Month: November 2018 (page 1 of 1)

Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference

Registration for the Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference (& Conference Dinner) is now open.


This international, interdisciplinary conference is being held on Thursday 10th, and Friday 11th, January 2019, at the University of York in the UK.

Keynote Speakers are:

Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary, University of London)

Mikel Burley (University of Leeds)

Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University)

Victor Dura-Vila (University of Leeds)

Andrew Klevan (University of Oxford)

David Macarthur (University of Sydney)

Colin Heber Percy (Screenwriter and priest)


A further 24 Invited Speakers from 15 countries, including Morocco, Guyana, the USA, Australia, and across Europe will be presenting talks (in parallel sessions).


Registration is open to all (and closes on the 31st December, 2018).


In the Conference Call for Abstracts we characterised Philosophy Without Theory as, “a plurality of methodologies that include fine-grained description and discernment; disentangling confusions; reactive and/or reflective critical inquiry, the exploration of conceptual connections; logical geography; conceptual synthesis; the provision of perspicuous presentations and surveyable overviews; non-systematic engagement with individual or particular works, subjects, objects, ideas, events and/or situations…  and more”


We went on to suggest that Philosophy Without Theory about film might also include, “a commitment to focus on, and pay close attention to, individual films.”


The invited speakers have found a range of opportunities and challenges in the very idea of Philosophy of Film Without Theory, and the titles of their presentations can now be found on the conference website, here:


To Register for the Conference please go to the Registration Online Store, here:


Or via the Conference Website's Registration page, here:


We do hope you will join us in York, in January, 2019.


Thank very much to our conference supporters: the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH), the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Society of Aesthetics (BSA), the University of York and the University of York’s Philosophy Department.


2nd Conference on Hinge Epistemology

Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris
Monday 1- Tuesday 2 July 2019
The 2nd Hinge Epistemology Conference will be a 2-day conference, hosted by the Wittgenstein Seminar at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris on 1-2 July 2019, in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and Irvine University, California. The conference will include

Plenary speakers:
·       Jocelyn Benoist (Sorbonne)
·       Elise Marrou (Sorbonne)
·       Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire)
·       Paul Standish (UCL)
·       Angélique Thebert (Nantes)

Symposium on Hinge Epistemology
·       Annalisa Coliva (Irvine)
·       Daniele Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire)
·       Duncan Pritchard (Irvine)

The conference will include a number of sessions for submitted papers. Selection will be based on review of long abstracts (max. 1000 words). Please submit your abstract as an email attachment to Prof. Sandra Laugier (), copied to Prof. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock () by 1st April 2019. Presentation time for accepted papers will be 30 minutes plus Q&A.

Papers will address (positively or critically) the application of Wittgenstein's notion of 'hinges' or 'hinge certainty' to epistemological problems in any discipline. The conference will be held in English, and peer-reviewed proceedings will be published in an edited volume of the series Anthem Studies in Wittgenstein.