Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Religion and Science

March 21, 2016 - March 23, 2016
Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Groningen

Oude Boteringestraat 38
Groningen, Netherlands

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Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Religion and Science

During the early modern period (c. 1600-1800) women were involved in many debates that tangled together metaphysics, religion and science. The women included figures such as Margaret Cavendish, Emilie Du Châtelet, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, and Damaris Cudworth Masham. The debates surrounded issues such as atomism, determinism, motion, mind-body causation, mechanism, space, and natural laws.

The conference program will be comprised of invited speakers and speakers drawn from an open call for papers.

Invited Speakers

Sarah Hutton (Aberystwyth, UK)

Jacqueline Broad (Monash, Australia)

Susan James (Birkbeck, UK)

Andrew Janiak (Duke, USA)

Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

David Cunning (University of Iowa, USA)

Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston, USA)

Tom Stoneham (York, UK)

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited from any discipline, and from researchers of all levels (including PhD students). Submissions are welcome on any aspect of the conference theme.

 To submit for the conference, please email an abstract - maximum 800 words - to the conference organiser, Emily Thomas [[email protected]]. The abstract should be anonymised for blind review, and the email should contain the author’s details (name, position, affiliation, contact details). The deadline for abstract submission is 20th October 2015.

 For further details - including suggested topics - please see the conference webpage.

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March 7, 2016, 1:00pm CET

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