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Work in Progress Seminar | WiP

Work in Progress Seminar | WiP

Seminar for Philosophy PhD Students at University of Edinburgh

Work in Progress Seminar

Seminar for Philosophy PhD Students at University of Edinburgh

The Work in Progress Seminar, affectionately called the WiP, is a seminar for philosophy PhD students at the University of Edinburgh specifically designed for presenting work, be it a thesis chapter or conference paper, currently in progress. The seminar meets biweekly each semester, and aims to provide students with an opportunity for presenting and discussing ideas and receiving constructive feedback in a relaxing environment. We see the WiP not only as a forum for philosophical discussion, but, more importantly, as a community of colleagues and friends with a common passion for philosophical discourse. We encourage all philosophy PhD students at the University of Edinburgh, including visiting students, to present work in progress, and we encourage all philosophically-minded students and members of staff to attend, ask questions, share thoughts and criticism, and help build and foster our community.


Next Session: TBA for Autumn 2020

See What’s On for information on next session.
See Current Programme for an overview.


Important information about Spring/Autumn Semester 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WiP is not convening as usual in Room 7.01 in the Dugald Stewart Building. Instead from April till July 2020, all WiP seminars will be help online via the video conferencing software Jitsi, which is fully encrypted and 100% open source, requires neither an account nor any software installation. For more information on how to access online WiP seminars, see How to Participate.



The Work in Progress Seminar is co-organized by philosophy PhD students,

Olivia Coombes

John Dorsch 




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