Film-Philosophy Conference 2018

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

July 3, 2018 – July 5, 2018

The Film-Philosophy Conference 2018 will be held at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 3 to 5 July.

Confirmed keynotes:

· Professor Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge)

· Professor Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (University of California at Davis)

· Dr Eugenie Brinkema (MIT)

· Dr Catherine Wheatley (King’s College London)

· And filmmakers Maja Borg (Sweden) and Aparna Sharma (UCLA)



Registration fees are as follows:

Waged: 150 GBP (+ booking fee)

Student/Unwaged 80 GBP (+ booking fee)


We request that speakers register as soon as they are able. Failure to register by 31 May 2018 will result in removing unregistered speakers from the programme and timetable.

Unfortunately, the conference is unable to offer any grants or fee waivers.

Accommodation and travel must be booked separately (see below).


Department of Cultural Sciences (
University of Gothenburg
Vera Sandbergs Allé 8
411 33
Gothenburg, Sweden 


You can reach the department by trams (7 or 10), buses (16 or 19) and the nearest stop (opposite the department) is Kapellplatsen.



Accommodation must be booked by individual attendees.

Sweden is exceptionally popular in the summer period and we recommend that those intending to come to the conference book hotels/hostels/Air B&B as soon as possible. We cannot emphasise enough the difficulty of finding accommodation in Sweden at summer time!

Some options that the university recommends are: Avalon Hotel Hotel Flora Clarion Hotel Post Scandic Rubinen Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Hotel Pigalle Hotel Bellora Hotel Royal



Catering will be provided during the three days of the conference. This will be by the University’s own restaurant Wijkanders (

In the interests of inclusivity and sustainability, all meals will be vegetarian.

In addition to vegetarian lunches, the conference team will supply tea and coffee twice a day. 

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be on July 4 at the Wijkanders Restaurang opposite the conference venue.

This meal will be a vegetarian buffet for 30 GBP which must be paid in advance (available via registration link above).

Alcohol can be purchased at the restaurant bar – the conference will not be supplying alcohol.



Childcare is free and available on site. Please feel free to bring your children to the conference. Olivia Gragnon will be running creative activities for children at the conference centre.

If you have queries in advance, please contact her at Olivia speaks English, French, Swedish, Norwegian and some Italian so she can converse with a range of ‘small people’. Children can also eat for free from the veggie buffet, but please also ensure that they have a range of snacks with them for the day if you need to leave them with Olivia for a longer period.



Travel to Gothenburg is easy and accessible from most major airports with a possible change at a European airport (usually Amsterdam or Frankfurt). Norwegian is a low cost airline that flies into Landvetter Airport frequently. Ryanair also fly to Gothenburg if you need something really cheap! Sweden’s national airline SAS has regular flights to Gothenburg as does AirFrance, KLM and BA. We recommend you book flights well in advance as Gothenburg is the home of Volvo and the flights are frequently booked up due to their constant ‘important car business-ing’. 

Gothenburg is also a very walkable and pleasant city so the department can be reached easily by foot. Tickets for trams can be purchased on board. Tickets for buses must be bought in advance. 7 Eleven and Pressbyrån sell tickets for the trams and buses and are a ubiquitous feature of every corner of the city – you’ll be sure to find one.


We welcome you to Sweden and hope you enjoy your time here in Gothenburg at Film-Philosophy!

Any queries should be directed to the conference director Anna Backman Rogers


Best Wishes from the Film-Philosophy 2018 team


Conference Information