Save the date & first CfA: Oxford-Berlin Early Career Colloquium on the Normative Philosophy of Computing, Berlin, 8 - 9 December 2023


Computing technologies, from large language models to self-driving cars, raise fundamental philosophical questions. The first Oxford-Berlin postdoctoral colloquium in the normative philosophy of computing will take place at Freie Universität Berlin on 8 and 9 December 2023. The colloquia aim to connect early career researchers doing ground-breaking work on the moral and political philosophy of computing and related fields, and to provide a forum for presenting work in progress, receiving high-quality feedback in a constructive environment, and exchanging ideas with leading researchers and professionals from industry and policy.

We invite abstract submissions from early career researchers (up to 5 years post-PhD) working on the moral and political philosophy of computing. Topics can include, but are not limited to, privacy, fairness and bias, autonomy and manipulation, sustainability, democracy, relationships, responsibility, and meaning in computing technologies. Anonymized abstracts (max. 500 words) should be sent by email to by Friday, 1 September 2023, 23:59 UK time. We will be able to offer a limited financial contribution to travel costs for selected speakers. Keynote speakers will be announced in due course.


Luise Müller, Freie Universität Berlin

Charlotte Unruh, Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford

Linda Eggert, Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford