CFP: Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy VIII

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen  (NL), 23–24 June 2022

The Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy brings together advanced graduate students and established scholars from all over the world to discuss the latest work in early modern philosophy, broadly conceived. Building on the success of the previous 2014–2021 editions, the seminar offers workshop-style collaborations in order to stimulate scholarly exchange. The seminar hosts 10 papers selected through the call for papers, and 2 lectures by the keynote speakers. The language of presentation and discussion is English.

Keynote speakers

Kirsten Walsh (University of Exeter) 

Johan Olsthoorn (University of Amsterdam)

Call for papers
We welcome talks on any topic related to early modern philosophy, broadly understood (roughly the period 1500–1800 CE). We are especially interested in philosophical issues and/or works that have received less sustained scholarly attention, including, but not limited to: non-canonical authors and traditions, anonymous texts, unpublished texts, networks of correspondence, and so on. 

Please submit abstracts (500 words max.) suitable for anonymous review in PDF to our EasyChair page. Please click “Make a new submission” and fill in the relevant information.  

Deadline for applications: 13 March 2022 (11.59 pm Amsterdam time)

Decisions will follow by the end of March. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. We will send reviewers’ reports with feedback on abstracts to all who wish to receive this.

Attendance is free and all are welcome, especially students. Please note that no financial assistance can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation for participants.


Laura Georgescu (University of Groningen)
Anna Ortin Nadal (University of Groningen)

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Georgescu ( or Anna Ortin Nadal ( For further information and updates about the event, please check our webpage:

DSEMP VIII is part of the Activities of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (