Examined Life 2017


Please note the recent changes in our 2017 Schedule.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2016 installment of The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts!

Our award winners for this year’s event are:

Philosophy and Theory

Best Paper: Megan English, Lebanon Valley College, “The Radical, The Moderate, and The Future: Developments of Theory in Religion”

Honorable Mention: Joshua Demi, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, “Faith and Reason: A Critique of Evidentialism”

History and Applied Studies

Best Paper: Christie Olek, Saint Francis University, “A Semi-Soluble Solution: The First Graduates of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (1850-1880)”

Honorable Mention: Meghan L. Downey, College of William and Mary, “Disempowerment and The Safe Campus Act: A Foucauldian Analysis”

Religion and Ethics

Best Paper: Amanda Schiavo, Saint Francis University, “Media Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primary Debates: Information or Infotainment?”

Honorable Mention: Amanda Swope, Saint Francis University, “Legal Philosophy, Marginalized Populations, and The Environment”

Literature and Aesthetics

Best Paper: Jordan Gorsuch, “Zone One: The Inclusive Nature of Zombification & Humanity’s Insistence of Class Warfare”

Honorable Mention: Alysha Gagnon, “Social Resilience Through Literature: The Response of Individuals and Communities to Macrolevel Political Traumas”

The 2017 conference will be held at Lebanon Valley College. Please check back here for details, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join our email list. Also, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible. For more pictures from the event, please follow this link. Feel free to add any images to this album that you might have collected during the day.