The Joint Session is the premier UK general philosophy conference, held annually during the summer 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 postgradaute sessions, and a range of satellite conferences.
The 95th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association will be held at the University of Hertfordshire from 16 to 18 July 2021.
Ten Joint Session subsidies are available to student and unwaged members of either the Aristotelian Society (categories 3-5 only) or the Mind Association. The subsidy will cover 75% of the following: (a) a full registration fee; (b) meal costs; and (c) the cost of standard accommodation for no more than three nights. The remaining costs are paid for by the applicant.
DEADLINE for Applications is 14 May 2021
16–18 July 2021
University of Hertfordshire
De Havilland Campus
Hatfield AL10 9EU
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The inaugural address and symposia for the Joint Session are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume, which is published digitally and in hardcover every June. The Supplementary Volume is sent to subscribing members of the Society in categories 4 and 5.
Members in other categories can purchase the hardcover Supplementary Volume from the Online Shop. Volumes will also be available at the registration desk during the conference.
2020 joint session:
10 - 12 july 2020
2019 joint session:
19 - 21 july 2019
2018 joint session:
6 - 8 july 2018
Subscribing members receive online access to the Proceedings from 2000 to the most current issue.
Subscribing members also receive the bound, hardcover volume of the latest Proceedings through the post.