Department seminars

The Departmental Philosophy Seminar is central to the academic life of the Department. It runs most weeks in term time on Fridays 2.30-4.30pm in Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 4. Speakers send their paper in advance and speak for around 45 minutes, followed by discussion. Afterwards the discussion continues in a local pub. Papers are normally …

MAP Annual Lecture by Briana Toole (CUNY): “Holding Resistance Hostage. When Resistance Is Futile”

Friday, 1st of March 2:30-4:30Hicks Building, Lecture Theatre 4This year's MAP lecture will be given by Briana Toole on the topic "Holding Resistance Hostage". The Department of Philosophy hosts the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) annual lecture organised in conjunction with the Sheffield chapter of the MAP network, which seeks to examine and address issues of …

Activism and Academia in the Anthropocene

The Department of Politics Cross-Cutting WorkshopWed, 20 March 2019  Elmfield 215, University of Sheffield14:00-15:30 Roundtable on "The Contemporary Contours of Environmental Activism"- with Jenny Pickerill, Tom Johnson, Roscoe Blevins, Adeniyi P. Asiyanbi, Megan Blomfield16:00-17:30 Roundtable on "Environmental Activism and Academia" - with Andrea Brock, Amber Huff, Aaron Thierry, Juliet De Little While the environmental crisis grows …

Blog-Post: Democracy, Philosophical Enquiry and Civic Education in Thailand

by Joshua Forstenzer. Joshua Forstenzer is co-director of the Centre for Engaged Philosophy. His research focuses on the value of democratic deliberative norms and practices. His most recent research pays special attention to the democratic value of higher education. Read about his latest work below! In a little over a month, Thailand is set to …