Registration Open: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’ Online BSP Conference 2020

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Registration is now open for attendees to the Annual Conference of The British Society for Phenomenology 2020 Online: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’.

‘Engaged Phenomenology’ – the British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference, with the University of Exeter, co-sponsored by Egenis and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. This year, due to global concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic the conference will be held online.

‘Engaged Phenomenology’
Location: Online (platform details released to registered participants nearer the time).
Date: Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 September 2020 (post-event access open until 13 Sept).

‘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.

Keynotes and speakers
> Sophie Loidolt. Professor of philosophy and chair of practical philosophy, Technische Universität Darmstadt / Technical University of Darmstadt.
> Mariana Ortega. Associate Professor of Philosophy; Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities; and Latina/o Studies at Penn State.
> Dan Zahavi. Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen; Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford; Director of Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS).
Keynote presentations will be streamed live over Zoom with live Q&A sessions
> Speakers: an exciting and diverse range of papers from some 60 speakers selected from our call for papers; these presentations will be pre-recorded videos released along a single track in themed panels according to a timetable, Q&As will be conducted via a chat forum.

Organisation Committee led by:
> Luna Dolezal, BSP AC2020 host; senior lecturer in philosophy and medical humanities, and deputy director of the Liberal Arts Programme, University of Exeter.
> Patrick O’Connor, President of the BSP; senior lecturer in philosophy, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University.

Registration, more information and questions:
To attend all BSP events, delegates need to be members of the British Society for Phenomenology. The fee for one year is £40 waged and £20 unwaged / student / emeritus. When you become a member, you receive paper copies of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (four issues a year), plus access to over 50 years of the JBSP Online (for one year). Given the conference will now be online, this year we will not be charging anything other than membership fees. So, if you are currently a member, the conference is essentially free.

You can find more information and register to attend on the BSP 2020 Annual Conference Online website: