Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy V

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The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and Utrecht University  invite you to the fifth edition of the Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, taking place on May 30th and 31st, 2018. 

Organizing university

Utrecht University


30-31 May, 2018


Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht

Type of activity

2-day seminar

Type of activity

For this activity PhD students and ReMa students can – after successful completion – earn a certificate. However, 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. More information. The study load for this activity is as follows: ....

Primary target group

Students in Philosophy

Application/registration deadline

Abstracts: January 15th
Registration: May 29th

About the topic

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, our 2018 Seminar offers workshop-style collaborations to stimulate scholarly exchange. The language of presentation and discussion will be English.

Key note speakers

Professor Christia Mercer (Columbia University)
Professor Karin de Boer (KU Leuven)

Abstract submission

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, methodological reflections on doing Early Modern philosophy.

Please submit abstracts (400 words max.) suitable for anonymous review in PDF to our EasyChair page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsemp1. Deadline for abstract submission is January 15th.

Decisions will follow in February. 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.

Registration/application form

Please register using this form. De deadline for registration is May 29th.


Andrea Sangiacamo (University of Groningen)
Chris Meyns (Utrecht University)

Contact info

Contact Chris Meyns (@chrismeyns) with any questions. For practical inquiries, please contact secretariaat@ozsw.nl.