Annual Conference


BIPPA Annual Conference 2022 – ‘Gender, Race, Identity’


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Every year, the British and Irish Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BIPPA) organises its Annual Conference, when we aim at bringing together postgraduate students from all over the UK and the Republic of Ireland to present their work, meet their peers and strengthen the postgraduate philosophical community.

The conference includes talks by graduate students, keynote addresses by senior academics, and the BIPPA Annual Careers Workshop. This year, participants will also have the opportunity to attend our BIPPA Annual Masterclass during the second day of the conference.

The 2022 edition of the BIPPA Annual Conference will take place in person at University College Dublin (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) on the 11th and 12th of November 2022. This comes as a great novelty for all of us, as it is the first time that the BIPPA organizes its annual conference in the Republic of Ireland. The Annual Masterclass will also take place at UCD, on the 12th November 2022.

The theme of the conference is ‘Gender, Race, Identity’. We want to bring together a variety of perspectives and philosophical traditions addressing the notion of identity, broadly understood: from the philosophy of personal identity and the self, to the notion of social identity and its connections with feminist philosophy, queer theory, or philosophy of race.

We also take pride in announcing that the conference and the masterclass will feature lectures by distinguished academics. Keynote speakers for the 2022 conference, masterclass, and for the career workshops include:

· Professor Katherine O’Donnell (University College Dublin)
· Professor Tommy J. Curry (University of Edinburgh)
· Dr Valeria Venditti (University College Cork)
· Dr Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin)
· Dr Alexander Franklin (King’s College London)
· Dr Jonas Raab (Trinity College Dublin)
· Professor Eric Olson (Sheffield)

Those interested can register by visiting They will be asked to pay a very small registration fee. Online attendance is also allowed, and the price for it is lower. 

We would like to express our gratitude to all our sponsors, as well as to Kelly Agra and Nino Kadic for their invaluable help in the organisation of the conference.   

Past Conferences​

Newcastle University (2021)

The 2021 conference, the theme of which was transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary philosophy, featured keynote speeches by Tina Chanter and Elodie Roy. The career day focused on employability and pursuing academic careers.

The University of Birmingham (2018)

The 2018 conference featured keynote speeches by Heather Widdows, Alison Jaggar, and Veronique Munoz-Darde. The career day focused on workshops on inclusivity.

The University of Reading (2016)

The 2016 conference featured keynote speeches by Laurie Paul, David Papineau, Brad Hooker, and William MacAskill. The career day featured a series of workshops tackling issues related to developing a career in academic philosophy.

The University of Southampton (2015)

The 2015 conference featured keynote speeches by Stephen Mulhall and Lucy O’Brien. The careers day featured sessions on publication, minorities in philosophy, CV writing, and the job market.

​The University of Leeds (2014)

The 2014 conference featured keynote speeches by Angela Hobbs, Ian James Kidd, and Naomi Goulder. The careers day featured sessions on CV writing, gender and philosophy in academia, getting published, and the job market in academic philosophy.

The University of Glasgow (2013)

The 2013 conference featured keynote speeches by Helen Beebee and Ernest Sosa.

The University of Edinburgh (2012)

The 2012 conference featured keynote speeches by Sarah Broadie, Brad Hooker, Christopher Peacocke and Duncan Pritchard.

The University of Reading (2011)

The 2011 conference featured keynote speeches by Derek Parfit, Crispin Wright, Emma Borg and Jonathan Dancy.  The careers day featured session on preparing for the job market, publishing, CV writing, teaching practice, and the role of philosophy in modern culture and the public sphere.

And many more besides…