Organizers: Publishing house KUD Apokalipsa and Central European Research Institute Soeren Kierkegaard Ljubljana
Coorganizer: Cankarjev dom

Škocjan, Trieste, Slovenia, Italy - from 8th  to 10th of September
Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia  - 11th to 12th of September

The Subjective Thinker and the Works of Love

How is it possible to initiate the works of love? What is the relationship between relative and absolute goals?

Why did the civil society after the disquiet flurry of revolution dissolve? What can Søren Kierkegaard’s essays Two Ages and Works of Love tell us about the acts of revolution? What can the experiences of ethical praxis established by V. Havel and J. Patočka teach us? How can we encourage the praxis of responsible citizenship? What kind of dissent is possible and needed?   

How can we change the world through works of love?

This theme, inspired by Kierkegaard thinking, will be connected also with other selected personalities who could be valuable for reflection about our topic:
WITH JAN PATOČKA (1907–1977), JANEZ E. KREK (1865–1917), JEAN BAUDRILLARD (1929–2007), BARUCH SPINOZA (1632–1677), INGMAR BERGMAN (1918–2007), KRIŽ NA GORI (1925–1927) and CHARTER 77 (1977)

One of the keynote speakers will write an opening address for the conference. The address – an open invitation to critically and creatively engage this timely topic – will follow after the Call for Papers.

Participants are expected to send their title of their contribution in English by February 20th , 2017 to the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The deadline for submitting full-text contributions is May 31st, 2017. During the conference, each participant (except keynote speakers) will have 20 minutes to deliver their presentation and/or 25 minutes to lead a workshop. The length of the written paper should be between 20.000 – 25.000 characters.

Following a rigorous review process, the qualified contributions will be published in an anthology in Slovene and English languages in 2018. Select papers will also be published in anthologies in Central Europe and Canada (e.g. in Acta Kierkegaardiana – Supplement).

In order to encourage participants to comply with the set deadlines, a non-refundable “application fee” of 50 EUR,- will be required from all (except the keynote speakers) upon submitting their applications. For those complying with the deadlines, this fee will count towards the overall costs of the conference, including the review and publishing process of the forthcoming anthology. Upon arrival at the conference, they will pay the remaining amount (conference fee/accommodation of 300 EUR). Those participants who will not meet the set deadlines will pay the full conference fee of 350 EUR.

The conference organizers have adopted a “no-reimbursement” policy with regard to the “application fee” for those who have submitted their applications but either failed to come to the conference or have not met the set deadlines.  

Bank transfers for application fee of 50 EUR are to be made to the following account:
Account name: KUD Apokalipsa, Lili Novy 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
IBAN: SI56 0201 0009 1759 056
Name of the Bank: Nova Ljubljanska banka
Bank Headquarters Address: Trg republike 2, 1520 Ljubljana, Slovenia