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2019 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference

University of Melbourne

4 – 6 December 2019

Join us for the 2019 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference

The 2019 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference will be held at the University of Melbourne, 4-6 December.

The ASCP aims to provide a broad intellectual forum for academics and postgraduates working in the European philosophical tradition. Its annual conference is the largest event devoted to European philosophy in Australasia.

2019 ASCP Program

The 2019 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference program is now available.

CLICK HERE to view and download the final program.

View and download a copy of the Conference Booklet via the below link:

 2019 ASCP Conference Booklet

Conference & Membership Fees

All fees include attendance at the conference (3 days or 1 day) and membership for the ASCP for one year. When you register, the conference fee (including GST) and membership fee (no GST) are shown as two amounts. The unwaged categories include, for example, students and retirees.

You can register now and pay by EFT. Registrations need to be paid by 13 November. From 13 November all new registrations need to be paid by credit card when registering online.

  • Full conference (3 days) – Waged – $350 ($305 conference fee + $45 ASCP membership)
  • Full conference (3 days) – Unwaged – $170 ($155 conference fee + $15 ASCP membership)
  • Day conference (1 day) – Waged – $200 ($155 conference fee + $45 ASCP membership)
  • Day conference (1 day) – Unwaged – $120 ($105 conference fee + $15 ASCP membership)

The conference and membership fees cannot be separated, the totals in bold will be charged.

PRESENTERS: All presenters need to register for the conference and pay the appropriate fees. At least one presenter for each paper needs to be registered by 13 November for the paper to be included in the conference program.


Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)

Martin Hägglund (Yale University)

Samantha Matherne (Harvard University)

There will be a plenary panel on the work of Justin Clemens (University of Melbourne)


The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy provides a bursary for a limited number of conference participants who are either students or under-employed early career academics, in recognition of the significant contribution of these members of the ASCP. The bursary is named for a dear colleague and founding member of the ASCP who died in 2016.

HDR students and ECRs who submit an abstract are invited to apply by completing the application form (see the button below) and sending it to Richard Colledge []. Bursary applications will be assessed by an ASCP committee on the basis of a range of considerations including applicants’ access to forums in which to present their work, their stage of candidacy/career, the distance of travel required to attend the conference, and equity and diversity considerations.

Please note the following requirements must be met to be eligible for the bursary:

  • Australasian residency (defined as: Australia, New Zealand, PNG, South Pacific islands)
  • Current status as a Higher Degree (PhD or Research Masters) or under-employed Early Career Researchers


The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

The Barry Taylor and David Lewis Philosophy Fund

The Research Unit in Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Contemporary Culture

The School of Culture and Communication


Tuesday 3 December

Pre-Conference Postgraduate and ECR Day

The day will feature a series of panels on topics of interest to postgraduates/ECRs.

Public Lecture – This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

Wednesday 4 December

Conference opening 
Conference sessions
ASCP Reception

Thursday 5 December

Conference sessions
Conference dinner (7pm)

Tickets for the conference dinner are $55 per person and can be booked when registering. The conference dinner is being held at the Naughtons Hotel ( The address is 43 Royal Parade, Parkville. Transport is not provided.

Friday 6 December

Conference sessions
Conference close


Registration & Accommodation

For registration and accommodation enquiries, please contact the team at Conference Design,


For questions about the program, please contact the Conference Organising Committee (Andrew Inkpin, Knox Peden and Marilyn Stendera) via

More Information

For more information about the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, past events, and its activities, please visit


Keynotes and plenary sessions will be held in the Public Lecture Theatre in Old ArtsUniversity of Melbourne Room Map

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Please contact the following hotels and the University directly to enquire and book.

The rates provided below are indicative; please confirm the rates, inclusions and cancellation policies when you book.

Rydges on Swanston

701 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053
13 minute walk to conference venue

Rates from $180 – $235

Located in the heart of the Melbourne University Precinct and minutes away to central Melbourne, Rydges on Swanston is the perfect choice for business and leisure accommodation, functions, meeting and events. Enjoy views across Lincoln Square Gardens and Melbourne CBD skyline while perfectly located to enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer.

Conference delegates can access the University of Melbourne corporate rates ($170-$208) by telling Rydges you are visiting the University for this conference during the booking process.


Quest Carlton on Finlay

2 – 9 Finlay Place, Carlton VIC 3053
10 minute walk to conference venue

Rates from $155 to $230

Quest Carlton on Finlay offers guests a relaxed and comfortable stay in serviced apartment-style rooms. Quest Carlton on Finlay is centrally located in the heart of Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’, 10-minutes from University of Melbourne. It is also a 10-minute walk from the Melbourne CBD.


Best Western Travel Inn Carlton

17 minute walk to conference venue

Rates from $160 to $205

Located in Carlton, the birthplace of Melbourne’s cafe culture. Just moments from iconic Melbourne restaurants, gardens, shopping, museums and the CBD. Offering family sized suites with one or two bedrooms. Facilities include 24 hour reception, courtyard and heated pool, bar and restaurants, Hi-speed WiFi.


Vibe Hotel Carlton

441 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052
Phone: +61 3 9380 9222

University Accommodation

The residential Colleges are occasionally able to provide accommodation of a short-term, casual nature to non-students. Typically, accommodation is in a single room, with shared bathrooms and other facilities. Visit the following page for more information and to complete the accommodation request form.

Maclean House
Centre for Theology and Ministry,
29 College Crescent, Parkville 3052
Phone: +61 3 9340 8800

Graduate House
220 Leicester Street, Carlton 3053
Phone: +61 3 9347 3428

Other Options

Other hotel option can be found via booking sites such as:


We invite proposals for papers, panels and streams for the 2019 ASCP conference, which will be held at the University of Melbourne from the 4th to the 6th of December, with a postgraduate and ECR day on the 3rd. We seek papers on topics relevant to Continental philosophy, broadly defined. We particularly encourage submissions from members of groups who are traditionally underrepresented in philosophy. We welcome the participation of postgraduate and early career researchers.

Abstracts must be submitted through the submission portal by the 27th of September (deadline extended); presenters can request a 30 or 45-minute slot. Panel organisers must submit all information – titles, abstracts, speaker details – on behalf of participants (this can be done by selecting ‘Panel proposal’ as the presentation type).

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