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2nd Sth Sth Critical Philosophy of Race & Decoloniality Symposium - UNE - 26-27 Nov

une-logo2nd Sth Sth Critical Philosophy of Race & Decoloniality Symposium 

26 -27 November 2019

Transgression, Freedom and Sovereignty of Knowledge

Keynote Speaker: Nelson Maldonado-Torres (Rutgers University)


Abstract Submissions by July 15 2019: 150-200 words & brief bio:

Registration: Waged $150 Unwaged/student/retired $50



Conveners: ddavis & Eliza Kent


The symposium will be held at:

University of New England Anaiwan Country 
Armidale NSW Australia


An Indigenous Art Exhibition and artists talks will also sit with the symposium.

I hope you are able to submit an abstract and attend. Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a reputable, blind reviewed journal. 



danielle davis & Eliza Kent


Symposium Background

This meeting brings together an international group of scholars interested in philosophy of race and decoloniality of thought and the disciplines in which we practice. Given the relative lack of diversity and dominance of western centric thought in our disciplines, particularly philosophy, we hope that this collective will agitate for genuinely Indigenised and decolonised spaces, epistemic disobedience and the plurality toward the explanation of the human condition. In the words of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, we move also to ‘shift the geography of reason’. Here we seek not to deride western thought, rather to include all thought systems as knowledge systems to be valued, critiqued and transgressed when needed.


AAHPSSS 2019 - Wellington - 13-15 Dec

victoria-university-wellingtonAAHPSSS is the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science, and covers all aspects of science studies. It is a not-for-profit association, with the mission to advance science studies.

The 2019 AAHPSSS conference will be held from 13–15 November at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. This will be the first time the conference has been held in NZ for many years, and we are hoping that Australian delegates will make the effort to cross the Tasman for what will be an exciting and stimulating event!


MSCP Winter School - Carlton, Melbourne - 17 June - 26 July

MSCP2014The MSCP Winter School 2019 is open for enrolment. All 9 short-courses are 10 hours in length. As always, substantial discounts apply when enrolling in multiple courses.

When: 17 June - 26 July 2019

Where: Church of All Nations (CAN), 180 Palmerston st, Carlton.


For Full Details and Enrolment please visit:


Winter School Courses

Mon 6.30-8.30pm, Starts 17 June

Invaders from the Future: The CCRU's Writings and Their Legacy

Lecturer: Vincent Le


Tues 6.30-8.30pm, Starts 18 June

Tarkovsky’s Philosophical Portrait

Lecturer: Dr Valery Vinogradovs


Wed 6.30-8.30pm, Starts 19 June

A philosopher, a painter and a poet walked into a pub... Conversations in thinking poetically

Lecturer: Dr Rachel Joy


Thurs 6.30-8.30pm, Starts 20 June

Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics

Lecturer: Dr Mammad Aidani


Fri 6.30-8.30pm, Starts 21 June

Enlightenment: Its Brief History

Lecturer: Dr Martin Black


10am-12noon, 22-26 July

The Communist Hypothesis: The Politics of Alain Badiou

Lecturer: Dr Robert Boncardo


12.30-2.30pm, 22-26 July

The Ecology of Latour: His metaphysics, theory of modernity, and environmental thought

Lecturer: Dr Peter Gratton


3-5pm, 22-26 July

Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Lecturer: Dr Jon Roffe


6-8pm, 22-26 July

From Maths to Madness, the work and thought of Ian Hacking

Lecturer: Jon Rubin


ASCP Annual Conference - UniMelb - 4-6 Dec

Preliminary Notice:

The 2019 ASCP Conference will be held at the University of Melbourne, 4-6 December.

A CFP will be out soon.



PESA Annual Conference - Hong Kong - 7-11 Dec

pesaThe Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia


7-11 Dec 2019, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. (Confucius)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)

For this conference, we welcome you to the University of Hong Kong, where the historic legacies and contemporary trends of eastern and western (and northern and southern) cultures and societies vividly converge, diverge, and intersect in daily life. This conference will focus on mixings, minglings, and clashes as seen in educational philosophy and theory, in Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific, and around the world.

The conference organising committee welcomes research exploring diversity in inquiry, argument, and theory, within and across traditions, emphasising the following themes:

  • Truth and Harmony
  • Individual Rights and Social Responsibility
  • Analytical and Holistic Thinking
  • Wisdom and Knowledge
  • Contemplation and Action
  • Reason and Reality
  • Transformation and Ideology
  • Self and Others
  • Freedom and Community

The conference will also address the significance for philosophy of education of embracing comparative, transcultural, and intercultural approaches. Explorations emphasising global, international, and cosmopolitan possibilities are also welcome. A special issue of Educational Philosophy & Theory and a monograph will be developed from select texts and presentations from the conference proceedings.

ASFS Conference - Sydney - 10-12 Dec

ASFS 2019 Conference

10-12 December
Hosted by the University of New England and Western Sydney University

Conference Theme: Making and Breaking Rules

Organising Committee: Chris Andrews (Western Sydney University), Valentina Gosetti & Sophie Patrick (University of New England)

Venue: University of New England, Sydney



ASEMP 2019 - Transformations in Early Modern Philosophy - Brisbane - 25-27 Nov

UQAustralasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

The University of Queensland is delighted to host the second Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (ASEMP), in Brisbane, Australia, from November 25th to 27th, 2019.

An optional extended stay from November 28th through to December 1st is planned for the island of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island or colloquially, “Straddie”).

Invited Speakers:

  • Professor Lilli Alanen (Uppsala University)
  • Professor Marguerite Deslauriers (McGill University)
  • Professor John Carriero (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Professor Calvin Normore (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Professor Margaret Schabas (University of British Columbia)


For this conference, we seek papers on those early modern concepts, theories, or figures that transformed standard ways of thinking in the period, or that changed the form and nature of philosophy itself.



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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