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quarta-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2013

Philosophy at Play Conference 2013

9-10 April 2013
University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, GL2 9HW

Philosophy at Play is a two-day academic conference focusing on philosophical aspects of play.

Following on from a successful inaugural Philosophy at Play conference (April 2011), a second conference is being held at the University of Gloucestershire on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April 2013.

"Philosophy at play?"

Play, players, and being at, in or out of play, have been concepts for philosophical debate in the ancient, modern and contemporary eras. The significance of play within ethical, existential and metaphysical philosophies is well-established, yet rarely are the names or work of key thinkers evident in policy or practitioner discussions about play.

The event aims to build disciplinary and paradigmatic bridges between scholars of philosophy and scholars of play, particularly children’s play.

We have received an excellent selection of over 40 proposals for papers to be presented at the conference, from practitioners and scholars from Scandinavia, the USA, Colombia, Germany, France and England. Further details of confirmed speakers and a conference timetable will be announced at a later date.

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce that the following have agreed to present keynotes at the conference:

Daniel Dombrowski

Professor of Philosophy, Seattle University, USA

Joint presentation to the BPSA and Philosophy at Play conferences (title to be confirmed

Mihai Spariosu (to be confirmed)

Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia, USA

"Play and liminality in intercultural learning"

Wendy Russell, Emily Ryall & Malcolm MacLean

University of Gloucestershire

Keynote panel on themes arising from the collection Philosophy of Play (Routledge, 2013).

Chris Bateman

Games Researcher & Lecturer, University of Bolton

"A Disavowal of Games"

Conference booking information and fees

The fee for two days of playful and philosophical stimulation is only £120 for bookings received before 28 February. (Links for booking are in the column to the left of this page.)

Virtual conference

We are pleased to be able to offer live online access to the keynote presentations and a selection of other presentations, via the Adobe Connect web conferencing platform. The fee for access to the "virtual conference" is £50.

Concessionary rates

A concessionary rate of £75 is available for full-time students, University of Gloucestershire staff and students, and those on incomes less than £17000 per annum. Please contact us in advance with details of your status, in order to obtain a code to use when completing your booking online; or provide necessary information on the booking form.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer any bursaries or any other financial assistance with conference, travel or accommodation costs.

After 28 February, the cost for attending Philosophy at Play will be £170, so book early!

Contact us

For all enquiries about the conference, please email us at philosophyatplay@glos.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1242 71 4601


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