September 5-6, 2024, St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Call for abstracts

Submission deadline: May 21, 2024

The Hegel Society of Great Britain invites submissions from current and recent PhD students for the annual conference of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. Two slots are available for junior researchers. Papers are welcome on the following topic: Metaphysics, Ethics and Idealism: Themes from the Work of Robert Stern. Robert Stern (who retired in 2023) has been one of the leading Hegel scholars for many decades and has published innovative and influential work on many aspects of Hegel’s thought, including his phenomenology, metaphysics, philosophy of nature and social and political philosophy. Stern has also written widely on (among others) Luther, Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Peirce, the British Idealists, Murdoch and Løgstrup, and on Hegel’s relation to them. Abstracts are welcome on Stern’s work on any of these figures and topics, or on other work he has done (for example, on transcendental arguments or second-personal ethics). Abstracts, therefore, do not need to focus exclusively on Hegel, though if they could touch on aspects of Hegel’s thought that would be welcome.

Applicants must either be currently registered for a PhD or have passed their viva / defense since January 1, 2019.

Presentation time will be 25 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts (no more than 300 words) should be sent in MSWord as an attachment to:

Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review by removing any identification details. The body of the email should include the following details: name, paper title, institutional position, affiliation, email address, name of the principal supervisor. Additionally, current PhD students should state when they began their PhD, and recent PhD students should provide the date of their viva / defense and the names of their examiners.

Notification of acceptance by June 18, 2024.