The Joint Annual Conference of The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy in 2014 is hosted by the Centre for the Humanities, the Faculty of Humanities, The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, the research focus area “Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights” and the Research Institute for Cultural Inquiry ICON, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
The SEP/FEP conference is the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers and others, from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy.
The Society for European Philosophy held its inaugural conference in 1996, and has held an annual event every year since then. It is managed by an executive committee of academics in European Universities. The Society aims to support teaching and research in all areas of European philosophy broadly construed. It provides a forum where people working on topics in European philosophy within various different disciplines, in any country, can come together and pursue ideas. It aims to promote the understanding of the various traditions of European Philosophy within the Anglo-American philosphical world, within academia more broadly, and within the wider public sphere.
The SEP conference is now a crucial annual event for students and scholars of continental philosophy. From 2005-2011 the SEP annual conference was run jointly with the Forum for European Philosophy, helping to make the three-day conference the largest event aimed at researchers and others interested in Modern European Philosophy in Europe.
The Forum for European Philosophy is an educational charity which organises and runs a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK. Our events take various forms but we studiously avoid academic papers. Formats we like include dialogues, panel discussions, public lectures and provocations, all of which are open to the public and most of which are free.