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Call for papers

Rationale for the conference:

Discrimination is not only a hugely important real-life issue. It is also a theoretically important and sophisticated field of research.

This conference is the first in an annual series of international conferences on discrimination. The conference series explores discrimination in general and discrimination from the perspective of social psychology and philosophy in particular.

Our aim with the conference series is to facilitate the emergence of a large international research community that explores discrimination using the combination of two of the most powerful approaches in the academic toolbox: The philosophical analysis of concepts and the experimental analysis of data. We welcome all who are interested in either of these approaches and, in particular, who are curious and enthusiastic about their combination. Presentations that specifically explore this combination are particularly welcome at CEPDISC'21 but the conference is also very much are open to a broader range of presentations on discrimination, e.g., to papers on discrimination employing the methods of legal theory or sociology.

The conference is hosted by Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Studies of Discrimination (CEPDISC) at Aarhus University, Denmark. CEPDISC is a newly established (August 2020) centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (2020-2027). The Centre Leader is Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen.


The conference call is open for paper presentations: 45 minutes sessions (Q&A included).

To submit a proposal for the conference, please upload your abstract via the submission form

The abstract should contain the following information:

  • A max 1000 (paper presentation) words abstract describing the content of the presentation.
  • Information about whether you prefer in-person or online presentation.

Deadline for submissions: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic deadline is extended to May 10, 2021. Response can be expected on a continuous basis and no later than May 20.

Go to the submission form