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18 - 20 May 2018

Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680) – Life and Legacy. Philosophy, Politics and Religion in Seventeenth Century Europe

Conference | all-day | Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Deutsche Gesellschaft Philosophie e.V., Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Organizers: Sarah Hutton, Ruth Hagengruber and Sabrina Ebbersmeyer



Dr. Susanna Åkerman (Stockholm University) – “Queen Christina and Metaphysics: From Stiernhielm’s Creative Light in 1649 to Leibniz’ report of His visit to Her in 1689”

Prof. Dr. Vlad Alexandrescu (Université de Bucarest) – “Elisabeth and her intellectual circle in The Hague”

Prof. em. Lilli Alanen (Uppsala University) – “Mind-body-holism and the Therapy of Passions”

Prof. Dr. Delphine Antoine-Mahut (ENS de Lyon) – “What does “to think of oneself” mean for Elizabeth?”

Prof. Dr. Gabor Boros (Eötvös  University, Budapest) – “Elisabeth in Heidelberg: Karl-Ludwig and Spinoza”

Dr. Erik-Jan Bos (Radboud University, Nijmegen) – “Elisabeth and Mathematics”

Prof. Dr. Sabrina Ebbersmeyer  (University of Copenhagen) – “Elisabeth on Astronomy”

Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber (Universität Paderborn) – “Elisabet of Bohemia as an example of critical historiography”

Prof. Dr. Sarah Hutton  (University of York) – “Princess Elisabeth and Anne Conway”

Prof. Dr. Denis Kambouchner (Université Paris 1) – “What is Elisabeth’s Cartesianism?”

Sonja Langkafel (Städtisches Museum, Herford) – “Elisabeth of Bohemia and Herford”

Prof. Dr. Gianni Paganini (Università d. S. d. P. O., Vercelli) – “How to deal with Machiavelli”

Prof. Dr. Carol Pal (Bennington College, Vermont) – “Elisabeth of Bohemia: Princess and Politico”

Dr. Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin (Université Lyon III) – “Medicine in Elisabeth’s letters to Descartes”

Prof. Dr. Dominik Perler (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) –  “Is Our Happiness Up to Us?”

Dr. Martina Reuter  (University of Jyväskylä) – “Elisabeth’s Criticism of Descartes’ Notion of the Freedom”

Prof. Dr. Lisa Shapiro (Simon Frazer University, Burnaby) – “Was Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia a Cartesian?”

All interested parties are welcomed to attend!

18 - 20 May 2018



Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists
Technologiepark 21
Paderborn, NRW 33100 Germany
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