Amsterdam Graduate Conference on Political Theory

logo vrije universiteit amsterdamThe Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invite PhD candidates and ReMa students in philosophy to register for the Amsterdam Graduate Conference on Political Theory to take place on May 30-31, 2023.

Organizing university

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


May 30-31, 2023


Hoofdgebouw VU

Type of activity


Primary target group

e.g. PhD candidates, 1st / 2nd year ReMa students

If places available, also open to

e.g. Postdocs

Application/registration deadline

Abstract submission deadline: March 6
Registration deadline: May 15

About the topic

The Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory is a joint enterprise of Ph.D. students by the University of Amsterdam (Departments of Philosophy and Political Science). the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (John Stuart Mill College).

Aim / objective

The conference offers graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to present their research in a vibrant intellectual environment and receive feedback from dedicated discussants. Giving participants the opportunity to engage with faculty and students from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit as well as the keynote speakers. Another explicit aim of the conference is to build a community and a network among those Ph.D. candidates and postdocs interested in interdisciplinary research. The conference therefore aims to create an intellectually stimulating environment in which Ph.D. candidates and postdocs can interact with their peers from around the world who share this interest.


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Key note speakers

Fabienne Peter (confirmed);
Jennifer Marie Page

Abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline: March 6th, 2023

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 31st, 2023

Format: Abstracts must be between 500 and 1000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Please format your extended abstracts for anonymous review, excluding any personal and institutional information. If your abstract is selected for the conference, we will not be requiring you to submit a full paper. However, we strongly encourage selected presenters to provide a handout.

How to submit: Please send your abstracts as a .pdf or .docx file to

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Certificate / credit points

For this course participants can earn a certificate after successful completion. Please note, however, that the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. For more info please see The study load for this activity is (subject to change until confirmed):

Organizers: 4 EC
Presenters: 2.5 EC
Participants: 1 EC


OZSW members: 30 euros

LOGOS members (i.e. another research school in Humanities: 30 euros

Others: 40 euros

How to apply / register

You can register for the conference through this link.

If registration has been closed because the maximum amount of participants has been reached, you can submit your name to the waiting list by sending an email to Fenanda Jacobs Please also indicate whether you are a ReMa student or PhD candidate and whether you are a member of the OZSW or not.

Cancellation and registration policy


Emi Visser;
Solmu Elias Anttila;
Cian Higgins

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