CFP: Third Biannual Conference of the Australian Hegel Society: “Confronting Crisis” (December 2-3, 2021)

CFA: Biannual Conference of the Australian Hegel Society: "Confronting Crisis" (December 2-3, 2021)

We are glad to give notice that the call for papers for Confronting Crisis, the Third Biannual Conference of the Australian Hegel Society, is now open. The conference, hosted by UNSW Sydney and Macquarie University, will be held online on December 2-3, 2021.


Humanity is facing multiple intertwined crises on a global scale: environmental disasters, biodiversity collapse, zoonotic pandemics, capitalist acceleration and monopolization, rising inequalities, increased control and manipulation at the hands of states and corporations, the list goes on. A hallmark of Hegelian and post-Hegelian social thought has been to elaborate conceptual tools to grasp the features, problems, and crises of an age, as well as the paths that could lead beyond them. The conference explores the resources that Hegelian and post-Hegelian philosophy provides to think through our current predicament and to confront the many crises we are facing.


Keynote speakers:

Rahel Jaeggi (HU Berlin)

Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University)


Papers are welcome that address the conference theme or key issues in Hegel or post-Hegelian social thought. The Australian Hegel Society welcomes submissions also from early career researchers and advanced graduate students. To notify your interest in presenting at the conference, please send an abstract of your paper (no more than 200 words) to the following address:

Your abstract should include the following items:


1. The paper’s title

2. Author’s name

3. Institutional affiliation (if any)
4. Email address

5. Description of the paper (no more than 200 words)


Abstracts must be received by September 1. Sessions at the conference are likely to be around 35 minutes per paper including question time.



Organising Committee:

Jean-Philippe Deranty (Macquarie University)

Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW)

Simon Lumsden (UNSW)


For further information, please check the AHS website.

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