‘Applied Baudrillard’ Conference


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(DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 31st January 2018)

Date: 5th – 7th September 2018 (Wednesday to Friday)

Venue: School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom.


Confirmed Keynote Speakers to date: Professor Mike Gane (Loughborough University)

This is the Call For Papers for the 2nd International Conference on Baudrillard Studies to be held in the United Kingdom (September 2018, Oxford Brookes University). The title and overarching theme of the conference is: “Applied Baudrillard”. We invite participants from all over the world from all disciplines and fields of knowledge whether within or outside of academia to contribute to this international and multidisciplinary conference. We welcome all contributions that engage with Jean Baudrillard’s (1929–2007) ideas and oeuvre. For this 2nd International Baudrillard Studies Conference we especially welcome contributions that pertain to the applicability of Baudrillard’s philosophy in established and emerging fields of enquiry across and beyond the humanities and social sciences.

Moving on from the 1st International Conference on Baudrillard Studies – “Engaging Baudrillard” held at Swansea University in 2006 – the ‘Applied Baudrillard’ conference at Oxford Brookes University seeks to capture the ever increasing significance and importance of Baudrillard’s writings and ideas across the world in numerous disciplines. In the first instance the conference organizers invite and welcome brief abstracts for presentations. Our intention is to organize received papers into themed panel sessions which will be decided by the organizers once abstracts have been received and reviewed.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent BEFORE 31st January 2018.

Please complete the Applied Baudrillard Abstract Submission Form.

Conference Organizers:

Francesco Proto (fproto@brookes.ac.uk)

Richard G Smith (r.g.smith@swansea.ac.uk)

Note: As we are in the initial phase of planning the conference please also contact us if you want to volunteer to organize a panel, or if you have a suggestion for a panel/theme at the conference.

This webpage will be updated regularly as the conference approaches to include more information on the keynote speakers, special events/exhibitions at the conference (Main Exhibition: Baudrillard, Utopie and May ’68), panel organizers and sessions, and information on the conference fee (there will be a reduced rate for postgraduate students), timetable, and advice for accommodation in Oxford.

The Registration Form will be available here after all submitted abstracts have been reviewed in February 2018. Payment of the conference fee will be electronic ONLY and must be made through Oxford Brookes University. The electronic link to make the conference fee payment will be available here from March 2018.

The interdisciplinary nature and scope of Baudrillard’s philosophy and oeuvre means that the themed panels will cover numerous disciplines, such as (this list is not exhaustive):

American Studies, Architecture, Anthropology, Critical Theory, Cultural Politics, Cultural Studies, Cyberculture, Film Studies, French Studies, Gender Studies, Human Geography, Urban Design, Urban Studies, History and Cultural History, History and theory of Religion, Literature & Literary Theory, Media and Communication Studies, Management Studies, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Psychology/Psychoanalysis, Politics, International Relations & Conflict Studies, Photography and the Arts, Romance Studies, Science Fiction Studies, Sociology, Terrorism Studies, Urban Studies, Visual Culture, War Studies, and so on.

Note: The intention of the conference organizers is to publish a selection of papers from/contributions to the conference in: (a) The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies; (b) Special issues of other international journals; and (c) An edited book.

For all enquiries please contact:

Dr Francesco Proto

School of Architecture, Abercrombie Building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 0X3 0BP

+44 (0) 1865 483204



Dr Richard G. Smith

Editor International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Department of Geography, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP

+44 (0)1792 602558



Venue: Oxford Brookes University

Located in the South East region of England, with direct and easy access to Oxford City centre and London, the School of Architecture at Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University has recently been endowed with award-winning facilities that makes of it one of the most advanced learning environments in the country. Direct links to Oxford city centre, London city centre and London airports run 24h a day with dedicated stops just off the campus (buses, coaches, taxis, train).

Maps and Directions: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/contacts-maps-and-campuses/headington-campus/