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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.

Registration link: REGISTER


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]



Registration* | Opens August 31st)


In-person (waged)


In-person (unwaged)


Online (waged)


Online (unwaged)



*In-person rates include coffee/tea, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch for each day of the conference


Accommodation can be booked via [email protected] or 07 5636 6400 directly.

Currently has availability across all our room types too over those dates.

Quest Robina - Bond University Rate Agreement

Valid From:         1st January, 2021
Valid To:              31st December, 2021

Inclusions:               Complimentary Wi-Fi, Secured Parking, access to onsite Gym, free Anytime Fitness pass, Swimming Pool, and Business Lounge.
Shuttle Service:      Our Shuttle bus can be booked giving you the flexibility of enjoying a meal at one of our local partnered restaurants by billing back to room, and specially for Bond Uni can be arranged to transport guests to and from the campus (included in rate for groups over 5+ rooms).
Housekeeping:       Daily Housekeeping Service

Rate Terms:            24 hour cancellation and changes policy (except in the instance that COVID travel restrictions are mandated by Government with border controls where we will cancel without fee). 


STUDIO APARTMENT - $169.00 /night
King or Twin Room Bedding Options – (Max Occupancy 2 People)

Features: Open plan with separate seating area and king or twin bedding options, with fully self-contained kitchenette.


ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT - $194.00 /night
King or Twin Room Bedding Options – (Standard Occupancy is 2 people. Extra bedding can be arranged)

Features: Separate bedroom with king or twin bedding options, spacious lounge and dining area, fully self-contained kitchen with dishwasher & oven, washer, dryer and balcony.


TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - $309.00 /night
King or Twin Room Bedding Options – (Standard Occupancy is 4 people. Extra bedding can be arranged)

Features: Two separate bedrooms with king or twin bedding options, spacious lounge and dining area, fully self-contained kitchen with dishwasher & oven, washer, dryer, bath and balcony.

Please visit: Quest Robina Website for more information


There are several bursaries available for eligible participants.


The John Dalton Memorial Bursary is awarded each year to a limited number of conference participants who are either PhD or Research Masters students or under-employed early career academics, in recognition of the significant contribution of these members of the ASCP. It is named for a dear colleague and founding member of the ASCP who died in 2016.

In the past, the bursary has been used to mitigate the cost of travel and accommodation for a small number of conference participants. However, given the unique circumstances of 2021, the executive committee has decided that, this year, it will instead be used to provide full online conference registration fees for 10 to 12 successful applicants.

If you would like to be considered for this award, please submit a brief Expression of Interest to the following email address: [email protected] 

Please note the following requirements must be met to be eligible:

Australasian residency (defined as: Australia, New Zealand, PNG, South Pacific islands)
Current status as a Higher Degree (PhD or Research Masters) or under-employed Early Career Researchers