The British Society for Phenomenology invites the submission of expressions of interest to host our UK Annual Conference in 2024.
The BSP UK Annual Conference is a longstanding and respected feature of the UK academic scene, providing a friendly and supportive forum for inter-disciplinary discussion. Each year we convene an annual conference by way of collaboration with a different university within the UK, co-funding and co-organising the event with a representative of the host university.
At the event, we actively seek to explore the interface between the theory and history of phenomenology and its practice by professionals of many fields; and will welcome papers exploring academic phenomenological / post-phenomenological research and from those applying phenomenological methods in practical fields as diverse as medicine, healthcare, and law.
Recent keynote speakers have included Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis), Sara Heinämaa (University of Jyväskylä), Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen), Mariana Ortega (Penn State), and Alia Al-Saji (McGill University).
Over recent years the BSP has held the annual conference at the University of Brighton and the University of Kent. Having convened online conferences in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, we returned to face to face events in 2022 with the University of Exeter, and 2023 with Manchester Metropolitan University.
For 2024, we are looking for initial expressions of interest from UK based academics in the field of phenomenology who would like to host the annual conference in late August / early September of that year.