Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy X (SSEMP X)
Philosophy Department, University of St. Andrews, Scottish Philosophical Association, British Society for the History of Philosophy, IHRIM UMR 5317, ENS de Lyon
Keynote speakers :
Teresa Bejan (University of Oxford)
Craig Smith (University of Glasgow)
Udo Thiel (University of Graz)
SSEMP X is the tenth edition of a yearly international workshop that brings together established scholars, young researchers and advanced graduate students working in the field of Early Modern Philosophy. SSEMP welcomes papers on any topic in early modern philosophy (broadly defined to mean pre-Kantian philosophy ranging from late Renaissance philosophy to the early Enlightenment). We particularly encourage proposals which consider early modern philosophy in relation to related disciplines, such as theology, the history of literature, intellectual history and the history of science. SSEMP is conceived as a forum where established academics, early career researchers, and advanced PhD students can meet. We make an effort to assure a reasonable gender balance.
Abstracts for the regular program (approx. 300 words plus contact information in a single pdf or word file) should be sent by email to Mogens Lærke. Graduate students submitting to the regular program should include contact information for one referee (typically the supervisor.) Deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 January 2019. Due to very high numbers of submissions we cannot undertake to respond individually to all of them. Applicants who have not been contacted by 15 February should consider their submission declined.
The SSEMP awards a Graduate Student Essay Prize which this year, as in previous years, is funded by The British Society for the History of Philosophy. The prize includes an invitation to present the essay at the SSEMP and a bursary of £300 toward travel and accommodation. The bursary cannot be used for any other purpose. Submissions to the essay competition should include : (1) Name, affiliation, name and email of supervisor, and personal contact information ; (2) the complete essay (max. 6000 words, including notes). Everything should be gathered in a single pdf or word file. Deadline for submissions is 15 January 2019. They should be sent by email to Mogens Lærke. Those who wish to submit a proposal both as a complete text for the essay competition and as a short abstract for the regular program are free to do so.
Please note that the SSEMP cannot provide funding for travel or accommodation for speakers. The SSEMP X will begin on May 8th, 11am, and finish on May 10th, 4pm. For further information about the SSEMP, see