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Southern Study Group

The Southern Study Group was founded in 2008 by Kristi Sweet and Oliver Sensen, in order to bring together Kant scholars in the southern part of the US. There is an annual study group meeting each spring, featuring refereed papers.
Kristi Sweet, Regional Chair
2024 NAKS Southern Study Group Meeting

Date: May 31st to June 1st, 2024

Location: University of South Carolina

Host: Tyke Nunez and the University of South Carolina Philosophy Department

Keynotes: Katherine Dunlop, UT Austin

Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

Submission deadline: Feb 15th, 2024

Notification: around March 15th, 2024

The Southern Study Group of the North American Kant Society (SNAKS) invites submissions for its annual conference to take place at the University of South Carolina, on Friday and Saturday, May 31st to June 1st, 2024. Our host this year is Tyke Nunez.

Keynote Speakers: Katherine Dunlop, UT Austin

Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

We welcome contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship. Please submit abstracts of 750 to 1,000 words (excluding bibliography). Talks should be suitable for a 40 to 45-minute presentation.

Submission instructions: Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and include a word count. Please supply author name, affiliation, and contact information in a separate file. Graduate students should note this status in the contact information. Please send submissions to:

The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Scholars from underrepresented groups in the discipline and graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.

Papers already read or accepted at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing.

This year’s SNAKS conference is receiving support from the University of South Carolina philosophy department and the North American Kant Society.