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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 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Deutsche Gesellschaft Philosophie e.V., Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Organizers: Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, Sarah Hutton, Ruth Hagengruber


Confirmed Talks:

Dr. Susanna Åkerman (Stockholm University) – “Descartes’ Competitors: Queen Christina and the Metaphysics of Light”

Dr. Nadine Akkerman (Leiden University) – “Elisabeth of Bohemia’s Aristocratic Upbringing and Education at the Prinsenhof in Leiden, 1628-32”

Prof. em. Lilli Alanen (Uppsala University) – “The Soul’s Extension – Elisabeth’s Solution to Descartes’s Mind-Body Problem”

Prof. Dr. Mirjam de Baar (Leiden University) – “Elisabeth of Bohemia’s Lifelong Friendship with Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678)”

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

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

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

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

Prof. Dr. Gianni Paganini (Università del Piemonte, Vercelli) – “Elisabeth and Descartes Read Machiavelli: On Morals, Politics and Natural Law”

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

Dr. Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin (Université Lyon III) – “Feminine Body in the Correspondence Between Elisabeth and Descartes”

Prof. Dr. Dominik Perler (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) – “Is Our Happiness Up to Us? Elisabeth of Bohemia on the Limits of Internalism”

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

Prof. Dr. Lisa Shapiro (Simon Frazer University) – “Princess Elisabeth and the Challenges of Philosophizing”

Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

The Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists announces: The Ulrike Detmers ELISABETH OF BOHEMIA HERFORD PRIZE 2018
May 19, 2018 at the Conference venue.



18 - 20 May 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Building Q, Paderborn University
Paderborn, NRW 33098
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