BSP Annual Conference 2019

The British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference 2019 – the Theory and Practice of Phenomenology.

Location and time
> International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK (See ‘Location’ below).
> Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 September 2019 (exact times will be announced with the first draft of conference programme on or around Saturday 29 June).

Call for Papers
The call for papers closed on 31 May 2019. Further enquiries should be directed to [email protected]

Registration – with special early bird rates – is now open. Go to our registration page to find out more. Registration does not include the conference meal (see ‘Conference meal and evening entertainment’ below); nor accommodation (see ‘Accommodation’ below).

Keynote speakers

Keith Crome, Principal Lecturer in Philosophy, and Education Lead for the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University.
“Education as Child’s Play”

Linda Finlay, Integrative Psychotherapist, freelance Academic Consultant (Open University), and Editor of the European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy.
“First person plural? Exploring the emergence of ‘multiple selves’ in existential psychotherapy”

Dylan Trigg, FWF Lise Meitner Senior Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna.
“As strange as the lunar landscape”

See BSP Annual Conference 2019 – programme, abstracts and biographies for keynote speakers’ abstracts and biographies.

The BSP Annual Conference is a longstanding and respected feature of the UK academic scene, providing a friendly and supportive forum for inter-disciplinary discussion. We actively seek to explore the interface between the theory and history of phenomenology and its practice across multiple perspectives, from practitioners and philosophers, including both the European / Continental and Anglo-American / Analytic traditions, as well as postgraduate researchers.

Conference programme
The draft conference programme is available to view or download on the BSP Annual Conference 2019 – programme, abstracts and biographies page.

Advice for speakers
Here is some advice for speakers at the BSP annual conference, including paper lengths, timings, and technology.

International Anthony Burgess Foundation,
Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street,
Manchester, UK. M1 5BY.
Venue website:

Conference meal and evening entertainment
The conference meal is not included in the registration. Details of this and other evening entertainments will be announced nearer the time.

There are many hotels in Manchester, here are four of the nearest to the venue, at the budget and medium price range:

Holiday Inn Express Manchester CC – Oxford Road2-4 Oxford Road, M1 5QA(Oxford Road, down towards the Burgess Foundation from Oxford Road station)
Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road55 Booth Street West, M15 6PQ(Near Manchester Business School, down from Royal College of Music, just off Oxford Road)
Innside by Melia Manchester1 First Street, M15 4RP(Near Home arts complex, First Street area which backs onto the Burgess Foundation)
Premier Inn Manchester Deensgate LocksMedlock Street, M15 5FJ(Not so near Deensgate Locks! – behind First Street area which backs onto the Burgess Foundation)

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