“The one thing needed in life is to find the idea for which I can live and die.”

Kierkegaard, 1835



"Kierkegaard's 1847 Discoureses"

This year's annual conference on Kierkegaard's 1847 Discoureses will be held from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May 2011 at the Humaties Research Institute, University of Sheffield. (A map can be found here).

This conference explores Kierkegaard's Upbuidling Discourses in Various Spirits and Works of Love and follows last year's conference on Kierkegaard's Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses at the University of Oxford. It is the second of a trilogy of conferences which culminates in the 2012 conference at the University of Copenhagen on Kierkegaard's last discourses.

The fee for the conference is £50/£25 waged/unwaged. Participants are asked to make their own arrangements for accomodation but a useful list of hotels can be provided. To book a place on the conference please email:

The deadline for the Call for Papers is 28 February 2011. Short papers are invited on the topic of Kierkegaard's 1847 Discourses. To submit a paper proposal or to discuss a proposal please contact Prof. Hugh Piper or Dr. Simon Podmore.

A list of hotels in Sheffield can be downloaded here. The conference registration form can be downloaded here.

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