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First International Conference on Embodied Education

  • Copenhagen 15 - 17 May 2024


The 1st International Conference on Embodied Education is hosted by the Danish School of Education (DPU), Aarhus University, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Participants are encouraged to present ideas, practices and results on state-of-the-art research within the field of embodied education.


The 1st International Conference on Embodied Education is aimed at conveying a community of people interested in embodied education and the related topics, like enaction, emotion, extended mind, embedded cognition, sports, wellbeing, and the performative arts (such as music, dance and drama). The goal is to bring together artists, scholars, practitioners, teachers and students to reflect on themes like the mind-body nexus, lived body, agency, consciousness, intercorporeality, social mind, and similar topics. With this conference we want to cut the first turf toward an international movement of people dedicated to this topic.


Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and harbors the largest research concentration in Denmark.

Aarhus University (DanishAarhus Universitet, abbreviated AU), is the second oldest public research university in Denmark, founded in 1928. It is also the second largest, with 38,000 students, five faculties, and research activities all over the country and campuses in Aarhus, Herning and Copenhagen/Emdrup.

Time and place

Date: 15 - 17 May 2024

Place: Danish School of Education (DPU), Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen

Keynote speakers

  • Anne Mangen, Professor, Norwegian Reading Centre, University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Shaun Gallagher, Professor of philosophy, Department of Philosophy, The University of Memphis, US

Keynote performer

  • Jessie Kleemann, performer, artist and poet, Kalaallit Nunaat


  • Call for proposals: Closed

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for individual presentations/workshops/symposia: 10 January 2024

  • Notification of acceptance: Due to a larger amount of received abstracts than expected, we are delayed in the reviewing process. New deadline 15 February 2024

  • Deadline for registration of presenters: 1 April 2024


The program will be finalized in April.