Upcoming Events

Winter School 2023

Eight courses taught June-July

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Winter School 2023 curriculum.  All courses are 10 hours in length.  All courses will be taught via Zoom. 

Full details and enrolment:


Winter Programme

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Mon 5:00-7:00pm
Starts 12 Jun
Uninhabited: Science Fiction and Decolonialism
Lecturer: Ben Woodard
Mon 7:30-9:30pm
Starts 12 Jun
Jacques Derrida’s Ethics and Politics of Hospitality
Lecturer: Aleksander Kopka
Tue 6:30-8:30pm
Starts 13 Jun
Film and the Philosophy of Sense: An Introduction to French Film Theory and Philosophy
Lecturer: Corey Cribb
Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Starts 14 Jun
The Early Works of G.W.F. Hegel
Lecturers: Brendan Duncan, Daniel Lopez, Gregory Marks
Thurs 6:30-8:30pm
Starts 16 Fri Jun*
People Think: Sylvain Lazarus’ Anthropology of the Name
Lecturer: Duncan Stuart
(*First week will be held on Friday 16th, final four weeks will run on Thursday evenings.)


2 hours per day for 5 days

17-21 Jul
Political Economy: From Justice to Neoliberalism
Lecturers: Peter Gratton, Jay Foster
17-21 Jul
Outside the Head: From Abstraction to Subtraction
Lecturer: Jai Bentley-Payne
17-21 Jul
Raymond Ruyer’s Cybernetics and the Origin of Information
Lecturer: Ashley Woodward

The Australasian Association for Philosophy Annual Conference

100 years of Australasian Philosophy: Bridging the Past, Present and Future.

Sunday 2 - Thursday 6 July 2023

Dianoia Institute of Philosophy & School of Philosophy,
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia



Hybrid (Zoom and University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane)




The Australasian Logic Colloquium (ALC) 2023 aims to bring together logicians, either based in Australasia or with the desire to connect with logicians based in Australasia, working in mathematical, computational, or philosophical logic. The Colloquium is intended to provide a platform for presentation and exchange of ideas. Thus, we invite contributions in all areas of logic, especially if you would like to advertise your best results to logicians outside your own subfield. We welcome published or unpublished work.

If you would like to present a paper at this conference, either online or in person please send a 1-2 page abstract that explains what the talk is about to the organizers: Guillermo Badia and Sasha Rubin. The soft deadline for submission is 1 August 2023.

After the ALC, there will be an open call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation. Submission of papers is encouraged but not a necessary condition for presenting at the conference.

This meeting is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic. Student ASL members may apply for (limited) ASL travel funds (see here). The requirement is strict that they must be members of the ASL in order to apply, and applications must be received three months prior to the start of the meeting. Shannon Miller, the ASL administrator, is a good source of information and answers.


Merleau-Ponty and Embodiment: Between the Cognitive, Aesthetic, and Socio-Political

47th Annual Meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle

In-person and virtual (hybrid)

4-6 December 2023
Deakin University, Melbourne (Narrm), Australia 

“Le corps est notre moyen général d’avoir un monde. / The body is our general means of having a world.”


Merleau-Ponty's seminal work on embodiment has been of enduring interest and influence in a wide range of fields. It has, for example, played a significant role in research on embodied cognition and enactivism, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, affectivity, movement, art, place, and more. Although sometimes criticised for providing an account of embodiment that is too general, Merleau-Ponty’s philosophical foregrounding of embodiment has also facilitated critical phenomenological studies attending to the specificities of how particular bodies inhabit social and political environments, through considerations of race, gender, disability, ageing, and illness. This year’s meeting of the IMPC seeks to bring together these rich and varied strands of enquiry, in order to think with, against, and beyond Merleau-Ponty’s own contributions on the lived body. 


Only its third time outside North America, this year’s meeting will take place in Melbourne (Narrm), Australia, on the traditional and unceded lands of the Kulin Nation. The conference is being directed by Helen Ngo and Jack Reynolds, with support from Andrew Inkpin and others. Keynote and plenary speakers will be announced shortly. The conference will be held at the centrally located and accessible Deakin Downtown campus, and recommended accommodation options will be provided nearer the date. 

Full paper submissions of no more than 3,500 words should be prepared for anonymous review and sent to both the directors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading "IMPC submission" by May 15, 2023. As is custom, submissions on any aspect of Merleau-Ponty’s work, in addition to the conference theme, are also welcome.

This year’s event will include a thematic stream on Race, place, and bodies curated by Helen Ngo for a research project funded by the Australian Research Council (DE220100329). A small number of bursaries will be available for students and unwaged early career researchers presenting in-person in this stream. Participants wishing to be considered for this are asked to indicate so on the cover letter of your submission. 

The conference features the M. C. Dillon prize and lecture for the best graduate student paper submission ( To be considered for this prize, please indicate so on the cover letter of your submission. This year’s conference will also inaugurate a second graduate student prize, the Morstyn prize, which recognises our late colleague, from Sydney, Australia, Ron Morstyn, who contributed to and attended the IMPC over many years, with special interests in psychology and psychiatry. Details for consideration for this prize will be announced between now and the submission deadline.  

Finally, as this conference will be held as a hybrid event, please indicate whether, upon acceptance, you plan to attend in-person or virtually. In order to host the conference at a physical location, a certain percentage of talks will need to be presented in person, and this will be factored in during the anonymous review process. If you plan to attend virtually because doing so physically presents insurmountable accessibility issues (of whatever sort, including economic ones), you are welcome (but not required) to include that information. You are also welcome to include any anticipated accessibility needs, which will greatly assist in planning.

Helen Ngo and Jack Reynolds, on behalf of International Merleau-Ponty Circle


The 61st Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy


Hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University
(formerly Ryerson University)

at the Hilton Toronto
Toronto, Canada