• White Rose Postgraduate Philosophy Forum

    The White Rose Postgraduate Philosophy Forum aims to bring together postgraduate students and researchers in philosophy and related disciplines from across the White Rose universities York, Leeds, Sheffield for three conferences a year at each of which one representative from each institution presents a paper on their current research. In addition, we also seek to…

  • New Directions for Expressivism

    How should we understand the claim that torturing innocent people is morally wrong? According to expressivists, this is not a statement of fact but an expression of one’s disapproval of torturing innocent people. In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in expressivist theories of moral discourse, with a range of new and…

  • The Language of ‘Authoritarian’ Regimes

    This event will consist of an informal day of papers based at the University of Sheffield’s Department of History, exploring the creation, dissemination and reception of discourse in regimes commonly referred to as ‘authoritarian’. The aim of the event is to bring together people working on the language of ‘authoritarian’ states, and to discuss how…

  • Feminist Readings 2: Theory, practice and politics of reading today

    The two-day international post-graduate conference titled ‘Feminist Readings 2’ which will take place in April 2016 is a continuation of an international symposium held by the Women’s & Gender Studies Centre at the University Paris 8 in 2015. By bringing together postgraduates from Paris 8, University of Helsinki, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield &…

  • Poetic Measures

    This conference is the outcome, first, of ‘lyric turn’ in literary studies that has resulted in a reconsideration in in literary as well as in ethical and psychological studies of the significance of lyric as opposed to narrative genres in articulating a variety of interdisciplinary questions. The aim of this conference is to bring together…