Margaret Cavendish's Philosophy (E-Conference)

August 21, 2020

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Cambridge University
Princeton University
Ghent University
Northeastern University London


Northeastern University London

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On August 21st 2020, the Philosophy Department at Trinity College Dublin will host a one-day virtual conference on Margaret Cavendish’s philosophy. If you would like to attend the event, please follow the link below and fill in the registration form for a Zoom invite:

The schedule for the event is as follows:

9.30 – 10.20


‘Thinking in Colour: Cavendish on Conception, Perception, and Existence in Nature’

Peter West, Trinity College Dublin


10.30 – 11.20


'A Most Subtle Matter: Conway’s and Cavendish’s (Im)materialisms'

Julia Borcherding, University of Cambridge

Coffee break


11.40 – 12.30


‘Cavendish and the Legacy of Medical Humanism’

Benny Goldberg, University of South Florida


13.30 – 14.10


Performing Cavendish

Performance and discussion of how performance might be used to increase engagement with Cavendish’s philosophy and philosophy more generally. 

Paul Lodge, University of Oxford


14.30 – 15.20


Cavendish on the Composition and Division of Parts’

Laura Georgescu, University of Groningen


Coffee Break

15.40 – 16.30


‘The Superheroic Margaret Cavendish’

Jonathan Shaheen, Ghent University/ FWO

16.40 – 17.30


 ‘Cavendish on Figures and Individuation’

 Haley Brennan, Princeton University 

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August 20, 2020, 1:00pm IST

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