BSP Annual UK Conference 2018

The Theory and Practice of Phenomenology II

The British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference 2018: University of Kent from July 23-25 2018.


The programme can be downloaded by clicking here.


Luna Dolezal
Luna Dolezal is a Lecturer in Medical Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research is primarily in the areas of applied phenomenology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of embodiment, philosophy of medicine and medical humanities. She is the author of The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Body (Lexington Books, 2015) and the co-editor of Body/Self/Other: The Phenomenology of Social Encounters (SUNY Press, 2017) and New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment (Palgrave, 2018).

Niall Keane

Niall Keane is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. He has published widely in the areas of phenomenology and hermeneutics and is the co-author of The Gadamer Dictionary (Continuum 2012) and co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics (Wiley-Blackwell 2016). In addition to his publications on Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, Michel Henry, and in the field of ancient philosophy, he is Treasurer of the Irish Phenomenological Circle, and cofounder and coordinator of the Irish Centre for Transnational Studies. His current research project focuses on the transformed nature of the self in Heidegger’s thought.

Monday Night Social

Some of us will be in the pub the Bishop’s finger at about 7.15pm on Monday. Directions can be found on their website.

Conference Registration

Registration is now open. We have an Early Bird registration fee of £80 until 29th June, and after that it will be £90. Membership is a requirement of registration and, if you aren’t a member, will be incorporated into your fee. You can register by clicking here


The conference will be held in the Eliot Lecture Theatre 2 in the University of Kent, Canterbury. A link to information on the venue and how to get there can be found here

Conference Meal

Correction: the meal is on Tuesday, not Wednesday

We’d be very happy if you could join us for the conference meal on Tuesday night. It is at Chom Chom, Canterbury, famous for fusing flavours from Asia and the Continent. The meal will be a buffet, and have vegetarian and vegan selections. You pick up your plate and choose any one of their amazing dishes prepared freshly for you. You can also ask the chefs to prepare your dish just how you like it. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased in advance from members of the BSP conference committee.


Accomodation will not be included in the registration fee. However, the University of Kent can supply accomodation at an affordable price, and we have provided some other possibilities for you below.

University of KentThe Abode Premier InnChaucer Hotel (Travellodge)The Falstaff
House of AgnesYorke Lodge Guest HouseThe Victoria HotelAcacia Lodge & Tanglewood B&BThe Travelodge


If you have any questions about the conference, please email: [email protected]