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This is the online home of the Society for European Philosophy: the society for continental philosophy in the UK. Find out more on the About page.

The primary activity of SEP is its annual conference, run in partnership with the Forum for European Philosophy.

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SEP-FEP 2018 (Essex): Provisional programme available now

2018 SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference

University of Essex

18-20 June 2018

The Society for European Philosophy is delighted to announce that the provisional programme and conference information are now available for the 2018 conference.

Download the provisional programme here: SEP-FEP 2018. Provisional Programme
Please note this programme is subject to change.

 

Plenary Speakers and Events:

Bonnie Honig (Brown University)
Christoph Menke (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Roundtable Discussion on the work of Peter Dews (speakers TBC)

 

Registration for Conference and Conference Dinner:

The website for conference registration will go live shortly. The conference fees for the three days will be: £50 for unwaged and £100 for waged. Details of the conference dinner will be confirmed in the next few days. You will be able to book the dinner and specify options as part of the registration process.

 

Bursaries:

The Society for European Philosophy has a limited number of bursaries available to help cover travel and accommodation costs for postgraduate students and other unwaged delegates who are presenting papers at the conference. Priority will be given to applicants who have no (or very limited) funding from their institution or doctoral funder. To apply for a bursary, please complete the application form attached and send it to: sepfep2018@gmail.com by Monday 21st May. Please title the email: Acceptance and Bursary Application SEP-FEP 2018.

 

Accommodation:

Unfortunately, there will not be university accommodation available. Delegates will therefore need to make their own accommodation arrangements. I strongly advise delegates to book accommodation as soon as possible. Please see the following document with details of places to stay in both Colchester and Wivenhoe: SEP-FEP 2018. Accommodation. Colchester and Wivenhoe

 

Location:

The University of Essex is situated between Colchester and the village of Wivenhoe. From Colchester it takes approximately 15 minutes by bus to campus; from Wivenhoe, approximately 10 mins. Both Colchester and Wivenhoe can be reached directly from London Liverpool Street Station, which has regular services to both. To Wivevhoe Station it takes 1h20mins, to Colchester Station 50 mins. There is another train station in Colchester called Colchester Town. Although this is more central, I would avoid this station. From London, Colchester Station is the quickest of the two lines and has bus stops and a taxi rank immediately outside.
Sessions and Papers:

Sessions run for 1h30mins and typically have three papers. This will mean 20 minutes per paper, with 10 minutes each for questions.

For the past few years, the collegial practice of delegates signing up to chair panels has worked very well. We will continue that practice.  Please do consult the programme and get in touch with sepfep2018@gmail.com if there is a session you would like to chair.

 

Questions: contact sepfep2018@gmail.com

Announcement of REF 2021 Sub-panel members

The SEP Executive Committee is pleased to relay that Dr Beth Lord, former Chair and current Executive Committee member of SEP, is among the members of the Philosophy Sub-panel of assessors announced for REF2021. (For the full panel membership see here: http://www.ref.ac.uk/about/membership/)

Professor Peter Osborne, one of the founder members of SEP, is also a Sub-panel member, and will contribute to the drawing up of the assessment criteria.

SEP was one of many UK bodies invited to propose Sub-panel members.

Stella Sandford

Chair, SEP

Reminder and update: SEP-FEP 2018

Please find below a final reminder about the upcoming deadline for abstracts for this year’s SEP-FEP conference. Please also note a change to the keynote speakers.

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 2018 SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference CFP

 University of Essex

 18-20 June 2018

 The Society for European Philosophy is delighted to announce its annual conference for 2018. The conference will be run jointly with the Forum for European Philosophy and hosted at The University of Essex.

 Plenary Speakers (updated):

 Bonnie Honig (Brown University)

 Christoph Menke (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

 Roundtable Discussion on the work of Peter Dews (speakers TBC)

 

The SEP-FEP conference is the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers, and students from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy.

 Abstract proposals for papers and panels are invited in all areas of European philosophy. Proposals from academics, graduate students and independent scholars are all welcome.

 Submission Instructions:

 Abstract proposals for individual papers should be no more than 250-300 words and include author and institutional affiliation.

 Panel proposals should include a brief panel description of no more than 100 words, with participant names and institutional affiliations, and a 250-300 word abstract for each paper within the panel.

 Submissions can be sent to: sepfep2018@gmail.com

  The deadline for submission is 30th March 2018.

 

 

SEP-FEP 2018 Call for Papers

2018 SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference CFP

University of Essex

18-20 June 2018

The Society for European Philosophy is delighted to announce its annual conference for 2018. The conference will be run jointly with the Forum for European Philosophy and hosted at The University of Essex.

 

Plenary Speakers:

Keith Ansell-Pearson (University of Warwick)

Bonnie Honig (Brown University)

Christophe Menke (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

 

The SEP-FEP conference is the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers, and students from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy.

Abstract proposals for papers and panels are invited in all areas of European philosophy. Proposals from academics, graduate students and independent scholars are all welcome.

 

Submission Instructions:

Abstract proposals for individual papers should be no more than 250-300 words and include author and institutional affiliation.

Panel proposals should include a brief panel description of no more than 100 words, with participant names and institutional affiliations, and a 250-300 word abstract for each paper within the panel. Submissions can be sent to: sepfep2018@gmail.com

The deadline for submission is 30th March 2018.

SEP’s new Executive Committee and 2018 conference venue

Thanks to everyone who attended SEP-FEP 2017 in Winchester. It was a terrific event!

At our annual meeting, elections were held for the Executive Committee and for the Society’s four posts. We welcome Stella Sandford to the role of SEP Chair for a three-year term. Jonathan Clark takes on the role of Treasurer, and Henry Somers-Hall becomes Secretary. Beth Lord and Hannah Wallenfels share the role of Communications Officer. The full Executive Committee is listed on the About page.

SEP-FEP 2018 will be held at the University of Essex. Further announcements coming soon!

SEP-FEP 2017 Abstracts Booklet and other info

The SEP-FEP 2017 (4-6 September at the University of Winchester) will be taking place in a little over a week.

I am including here links to the abstracts booklet, final schedule, delegate information pack and official Facebook event.

To read Patrice Maniglier’s keynote along with him, see this link.

If you are planning to join us then I strongly encourage you to register today or over the August bank holiday weekend as otherwise we won’t be able to reflect your dietary requirements in the lunches – registration page.

SEP-FEP 2017 Draft Schedule Now Available

SEP-FEP 2017
4th – 6th September
The University of Winchester

Plenary speakers

  • Patrice Maniglier (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense), Who is a Materialist?
  • Babette Babich (Fordham University), Death and Restitution in Anaximander and Epictetus
  • Havi Carel (University of Bristol), The Intruder-Shadow: Organ transplantation in Nancy and Andersen

The draft schedule for the upcoming SEP-FEP conference is now available here. Please notes that this document remains a draft. [Links to old documents have been removed. Please see this later post for current schedule.]

Over three days we will have papers from almost a hundred academics split across 36 sessions covering a wide and varied spectrum of contemporary research in European philosophy. We do hope you can join us for this exciting conference. Please click here for registration details.