Applied Baudrillard



Courtesy of Marine Dupuis Baudrillard


5-7 September 2018 / Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

This is the final 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.

The interdisciplinary nature and scope of Baudrillard’s philosophy and oeuvre means that the themed panels will cover numerous disciplines.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent by 30th July 2018

Oxford Brookes delegates get a 50% discount on the conference fee.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi (the world famous Italian critic and media activist)

Mike Gane (Loughborough University, UK)

William Merrin (Swansea University)

Richard G. Smith (Swansea University)

Special Conference Guests: Marine Dupuis Baudrillard; Chris Turner (the leading translator of Baudrillard's oeuvre to English)

Conference organizers

Francesco Proto, Richard G Smith,

Note: We are producing the first draft of the conference programme in late June please 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 website will be updated regularly as the conference approaches to include more information on the keynote speakers, special events/exhibitions at the conference, panel organizers and sessions, and information on the conference fee, timetable, and advice for accommodation in Oxford.

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; and (b) An edited book with Edinburgh University Press.

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