Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

Helen Johnson painting Loose Knots

2018 Conference

Western Sydney University

Where: Parramatta City Campus(opens in a new window) (Peter Shergold Building)

When: November 21-23, 2018.

On November 20, there will be Postgraduate Day followed by the official opening to the conference, a keynote address and a reception.

Keynote Speakers: Peg Birmingham (DePaul University), Walter Brogan (Villanova University), James Risser (Seattle University)
Plenary Panel on the work of Genevieve Lloyd.

Acceptance notifications have now been returned for all submissions. If you have not received an email response, please check your junk or spam email folders. If you still have  not received a notification please contact us directly (email below).

Registrations are now open(opens in a new window). Registrations have been extended until October 26. To ensure your inclusion in the program, all delegates must register by this deadline. Please direct enquires to

The conference is organised by the Philosophy Research Initiative(opens in a new window) at Western Sydney University. It aims to provide an open and inclusive environment fostering the exchange of ideas and the flourishing of philosophical thought.

The Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University has worked to support scholarly and original contributions in philosophy. We also actively support the fostering of international relations as is evidenced by our College of Fellows(opens in a new window) initiative, which will play an integral role in this year’s ASCP conference.

In order to foster the lively exchange of ideas, we encourage the submission of the proposal of papers, panels, or streams of panels on any topic in philosophy. We particularly encourage submissions in areas that have had little attention in previous ASCP conferences, such as, but not limited to, comparative philosophy, philosophy of race, ancient philosophy, and the history of philosophy, as well as to interdisciplinary connections with literature, political science, and gender studies.

The aim is to organise a conference that represent as wide and inclusive a spectrum of interests in continental philosophy broadly conceived.

For further information, please contact

John Dalton Memorial Bursary
The ASCP funds a limited number of travel bursaries for under-employed HDR and ECR delegates.
Applications for the John Dalton Memorial Bursary close 31 October. View details here.

Image: Loose Knots I (Victorian renovation) © Helen Johnson (opens in a new window) (2015)

Travel and Accommodation Information
You can find information about travelling to the 1PSQ Parramatta city campus and accommodation (including exclusive deals secured strictly for conference delegates) by visiting our Travel and Accommodation page.