The sixth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy will be held at the University of Calgary, 8-10 May 2017.  It is locally organised by Richard Zach and sponsored by the Philosophy Department at the University of Calgary.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Juliet Floyd, Boston University
  • Robin Jeshion, University of Southern California
  • Bernie Linsky, University of Alberta

The Society for Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy is an international organization aimed at promoting discussion in all areas of scholarship concerning the development of philosophical logic, philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, ethics and metaethics, the philosophy of science and epistemology. It welcomes scholars interested in the many ways in which the disciplines were influenced by thinkers such as Bolzano, Brentano and his school, Husserl, Frege, Russell, the Vienna Circle, Wittgenstein, Tarski, Quine and the Polish school, for instance, but also seeks to promote work engaging with lesser know figures and trends.

Previous conferences have been held at McMaster University, Indiana University, Université du Québec à Montréal, Trinity College Dublin and Metropolitan State University Denver.


SSHAP invites submissions for its 2017 annual conference. Paper submissions in all areas of the history of analytic philosophy are welcome.

In the past, some of the papers presented at the annual the conference were published in the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy. (

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2017.

Submission Instructions

Authors are requested to submit their long abstract electronically according to the following guidelines:

1) Long abstracts (500-1000 words) should be prepared for blind refereeing, 2) put into PDF file format, and 3) sent as an email attachment to the address given below. 4) The subject line of the submission email should include the key-phrase "SSHAP submission", and 5) the body text of the email message should constitute a cover page for the submission by including i) return email address, ii) author's name, iii) affiliation, iv) paper title, and v) short abstract (50-100 words) and vi) academic rank.

Time allowed for presentation is 60 minutes (including discussion).

Electronic submissions and queries should be sent to:

For more information, please visit our website:

Sandra Lapointe

Associate Professor and Placement Director
Department of Philosophy

President, Canadian Philosophical Association/Présidente, Association Canadienne de Philosophie

Founding President, Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy

Vice-President, Society for Exact Philosophy

Secrétaire, Société de Philosophie Analytique

Research Affiliate
Bertrand Russell Research Centre

Founding Associate Editor
Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy


Dr. Sandra Lapointe
Department of Philosophy
McMaster University
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