CFP deadline Aug 2016

Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

7th Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy / 7e Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne

October 13-15, 2016 – Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2016

Anglophone keynote speaker: Donald Rutherford (University of California, San Diego)

Francophone keynote speaker: Mogens Laerke (ENS Lyon – CNRS)


Organizers: Syliane Malinowski-Charles (UQTR) and Rodolfo Garau (UQTR / Max Planck Institut Berlin)

Conference Website:

The Quebec seminar in early modern philosophy is a bilingual annual conference in the history of early modern philosophy (roughly, the period from Montaigne to Kant). Its specific aim is to foster the exchange of ideas among scholars of early modern philosophy from French and English language, particularly from Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Papers on any topic in the history of early modern philosophy are welcome for presentation at the Quebec Seminar. The reading time should be approximately 45 minutes. In addition, those having presented a paper at the Seminar will be able to publish their contribution (or another) in a new online journal dedicated to EMP, the Working Papers of the Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy:

Please submit an abstract of 500 to 750 words (1 to 1.5 page, single-spaced) no later than August 15, 2016 to Syliane Malinowski-Charles ( and Rodolfo Garau ( All proposals will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee.  Travel expenses are at participant’s charge.

NB: People submitting an abstract in English are expected to be able to follow the papers that will be presented in French (and reversely).

CFP: Halle seminar in early modern philosophy

We welcome abstracts for the Halle Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy / Hallenser Seminar zur Philosophie der Neuzeit, to be held from 3 to 5 November, 2016. The seminar aims at bringing together scholars working on topics in early modern philosophy, covering roughly the period from Bacon and Montaigne to Kant. There are no restrictions as to subject matters though we are particularly interested in papers on pre-Kantian philosophy.

Keynote speakers: Stefanie Buchenau (Paris) and Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest).

Papers can be read in English or German and should be prepared for around 40 minutes reading time. Please send abstracts of around 500 words to Falk Wunderlich ( Deadline: 1 August 2016.

The seminar is organized by Katerina Mihaylova ( and Falk Wunderlich ( It is hosted and supported by Seminar für Philosophie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle, Immanuel-Kant-Forum, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA) and Landesforschungsschwerpunkt Aufklärung – Religion – Wissen (ARW). Please note that we are unable to provide funding for travels and accomodation. There will also be a conference fee of 30 €.