Upcoming Events

MSCP Winter School - CAN, Carlton - 11 June - 20 July

MSCP2014The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Winter School 2018 curriculum.  All courses are 10 hours in length. As always significant discounts apply for those enrolling in multiple courses. If you have any questions which aren't in our FAQs please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


When: 11 June -  20 July, 2018

Where: Church of All Nations (CAN), 180 Palmerston st, Carlton. 


Full details and enrolment online:


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Mon 6.30-8.30pm Starting 11 June

Poetry and Philosophy: From Plato and Homer to Heidegger and Celan.

Lecturer: Dr Desmonda Lawrence



Tues 6.30-8.30pm Starting 12 June

Dostoevsky and Roberto Mangabeira Unger: An Approach to Time

Lecturer: Dr Millicent Vladiv-Glover



Wed 6.30-8.30pm Starting 13 June

An Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics

Lecturer: Dr Mammad Aidani



Thur 6.30-8.30pm Starting 14 June

Bataille, Aesthetics, Erotics, and the Real

Lecturer: Dr Tim Themi



2 hours per day for 5 days

10am-12noon 16-20 July

A Show About Nothingness: Episodes From Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness

Lecturers: Dr Robert Boncardo and Steven Churchill



12.30pm-2.30pm 16-20 July

The Limits to Scientific Reason – Habermas, Foucault, and Modernity

Lecturer: Dr John Macintyre



3pm-5pm 16-20 July

Exilic Alliance: Diasporic Philosophy with Judith Butler

Lecturer: Dr Louis Klee



6pm-8pm 16-20 July

Noise on the line: cybernetics, structuralism and beyond

Lecturer: Dr Graham Jones


ASCP Annual Conference - WSU Parramatta - 21-13 Nov

The Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University is organizing this year’s conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy.

Where: Parramatta City Campus (Peter Shergold Building)

When: November 21-23, 2018.

On November 20, there will be Postgraduate Day followed by the official opening to the conference, a keynote address and a reception.

Keynote Speakers:

- Peg Birmingham (DePaul University)

- Walter Brogan (Villanova University)

- Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University)

- Plenary Panel on the work of Genevieve Lloyd


Please submit your papers by June 15. For more information and for submission of papers, please go to:

In order to foster the lively exchange of ideas, we encourage the submission of the proposal of papers, panels, or streams of panels on any topic in philosophy. We particularly encourage submissions in areas that have had little attention in previous ASCP conferences, such as, but not limited to, comparative philosophy, philosophy of race, ancient philosophy, and the history of philosophy, as well as to interdisciplinary connections with literature, political science, and gender studies.

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Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference - Bond - 6-8 July

bondThe 2018 Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference will be held at Bond University on the Gold Coast from 6-8 July.  Professor John Gardner will deliver the opening keynote.


Keynote speakers:

Margaret Davies, Flinders University

John Gardner, Oxford University



Jonathan Crowe, Bond University


Call for Papers

The ASLP welcomes philosophical or theoretically-oriented papers from any field of legal inquiry. The aim of the ASLP Conference is to provide a forum for the discussion and debate of a range of issues in legal theory, broadly defined. It is by no means restricted to analytic legal philosophy, and we strongly encourage the involvement of participants from other disciplines and the inclusion of topics from outside mainstream legal theory.


Postgraduate Workshop

​A Postgraduate Workshop for PhD students will be held on Friday immediately prior to the formal commencement of the conference. The workshop provides PhD students with the opportunity to receive feedback on works-in-progress in a supportive and collaborative environment. We welcome submissions on any topic in legal theory, broadly defined

Conceptions of Life in German Idealism and Romanticism - USyd - 5-7 Dec

sydney-uniVenue: Department of Germanic Studies and Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney

Call for Papers: The Society for German Idealism and Romanticism is inviting submissions for the 2018 Annual SGIR Conference to be held at the University of Sydney (December 5-7) on the theme of "Conceptions of Life in German Idealism and Romanticism." The SGIR welcomes papers on all aspects of the the notion of "life," from its role in Hegel's Science of Logic to "natural ends" in Kant; from natural and cultural conceptions of life (e.g. qua Bildung), such as can be found in Goethe or Hölderlin's thought to Schelling's philosophy of nature. We will give preference to those papers that specifically and directly take up an account of the role that the idea of "life" plays in the thought of the Idealists and Romantics. Talk time for submitted papers will be 30 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A. As such, submissions should be 4-5,000 words. SGIR membership is required prior to paper submission. Membership is free (see homepage of the SGIR website).

The submission deadline is 1 June, 2018. Email submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The double-blind review process will conclude at the end of July and decisions will be announced in the first week of August. Graduate student submissions will be considered for the annual SGIR Graduate Paper Award.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Frederick Beiser (Syracuse University)
  • Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University) 

Invited Speakers:

  • Camilla Flodin (Uppsala University)
  • Ina Goy (University of Tübingen)
  • Jennifer Mensch (Western Sydney University) 
  • Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University)
  • Paul Redding (University of Sydney) 


  • Gerad Gentry (University of South Carolina and Yale University)
  • Cat Moir (University of Sydney)
  • Dalia Nassar (University of Sydney)


This conference is jointly hosted by the Department of Germanic Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.


AAP Annual Conf - Victoria University Wellington - 8-12 July


The AAP 2018 Conference will be held conjointly with the New Zealand Association of Philosophy (NZAP). It will be hosted by Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand at its Pipitea campus Sunday 8 July to Thursday 12 July.

The conference is designed to give professional philosophers and philosophy postgraduate students the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy. Each year it attracts around 300 philosophers worldwide.

The conference begins with the AAP AGM at 4.30pm on Sunday 8 July, prior to the Opening Reception and the Presidential Address delivered by Professor Fred Kroon. It will conclude with the Conference Dinner on the evening on Thursday 12 July, preceded earlier in the day by the NZAP Presidential Address delivered by Professor Simon Keller.



PESA Annual Conference - Roturua - 7-11 Dec

pesaFire burn, and cauldron bubble: Educational possibilities brewed with place, people and philosophy

7-11 Dec 2018, Rotorua, New Zealand

The 2018 annual PESA conference is set in the city of Rotorua. In Rotorua, the elemental forces of Ruaumoko are ever-present: the air sulphurous; the history and landscape shaped by eruptions; the land constantly shifting, bubbling, and burning. In recognition of these forces that constitute Rotorua, the PESA conference theme invites participants to explore the provocations inherent in the natural world, and the creativity of human responses to the world, in attending to the past, present and future of the philosophy of education.

Important Dates

  •     3  April 2018 - Call for Abstracts Open
  •     17 July 2018 - Abstract Submissions Close
  •     1 September 2018 - Full Paper Submission Close
  •     16 September 2018 - Early Bird Registration Close
  •     8-10 December 2018 - PESA Conference

In this geothermal city we are reminded of the familiar words of the weird sisters. The witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth provide this conference theme with a literary invitation that turns to provocations of prophesises and spectres. The sisters greet Macbeth with the prophecy that he shall be king. While appealing, the prophecy is also unsettling. Macbeth is mesmerised and haunted by his imagined future and haunted by his memories of a blood-soaked past. While the future remains uncertain, the past is always on hand as a haunting reminder. What then are the spectres that haunt education? How does the philosophy of education respond to, for instance, the Spectres of Marx? Derrida’s hauntology invites many fields of investigation, from the visual arts to philosophy to politics, fiction and literary criticism. These investigations invoke new ghosts, and make possible the return of something other, at some time in the future – hence in this conference we invite new, and old prophesies of the Other.

In Macbeth we are confronted with the Other in many haunting forms. For instance Shakespeare pens a range of women’s roles unusual for a 17th century, or indeed any play in the English language – not only the witches, sources of a particular kind of knowledge, both leading and misleading, but the central figure of the ambitious, complex Lady Macbeth. 

In Rotorua the prophesising of the Other is evident in the city’s sociopolitical history. Rotorua is also an important site for early Māori-Pākehā interactions. Māori tourism began in Rotorua, and it is first city in the country to declare itself officially bilingual, in 2017. How does the idea of the Other haunt education? What prophesies might the philosophy of education take, and make?


Late Lacan - Melbourne - 14-15 July

lcmThe Lacan Circle of Melbourne, an Associate Group of the New Lacanian School, World Association of Psychoanalysis, invites papers for a two-day conference on Lacan’s later work to be held in Melbourne 14-15 July 2018.


Keynote Speaker

Stijn Vanheule, Professor of Psychoanalysis, University of Ghent, member of the New Lacanian School, author ofThe Subject ofPsychosis:A Lacanian Perspective(Palgrave, 2011),Diagnosis and the DSM(Palgrave, 2014) andPsychiatric Diagnosis Revisited(Palgrave, 2017).

Call for Papers

Please submit a title and abstract by 1 March 2018 using this form. The organising committee will notify all the contributors of an outcome mid-March 2018, and successful contributors will be given a 30 minutes time-slot for their paper.

Note: Most of the events listed on the ASCP website are not hosted by the ASCP.  Events posted here are considered to be of interest to the Australasian continental philosophy community.

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