This summer we will host a Harvard History Workshop on Émilie du Châtelet in cooperation with the Center for the History of Women Philosophers. The workshop is organized by Jeff McDonough, Harvard University and Aaron Wells, Paderborn University and Ruth Hagengruber, Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University. The talks will take place in person only at the Paderborn University; everyone is welcome to come!
We look forward to the following talks:
18th April: Dr. Guillaume Coissard, Université Libre de Bruxelles, on “Du Châtelet’s Influence on French Materialism” (commentator: Ruth Hagengruber, Paderborn University)
19th May: Dr. Marco Storni, Université Libre de Bruxelles, on “Beyond Descartes: Noël Regnault and Eighteenth-Century French Cartesianism” (commentator: Andrea Strazzoni, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
24th May: Maaike Korpershoek, University of Groningen, on “Émilie du Châtelet on the Nature of Fire” (commentator: Andreas Blank, Klagenfurt University and Paderborn University)
20th June: Prof. Qiu Lin (Cornell University and Simon Fraser University), “Du Châtelet: An Unusual Theory of Monads”; Dr. Clara Carus (University of Oxford and Paderborn University), “Simple Beings in Du Châtelet”; and Prof. Fatema Amijee (University of British Columbia), “Was Du Châtelet a Causal Idealist?”
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