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14 November 2017

Applied Baudrillard

APPLIED BAUDRILLARD

2nd International multidisciplinary conference on Baudrillard studies

Date: 5-7 September 2018
Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom

This is the Call For Papers for the 2nd International Conference on Baudrillard Studies to be held in the United Kingdom (September 2018, Oxford Brookes University). The title and overarching theme of the conference is: “Applied Baudrillard”. We invite participants from all over the world from all disciplines and fields of knowledge whether within or outside of academia to contribute to this international and multidisciplinary conference. We welcome all contributions that engage with Jean Baudrillard’s (1929–2007) ideas and oeuvre. For this 2nd International Baudrillard Studies Conference we especially welcome contributions that pertain to the applicability of Baudrillard’s philosophy in established and emerging fields of enquiry across and beyond the humanities and social sciences.

Moving on from the 1st International Conference on Baudrillard Studies – “Engaging Baudrillard” held at Swansea University in 2006 – the ‘Applied Baudrillard’ conference at Oxford Brookes University seeks to capture the ever increasing significance and importance of Baudrillard’s writings and ideas across the world in numerous disciplines. In the first instance the conference organizers invite and welcome brief abstracts for presentations. Our intention is to organize received papers into themed panel sessions which will be decided by the organizers once abstracts have been received and reviewed.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent BEFORE 31st January 2018.
Further information and abstract submission form available from this web page: https://baudrillardstudies.com/applied-baudrillard/

Conference organisers
Francesco Proto, fproto@brookes.ac.uk
Richard G Smith, r.g.smith@swansea.ac.uk

Note: As we are in the initial phase of planning the conference please also contact us if you want to volunteer to organize a panel, or if you have a suggestion for a panel/theme at the conference.

The website will be updated regularly as the conference approaches to include more information on the keynote speakers, special events/exhibitions at the conference, panel organizers and sessions, and information on the conference fee (there will be a reduced rate for postgraduate students), timetable, and advice for accommodation in Oxford.

The interdisciplinary nature and scope of Baudrillard’s philosophy and oeuvre means that the themed panels will cover numerous disciplines, such as (this list is not exhaustive):

American Studies
Architecture
Anthropology
Critical Theory
Cultural Politics
Cultural Studies
Cyberculture
Film Studies
French Studies
Gender Studies
Human Geography
Urban Design
Urban Studies
History and Cultural History
History and theory of Religion
Literature & Literary Theory
Media and Communication Studies
Management Studies
Pedagogy Philosophy
Psychology/Psychoanalysis
Politics, International Relations & Conflict Studies
Photography and the Arts
Romance Studies Science Fiction Studies
Sociology
Terrorism Studies
Urban Studies
Visual Culture

Note: The intention of the conference organizers is to publish a selection of papers from/contributions to the conference in: (a) The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies; (b) Special issues of other international journals; and (c) An edited book.

For all enquiries please contact:
Dr Francesco Proto, fproto@brookes.ac.uk
School of Architecture
Abercrombie Building
Headington Campus
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford
0X3 0BP +44 (0) 1865 483204
fproto@brookes.ac.uk
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/templates/pages/staff.aspx?uid=p0078265

Dr Richard G. Smith, r.g.smith@swansea.ac.uk
Editor, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies
Department of Geography
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP
+44 (0)1792 602558
r.g.smith@swansea.ac.uk
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/geography/r.g.smith/

Venue
Oxford Brookes University is located in the South East region of England, with direct and easy access to Oxford City centre and London, the School of Architecture at Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University has recently been endowed with award-winning facilities that makes of it one of the most advanced learning environments in the country. Direct links to Oxford city centre, London city centre and London airports run 24h a day with dedicated stops just off the campus (buses, coaches, taxis, train).

Maps and Directions
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/contacts-maps-and-campuses/headington-campus/