Organizer: Central European Research Institute Soeren Kierkegaard, Slovenia

Co-organizer: KUD Apokalipsa, Slovenia

Co-organizer of the international symposium: Cankarjev dom Ljubljana

Ulica Lili Novy 25, 1000 Ljubljana: from the 21st to the 24th of August, 2021

Cankarjev dom Ljubljana: from the 25th to the 27th of August, 2021

School of Philosophy Unije: from the 29th of August to the 5th of September, 2021


This year's symposium is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881).

Theme: At the time of the corona crisis we are all »Idiots«: Thinking with Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky. A breakthrough into living culture in dialogue with Art.

This year's symposium will also be dedicated to the memory of the late dr. Cvetka H. Tóth. For this purpose, a special section will be organized that will be solely devoted to Tóth's thought, her work and her philosophy. When registering for the mentioned section, please state this in your registration e-mail.

Participants are expected to send their application with a short CV in English, with the title of the paper no later than the 1st of May, 2021 to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In addition to a short description, the CV should also contain contact information (e-mail address, phone number).

The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 15th of May, 2021. Please note the following when submitting your abstract:

-          font: Times New Roman;

-          size: 12;

-          line spacing: 1.5;

-          max. 1.300 characters.

The deadline for submitting the paper, of up to 20.000 characters, is the 15th of July, 2021. Papers that will meet the criteria of appropriate quality, prescribed stylistic provisions and citation methods, will be published in the journal Kierkegaard in 2022. The provisions are as follows:

-          font: Times New Roman;

-          size: 12;

-          space lining: 1.5;

-          citation style: Surname, N. (Year): Title. City: Publishing House.


Registration fee for foreign participants: 350 EUR (registration fee covers all expenses for accommodation and meals) / in the case of an unfavorable epidemiological picture, it is also possible to participate and present the paper via ZOOM* – in this case no registration fee is required

Registration fee for domestic participants: 50 EUR

Registration fee for the School of Philosophy Unije : 250 EUR (registration fee covers all expenses for accommodation and meals)

*In the case of an inability, for whatever reason, to personally visit Ljubljana during the international symposium, it is also possible to apply for participation through ZOOM. In the case of a larger number of ZOOM applications, we will have to select the viable submissions.


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