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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 ASCP annual conference is the largest event devoted to continental philosophy in Australasia.  The 2021 annual conference seeks to promote the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas inspired by the diverse traditions of continental philosophical thought broadly construed (such as critical race theory, phenomenology, existentialism, post-colonialism, gender studies, cultural theory, critical theory, hermeneutics, feminism, deconstruction, post-structuralism, literary theory and so on), and to consider the broad and rich ways that these traditions drive philosophical inquiry. In addition to the conference proper, there will be professional development sessions on a range of issues for professional academia, run by senior academics. We invite papers that explore any aspect of continental philosophy broadly construed, or papers that open a dialogue with continental philosophy.

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 [email protected]


Dr Simone Drichel (University of Otago)
Assoc. Prof. Fiona Jenkins (Australian National University)
Assoc. Prof. Ann Murphy (University of New Mexico


For all inquiries regarding the conference please contact Daniel Brennan at [email protected]



There are several bursaries available for eligible participants.


The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy provides a bursary for a limited number of conference participants who are either students or under-employed early career academics, in recognition of the significant contribution of these members of the ASCP. The bursary is named for a dear colleague and founding member of the ASCP who died in 2016.

HDR students and ECRs who submit an abstract are invited to apply by completing the application form (see the button below) and sending it to Dimitris Vardoulakis [[email protected]]. Bursary applications will be assessed by an ASCP committee on the basis of a range of considerations including applicants’ access to forums in which to present their work, their stage of candidacy/career, the distance of travel required to attend the conference, and equity and diversity considerations.

Please refer to for information about the bursary and eligibility requirements.