CFP: Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy V

Submission deadline: February 1, 2014

Conference date(s):
May 14, 2014 - May 15, 2014

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Conference Venue:

University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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The SSEMP V is the fifth edition of a yearly event that brings together
established scholars, young researchers and advanced graduate students
working in the field of Early Modern Philosophy. The aim is to foster
scholarly exchange among the different generations of academics in the UK
and to strengthen international collaboration. We welcome abstracts on any
topic in pre-Kantian early modern philosophy (broadly defined, ranging from
late Renaissance philosophy to the Enlightenment.) We particularly
encourage proposals that consider early modern philosophy in relation to
other related disciplines, such as theology, intellectual history and/or
the history of science. Scholars abroad are strongly encouraged to submit
abstracts. Presentations should be in English and approximately 45 minutes
in reading length. We make an effort to assure a reasonable gender balance.
Please note that the SSEMP cannot provide funding for travel or

Abstracts (approx. 150 words) should be sent by email to Professor Mogens
Lærke at Do not prepare for blind review.

This year, we are proud to announce the first British Society for the
History of Philosophy Essay Prize for graduate students. The winner of the
competition will have his or her paper included in the SSEMP program and
receive £200 from the BSHP towards expenses. To enter the competition,
please send your complete essay (no more than 5000 words) to Dr. Beth Lord
at Please include a cover page containing name, title
of the essay, email, institutional affiliation, and name and email of your

The deadline for submission of both abstracts and essays for the BSHP Prize
is 1 February 2014.

For those interested in attending both events, please note that the SSEMP V
takes place on the two days immediately following the conference Three
Hundred Years of Leibniz’s Monadology organized by Dr. Jeremy Dunham and
Dr. Pauline Phemister at the University of Edinburgh on 12-13 May 2014.

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