Tuesday, February 12, 2008

CFP: "Argument Cultures," Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation," University of Windsor, June 3-6, 2009.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers in informal logic or rhetorical or argumentation theory on topics related to the above theme, Argument Cultures. Abstracts prepared for blind refereeing must be submitted electronically no later than Sept. 8, 2008 to H. V. Hansen hhansen@uwindsor.ca. They should be between 200 and 250 words long. Please consult the Conference website for additional information on how to prepare proposals. It is part of OSSA’s mandate to promote the work of graduate students and young scholars in the field, thus we strongly encourage submissions from this group. Please mention the degree and program at the time of submission. For the purposes of the 2009 conference, ‘graduate students’ are those who have not completed their graduate program by September 8, 2008. (The J. Anthony Blair Prize is awarded to the best student paper presented at the conference. The competition is open to all students who have their proposals accepted for the conference but Canadian graduate students who need financial assistance in order to attend should advise the Organizing Committee when they submit their proposals.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Ruth Amossy, Department of French, University of Tel-Aviv
  • Robert C. Pinto, Department of Philosophy, University of Windsor
  • David Zarefsky, School of Communication, Northwestern University
Organizing Committee:
  • H. V. Hansen
  • C. W. Tindale
  • J. A. Blair
  • R. H. Johnson

Additional information on the conference is available on the website: www.uwindsor.ca/ossa.


The Centre for Research on Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR) at the University of Windsor will be offering a Summer Institute on Argumentation that will include the conference but begin a week earlier. The Institute will offer a course for graduate students as well as serve as an orientation to recent research in argumentation for post-doctoral students and junior faculty at universities and colleges. The course in the Institute will be taught by internationally recognized argumentation scholars. Further announcements of the Summer Institute and its programmes will be made in April and September 2008. Further information is available on the institute's website: www.uwindsor.ca/crrar.

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