International Society for the Study of Time  

The International Society for the Study of Time
Sixteenth Triennial Conference and the
50th anniversary of the founding of the ISST

Time’s Urgency

26 June to 2 July 2016,

University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Featuring the first J.T.Fraser Commemorative Lecture, presented by Dr. Julian Barbour,

and an appearance by renowned author David Mitchell

The abstracts for this conference can be found here

In order to present at this conference you must be a member of the ISST in 2016.

 Join the ISST.

Renew your membership for 2016.


Register for the conference and/or lodging at Edinburgh

Registration closes:    3rd June 2016

Cut-off date for cancellation refunds:  20th May 2016

All conference attendees must pay the conference registration fee.

There is a reduced fee for student attendees.

Accompanying guests may attend the conference session in which you present. If they desire to attend any other sessions, we ask that they register for the conference as attendees.

Part of the experience that is a hallmark of the ISST conference is that conferees are committed to having meals together as well as unstructured social time to continue the conversations. Thus all conference attendees are encouraged to stay at the provided Edinburgh lodgings and to attend all days of the full conference.  

Shared twin lodging - As you will see when you go to the registration page, the least expensive lodging option is the shared twin (two twin beds in one room ensuite). If you are coming alone to this conference and you desire to split the cost of this room with another conferee, we suggest you make use of the ISST Facebook group.  Just go to the page and join the group. Once you are approved by an admin, you may post your ad to the group discussion "wall," where all other members will be able to see them, and respond. 

        See navigation link on the left for the current version of the schedule. 

Book Exhibit

Publishers and authors are invited to submit recent time-related books in any discipline or special issues of journals for inclusion in the conference book exhibit. All titles that have appeared since the summer of 2013 are eligible. The book exhibit will provide an overview of recent scholarly publications on time/temporality for participants and attendees, and books provided for the exhibit are considered for review in the ISST journal KronoScope.

You are welcome to include order forms (conference discounts are acceptable) with titles. Based on experience, we suggest a maximum of 75 sheets.

Exhibited volumes cannot be returned to publishers. Any titles not assigned for review will be donated to libraries.

Please mail (or bring to the conference, if you are an attendee) all volumes to be included in the exhibit, any time prior to the conference, to:

Dr Michelle Bastian
Attn: ISST Book Exhibit
Chancellor’s Fellow, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
20-22 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JZ
Scotland, UK

New Scholar Prize

A reminder that the ISST offers a cash prize for a paper presented by a new scholar.  Those eligible must be presenting their work at the conference, and they must have completed the terminal degree in their field within the past four years or be currently pursuing a graduate degree. Here is the full description.

If you have any questions about the conference or any details presented here, please contact the Executive Secretary at 

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