Many Thanks to All

The organizers wish to thank everyone who made the “Kierkegaard in the World” conference possible. We would like to thank all the delegates, who traveled not only from across Australia but also from New Zealand, North and South America, Europe, and south-east Asia, and our keynote speakers: C. Stephen Evans, Charles Guignon, Daphne Hampson, Kevin Hart, and John Lippitt. We are grateful as well to the Centre for Philosophy and Phenomenology of Religion and Anne Hunt, the executive dean of the faculty of theology and philosophy at Australian Catholic University; Deakin University’s Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation and its director, Fethi Mansouri; Catholic Theological College and its master, Shane MacKinlay; and the Ian Potter Foundation. Finally, we wish to thank the Danish government for sending their representative to the conference. It was our pleasure to celebrate the bicentennial of Kierkegaard’s birth with you all.

Jeffrey Hanson (Australian Catholic University)

Patrick Stokes (Deakin University)

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Final Schedule Now Available

The final schedule for all conference events is now available at the tab marked “Schedule” above. Conference delegates are advised that the first day of events, August 16, will take place at Catholic Theological College, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. Catholic Theological College is across the street from Australian Catholic University’s main campus building. All delegates should arrive at 8:30 to check in and pick up conference materials. All the following days’ events, on August 17 and 18, will take place at Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. The organizers look forward to welcoming all participants in person and invite any last-minute questions at the “Contact” tab above. 

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Banquet Sale for Students

Conference delegates should be advised that there is a new banquet cost option available for students only. Delegates who have registered for the conference at the student rate now qualify for a special banquet cost of only $50. Students who have not yet registered for the conference are warmly invited to do so and to take advantage of this special banquet rate as well. Students who have already registered for the conference but not for the banquet can add the banquet to their registration at any time. The banquet will be held at Restaurant Dansk in the Melbourne CBD on the night of August 17 and consists of three courses and includes wine, beer, coffee, and tea. To register for both the conference and banquet at both professional and student rates, please click here.

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Kierkegaard Resources at Dalton McCaughey Library

All conference delegates should be aware that the Dalton McCaughey Library at the University of Melbourne houses a collection of books by and about Kierkegaard in English and Danish donated by the late Julia Watkin. The influence of Watkin’s scholarship continues to be felt around the world and most especially in Australasia. Delegates wishing to make use of the collection should contact chief librarian Stephen Connelly. The University of Melbourne is not far from the conference site, but please note  that the library is not open on Saturday or Sunday.

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Registration, Banquet, and Visas

Registration is now open at the “Registration” tab above. The fee for registration is AUD$120 full or $80 student/unwaged. Registration includes lunch and tea/coffee on all three days.

All attendees are invited to the conference banquet on Saturday 17th August. In keeping with the conference theme, the banquet will be held at Restaurant Dansk at Denmark House in the centre of Melbourne. The restaurant serves contemporary Danish fare under the direction of head chef Bente Grysbæk, who is an enthusiastic proponent of the “New Nordic Cuisine” movement. Dinner will be AUD$100 per person, which includes a set three-course menu as well as wine, beer, and coffee/tea. Opt for the banquet through the online registration form at the “Registration” tab above; there is also a field to advise the chef of any dietary requirements.

Please be aware that all visitors to Australia require a valid visa. There are different visa procedures for different nationalities. Depending on the country of issue of your passport, you may need to apply for either an eVisitor (Subclass 651) visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) visa.

Information on the ETA visa, which is open to passport holders from Brunei-Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea (Republic-South), and the United States of America, can be found here

Information on the eVisitor visa, which is open to passport holders from the United Kingdom, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City, can be found here.

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Submissions Are Now Closed

The conference organizers would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for “Kierkegaard in the World.” All invited delegates should monitor this website for news and information.

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Last Call for Submissions

Anyone still interested in submitting a proposal for the “Kierkegaard in the World” conference should contact Patrick Stokes and/or Jeffrey Hanson as soon as possible.

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