2020 Joint Session Online!
Due to uncertainty about the possibility of international travel and large gatherings in July, the Mind Association, the Aristotelian Society and the local organisers at the University of Kent will hold the 94th Joint Session online.
The conference will take place from 17.00 on Friday 10 July to 19.00 Sunday 12 July (all times BST). The Plenary Sessions, the Postgraduate Sessions, and the SWIP Sessions will be pre-recorded videos that we release at the start of the conference, with speakers finding time to respond to your comments and questions over the course of the weekend.
The Open Sessions, to reflect their more informal work-in-progress feel, and the logistics of dealing with so many, will be hosted on a website of the speaker’s choosing, and we will link to them from the official Joint Session website.
There will also be a series of events such as a live virtual pub quiz, a role playing game, stand-up comedy, publishing advice sessions, and more. Please see details of the full program here. The quiz will be on the Saturday evening (8pm). You will be able to compete on your own or as part of a team, communicating with one another through a group chat or call. If you wish to do the latter please assemble your team and agree on your communications system in advance!
Attending the conference online is free, and the Supplementary Volume containing symposium papers will be free to access here for an extended period from 3rd to 13th July.
For full details and to participate in the conference, please see the official conference website.
The Inaugural Address
The Mind Research Fellows
Graeme A Forbes (Kent), Maria Rosa Antognazza (KCL), and Craig Bourne (Hertfordshire)
Reference and Communication
Mirgration and Justice
Conceptions of Mental Disorder
10–12 July 2020
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NZ
future joint sessions
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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.
2019 joint session:
19 - 21 july 2019
2018 joint session:
6 - 8 july 2018
2017 joint session:
14 - 16 july 2017
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.