Karl Ameriks (University of Notre Dame)

​Graciela De Pierris (Stanford University)

Michael Friedman (Stanford University)

​​Daniel Lindquist (Indiana University)

Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown University)

Sasha Mudd (University of Southhampton))

Howard Williams

(Aberystwyth U)

Conference Organizer:

Gerad Gentry

Sessions and 



 Meghant Sudan

Past SGIR Conferences

(2) 2018 Eastern APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics


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)​​

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: ​


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

(1) 2019 Central APA, SGIR Session on

​Aesthetics and Perception


– Janum Sethi (University of Michigan)​​​​ 

“Kant on Concepts, Common Sense and the Systematicity of Nature”

– Allen Speight (Boston University)

“Appreciation, Engagement and the Problem of Interpretation”

– ​Clinton Tolley (University of California, San Diego)
​"Post-Kantianism on the Social and the Pleasureable in the sensus communis"

2019 SGIR Sessions at the Pacific

​American Philosophical Association

Chair: Meghant Sudan

(2) 2019 Pacific APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics


 Kant and the Reorientation of Aesthetics


– Joseph Tinguely (University of South Dakota)


– Naomi Fischer (Loyola University in Chicago)

– Samantha Matherne (Harvard University)

– Moran Godess-Riccitelli (University of Potsdam)

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Pacific

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Meghant Sudan

(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 Pacific American Philosophical Association​​

SGIR Session on

Kantian Normativity 

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

2019 SGIR Session on the "Poetic Sensorium of Romanticism"

at the German Studies Association

October, 2019 –  Portland, OR

Chair: Daniel Carranza


– Hannah Eldridge (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
“Science as System: Gottfried Hermann”

– Michael House (University of South Carolina)
“Before There Were Things: Hölderlin’s Hyperion and the Skeptical Poetics of Immediacy”
– Martha Helfer (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
“The Subterranean Sublime”

– Karl Ameriks (University of Notre Dame)

2019 SGIR-HSGB Joint Conference: ​

Hegel and Freedom

Click on the icon bellow for the call for papers:

2018 Annual SGIR Conference: ​

Conceptions of Life in German Idealism and Romanticism

Click on the icon bellow for the full Conference Program:

Conference Organizers:

Gerad Gentry, Helga Varden, and Rachel Zuckert

2019 SGIR Sessions at the Central

American Philosophical Association
Chair: Keren Gorodeisky

2017 Eastern American Philosophical Association​​ SGIR Session on


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

Keynote Speakers

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

(2) 2019 Eastern APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics


Hegel on Second Nature in Ethical Life


​​Andreja Novakovic (University of California, Riverside)


Mark Alznauer (Northwestern University)

Dean Moyar (Johns Hopkins University)

2019 SGIR Sessions at the Eastern

American Philosophical Association
Chair: Gerad Gentry

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:

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)

Upcoming SGIR Conferences and APA Sessions

(2) 2019 Central APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics


Kant on Reflection and Virtue


– Melissa Merritt (University of New South Wales)


– Colin McLear (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

​“Kant on Reflection Attention, and Virtue”

– Francey Russel (Yale University)

“The Place of Self-Knowledge in Kantian Virtue”

​David Sussman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)


Melissa Merritt –“Response to My Critics”


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"

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Central

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Keren Gorodeisky

2018 SGIR Sessions at the Eastern

American Philosophical Association​​

Chair: Gerad Gentry

(1) 2019 Eastern APA, SGIR Session on

the a priori ​in Feminism and Race


Lucy Allais (University of California, San Diego)

Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen)
Charles Mills (CUNY Graduate Center)
Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College)​​​

Chair: Rosalind Chaplin and Brian Tracz

(1) 2019 Pacific APA, SGIR Session on

Space in Kant


– ​Michael Friedman (Stanford University)

"Space, Geometry, and Natural Science in Kant and Post-Kantian Idealism"

– James Messina (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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"​

(1) 2018 Pacific APA, SGIR Session on



Elena Ficara (Universität Paderborn)

Plinio Smith (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)

​Kenneth Westphal (Boğaziçi University)

(1) 2018 Eastern APA, SGIR Session on



Melissa Zinkin (Binghamton University)

Jere Surber (University of Denver)​


Janum Sethi (University of Michigan)​​​​

(2) 2018 Central APA, SGIR Author Meets Critics


Thinking with Kant's Critique of Judgment


Michel Chaouli (Indiana University)


Katalin Makkai (Bard College Berlin)

Joseph Tinguely (University of South Dakota)

Henry Allison (UC San Diego)

Angela Breitenbach (Cambridge)

​Charlie Cooper-Simpson (University of Toronto)

Jordan Daniels (Emory University)

​Naomi Fisher (Clark University)

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

​Gabe Gottlieb (Xavier University)

Susan Hahn (MIT)

Anja Jauernig (New York University)

Sabina Vaccarino Bremner (Columbia University)

Andrew Werner (University of Chicago/Yale University)​
​Allen Wood (Indiana University)

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

Fall 2020 – Södertörn University, Sweden

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)