Rebecca Braun: opening speaker at The Future as a Present Concern – Sept 2021

Online international conference between the National University of Ireland Galway, The Irish Philosophical Society, and the British Society for Phenomenology.

Call for Papers open now with an abstract submission deadline of Wednesday 31 March 2021 (midnight UK / Ireland)

Prof. Rebecca Braun will be the opening speaker at ‘The Future as a Present Concern’, an online international conference between the NUIG, the IPS, and the BSP on 1-3 September 2021. Braun is Executive Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, NUIG; and was Director of the Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University (2017-2020).

The Future as a Present Concern explores the question of the future from phenomenological and other philosophical perspectives. We encourage papers on various aspects of this question, whether ontological, ethical, aesthetical, epistemological, and in relation to political theory, gender theory, critical race theory, ecology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, analytic philosophy, and art. We would particularly welcome applications from practitioners who are interested in the application of phenomenology, philosophy, and theory in their professional disciplines.

For more information on the conference, including format, timeline, and costs, check out the Call for Papers.

To find out more about Rebecca Braun, see the NUI Galway Announcement of New Executive Dean Appointments, or her profile at the Institute for Social Futures where she remains on the Advisory Board. Braun’s full profile will appear on her NUIG profile site in due course.