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Dear Members of the Foucault Circle.

I hope that you, your loved ones, and all those around you are healthy and making the best of these difficult times.

Given the spread of the coronavirus and the measures being taken all around the world to contain it, the 2020 Program Committee and I have made the difficult decision to postpone the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Foucault Circle, which was to be held at the Copenhagen Business School, June 25-28, 2020. Our intention is to hold the meeting in Copenhagen in July 2021.

This decision was not an easy one to make. For many of us, for the past twenty years now, the Annual Meeting of the Foucault Circle has been not only an opportunity to engage with leading Foucault scholars from around the world, but also a chance to make new friends as well as reconnect with old friends to continue conversations we started long ago. While, unfortunately, we cannot see you all in June, we look forward to meeting soon. I will be in touch with updates, news, and information about additional Foucault Circle activities.

In the meantime, take care and be well.

Edward McGushin

Foucault Circle Coordinator


The Foucault Circle is a regular gathering of scholars and educators who share a commitment to the articulation, critical evaluation, development, and use of the thought and work of Michel Foucault (French philosopher, historian, and activist, 1926-1984). We come together in a friendly and informal atmosphere to exchange ideas and projects, and also to encourage the creative appropriation of Foucauldian themes and ideas.

As this is a young organization, we have not tried to be too ambitious in our projects, but we are open to growth and possibilities for expanding our activities. If you are interested in participating in Foucault Circle meetings or other activities, please plan on attending our annual gathering (regardless of whether you are presenting a paper) or contacting someone listed on this page directly to discuss how you'd like to be involved.


The Call for Papers for the 2020 Meeting in Copenhagen is now available!

The Abstract Submission Deadline is December 16, 2019, and the 20th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Copenhagen Business School June 25-29, 2020.

The complete call for papers can be found here.