Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy VI

CALL FOR PAPERS

7-8 May 2015

University of St Andrews

Key Note Speakers:

Dr. Thomas Ahnert (University of Edinburgh)

Prof. Moira Gatens (University of Sydney)

The SSEMP IV is the sixth edition of a yearly event that brings together established scholars, young researchers and advanced graduate students working in the field of Early Modern Philosophy. The aim is to foster scholarly exchange among the different generations of academics in the UK and to strengthen international collaboration. We welcome abstracts on any topic in pre-Kantian early modern philosophy (broadly defined, ranging from late Renaissance philosophy to the Enlightenment.) We particularly encourage proposals that consider early modern philosophy in relation to other related disciplines, such as theology, intellectual history and/or the history of science. Presentations should be in English and approximately 45 minutes in reading length. We make an effort to assure a reasonable gender balance.

The SSEMP awards a Graduate Student Essay Prize which this year, like last year, is funded by the British Society for the History of Philosophy. The prize includes an invitation to present the essay at the SSEMP and a bursary of £200 towards travel and accommodation. The bursary cannot be used for any other purpose. Submissions to the essay competition should include: (1) Name, affiliation, name and email of supervisor, and personal contact information; (2) the complete essay (max. 6000 words, including notes). Everything should be gathered in a single pdf or word file. Deadline for submissions is 1 February 2015. They should be sent by email to Mogens Lærke on mogenslaerke@hotmail.com. Those who wish to submit a proposal both as a complete text for the essay competition and as a short abstract for the regular program are free to do so.

Abstracts for the regular program (approx. 150 words) should be sent by email to Mogens Lærke on mogenslaerke@hotmail.com as a single word or pdf file, including name and contact information. Graduate students submitting to the regular program should include contact information for one referee (typically the supervisor.) Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 February 2015.

Please note that the SSEMP cannot provide funding for travel or accommodation for speakers.

Organizers:

Dr. James Harris (University of St Andrews) and Dr. Mogens Lærke (CNRS, UMR 5037, ENS-Lyon)

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