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Our seasons of "digital dialogues" have been running since autumn 2020. To date, over 15,000 attendees from over 110 countries have tuned in. To watch recordings of our past events, click here.

We will upload the listings below within a fortnight of each event (and hopefully sooner). You can see the poster for the new series (and all previous ones) here.  

Our Monday events begin at 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm UK time unless otherwise stated, while our Tuesday events begin at 4pm PT/7pm ET which opens them up to audiences in the Asia-Pacific region.


Our events last for one hour, including time for audience questions. They are free and  all are welcome.


Monday 29th April

The Politics of Structural Injustice

Maeve McKeown in conversation with Katrina Forrester

What is the political responsibility of ordinary individuals? How can ordinary individuals with very little power pressure morally responsible, powerful agents to address structural injustice? Do we have the same responsibility for historical injustice as we do for that which we see in today’s world? This event aims for nothing less than a fundamental reassessment of the relationship between power, ordinary people, and responsibility for structural injustice.


Monday 6th May

Capture and Generate: The New Language of AI

Leif Weatherby in conversation with Audrey Borowski

What we mean by the phrase “artificial intelligence” changes from decade to decade and year to year. The rise of “generative AI” has added language to the definition, and not only because chatbots have been the public face of AI for the last year. This talk will analyze the Transformer Architecture and the language that makes it work, arguing that literary theory – in an updated version – is required to make sense of data culture today.


Monday 29th April

Extremism and the Allure of Science

Tracy Llanera and Louise Richardson-Self with Anthony Morgan

Defining extremism may be tricky, but one notable feature of many extremist groups – from white supremacists to the alt-right – is the allure of scientific explanations in reinforcing their views. From biological essentialism to “natural” hierarchies, scientific findings are sought out to add substance to extremist arguments. In this event, Tracy Llanera and Louise Richardson-Self will help us explore the boundaries between fact and fiction, science and pseudoscience.


Tuesday 30th April

Racism, Falsehood, and Political Speech

Jennifer Saul in conversation with Ian Olasov

It is widely accepted that political discourse in recent years has become more openly racist and more accepting of wildly implausible conspiracy theories. In this event, Jennifer Saul will explore how such changes have been brought about. She will show how linguistic devices, such as “dogwhistles” and “figleaves”, contribute to the transmission of norm-violating discourse more generally, exploiting and widening existing divisions in society.

  • Writing for the Public
    Writing for the Public
    Will begin in Spring 2023 - Dates/Time TBC
    These classes will take place via Zoom
    A series of six classes run by our editor, Anthony Morgan (and special guests), to help PhD students in philosophy and the humanities to learn the skills necessary to write for non-academic publications.
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