CfP: Elisabeth of Bohemia – Women and Early Modern Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPER | ELISABETH OF BOHEMIA: A WORKSHOP ON WOMEN AND EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY | CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF WOMEN PHILOSOPHERS AND SCIENTISTS | PADERBORN UNIVERSITY | THURSDAY MAY 17, 2018

Proposals are invited from graduate students and early career scholars for short papers to be presented at a workshop to be held in connection with the up-coming international conference Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680) – Life and Legacy (Paderborn/Herford May 18-20, 2018).

The aim of the workshop is to promote communication and collaboration amongst younger scholars working on women philosophers of the early modern period. We welcome submissions relating to Elisabeth of Bohemia’s letter exchanges and intellectual networks and to the conditions and challenges of women’s participation in the development of early modern philosophy. The workshop will be led by Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, Sarah Hutton and Ruth Hagengruber.

Proposals in English or German should be sent to Jessica Harmening, jessica.harmening@upb.de, no later than February 28, 2018.  

Proposals should include the following:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (300 words max.)
  • A short biography, indicating the point you have reached in your studies and/or career (250 words max.)

Papers should be 20 minutes in length.

Response to submissions will be sent by March 31, 2018.

A selection of the papers from the workshop will be included in the conference publication.

Participants will be welcome to attend the ensuing conference on Elisabeth of Bohemia which will be held at Paderborn and Herford May 18-20, 2018. http://historyofwomenphilosophers.org/event/elizabeth-of-bohemia-1618-1680-life-and-legacy-philosophy-politics-and-religion-in-seventeenth-century-europe/

This workshop is a joint event of the project “Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (HWPS)” http://historyofwomenphilosophers.org/ and the working group “History of Women Philosophers/Frauen in der Geschichte der Philosophie” of the German Society of Philosophy (DGPhil): http://dgphil.de/verbaende-und-ags/arbeitsgemeinschaften/ag-frauen-in-der-geschichte-der-philosophie/.