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Seventh IAPT Meeting

The International Association for Philosophy of Time (IAPT) is pleased to announce its 7th annual conference, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 30 June to 2 July 2020. The conference is sponsored by the ERC project PROTEUS – Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s) (GA758145).

Confirmed speakers: Steve Carlip (UC Davis), Daniel Deasy (Dublin), Natalja Deng (Seoul), Yuval Dolev (Bar-Ilan), Eleanor Knox (London), Emily Thomas (Durham)

If you would like to give a talk, please send both a short abstract (150 words) and an extended abstract for peer review (approximately 2000 words) to iapt7barcelona@gmail.com by Jan 31st, 2020. Submissions on any topic in the philosophy of time are welcome, and we also encourage presentations discussing time in Quantum Gravity and cosmology.

Only one submission per person is permitted. Please include name, institutional affiliation, and preferred email address at the top of the short abstract, prepare the extended abstract for blind review, and indicate if you want to be considered for travel bursaries (only for graduate students and non-tenure-track faculty).

Feel free to contact iapt7barcelona@gmail.com with any questions.

Organizing committee: Silvia De Bianchi, Carl Hoefer, Sven Rosenkranz, and Giuliano Torrengo.

Program committee: Dave Ingram (chair), Maria Balcells, Silvia De Bianchi, Natalja Deng, Carl Hoefer, Kristie Miller, Sven Rosenkranz, and Giuliano Torrengo.

Conference website: https://iapt7.wordpress.com

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Irish Research Council (IRC) offers Postdoctoral Fellowships of one or two years which are open to candidates from all countries. Applications are supported by an academic “mentor” working in an Irish university. If you are interested in applying for an IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the philosophy of time or the philosophy of modality, please feel free to contact Daniel Deasy (Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Philosophy, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin – website here) at daniel.deasy@ucd.ie; if you would like to apply for a fellowship in the areas of temporal asymmetries or metaphysics of science, please fell free to contact Alison Fernandes (Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin – website here) at alison.fernandes@tcd.ieSubmission deadline for the current call is 20 November 2019.

For more information on IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and to apply see:
http://research.ie/funding/goipd/

Further information about UCD School of Philosophy can be found here:
http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/

For more information on some of the current and previous IRC Postdoctoral Fellows at UCD see:
http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/about/postdoctoralandteachingfellows/

Call for PhDs

The new Call for Applications to the Doctoral Programme 2019-2020 (Cycle XXXV) in Philosophy and Human Sciences is now available at the following link http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/dottorati/1280.htm (6 three-year, fully funded, scholarships available). Documentation required for application will include:

– Certification of English (level B2)
– Two reference letters
– A research project (between 2.000-4.000 words, bibliography not included)

For a complete description of the research topics and activities of the doctoral school see:

http://eng.dipafilo.unimi.it/ecm/home/doctoral-school

Projects on the philosophy of time (within metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science) are the welcome.

VISITING the CPT

The Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti” invites applications for:

  • 2 Senior Visiting Fellows
  • 2 Junior Visiting Fellow

Deadline: 15th May 2019

The Department is committed to world-leading research in all areas of Philosophy with particular strengths in:

History of philosophy and science;
Logic, epistemology, philosophy of language and mind;
Theoretical philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics;
Anthropology, geography, and social sciences.

Senior Visiting Positions

Senior scholars are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the “Pietro Martinetti” Philosophy Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2019 and 20 June 2020. Senior Fellows are expected to work on their own research project and to participate in the life of the Department by offering 16 hours of teaching (e.g. a cycle of seminars presenting their ongoing research and/or a PhD course), attending and giving talks, contributing to discussion groups, and interacting with students of the MA and PhD programmes. Senior Visiting Fellows are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities, and library access. The Department offers successful candidates a single gross payment of 7,500 euros (meant to cover travel, lodging, and any other expenses – taxation depends on the nationality and tax code of the visiting fellow). Applications for the Senior Visiting Positions will be evaluated by a departmental committee. They should be addressed to the head of Department, Prof. Luca Maria Bianchi (luca.bianchi@unimi.it), adding in cc the fellowship programme coordinator, Dr. Luca Ciabarri (luca.ciabarri@unimi.it). Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Junior Visiting Positions

Junior researchers are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the “Pietro Martinetti” Philosophy Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2019 and 15 June 2020. Junior Fellows are expected to participate in the departmental activities, to develop a research project with professors and researchers of the Department, and to prepare at least two talks on their research. Junior Visiting Fellows, who are expected to frequent the Department regularly, are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities, and library access. The Department offers successful candidates a single gross payment of 6.000 euros (meant to cover travel, lodging and any other expenses – taxation depends on the nationality and tax code of the visiting fellow).3 Applications for the Junior Visiting Positions will be evaluated by a departmental committee.  They must be addressed to the Department head, Prof. Luca Maria Bianchi (luca.bianchi@unimi.it), adding in cc the fellowship programme coordinator, Dr. Luca Ciabarri (luca.ciabarri@unimi.it). Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 15 May 2019.

For further information regarding the application procedure: http://www.dipafilo.unimi.it/ecm/home/persone/bandi.

CUNY-Milan Annual Interdisciplinary Workshop in Philosophy
‘Tense’

March 28-29, 2019
University of Milan

CUNY-Milan annual interdisciplinary workshop in Philosophy, a joint initiative of both institutions’ philosophy departments, and, more precisely, CUNY Graduate Center and Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences, University of Milan is aimed at promoting advanced studies at the crossroad between philosophy and interrelated disciplines. Last year workshop took place in NYC at CUNY Graduate Center with the topic of Belief. This years’ workshop, second in a series of annual events, will focus on Tense and is taking place in Milan. The organizers are committed to maintain the interdisciplinary character of the workshop.

This year keynote speakers will be:

University of Milan: Alessandro Zucchi and Giuseppe Spolaore (linguistics), Daniel Dohrn (philosophy of language and metaphysics) and Corrado Sinigaglia (cognitive neuroscience).

CUNY Graduate CenterGraham Priest (logic and language), Catherine Wilson (history of philosophy) and David Papineau (philosophy of mind).

Organizing Committee:
Milan – Daria Vitasovic, Victor Carranza, Sava Ristić, Luca Marchetti.
CUNY Graduate Center – Vincent A. Peluce, Yale Weiss, Jennifer McDonald, Liam Ryan (Saul Kripke Center).

Everyone is welcome, but please do register for the workshop since places are limited.

E-mail for registration: daria dot vitasovic at unimi dot it.

Funding: Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences.

PAST NEWS

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Irish Research Council (IRC) offers Postdoctoral Fellowships of one or two years which are open to candidates from all countries. Applications are supported by an academic “mentor” working in an Irish university. If you are interested in applying for an IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the philosophy of time or the philosophy of modality, please feel free to contact Daniel Deasy (Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Philosophy, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin – website here) at daniel.deasy@ucd.ie.

Submission deadline for the current call is 29 November 2018.

For more information on IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and to apply see:
http://research.ie/funding/goipd/

Further information about UCD School of Philosophy can be found here:
http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/

For more information on some of the current and previous IRC Postdoctoral Fellows at UCD see:
http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/about/postdoctoralandteachingfellows/

Research Position in Philosophy of Language

The Department of Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano invites applications for a three-year RTD-A appointment (non-permanent researcher) in Philosophy of Language. After three years, the candidate will be eligible to apply for a three year RTD-B position (whose opening is contingent upon departmental approval and availability of funds). RTD-Bs are eligible for a tenured Associate Professor position (contingent upon achieving “abilitazione” and university approval).

Research. The candidate is expected to conduct research in philosophy of language, broadly construed as involving areas such as philosophy of mind, formal semantics, or metaphysics.

Teaching load: one course (60 hours) per year in philosophy of language.

Monthly salary (net): approx. 1850 euros

Requirements for application:

— basic knowledge of Italian at the interview stage (around November 2018)

— Ph.D. at hand by August 3rd, 2018

Application Deadline: August 3rd, 2018.

How to apply: the complete text of the call and the link to the online procedure are available at the address below, under the label “n. 1 posto – s.c. 11/C4, ssd M-FIL/05 (Codice 3867)” (At the moment only an Italian version of the call is available, but an English version will be published shortly):

http://www.unimi.it/ateneo/valcomp/93997.htm

For further inquiries, please write to alessandro.zucchi@unimi.it

Call for PhDs

The new Call for Applications to the Doctoral Programme 2018-2019 (Cycle XXXIV) in Philosophy and Human Sciences is now available at the following link http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/dottorati/1280.htm (8 three-year, fully funded, scholarships available). Documentation required for application will include:

– Certification of English (level B2)
– Two reference letters
– A research project (between 2.000-4.000 words, bibliography not included)

For a complete description of the research topics and activities of the doctoral school see:

http://eng.dipafilo.unimi.it/ecm/home/doctoral-school

Projects on the philosophy of time (within metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science) are the welcome.

Visiting Fellowship Programme (2018-2019)

The Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”, Università degli Studi Milano, invites applications for:

  • 2 Senior Visiting Fellows
  • 2 Junior Visiting Fellows

The Department is committed to world-leading research in all areas of Philosophy with particular strengths in:

  • The history of philosophy and science;
  • Logic, epistemology, philosophy of language and mind;
  • Theoretical philosophy, ethics and aesthetics;
  • Anthropology, geography and social sciences.

In addition, the Department has been traditionally very active in forging and consolidating interdisciplinary links ranging from the arts and humanities, to pure and applied sciences. In recognition of this, the Department has been selected by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education to benefit from a 5 year Excellence scheme (2018-2022). This will further enhance the wide range of ongoing research activities.

The Department of Philosophy is located in a beautiful historical building right in the centre of Milan (5 minutes walk to the Duomo and La Scala). The fellows may enjoy the thriving life of the city and the exciting and friendly environment in which the philosophical activities of the Department are carried out.

More info available here.

Dr Iaquinto and Dr Young

The CPT would like to announce that two of our members have been awarded funds for postdoctoral positions and so will continue working at the centre. Samuele Iaquinto has received funds from the Confalonieri Foundation, for a one year position, on his project ‘Fuzzy Future in an Indeterminist Universe’, while Nick Young has obtained a two-year position on the project ‘Time and Emotion’.

Dr Ingram and Dr Andreoletti

The CPT would like to announce that two of our members are leaving for pastures new. Dr David Ingram has just started his position as Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York, UK, while Dr Giacomo Andreoletti will be leaving for a postdoctoral position on Louis Vervoot’s project on Free Will at the Centre of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen in Siberia (!). Although we are sad to see the both of you go, we wish you every success in your new endeavours.

Postdoctoral Position at the CPT

The CPT would like to announce a 2 year fellowship on the research project “Time and Emotion”, coordinated by Giuliano Torrengo and Clotilde Calabi.

Description of the research project: We propose an investigation into the temporal nature of the emotions. Every waking moment is coloured by positive or negative feelings of varying intensities. Emotions can be about the past or future, unfold over time (anger gradually dissipating) and modify our experience of time itself. These connections between time and the emotions has not received significant attention. The aim of this project is develop a comprehensive account of the relation between emotions and temporality.

The deadline is October 16th 2017. Applications have to be done through the online portal: 

https://air.unimi.it/rm/public/postDocFellowship.htm?&rand=0.540601928947054 

The complete call can be downloaded at:

http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/assegni_ricerca/1260.htm

 Dr. Tzuchien Tho

The CPT is very pleased to announce that an associate of the centre, Tzuchien Tho, has recently been hired as a permanent lecturer at the University of Bristol, UK. Many congratulations Tzuchien, Bristol is lucky to have you!

Università della Svizzera Italiana – 2017/18 Masters Course in Philosophy

Our friends at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Switzerland has recently announced that the topic of its 2017–18 Masters course in philosophy will be time.

https://www.usi.ch/en/map

The course will focus on various aspects of the philosophy of time, such as temporal consciousness, the metaphysics of time, the philosophy of history, the logic and linguistics of time, the nature of narratives, and time and social ontology. Classes will be taught by a number of very distinguished academics including Anna Marmodoro (Oxford), Giovanni Ventimiglia (Lucerne, Lugano), Franz Berto (Amsterdam), Erasmus Mayr (Erlangen), Kit Fine (New York), Kevin Mulligan (Lugano, Geneva), Achille Varzi (Columbia), and CPT’s own Giuliano Torrengo. We highly recommend this masters to anyone who wants to gain a firm understanding of any of these topics, and wish all tutors and students the very best for the coming academic year.

Important update: Scholarships now available for Italian citizens! For more info: www.dfae.admin.chdfae.admin.ch. Deadline: January 11, 2018.

Society for the Philosophy of Time (SPoT)

The CPT is pleased to announce that one of its collaborators, the Society for the Philosophy of Time (SPoT) has become a member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Time. For more details about these outstanding organisations go to http://s-p-o-t.weebly.com/ and http://www.centreforphilosophyoftime.it/iapt-4/.

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