Conferences

  • 2019: The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, on May 17–19, 2019. Papers on any aspect of Leibniz’s philosophy will be considered (including his reception and his various correspondences, e.g. with female philosophers) and should have a reading time of approximately 45 minutes. Submissions should take the form of abstracts of about 500 words, prepared for blind review. They should be submitted, as attachments to emails in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, to ugolden@emory.edu. The deadline for the receipt of submissions has been extended to December 31st, 2018. Authors will be notified by January 15, 2019 of the program committee’s decision.
  • 2018: The Twelfth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America and the Third Congress of the Société d’études leibniziennes de langue française will be a joint event held at the Université de Montréal, on October 12–14, 2018. With this joint meeting, both Societies wish to gather scholars from their distinct linguistic communities for a better sharing of research. The Congress will be bilingual, so that half of all the papers will be in French, the other half in English. The Congress will begin early on Friday and end on Sunday at the latest at 3pm. Participants are strongly encouraged to use PowerPoint presentations or printed manuscripts for their presentation to facilitate the discussion. Papers will have a reading time of approximately 45 minutes. The program is posted here.
  • 2017: The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America was  held at the University of Toronto on Oct 13–15, 2017. The program is posted here.
  • 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).
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