History of Philosophy “Prom”



The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) invite all members of the History of Philosophy Section to register for the History of Philosophy “Prom”.


Organizing university

Utrecht University


14 October 2016


Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, room 006.

Type of activity

One-day Meet-up

Primary target group

PhD students and members in the field of history of philosophy in the Netherlands

If places available, also open to

Other OZSW and non-OZSW members

Aim / objective

The Prom aims to bring together all members in the field of History of Philosophy in the Netherlands to get to know each other and be updated on each other’s work.  It will also include the launching of the new OZSW ‘History of Philosophy‘ section.

The Prom will close with a drink.

N.b.: there is no specific dress code.


10.30 – 11.00: Registration

11.00– 12.00: Han van Ruler, OZSW History of Philosophy section president:  “The Early -Modern Concept of Reason – And My Dealings With It”

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch

13.00 – 15.00: PhD-student presentations

15.00 – 15.30 Break

15.30: – 16.30: Panel Session with Arjan van Dijk (Brill), Christoph Lüthy (RUN) and Han van Ruler (EUR) on editing and publishing in the History of Philosophy

16.30: Drinks!

Required preparations

PhD-students in the History of Philosophy are kindly invited to prepare a 10-minute presentation at the Prom, in which you describe your PhD-project to your peers in ‘biographical’ terms: What brought you to it? Did you come to have doubts at any point? How is the work going? 

Visual support tools are available, but you are not required to use them.


Participation is free but registration is required.

How to apply / register

For the PhD presentations, please apply before 1 October 2016.

Registration/application form


The OZSW section committee of History of Philosophy

Contact info

Contact person: Prof.dr. Han van Ruler
Tel: +31 (0)10 408 8991
E-mail: vanruler@fwb.eur.nl