As each event is organised, details of how to attend will be added here and announced through the project news channels.
The Future of Existentialism workshop: 22 January 2016
A one-day workshop for people considering doing postgraduate research on the theoretical, biographical, or literary works of Beauvoir, Fanon, Sartre or other existentialist thinkers.
Each participant gave a short paper analysing or applying some aspect of existentialism. Participants were required to have been awarded, or be currently studying towards, a Bachelors or Masters degree in a discipline relevant to their paper. UK travel and accommodation expenses were covered by the workshop.
Event was held at Cardiff University. Participants were selected through the workshop’s call for papers.
Rethinking Existentialism in Psychotherapy: 13 January 2016
Montague Room, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU
10.00 – 16.30
Legacies of Colonialism
Lennox Thomas, psychotherapist and vice-chair of the Refugee Therapy Centre
Jonathan Webber, philosopher at Cardiff University
Drama and Play
Eva Koumpli, psychodrama psychotherapist
Rebecca Pitt, researcher at The Open University
The Lived Body
Katherine Morris, philosopher at Oxford University
Miles Clapham, consultant psychiatrist and Lecturer at the Philadelphia Association
Registration costs were just £10 at the standard rate, £5 for students/unwaged.
The conference attracted 50 registrants.
Recordings of the conference talks are available on the project’s YouTube channel.
Simone de Beauvoir workshop: 25 November 2015
Aberdare Hall, Cardiff University
9.30am – 6.00pm
Beauvoir’s Methods of Ethics
Rafe McGregor (Leeds)
Metaphysics, Existentialism and Political Categories in The Second Sex
Stella Sandford (Kingston)
Beauvoir and the Ambiguities of Motherhood
Alison Stone (Lancaster)
Beauvoir on Masculinity: Thinking about the First Sex and Beyond
Ursula Tidd (Manchester)
Beauvoir’s Derivation of the Categorical Imperative
Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)
Frantz Fanon workshop: 19 September 2015
Pearson Lecture Theatre, UCL main entrance
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
9.30am – 4.00pm
Fanon and Ambedkar: combatting race and caste
Meena Dhanda (Wolverhampton)
Fanon at 90
Lewis Gordon (Connecticut)
Colonialism and Medicine
Azzedine Haddour (UCL)
Fanon as Psychiatrist and Existentialist
Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)
Event organised in collaboration with Nathaniel Adam Tobias
Coleman, who was then Research Associate in the Philosophy of ‘Race’ at UCL. Held the day after the UK Sartre Society conference on Existentialism, Race, and Gender and very well attended.
Sartre Afternoon: 20 May 2015
room G.16, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
2.00pm – Is Sartre a Dualist? – Matthew Eshleman (UNC Wilmington)
3.00pm – Sartre’s Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions – Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)
Then on to a cafe for tea and cake. With thanks to Havi Carel and the University of Bristol’s Philosophy department for hosting this event.