Upcoming Events

Lacan Circle Seminars Aug-Oct


A critical study

Presented by Dan Collins


Ten sessions over ten weeks: Commencing Saturday 21 August

12:15pm – 1:45pm AEST UTC+10



Lacan Circle Seminar: ON PERVERSION

Presented by Tim Themi


Ten sessions over ten weeks: Commencing Tuesday 17 August

7:00pm – 9:00pm AEST UTC+10


AAP Conference 2021 Online - 6-15 July

Held annually since 1923, the 2021 Conference will be held online from Tuesday 6 - Thursday 8 July & Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 July 2021

The conference is designed to give professional philosophers and philosophy postgraduate students the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy. This year we also welcome poster presentations, including from Undergraduate philosophy students. Each year the conference attracts around 300 philosophers worldwide.

Conference Website:

Key Conference Dates

Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7, Thursday 8

Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 July


MSCP Winter School Online June-July

MSCP2014MSCP Winter School 2021: 14 short-courses taught online June-July

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is thrilled to present the Winter School 2021 Program.  All courses will be taught online via Zoom. As always significant discounts apply for those enrolling in multiple courses. If you have any questions which aren't in our FAQs please email


When: 14 June - 23 July

Where: ONLINE.  All courses will be taught via Zoom. 


Winter School Program

Mon 5:00-7:00pm Starts 14 Jun

Classic Films for Teenage Girls: A Deleuzean Approach to the “Woman’s Film” of the 1940s

Lecturer: Mairead Phillips


Mon 7:30-9:30pm Starts 14 Jun

Primitive communism: The genealogy of an idea

Lecturer: Miri Davidson (with guest lectures from Dr Simon Barber, Christina Chalmers, Cooper Francis)


Tue 5:00-7:00pm Starts 15 Jun

Towards a Genealogy of Peace: Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Pico della Mirandola

Lecturers: Dr Francesco Borghesi & Dr Andrew Benjamin


Tue 7:30-9:30pm Starts 15 Jun

Anarchy as a Way of Life

Lecturer: Dr Valery Vinogradis


Wed 5:00-7:00pm Starts 16 Jun

Living Grounds: Emergence, Complexity, and Narrative in the early 20th Century

Lecturer: Dr Ben Woodard


Wed 7:30-9:30pm Starts 16 Jun

Philosophy under condition: how art “thinks” in Alain Badiou’s L'immanence des vérités

Lecturer: Caitlyn Lesiuk


Thu 5:00-7:00pm Starts 17 Jun

Locating the Posthumanities

Lecturer: Dr Elese Dowden


Thu 7:30-9:30pm Starts 17 Jun

Figure, sensation, colour: Deleuze’s Francis Bacon

Lecturer: Dr Jon Roffe


Fri 5:00-7:00pm Starts 18 Jun

Luce Irigaray’s Speculum of the Other Woman

Lecturer: Eva Birch


Fri 7:30-9:30pm Starts 18 Jun

‘Who is Frantz Fanon?’ ‘Oh, my body, always make me a man who questions’

Lecturer: Steven Corcoran


12:00-2:00pm 19-23 Jul

The New Receptions of Jacques Derrida

Lecturer: Dr Peter Gratton


2:30-4:30pm 19-23 Jul

The Freudian Subject: A Radical Reappraisal

Lecturer: Jen Izaakson


5:00-7:00pm 19-23 Jul

Subterranean Passages: The Gothic and Philosophy

Lecturer: Dr Gregory Marks


7:30-9:30pm 19-23 Jul

The Thought of Georges Bataille

Lecturer: Dr Nina Power


ASCP Annual Conference 2021 - Bond - 8-10 Dec

The 2021 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference will be held at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia 8th-10th December.

The ASCP conference provides a forum to encourage, stimulate, and promote research in continental philosophy, broadly construed, recognising, and encouraging the pluralism at the heart of the Australasian philosophical community. The conference provides a broad intellectual forum for scholars working in diverse institutions, disciplines, and areas of inquiry and encouraging productive and collegial relations between postgraduate students and professional academics and researchers. 

The conference is planned to be a hybrid model of delivery, with spaces for online presentations, and participation in-person at Bond University.

Date for abstract submissions: 31st August 2021


Please email abstracts (up to 300 words), a brief biography, and also confirm whether you intend to travel in person (please make inquiries, if required, from your institution regarding travel permissions etc. before sending in abstract), or attend online, to

Information about registration, etc will follow shortly as well as a conference website.



Daniel Brennan

Assistant Professor

Transformation CoLab


Note: Most of the events listed on the ASCP website are not hosted by the ASCP.  Events posted here are considered to be of interest to the Australasian continental philosophy community.

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