Call for Papers reminder: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’ – BSP Annual Conference 2020

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The British Society for Phenomenology invites papers for its Annual Conference: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’, Exeter, UK, Sept 2020. With Coronavirus update.

‘Engaged Phenomenology’
Location: University of Exeter, UK.
Date: Thursday 3 September – Saturday 5 September 2020.

Amid global concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), the British Society of Phenomenology (BSP) and the University of Exeter (with sponsors Egenis and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health) are closely monitoring the situation with respect to the conference. Read more…

CfP deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020 (midnight BST).

‘Engaged Phenomenology’ seeks to complement the approaches of applied and critical phenomenology by investigating embodied lived experience through a plurality of voices, encouraging dialogue between phenomenology, as a philosophical approach, and other disciplines, in addition to practitioners and individuals outside the academy. The aim is to engage phenomenological approaches across a variety of contexts (e.g., healthcare, medicine, education, design, art, psychology, architecture, community spaces, etc.) with the hope of opening up the phenomenological approach to individuals and communities outside of traditional philosophical spaces for the encouragement of dialogue, interaction and deeper understanding of the complexities of embodied lived experience across a diversity of contexts, while also being alert to the socio-political realities and power relations which frame experience.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dan Zahavi, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Subjectivity Research, Københavns Universitet; & professor of philosophy, University of Oxford
  • Prof. Sophie Loidolt, professor of philosophy and chair of practical philosophy, Technische Darmstadt Universität
  • Prof. Giovanna Colombetti, professor of philosophy, University of Exeter
  • Dr Ullrich Haase, principal lecturer in philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

The British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference is a longstanding and respected feature of the UK academic scene, providing a friendly and supportive forum for inter-disciplinary discussion. This year we are partnering with Egenis at the University of Exeter (UK); and the event will be co-sponsored by the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health.

For further information, including abstract submission advice and conference cost, please see the full Call for Papers.