The Joint Session is a three-day conference in philosophy that is held annually by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. It has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Since 1910, the Joint Session has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country, attracting prestigious UK and international speakers working in a broad range of philosophical areas. Inaugurated by the incoming President of the Mind Association, the Joint Session includes symposia, open and postgraduate sessions, and a range of satellite conferences.
The 98th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association will be held at the University of Birmingham from 12 to 14 July 2024
Conference attendees must be members of either the Mind Association or the Aristotelian Society. You can join the Aristotelian Society from as little as £5 here.
The Open Sessions take place during the Saturday and Sunday afternoons of the conference. There is a large number of places available, allowing room for an extensive and diverse programme of talks. There are no restrictions on the areas of philosophy which papers may address. The intention is to accommodate all philosophical material (so far as time and space in the programme allow) that is suitable for presentation.
Each Open Session talk lasts up to 20 minutes and is followed by an additional ten minutes for discussion.
Guidelines for the Open Session 2024
Additional Information for the Open Session 2024
The Postgraduate Session takes place on the Saturday afternoon of the conference. All submissions are blind reviewed and a maximum of eight are selected for presentation. Only current postgraduate students (including those who have obtained a postgraduate degree within the past year) can submit for the Postgraduate Session. Each talk for the Postgraduate Session lasts up to 20 minutes and is followed by an additional ten minutes for discussion.
The conference particularly welcomes submissions from underrepresented groups in philosophy.
Guidelines for the Postgraduate Session
Additional Information for the Postgraduate Session
The SWIP Session is a special panel held on Saturday afternoon as part of the Open Sessions, which draws together papers that further the aims of SWIP broadly construed. This includes papers on feminism and related emancipatory philosophies, women in the history of philosophy, and achieving gender justice and related forms of justice in the profession. Each talk in the SWIP Session lasts up to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
SWIP is committed to ensuring that financial considerations do not pose a barrier to participation. For presenters who cannot access institutional funding and would not otherwise be able to attend, we will cover the cost of early bird registration and contribute to the costs of basic travel and accommodation up to a maximum of £250.
SWIP particularly welcomes submissions from underrepresented groups in academia and we are keen to accept applications from all academic backgrounds. We will happily provide adjustments to ensure that people from the widest range of backgrounds can participate fully in the selection process and the SWIP panel. If you need any adjustments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines for SWIP Joint Session
For enquiries regarding the Open Session, please send an email to the main Joint Session email address.
For enquiries regarding the Postgraduate Session, the Supplementary Volume, and student subsidies, please contact Anna Stelle.