Temporalities of Refusal is a two-day symposium inviting scholars from across the humanities to reflect on the temporal dimension of practices and processes of refusal. Taking the thinking of refusal and temporality that has arisen in the fields of critical Black studies and decolonial philosophy as starting points, the symposium aims to create a locus for considering how practices and figurations of refusal can disrupt, upend, or signal beyond hegemonic conceptions of being and existing in time.

The symposium will be held at Newcastle University on 29-30 May 2024, and will also run in a hybrid format.

The symposium is collaboratively organized between members of Newcastle University’s School X and the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics and is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

On this page, you can find all key information relating to the symposium, including the published Call for Papers, Programme, Registration, and information on Visiting Newcastle and the symposium’s Venue and Accessibility.