Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invite all to register for the annual Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy that will take place in Amsterdam on September 16, 2017.

Organizing university

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


September 16, 2017


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Type of activity


About the topic

The 37th Annual Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy aims to bring together philosophers working in the Netherlands, Belgium, and abroad, from all philosophical disciplines, to present and discuss their philosophical research. We explicitly invite junior researchers to participate and to submit an abstract.

After a successful premier last year, this year’s Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy will again feature academic philosophy with a twist. The model for the event is the so-called ‘Science Slam,’ an increasingly popular event where research reporting and story-telling go hand in hand. We use this format to encourage instructive, entertaining, and lucid communication of philosophical ideas. Speakers are heartily invited to try out something new, both in regards to the content and to the mode of their presentation. All presentations will be plenary talks, with 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. You are free to choose your mode of presentation; there aren’t specific pre-sets (e.g. as to whether or not use slides or other media).

A jury will award the presentation that best manages to combine a compelling presentation with philosophical depth. There will also be an award from the public. Accepted authors will be given the opportunity to participate in sponsored, tailored presentation training before the event.

If you intend to do a presentation, please submit your abstract (min 200, max 300 words) in Dutch or English via the abstract submission form on the event webpage (if that form does not work, please use this one). Please state both your argument and how you intend to present it. Submission deadline: 12-07-2017. Submissions will be subject to double-blind review.


Travel information

From Amsterdam Centraal
-Tram 51 (15 min) – exit: De Boelelaan/VU
-Tram 5 (25 min) – exit: De Boelelaan/VU
-Bus 170/172 (30 min) – exit: VU medisch centrum (De Boelelaan)
From station Amsterdam Zuid
-Tram 51 to Amstelveen – exit: De Boelelaan/VU (1 minute)
-Tram 5 to Amstelveen Binnenhof – exit: De Boelelaan/VU (3 minutes)
-Bus 346 to Haarlem – exit: De Boelelaan
-Walking: 10 minutes from Station Amsterdam Zuid.

How to apply / register

Please apply using the registration form below.

Registration/application form


Michael Klenk

Contact info

Further information can be found on the event website.

For inquiries, please contact Michael Klenk (m.b.o.t.klenk@uu.nl).