ISTP 2019


Measured Lives: Theoretical Psychology in an Era of Acceleration

  • ISTP conference at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen 19-23 August 2019

About the conference

The theme of the 18th biennial conference of International Society for Theoretical Psychology is: Measured Lives - Theoretical Psychology in an Era of Acceleration.

Two dominant forces in contemporary capitalist societies are the conception of humanity as something measurable and the quest for acceleration, efficiency, and optimization. This may be a crucial part of increasing productivity, but the values and forms of governance emerging from the ethos of acceleration and efficiency may also play a role in inducing human suffering and in structuring that suffering as ‘new pathologies’.


Key notes


Hartmut Rosa (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

Dorte Marie Søndergaard (Danish School of Education, Aarhus University)

Uffe Juul Jensen (Aarhus University)

Pablo Oyarzún (Universidad de Chile)

Ann Phoenix (University College London)

Time and place

  • Danish School of Education, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Date: 19 to 23 August 2019
  • Registration starts 8 am on 19 August
  • Final session: 5 pm on 23 August

Important dates

Final call for papers, posters, symposium 1th February 2019 (response 1st March 2019)

Final call for panel discussions 21st Januay 2019 (response 1st March 2019)

Registration opens 1st March 2019