The University of Melbourne Philosophical community
The department of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne is part of a thriving philosophical community. Much of this is generated within the School itself, such as the Thursday Philosophy seminar series consisting of regular general research seminars by visiting speakers and locals. Seminars of a more specialized nature are run by the various research groups in the department, such as the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), the Logic seminar series, and the History and Philosophy of Science seminars and conferences. Philosophy graduate students also run their own weekly Philosophy graduate talks. The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy puts on frequent short courses.
Regular research seminars are also run by the other departments of Philosophy in Melbourne: Monash University, La Trobe University, the Australian Catholic University. Philosophers are very welcome to attend these. The Australasian Association of Philosophy runs an annual philosophy conference, which is in Melbourne fairly regularly. And there are frequent smaller weekend conferences and workshops on Applied Ethics, Logic, and Continental Philosophy, and various other topics.
For a programme of what is happening in philosophy in Melbourne each week, you can sign up to any of the following sites:
- Latest news from the Philosophy at Melbourne University website.
- Latest news from The University Of Melbourne Philosophy Graduate Group.
- Facebook page for Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.