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

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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!

New publication: Philosophy After Nature

Members and followers of SEP may be interested to know that a book has been published as a result of the SEP/FEP 2014 conference in Utrecht.

 

Philosophy After Nature

Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017

Edited by Rosi Braidotti and Rick Dolphijn

The significant changes that have dominated the social and the scientific world over the last thirty years have brought about upheavals and critical re-appraisals that have proved quite positive in fostering 21st century thought. This interdisciplinary collection of state-of-the-art essays offers innovative and thought-provoking insights concerning contemporary philosophical and cultural reflection on the nature-culture interaction. Starting from the assumption that the binary opposition between the two terms has been replaced by a continuum of the two, the volume explores both the terms of this new interaction, and its implications.

Technology occupies a central place in the shift towards a nature-cultural continuum, but it is not the only factor. The consequences of economic globalization, notably the global spread of digital mediation, also account for this change of perspective. Last but not least the climate change issue and a renewed urgency around the state of the environmental crisis also contribute to bring the ’natural’ much closer to home. Digital mediation has by now become a standard way to live and interact. The electronic frontier has altered dramatically the practice of education and research, especially in the Humanities and social sciences, with direct consequences for the institutional practice and the methodology of these disciplinary fields. This book aims to explore the implications of these complex shifts for the practice of critical thinking.

 

Reviews:

What have we done? Why did we do it? Against cynicism, the philosophers in this volume stand out for the originality of their analyses of our ties to nature. They encourage us to seek solutions beyond greed, spectacle and division. The strongest thread running through this impressive collection is that we can think innovatively; we can work together with nature.

James Williams, Professor of Philosophy, Deakin University

Philosophy after Nature provides an indispensable introduction and guide to current transformative thinking about nature today. In the context of climate change, globalization and a logic of advanced capitalism, it brings together a number of outstanding contributions, in which components from the history of philosophy are retrieved from neglect. These components are then deployed to help make sense of an unprecedented crisis in the relation between human beings and the context they have become used to thinking of as ‘natural’.

Joanna Hodge, Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University

When philosophy talks about nature, too often it is only through its own idea of nature – the physical, living, world is forced to fit the ends of philosophy. In Philosophy After Nature, we see a radical inversion being performed, one where the idea must follow nature, where philosophy is forced to think alongside matter in all its vital unruliness.

John Ó Maoilearca, Professor, Film and Television Studies, Kingston University