international conference

5. - 7. 9. 2023, Faculty of Arts of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem

About the Conference

About the Conference

In our second conference in the critical posthumanism series we intent to explore the concepts of actor and agency. A posthuman perspective means, among other things, acknowledging that we live in more than human or not only human world. The post-human world is co-inhabited and co-constituted by other than human actors. Although this epoche is characterized as anthropocene, it doesn’t mean that nature is now completely subordinated to human agency. Instead, we should consider human societies as themselves constructed from a web of relationships between human beings, nonhuman animals, plants, metals, and so on.

In our conference, we would like to address the concepts of actor and agency in the context of more than human world. Without rejecting the idea of the individual, self-reflective, rational, responsible, and autonomous human actor, we would like to focus on other types of agencies – those that are not fully autonomous, but rather co-dependent, that are not rational in the sense of linguistic rationality; that are not individual without being also collective; that are not just individual living beings, but also forces or systems. Our conference aims to discuss various possibilities how to understand relations between different types of agencies with the emphasis on hybrid actor networks and the boundaries and coalitions between various identities.


Organizing Committee from the Department of Philosophy and Humanities.

doc. Mgr. Martin Nitsche, Ph.D.

doc. RNDr. Josef Moural, Ph.D.

Mgr. Vít Pokorný, Ph.D.

Mgr. Ivana Havlínová, Ph.D.

doc. Mgr. Michaela Fišerová, M.A., Ph.D.



The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts (Filozofická fakulta) of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí and Labem.

Faculty of Arts
University of J. E. Purkyně

Conference is organized by the Departement of Philosophy and Humanities at the Faculty of Arts of the J.E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.


Accommodation options.

Hotel 1

Clarion Congress Hotel

Špitálské náměstí 3517
Ústí nad Labem

Hotel 1

Interhotel Bohemia

Mírové náměstí 2442/6
Ústí nad Labem

Hotel 2

Penzion Na Hvězdě

Klíšská 394
Ústí nad Labem

Hotel 3

Pension GreenStar

Jateční 441/37
Ústí nad Labem

Hotel 1

Penzion Královka

Králova Výšina 1477/5
Ústí nad Labem

Hotel 1

Pension Duel

Moskevská 1507/30
Ústí nad Labem


Call for Papers

Call for Papers (pdf)

  • Conference date: September 5-7, 2023
  • Deadline for abstract proposals: May 31, 2023
  • Letter of Acceptance: June 30, 2023
  • Send your abstracts to:
  • Abstract should be between 300 – 500 words


In case of any questions, you can contact us by phone or email.


Pasteurova 13
CZ, Ústí nad Labem


+420 602 707 610
Ivana Havlínová



Registration form.

The registration form will be published.