Good philosophy requires conversation, interaction and dialogue. Sharing and discussing philosophical ideas is one of the best ways to establish communities and social bonds, and communal networks are a promising soil for the flourishing of a philosophical spirit. At the BIPPA, we believe that we should foster this sense of community at the regional level, with those around us, with those with whom conversations are easier, with those who share some of our concerns and joys, however different we may look. That is why we want to launch a series of regional conferences, that we plan to run yearly, where postgraduate students from specific regions can get to know each other, share their research and, hopefully, establish a helpful and supportive network.
There are four regional conferences, as we have divided the British Isles in four regions: East and South-East, including London; West and Midlands, including Wales; North, including Scotland; and Ireland and Northern Ireland. We expect that only students from each region submit to their respective regional conferences. If you are unsure about the region your university belongs to, please, check the call for abstracts.
The first two regional conferences, corresponding to the East and South-East region, as well as the region of Ireland and Northern Ireland, will be hosted by King’s College London and Queen’s University Belfast, respectively. They will take place in September 2022. For all the relevant information, click on the following links: