Call For Registration: Non-Ideal Social Ontology (Stockholm)

19th-20th of May, 2016

University of Stockholm, Aula Magna: Polstjärnan


Speakers: Åsa Burman, Eyja M Brynjarsdóttir, Staffan Carlshamre, Esa Diaz-Leon, Katharine Jenkins, Mari Mikkola.

Respondents: Johan Brännmark, Åsa Carlson, Robin Dembroff, Dan López de Sa

All are warmly invited to participate in the upcoming workshop ‘Non-Ideal Social Ontology’. By ‘non-ideal social ontology’, we have in mind social ontology that starts with difficult, complicated cases of immediate importance to critical social theory, rather than starting from simplified or abstracted examples and deferring consideration of more messy phenomena. Our thinking is that just as critical philosophers of race such as Charles Mills have made a case for the importance of non-ideal political philosophy, non-ideal social ontology could play an important role in advancing emancipatory social theory.

This event is a pre-read conference and papers will be circulated by email to registered participants (no presentation of paper on the day). To register, please email Åsa Burman no later than the 1st of May: There is no charge for registration, and lunch will be provided. Please note in your email whether you are joining us for lunch on the 19th and/or the 20th of May, and if you have any dietary requirements.

Access information – wheelchair access, disabled parking, mobility scooter access (if less than 90 cm in width), hearing induction loop, rest space (within 200 metres of venue). The organizers will make every effort to respond to other access needs; please email Åsa Burman (

For more information, including paper titles and schedule,  please see here.