Libori Summer School 2017

The Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (HWPS), sponsored by the Ministry of Innovation, Higher Education, and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Philosophy at Paderborn University announces:

The first international Libori Summer School 2017!

The Libori Summer School offers four parallel courses held by leading experts in the specific areas:

Prof. John Conley SJ. and Prof. Mary Ellen Waithe
Dr. Dr. Luka Borsic and Dr. Ivana Skuhala Karasman
Dr. Dr. Dieter Suisky and Dr. Andrea Reichenberger
Dr. Rodney K.B. Parker, Prof. Ronny Miron and Prof. Antonio Calcagno

How to apply

The application should be submitted in a single PDF-file and include a brief curriculum vitae of no more than two pages, a letter of motivation of no more than one page, and a statement of intent, which two courses would be your preference of attending. Please send the application to

Applications can be submitted until July 15th. However, we strongly encourage interested students to apply well in advance, as suitable applicants will receive notice of acceptance prior to the final deadline and space is limited.

As a student from outside of the European ECTS-Cooperation of Erasmus, if you wish to receive credit for your Summer School course, you will need to contact either your Study Abroad Office or the office in your university that deals with external credit. We strongly advise you to do this before you apply. Since it is up to your home institution to decide how much credit is awarded as credits are not printed on Summer School transcripts. The numbers offered in this statement are based on average calculations, but the awarded ECTS need to be converted your Study Abroad Office or corresponding office individually.


Credit points will be awarded for successful participation in the courses, comprising 30 contact hours (3 ECTS) and the composition of a paper related to the contents of the respective course (3 ECTS). The students are expected to participate in the plenary presentations and discussions.

International students, whose credit system differs from the European, can earn an additional ECTS-point if it allows them to translate the ECTS into their national system (e.g. 7 ECTS are generally translated into 4 SCH). To acquire the additional ECTS-point, the students are required to prepare a presentation on a related current research-project in the field of HWPS. If possible, introducing a project of the university of origin to the scholars would be ideal. This presentation should be prepared in English and be no longer than 20 minutes before discussion.


Participation is free. The Libori Summer School 2017 is organized by the project Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientist, funded by the Ministry of Innovation, Higher Education, and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Travel expenses and costs of accommodation will not be covered by the project Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists.


Please bear in mind that the end of July is holiday season in Paderborn. The Summer School takes place within the popular Libori Festival Week with visitors from all over the world. Therefore we highly recommend to book rooms as soon as possible – best before March 2017.

For further information on the accommodations and the courses, see the events.

Prof. Ruth Hagengruber gives the welcome addresses
Opening Event - Prof. Ronny Miron gives her opening speech "Shakespeare’s Sisters”
Jeffrey K. McDonough – “Leibniz on Freedom and Contingency”
Prof. Ruth Hagengruber and Prof. Jeffrey K. McDonough
Dr. Charles Wolfe - "Margaret Cavendish and the Problem of Early Modern Vitalism“
Reception of the Archbishop on July 23, 2017 - Libori Paderborn
(f.r.t.l.) Monsignor Joachim Göbel, Hans-Josef Becker, Ruth Hagengruber, Mary Ellen Waithe and Julia Lerius

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