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Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy VI

29-30 May 2019

The Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy brings together advanced students and established scholars to discuss the latest work in early modern philosophy, broadly conceived. Built on the success of the previous 2014–2017 editions, which gathered philosophers from all over the world, the Seminar offers workshop-style collaborations in order to stimulate scholarly exchange. The language of presentation and discussion is English.

Swift, Works, ed. John Hawkesworth, 1756, I, 240 (Ehrenpreis Centre)
Swift, Works, ed. John Hawkesworth, 1756, I, 240 (Ehrenpreis Centre)
Keynote speakers

Professor Katherine Brading (Duke University)
Professor Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto)


The seminar hosts 10 papers selected through the call for papers, and 2 lectures by the keynote speakers. These activities occupy one full day (May 29) and one half day (May 30). In the afternoon of the second day, participants are invited to stay and contribute to a round table discussion focused on a relevant and forgotten early modern text. Details of the round table will be announced together with the final program.

Call for papers

We welcome abstracts for talks on any topic related to early modern philosophy, broadly understood (roughly the period 1500–1800 CE). We are especially interested in presentations that discuss philosophical issues or works that have received less sustained scholarly attention, including, but not limited to: non-canonical authors and traditions, anonymous texts, and methodological reflections on doing Early Modern philosophy. Please submit abstracts (400 words max.) suitable for anonymous review in PDF to our EasyChair page


Deadline 20 January 2019 (11.59pm - Amsterdam time)
Decisions will follow by the end of March. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. We will send reviewers’ reports with useful feedback on abstracts to all who wish to receive this.
Attendance is free and all are welcome, especially students. No financial assistance can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.


Send an email to Laura Georgescu with any questions.


Laura Georgescu (University of Groningen)
Andrea Sangiacomo (University of Groningen)

The Dutch Seminar is part of the Activities of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought ( and it is supported by Lodi Nauta’s Spinoza Prize Project.

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