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.

To attend and/or deliver a paper at the Annual Conference, you must be a member of the BSHP and pay the conference registration fee. There is no conference registration fee for student participants.

We offer a limited number of bursaries for speakers who are students and/or unwaged, and support for childcare. Facilities vary by university, so please see specific conference information for details.

Annual Conference 2022

21–23 April 2022

University of Edinburgh

Keynote Speakers:

Ursula Coope (Oxford)

Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS University of London)

Emily Thomas (Durham)

Call for papers:

Proposals for individual papers and for papers organized in themed symposia are invited on any aspect of the history of philosophy. In line with the BSHP’s commitment to broadening the canon, proposals on currently under-represented philosophical traditions, periods and thinkers are especially welcome. All proposals must be anonymized for blind peer-review.

Individual papers: please send an abstract of MAX 500 words (in Word format) for a paper suitable for a 30-minute slot (20 mins for the paper, 10 mins for Q&A) to Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

Symposia: please send a proposal of MAX 500 words (in Word format) for a symposium of 3–4 papers (each paper suitable for a 30-minute slot) with abstracts of MAX 300 words for each paper to Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. Please also submit, in a separate document, the email address and institution of each participant, and the name and email of the symposium organizer who will serve as contact person.

Deadline: 30th November, 2021

All conference participants, including accepted speakers, must be BSHP members. However, you need not be a member in order to submit an abstract. To become a BSHP member, please click here.

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 Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

Graduate students and unwaged members who are accepted speakers may apply for a bursary of up to £200. Please email Enable JavaScript to view protected content. for details.