HOPOS 2012
June 21-24, 2012
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Atlantic Canada Seminar in
Early Modern Philosophy

Hosted by the

Philosophy Department
Dalhousie University

June 25-28, 2012

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Tom Vinci

Department of Philosophy

Dalhousie University

Rm. 1142

Marian McCain Arts Building

6135 University Avenue

Halifax, NS, B3H4P9

Phone: (902) 494-3525

Office: (902) 494 3510

FAX: (902) 494-3518




            The eighth annual meeting of the Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern 

Philosophy will be held at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 25-28, 2012. Note that this conference is not being held at its usual time, during the second week of July, but at the announced time in order to coordinate with the History and Philosophy of Science Association (HOPOS) annual meeting held in Halifax from June 21-24, 2012. It is the organizers’ hope that by scheduling the conferences adjacent to one another that some participants in one conference will find it convenient and attractive to attend some of the events in the other. Among these events is a trip scheduled for June 24 to Joggins, on the Bay of Fundy, one of the premiere fossil sites in North America in a beautiful seaside situation.

            Like similar seminars in other parts of North America, the Atlantic Canada Seminar is an informal group, formed to foster interaction among scholars of seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy. Papers on any subject in early modern philosophy (roughly, the period from Montaigne up to Kant) are welcome.  Reading times are approximately 50 minutes with 30 minutes for discussion. There are no concurrent sessions. A few speakers are invited, though most will be vetted through a selection process that includes external refereeing.  Reports will usually be available to authors. We make space for some graduate students. (If you are a graduate student, please indicate.) Non-presenters are also welcome to attend and will be included in all our activities and listed on the program. We sometimes have chairs for our sessions; if you are interested in chairing in lieu of presenting, please let us know. No funding is provided (this also applies to invited speakers) but inexpensive accommodations in university residence housing is available, in addition to a variety of hotel accommodation in the vicinity of the conference.


Halifax is a beautiful port city, and late June is 

temperate with generally fair weather. For more information on Halifax, visit:



The deadline for submitting abstracts (of approximately 750 words) is 07 March 2012. We will try to have the program available by April 25, 2012. Information on accommodations and travel will be available at that time.


To obtain further information, please contact

Tom Vinci at the following address.


Professor Tom Vinci (vinci@dal.ca)

Department of Philosophy

Dalhousie University

6135 University Ave, Rm 1142

Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2


Phone: 902 494-3525


Send all inquiries to  vinci@dal.ca
Last updated March 28, 2012