International Summer School On Spinoza and Spinozisms in their Historical and Philosophical Contexts

RU_thumbnailThe Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), the Vereniging Het Spinozahuis, the Spinoza-Gesellschaft and the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought invite all students in philosophy to register for the International Summer School On Spinoza and Spinozisms in their Historical and Philosophical Contexts. This event will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen from 4 to 7 July 2017.

Organizing university

University of Groningen


4 - 7 July 2017

Type of activity

International Summer School

Primary target group

Post-doc, PhD, Undergraduate and bachelor students with a solid background knowledge in Spinoza’s philosophy.

Application/registration deadline

1 June 2017. For those who wish to make use of our housing offer registration must be received no later than 1 May 2017

About the topic

Built on the success of the previous 2015 edition, the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought is pleased to announce the second edition of the Collegium Spinozanum, which will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen from 4 to 7 July 2017.

This Summer School aims to bring together advanced students and established scholars working broadly on Spinoza’s thought, sources and reception. The goal of the Summer School is to create an international forum to stimulate scholarly exchange and conversations inspired by different approaches and methodologies.

During morning sessions, established scholars in several different areas of Spinoza studies will offer seminars on some of the frontier research topics in the field. Afternoon sessions will consist of discussions of selected papers presented by participants and reading groups on short texts belonging to Spinoza’s works, or significant for the reception of Spinoza’s philosophy.


Expository lectures, paper presentations, reading groups.

Abstract submission

To submit a paper for the invited papers sessions, send an extended abstract of no more than 500 words to

The deadline is April 20th 2017.
Notification of acceptance: April 30th 2017.

Certificate / credit points

Students who participate in all summer school activities will receive a certificate of attendance.


The following (reduced) fees apply to OZSW-members:

PhDs and Post-doc (or staff): 100 euros
Undergraduate students: 50 euros

Fees covers registrations costs, four lunches and one dinner. Details about the meals will be communicated directly to participants.
Fee-waivers for members of the Spinoza-Gesellschaft are also available. If you are a member, please contact for further information.

Location / accommodation details

Participants must arrange their own traveling and accommodation, which cannot be reimbursed by the summer school.

No financial help can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation. However, 30 rooms are available at the University Centre, to be rent for a whole week (from Sunday, 2d July to Saturday 8th July) at the special rate of 235 euros. The offer is available until the available places have all been filled. In order to benefit for this opportunity registration must be received no later than May 1st 2017.

There are also many hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels in the centre of the city, all of which are an easy walk from the Summer School venue. For a list of recommendations, kindly contact

Travel information

Groningen lies approximately 200km north of Amsterdam.
It is connected to Amsterdam airport (Schiphol) and to Eindhoven Airport by train routes, with an average journey time of two hours and ten minutes (from Amsterdam) or three hours (from Eindhoven).
Groningen city centre is small, and it is a 15 minute walk from the train station to the conference venue (Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, 9712 GL, Groningen). On Google maps, search ‘Groningen Station’ to ‘Oude Boteringestraat 52’.

How to apply / register

Application through this page is only open for OZSW members. Non-OZSW members apply here

With your application you need to provide the following documents:
– Short CV (2 pages max.) including personal data, affiliations, topic of research and publications.
– Abstract (500 words max) of research for those who wish to present at the invited papers sessions. Please do NOT submit pdf files, use only .doc or .docx format.
These files should both be sent to

Registration/application form


Contact info

Please find the event’s original webpage here