CANCELLED: Phenomenology of Norms, Rules and Law (NoSP 2020)

CANCELLED: Due to extraordinary circumstances, the annual meeting of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology in Helsinki has been cancelled. The University of Helsinki has issued a state of emergency, effectively banning all public events. Many countries and universities are also restricting travel. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope to see you in future meetings.

Confirmed Speakers: Robert Bernasconi (Penn State), Hans Lindahl (Tilburg University), Sophie Loidolt (TU Darmstadt), Hans Ruin (Södertörn University), Björn Thorsteinsson (University of Iceland), Susanna Lindberg (University of Helsinki)

We hereby invite abstracts for papers in phenomenology and related areas of philosophy, such as critical theory, feminist philosophy, and the post-Kantian tradition widely conceived. We welcome proposals for individual papers from senior researchers as well as from graduate students. Proposals for joint panels on current topics or recently published books will also be considered. All proposals will be evaluated by the society board through a blind review process.

The proposals should be prepared for blind review and prepared in the following manner:

A) Proposals for individual papers should consist of two separate documents containing the following:

  1. The title and the abstract (maximum 300 words) of your presentation. The abstract should give a general outline of the proposed talk, making clear what contribution the talk will make to existing research.
  2. A separate cover letter including the following information: title of presentation; name, affiliation and contact information.

B) Proposals for joint panels (one individual sends the proposal on behalf of all the participants) should consist of two separate documents containing the following:

  1. The title and a short description of the topic of the panel; and an abstract from each of the participants (maximum 300 words each).
  2. A separate cover letter including the following information: the title of the panel; names and affiliations of all the participants; contact information of the individual in charge of the panel.

To submit a proposal, send the documents as email attachments to the following address: nosp2020 [at] Please ensure that the subject line of the email reads: NoSP 2020 Proposal. Deadline for submission is: 16 December, 2019. Decisions will be communicated by the latest at the end January 2020.

Note that you must be a member of the society in order to have your proposal considered. If you are not already a member, please send an email with brief information about your affiliation to Søren Overgaard (e-mail: s.overgaard [at] Membership is free of charge.

Should you have any questions, please contact nosp2020 [at], or the chair of the organizing committee Timo Miettinen ( [at]