Bioethics and Political Philosophy: Nordic Perspectives

Call for Abstracts

Workshop on Well-Being, Beneficence, and Harm

University of Iceland (Skálholt Center)

May 20–22, 2020

Deadline for abstracts: January 15, 2020

The final meeting in our workshop series will take place at the Skálholt Center, approximately one hour’s drive from Reykjavík, under the auspices of the Center for Ethics at the University of Iceland.

The workshop will start in the evening of May 20 (Wednesday), with full-day programs on May 21 and 22 (Thursday and Friday). On Saturday, May 23, we will organize an optional sightseeing tour (at own expense).

We invite abstract submissions from researchers working in Nordic and Baltic countries on the theme of well-being, beneficence, and harm, broadly conceived. Submissions should have relevance to both bioethics and political philosophy. We especially welcome contributions from early career researchers (PhD students and recent graduates).

Your abstract should be no longer than 500 words, suitable for a 35–40 minute presentation. It should be prepared for anonymous review. The abstract should be in PDF format. In the accompanying email, please indicate your name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact details. Send your submissions to this address. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2020.

The Skálholt Center

We will cover meals and accommodation for all accepted speakers as well as airport transfer to and from Reykjavík and Skálholt. We will also cover return flights to Iceland for most participants; however, if you can use your own institution’s funds for travel expenses, we would encourage you to do so in order to keep costs manageable. We are unable to cover domestic travel (i.e., to and from the airport in your home country). If necessary, priority will be given to covering the travel expenses of junior participants.

Important dates

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2020.
Expected notification of acceptance: February 1, 2020.
Workshop date: May 20–22, 2020.


Greg Bognar, Stockholm University

Vilhjálmur Árnason, University of Iceland

Andreas Albertsen, Aarhus University