Philosophical, Historical, and Interdisciplinary Studies

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Throughout the year, our community contributes to an exciting news cycle. We share celebrations of our students and showcase exciting revelations in research. Staff and students in our School also regularly attend our programme of events which are aimed to help you network, promote collaboration and prepare students for their future.

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Our events

Our school runs seminars weekly during term to discuss a paper by a visiting philosopher, historian, art historian, or member of our academic staff. They're open to all, and if you'd like to attend a session, or join us weekly, all seminar information will be added to our events calendar.

Society events

The Society for Women in Philosophy is a society for staff and students who identify as women. They have meetings and socials throughout the year, and organise a Women in Philosophy speaker series. For more information and to join, please email Dr Lorna Finlayson on ljfinl@essex.ac.uk.

The Memory Studies Reading Group meets to explore cultural, social and political history and heritage through the lens of memory studies. Please contact Louise Rodwell to join at larodw@essex.ac.uk.

The student-led Philosophy Society organise a number of events and socials throughout the academic year. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

The student-led Art History Society organise a number of events and socials throughout the academic year. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

The student-led History Society organise a number of events and socials throughout the academic year. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

Exhibitions and Conferences

Visit the Art Exchange who run free exhibitions by major artists throughout the year, often in association with our School.

Our yearly MA Curating students' exhibition opens at Art Exchange in the Summer, with an opening party and a programme of talks and events. 

You can also attend our Annual Graduate Conferences, organised by our postgraduate students. 

Reading Groups 

The Critical Theory Colloquium meets fortnightly during term to discuss classic and current work in critical theory and work-in-progress. Please contact Professor Fabian Freyenhagen on ffrey@essex.ac.uk to join.

The Race and Gender Reading Group meets every few weeks to discuss scholarship related to the philosophy of race and gender. To join, please email Dr Lorna Finlayson onljfinl@essex.ac.uk

The Omphalos Reading Group discusses works on self-knowledge, consciousness and the philosophy of mind. Please contact Dr Ellisif Wasmuth to join on ellisif.wasmuth@essex.ac.uk.

To keep up to date with all events within our School, please visit our events calendar.

 

 

Upcoming events and recent news from the School

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