Annual Conference

BSHP Annual Conference

The BSHP Annual Conference, at which the Annual General Meeting is held, usually takes place in the spring at a UK university. Normally, we hold themed conferences and larger, general conferences in alternate years. Members are encouraged to submit an abstract when the Call for Papers is issued. Details of past conferences are here.

British Society for the History of Philosophy
Annual Conference 2024
8 –10 April 2024
University of Liverpool

Keynote Speakers

  • Frisbee Sheffield (University of Cambridge): 'Socrates, Arendt and the Ethics of Conversation'
  • Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen): 'Divine Equality from Neoplatonism to Spinoza'
  • Alison Stone (Lancaster University): 'Frances Power Cobbe and Animal Ethics'
  • Sanford Shieh (Wesleyan University): 'Hylomorphic Aliens'


This is the provisional programme. Changes are likely to occur between now and April.


Registration is now open here and closes on 8 March. The conference will begin at noon on April 8th and will end around 5.30pm on April 10th. The registration fee covers your coffee and snacks, breakfasts and lunches throughout the conference – this is £90 for waged and £30 for unwaged / students. As part of the registration process you will be asked about dietary and access requirements.

There will be a conference dinner on Monday night and if you’d like to attend you’ll need to register and pay for this separately. Information about that will be sent to registered participants nearer the time.

Please register as early as possible to help us with planning and guarantee your place!

Further information

  • All conference participants, including accepted speakers, must be BSHP members. However, you need not be a member in order to submit an abstract. For information on the BSHP and how to join please visit <>.
  • As signatories of the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme, the BSHP will take steps to ensure gender balance among speakers and participants.
  • As for all BSHP events, some funding is available for childcare. If you require childcare in order to attend the conference, please contact <>.
  • Graduate students and unwaged members who are accepted speakers may apply for a bursary of up to £200. Please email <> for details.
  • Venue information, including information about health and safety and accessibility, will be available soon.