Welcome to the Society for Philosophy & Culture

Formerly the Society for Global Philosophy, the Society for Philosophy & Culture is an organisation dedicated to promoting interest in philosophy and other related disciplines. We also try to encourage cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary debate and discussion. We have branches at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and McMaster University, Canada.

We hold regulars seminars, talks, and other events. Information about previous events, including recordings of talks, can be found here.

We welcome new members to the Society. Anyone is eligible to join. Please go here to join up to the Victoria University mailing list, and here to join the McMaster University mailing list.

News and Events

1st International Conference 
Friday-Sunday,24th-26th of July, 2015 
Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and the Society for Philosophy and Culture

Covering the topic of "Body, Mind & Self" the Conference invites scholars of many different fields to present their work. Ranging from Philosophy to Sciences, Economics, Anthropology, Religious studies and many more areas, our conference will assemble as many point of views as possible. By sharing the opinions of each field, our goal is to illustrate the interrelation between the different areas of expertise therefore directly promoting a more encompassing vision of the topic.


Participation in the Conference is free of charge and our Society will provide dinner on the night of the inauguration as well as lunch and morning/afternoon tea during the rest of the weekend. We will provide a vegetarian menu, for any specific requirements please contact us.

Wellington is a friendly and multicultural city surrounded by both sea and hills. Being a small capital, most locations are walking distance. Examples of accommodation close to the University can be found here).

We will be unable to give any information regarding visa issues as a license is required in order to do so, however, an official invitation may be sent to facilitate any procedure relating to visa or funding applications. 

Confirmation for presentation and/or abstracts are due by the 28th June 2015. The final papers will be subject to editorial and peer-review prior to publishing as a volume. Each contributor will receive a copy of the volume.

For any extra information, please contact us at societyforphilosophy@gmail.com


J.L. Shaw Thesis Award (Victoria University of Wellington Students) & Robert P. Wolff Thesis Award (McMaster University Students)

Through the profits of our book sales we participate in providing two scholarships to the value of $500. The award is offered to Master's students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Psychology (VUW) and the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences (McMaster) who have either recently submitted (within 6 months of the deadline) or are nearing completion of their thesis.

The Awards are open to anyone in the relevant faculties. Priority will be given to work that is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary, or that will be of interest to scholars outside the author's home discipline, as well as work that engages with more than one scholarly or cultural tradition

For more information on the J.L. Shaw Thesis Prize, go here. For more information on the Robert P. Wolff Thesis Prize, go here.