The British Society for the History of Philosophy promotes and supports academic and public understanding of all aspects of the history of philosophy.

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Anyone with an interest in the history of philosophy is encouraged to become a member of the BSHP. Our members come from all over the world and have interests across the whole range of history of philosophy. We offer reduced rates for those who are not in full-time employment, including students.

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BSHP Annual Lecture 2021

We are delighted to announce the BSHP Annual Lecture for 2021.

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Annual Conference 2022 - Call for Papers

The BSHP Annual Conference 2022 will take place 21-23 April at the University of Edinburgh, featuring keynote speakers Ursula Coope, Ayman Shihadeh, and Emily Thomas.


As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, the BSHP is a member of the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme. The Scheme aims to assist UK philosophy departments, learned societies and journals in ensuring that they have policies and procedures in place that encourage the representation of women in philosophy.

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We endorse the BPA Environment / Travel Guideline policy

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