Conferences

  • 2018: The LSNA will hold a joint conference with the Société d’Études Leibniziennes de Langue Française (SELLF) in Montréal on October 12-14, 2018. There will be 16 speakers (four of them invited), eight speakers from the SELLF and eight speakers from the LSNA. Thus each side will have two invited speakers out of eight. Half of the papers will be in French, the other half in English. The call for papers will be issued by both societies in the fall of 2017.
  • 2017: The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America will be held at the University of Toronto on Oct 13-15, 2017.  The conference will start on the afternoon of the 13th and run till about noon on the 15th.  Papers on any aspect of Leibniz’s philosophy will be 
considered and should have a reading time of approximately 45
 minutes.  Submissions should take the form of abstracts of 500 words or less, prepared for blind review. They should be submitted, as an attachment to an email in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, to gwleibniz2017@gmail.com. The deadline for the receipt of submissions is April 15, 2017. Authors will be notified by May 15, 2017 of the program committee’s decision.
  • 2016: The Tenth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America was held at the University of Houston in Houston, TX from 4-6 November 2016. The conference focused on the theme of the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence, which occupied Leibniz during the last year of his life, from November 1715 to November 1716.
  • 2015: The Ninth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America was held at the Ohio State University in Columbus on October 23–25, 2015, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Leibniz Review and Glenn Hartz’s editorship. The progam is posted here: http://u.osu.edu/lsna2015/program/.
  • 2013: The Seventh Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America was held at Yale University, New Haven, CT (October 18–20, 2013). It was organized by Julia Borcherding, Tom Feeney, and Matt Leisinger.
  • 2012: The Sixth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America was held in Montreal in October of 2012; it was organized by François Duchesneau and Justin Smith.
  • 2010: The fourth annual Leibniz Society of North America Conference was hosted by Gregory Brown at the University of Houston (Houston, TX), 3-5 December 2010.
  • 2009: The third annual Leibniz Society of North America Conference was hosted by Brandon Look at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky), Sept. 25-27, 2009. Topic: Leibniz and Kant.
  • 2008: The second annual Leibniz Society of North America Conference was held at Princeton University, Princeton NJ (26-28 September 2008).
  • The first annual Leibniz Society of North America Conference was hosted by Mark Kulstad at Rice University, Houston, TX (25-27 January 2008).