Cfa: Beyond Idealism: Perspectives on Hegel’s Philosophical Legacy (Sheffield, July 15–17, 2022)

Cfa: Beyond Idealism: Perspectives on Hegel’s Philosophical Legacy (Sheffield, July 15–17, 2022)

We are glad to give notice of the Call for Abstracts for the conference “Perspectives on Hegel’s Philosophical Legacy”, which will take place at the University of Scheffield on July 15th-17th, 2022.

Keynote speakers are: Peter Dews, Béatrice Han-Pile, Rahel Jaeggi, Brian O’Connor, Christoph Schuringa, Tanja Staehler.

The conference is organised by Roderick Howlett, Michael Regier, Robert Stern, Leonard Weiss, with the support of the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH).

Submission Deadline: 29th of May 2022



Conference Description
The renewed interest in Hegel within the English speaking world has contributed immensely to understanding Hegel on an exegetical level. However, the historical significance of his work can only be fully appreciated if it is read in the context of those philosophers who critically engaged with Hegelian ideas and developed them in their own ways. Proponents of such a productive critique of Hegel are (amongst others) Schelling, Kierkegaard, Marx, Adorno, and Fanon. Just as none of these thinkers can be understood without the background of Hegel’s idealism, Hegel’s significance can only be fully appreciated if we also understand him as a crucial point of departure for major currents of thought in 19th and 20th century philosophy.

Submission of Abstracts

The organisers invite submissions from PhD students and early career researchers on, but not limited to, the following topics: Direct and indirect criticism of Hegel’s metaphysics, philosophy of history, philosophy of right, and aesthetics; positive use of Hegelian ideas within post-Hegelian thinkers; the relationship between Hegel and British idealism, including the critique of British idealism in early analytic philosophy; early or lesser known figures in the reception of Hegel; reception of Hegel in non-Western contexts.

• Please email an abstract of between 500-800 words (Word or PDF document) to
• Papers should be suitable for a 20-30 minute presentation (in person or online)
• In the body of the email include: 1) Your name, 2) Title of the paper, 3) Institutional affiliation, role and 4) Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address).

Please send abstracts in word format or pdf with no identifying information for blind review.

• The organisers are eager to assemble a demographically diverse programme. To aid in this endeavour, if you are a member of an underrepresented group and wish to identify yourself as such, please include this information in your email.

The organisers are hoping to be able to provide some financial support for speakers. Early career researchers wishing to receive bursaries must have completed their PhD no longer than two years from the conference date. There may be the possibility of publishing the conference proceedings in a special issue of the Hegel Bulletin (under negotiation).

To sign-up to attend the conference in person and/or receive Zoom link(s) for the event closer to
the time, please complete our Eventbrite form at the following address:

For more information, please visit the conference’s website.

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