The Derrida Today conferences are a means to bring together a community of Derrida and deconstruction scholars from around the world, and to showcase the latest work in Derrida Studies, and its relevance to cultural, political, and social practice.

The conferences were co-founded in 2008 by Nicole Anderson and Nick Mansfield. They are directed by Nicole Anderson and hosted biennially with colleagues from various institutions around the world.


Join us for the

8th Derrida Today Conference

June 10th – 14th, 2024

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Athens, Greece



Information and Updates


The 8th Derrida Today Conference will be held at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.


Conference Director: Nicole Anderson

Host Organiser: Mina Karavanta (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Organising Committee: Elina Staikou (Winchester University), Julian Knowles (Macquarie University), Laura Williams (Derrida Today)


Location, transport, accommodation and helpful information is provided in the downloadable conference information pack below



There are five keynote speakers for the 2024 conference:

  • Etienne Balibar (Paris X)
  • Anne Berger (Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis)
  • Donatella Di Cesare (Sapienza University of Rome)
  • And one more keynote to be announced

The program will be ready after attendance is finalized.

Download Call for Papers
Abstracts Due Date: 30th Nov., 2023
Registration Opens: 16th Dec., 2023



The conference will be held in a hybrid format. This means:

  • Delegates can present papers either in-person or online.
  • Papers can be delivered in English or French
  • All in-person sessions will be streamed and made available to all delegates after the conference.

The conference will be run on a dedicated website platform at  rather than as a series of Zoom meetings. Details of the platform and how to use it will be released following registration.


Early bird registration will open on December 16, 2023

Late registration begins April 16, 2024

Registration closes May 30, 2024

To register, click the “Register” button below to access the registration processing page at Ticket Tailor. Tax receipts will be provided on checkout.

Refund policy: Full refunds are available up until and including May 1, 2024. 50% refunds are available until and including May 20, 2024. No refunds are available after this date. All refunds will be less Ticket Tailor fees and charges.



If you have any questions or queries at this time, please email us at


Past Conferences

1st Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Macquarie University, Sydney (10-12 July 2008)


  • Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
  • Catherine Malabou (Kingston University)
  • Martin McQuillan (Kingston University)

Roundtable: Nicole Anderson, Stephen Barker, Andrew Benjamin, Niall Lucy, Catherine Malabou, Martin McQuillan, Robert Sinnerbrink, and Margrit Shildrick

Special Panel Speakers: Niall Lucy, McKenzie Wark, John Kinsella, Michael Dillon, Howard Caygill, Elina Staikou, Penelope Deutscher, Vicky Kirby

2nd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Kingston University, London (19-21 July 2010)


  • Geoffrey Bennington (Emory University)
  • Marion Hobson (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California)
  • Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex)

Special Panel Speakers: Derek Attridge, Stephen Barker, Grant Farred, Joanna Hodge, Simon Morgan Wortham

3rd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: University of California, Irvine (11-13 July 2012)


  • Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Penny Deutscher (Northwestern University)
  • David Wills (Brown University)

Special Panel Speakers: Nicole Anderson, Alice Andrews, Stephen Barker, Howard Caygill, Pleshette DeArmitt, Jonathan Dronsfield, Peter Gratton, Joanna Hodge, Kas Saghafi, Elina Staikou

4th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Fordham University, New York (28-31 May 2014)


  • Karen Barad (University of California – Santa Cruz)
  • Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University)
  • Martin Hagglünd (Harvard University)
  • Michael Naas (De Paul University)

Special Panel Speakers: Geoffrey Bennington, Kir Kuiken, David Wills, Peter Gratton, Giovanna Borradori.

Screening: “Love in the Post: from Plato to Derrida” by Joanne Callighan & Martin McQuillan.

5th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Goldsmiths, University of London (8-11 June 2016)


  • Kelly Oliver (Vanderbilt University)
  • Paul Patton (University of New South Wales)
  • David Wills (Brown University)
  • Julian Wolfreys (Portsmouth University)

Special Panel Speakers: Sam Haddad, Andrew Parker, Erin Graff Zivin, Jacques Lezra, David Wood, Francesco Vitale, Erin Obodiac, Peter Gratton, Rob Trumbull, Marie-Eve Morin, Felicity Coleman, Joanna Hodge, Daniele Rugo.

7th Derrida Today Conference 

Hosted by: Arizona State University, Washington DC (12-15 June 2022)


  • Gil Anidjar (Columbia University)
  • Marc Crepon (École Normale Supérieure)
  • Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California)
  • Elisabeth Weber (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Sam Weber (Northwestern University)

6th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Concordia University, Montreal (23-26 May 2018)


  • Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
  • Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany)
  • Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA)