Events in Australia

CFA: Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

TRANSFORMATIONS IN EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY

 Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (2019)

 Call for Abstracts

The University of Queensland (UQ) is delighted to host the second Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (ASEMP), in Brisbane, Australia, from November 25th to 27th, 2019.

An optional extended stay from November 28th through to the 31st is planned for the island of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island or colloquially, “Straddie”).

For this conference, we seek papers on those early modern concepts, theories, or figures that transformed standard ways of thinking in the period, or that changed the form and nature of philosophy itself.

The panel themes are (1) *Women and Power*; (2)* Metaphysics, Science and Religion; and *(3) *State and Secularism, *and papers fitting those themes are encouraged. Papers on other topics relating to the broad theme of *Transformations in Early Modern Philosophy* are also welcome.

Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2019. Successful participants will be notified by April 1, 2019.

Abstract length: 500 words.

Abstracts may be submitted through the conference website 

https://critical-thinking.project.uq.edu.au/asemp2019 or to the conference assistant, Ms Laura Pham, (laur.pham@gmail.com).

Invited Speakers:

Professor Lilli Alanen (Uppsala University)

Professor Marguerite Deslauriers (McGill University)

Professor John Carriero (University of California, Los Angeles)

Professor Calvin Normore (University of California, Los Angeles)

Professor Margaret Schabas (University of British Columbia)

 

 

 

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Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts: Sydney

Final reminder that Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney are hosting a one-day conference on Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts on Friday 7th December 2018.

Date: Friday 7th December 2018

Venue: Female Orphan School, Cnr James Ruse Dr and Victoria Rd.

Parramatta South Campus

Western Sydney University

 

9:30am                Conference convenes

9.45am                Introduction: Peter Hutchings.

10.00 – 11.00am Opening keynote – Genevieve Lloyd, Spinoza: A Philosopher of the Sublime?

11.00 – 11.30am  Morning tea

11.30 – 12.30pm  Moira Gatens and Anthony Uhlmann, To Be Done with Hatred: Art as a Plan for Living

12.30 – 1.30pm    Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm      Christopher Thomas, Spinoza on Music and Melancholy

2.30 – 3.30pm      Aurelia Armstrong, Spinoza’s therapeutic aesthetics

3.30 – 4.00pm      Afternoon Tea

4.00 – 5.00pm      Closing keynote – Warren Montag, The Power of Imagining Nonexistent Things as Being Present: Spinoza’s Fictions

Conference website: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/writing_and_society/research/current_research_projects/spinoza_and_literature_for_life_a_practical_theory_of_art/spinoza_and_aesthetic_concepts_conference

All welcome.

This conference is a free event.

Information about the Female Orphan School, including travel, is available here: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/femaleorphanschool/home/visitor_information

Please forward inquiries to: j.tuckwell@westernsydney.edu.au<mailto:j.tuckwell@westernsydney.edu.au>

The conference is a part of the ARC Discovery project Spinoza and Literature for Life: A Practical Theory of Art.

Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts conference

Western Sydney University, Australia

Friday, 7th December 2018

 

9:30am                        Conference convenes

9.45am                        Introduction: Peter Hutchings.

10.00 – 11.00am         Opening keynote – Genevieve Lloyd

Spinoza: A Philosopher of the Sublime?

11.00 – 11.30am         Morning tea

11.30 – 12.30pm         Moira Gatens and Anthony Uhlmann

To Be Done with Hatred: Art as a Plan for Living

12.30 – 1.30pm           Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm             Christopher Thomas

Spinoza on Music and Melancholy

2.30 – 3.30pm             Aurelia Armstrong

Spinoza’s therapeutic aesthetics

3.30 – 4.00pm             Afternoon Tea

4.00 – 5.00pm             Closing keynote – Warren Montag

The Power of Imagining Nonexistent Things as Being Present: Spinoza’s Fictions

Spinoza’s Artes Conference

Registration is free but essential

 

SPINOZA’S ARTES

An International One Day Conference that will explore the influence of Spinoza on literature, music, poetry, and theatre along with the role that these arts play in the art of living well.

 

Friday August 11, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm

CCANESA Boardroom, Madsen Building F09

Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

 

Program

9:00am Welcome

9:10-10:10am Jonathan Israel (IAS, Princeton): The theatre and the Cercle Spinoziste: the significance of the society ‘Nil volentibus arduum’ for Spinoza and the Arts

10:10-11:10am  Anthony Uhlmann (Western Sydney University): Percy Shelley, Queen Mab, Spinoza

11:10-11:30am Morning Tea

11:30am-12:30pm Susan James (Birkbeck, University of London): On Self Transformation: Ovid’s Warning to Spinoza

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:30pm Marie Thompson (University of Lincoln): Power over/Power to: Spinoza, musical politics and contestations of social space

2:30-3:30pm Moira Gatens (The University of Sydney): Mary Shelley, Spinoza, and the Exemplar

3:30-4:00pm Afternoon Tea

4:00-5:00pm Panel discussion

 

Enquiries

inja.stracenski@sydney.edu.au<mailto:inja.stracenski@sydney.edu.au>

 

Registration

Only those who have registered will be admitted.

To register please go to: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy/research/conferences.shtml

This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant [DP 170102206]

 

Spinoza’s Artes Conference

SPINOZA’S ARTES

An International One Day Conference

Spinoza has long exerted a profound influence on the arts. Goethe, the Shelleys, and George Eliot acknowledged the inspirational force of Spinoza’s philosophy. On the other hand, philosophers have all but dismissed Spinoza’s views on art. Why does Spinoza fascinate artists at the same time as his view of art is neglected by philosophy? This Conference will explore the influence of Spinoza on literature, music, poetry, and theatre along with the role these arts play in the art of living well.

 

Friday August 11, 2017

9 am – 5 pm

CCANESA Boardroom, Madsen Building F09

Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Sydney NSW Australia

 

Speakers:

*   AMY CIMINI University of California, San Diego

*   MOIRA GATENS University of Sydney

*   JONATHAN ISRAEL Princeton University

*   SUSAN JAMES Birkbeck College London

*   ANTHONY UHLMANN Western Sydney University

 

Enquiries: inja.stracenski@sydney.edu.au

 

Registration: This conference is free but registration is essential. Only those who have registered will be admitted.

To register please go to: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy/research/conferences.shtml

This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant [DP 170102206] <http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/aphil-l>

Conference: Spinoza’s Provocations

This interesting conference takes place at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 1-2. It features papers from Genevieve Lloyd, Dimitris Vardoulakis, Moira Gatens, Aurelia Armstrong, Daniela Voss, Gregg Lambert, Jon Rubin, Janice Richardson, Anthony Uhlmann and Inja Stracenski.

More information from the following link:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/philosophy/home/events/sponsored_conferences/spinoza_provocations

Power and Joy: a workshop on Spinoza, Western Sydney University

For those who are Spinozists to the core, as well as for those who are interested in substance and potentia, please come along to this workshop: http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/philosophy/home/events/sponsored_conferences/power_and_joy_a_workshop_on_spinoza

Time: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm When: Friday, November 27, 2015 Location: Western Sydney University Building 5, Room 5.LG.01, Bankstown Campus

Programme

9.00 am to 10.00 am Disability and Dance: From the Disabled Sublime to Joy  Janice Richardson

10.00 am to 11.00 am The Authority of Reason: Proof, Rhetoric and the Movement of Thought in the Ethics  Joseph Hughes

11.00 am to 11.30 am Break

11.30 am to 12.30 pm  Pause for Thought: Spinoza on Wonder  Genevieve Lloyd

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm  Grammars of Conatus; or, On the Primacy of Resistance in Spinoza, Foucault, and Deleuze  Cesare Casarino

1.30 pm to 2.30 pm Lunch

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm  Human Nature . . . As It Really Is  Moira Gatens

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm  The Four Senses of Neighbourly Love in the Theological Political Treatise Dimitris Vardoulakis