post-conference developments

I won’t give my own thoughts (as they would be quite biased…) on the ‘Real Objects or Material Subjects’ conference which took place here in Dundee last week, but I will say thank you to all of you who blogged about it in a positive (or critical) light in the past week. It was amazing to meet so many of you whom I’ve only known digitally for such a long time now.

Following the success of the conference, Brian Smith and myself are going to be editing an edition of the journal ‘Cosmos and History’ including material from conference speakers. We are in the early planning stages, but we are going to try to get it finished as soon as possible. Hopefully this will allow all interested parties to carry on the debates sparked last weekend in more depth. Also, I will soon post the audio from the conference lectures online.

Also, I’ve begun planning next year’s Dundee philosophy conference, which will likely take place in late march/early april 2011. I won’t name any of the potential keynotes until they confirm, but the working theme/title is: ‘Repeating the 1840’s: 21st Century Responses to 19th Century Problems’.  We’ll have an announcement and CFP out in the next 3-4 months, but I really hope even more of you will be able to make it out to Scotland next spring from a weekend of intense, but ridiculously fun, philosophical debate and conversation.

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