Här kommer en påminnelse om cfp till konferensen Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics i Göteborg nästa höst, 5–7 oktober 2023. Mycket välkomna att skicka in förslag på föredrag och sprid gärna vårt cfp i era nätverk. Sista dag för abstracts är 1 februari 2023.


Vänlig hälsningar,

Cecilia Rosengren för Tidigmoderna seminariet vid Göteborgs universitet och det nordiska forskarnätverket POW (Philosophy in Other Words)


Call for papers

In Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, Aristotle conceived ethics and politics to be both interrelated and exclusively male endeavors. This notion continued to be influential in the early modern period (c.1500–1800). Yet in recent decades, feminist scholarship has showed that throughout the early modern world numerous women nonetheless discussed, developed, and chal- lenged politics and ethics in profound and often surprising ways.

The conference Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics is organized by the Early Modern Seminar and the research network Philosophy in Other Words, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is dedicated to early modern women’s engagement with politics and ethics as philosophers, authors, critics, translators, editors, artists, patrons, salonnières, pamphleteers, political agents, letter writers, etcetera.

Multidisciplinary in scope, the conference will bring together scholars working in various scientific fields. We especially wel- come contributions that concern underexplored geographical contexts, languages, and traditions.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to

Confirmed keynote speakers

To submit, please send a 300-word proposal for a 20-minute paper and a brief biographical note to earlymodern@lir.gu.se by February 1, 2023. Notice of acceptance will be given by March 1, 2023.

Organizing committee: Maria Johansen, Cecilia Rosengren, Matilda Amundsen Bergström, Alexandra Herlitz, Philip Lavender.