-2 October 2016 – Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago

You can download the conference program here:


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

Beginning with the 2018 Annual SGIR Conference there will no longer be conference fees. All SGIR conferences are free.

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

"The Tragic Around 1800"


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

Chenxi Tang (University of California, Berkeley):
Title: German Classical Tragedy in Legal History


Upcoming SGIR Conferences and APA Sessions

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

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

Past SGIR Conferences

(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 (University of South Dakota)

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Eastern

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Gerad Gentry

(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)​​

Keynote Speakers

Eckart Förster (Johns Hopkins University)
Paul Franks (Yale University)