Hume Society

The Hume Society is the association of Stanford graduate students in the Department of Philosophy. It is primarily responsible for liaising between the graduate student body and the other members of the Department and coordinating among the graduate students themselves.

Objectives

Additionally, the Hume Society provides professional development opportunities and support from graduate students for other graduate students, and coordinates the visit week for newly admitted students. Each year, officers of the Hume Society organize a number of events including the Department's graduate student workshop, the Berkeley/Stanford/Davis graduate student conference, and a number of other social gatherings. The capstone event is an annual lecture series wherein the invited speaker is chosen by the graduate students.

Officers

2020 - 2021:

Hume Society Co-Presidents: Dan Friedman & Rupert Sparling

Faculty-Student Representatives: Elise Sugarman & Zach Hall

GSW Coordinator: Mikayla Kelley

Stanford MAP Chapter Representatives: César Valenzuela-Marquez & Sally Tilton

BSD Conference Coordinator: Austen Friesacher

Incoming Year Liaison: Lara Spencer

Professional Development Officer: Imran Thobani

Admissions Committee Representative: Miikka Jaarte

Fun Coordinator: Grant Dowling

 

Past Officers and Events:

2018-2019:

Hume Society Co-Presidents: John Wilcox & Luke Pistol
 
BSD Grad Conference Coordinator:  Taylor Madigan

Fun Coordinator: Austen McDougal

GSW Coordinator: Imran Thobani

Faculty-Student Representatives: Ben Sparkes & Olga Lenczewska

Professional Development Officers: Adam Zweber &  Landon Hobbs

Stanford MAP Chapter Representatives: Patrick Hughes & Prach Panchakunathorn

Incoming Year Liaison: Lara Spencer

 

2017-2018:

Presidents:  Thomas & Ben 

BSD Coordinators: Michael F & Taylor M

Faculty-Student Representatives: Dave & Austen

Professional Development Coordinators: Michael C & Landon

Fun Coordinator: Olga

GSW Coordinators: Adam Z & Declan

MAP Representative: Hannah & Nathan

 

2016-2017:

Co-Presidents: Hannah Kim& Michael Cohen

Faculty Reps: Chris Lewis & Roy Lee

Professional Development Officers: Francesca Zaffora Blando & Silvia DeToffoli

MAP Coordinator: JJ Lang

GSW Coordinator: Dave Gottlieb

BSD Coordinator: Yafeng Wang

Fun Coordinator: Chris Mierzewski

Admit Coordinators: Hyoung Kim & Landon Hobbs

Speakers

2016-2017 Hume Society Speaker:

Sharon Street, NYU

21 April 2017

90-92Q | 3:15pm

 

2015-2016 Hume Society Speaker:

Peter Godfrey-Smith, CUNY

29 April 2016

90-92Q | 3:15pm

 

2014-2015 Hume Society Speaker:

Michael Thompson, Pittsburgh

17 April 2015

90-92Q | 3:15pm

 

2013-2014 Hume Society Speaker:

John McDowell