Groningen, Netherlands

Collegium Spinozanum

when 4 July 2023 - 7 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 150

This Summer School aims at bringing together advanced students and established scholars working broadly on Spinoza’s thought, sources and reception. The goal of the Summer School is to create an international forum to stimulate scholarly exchange and conversations inspired by different approaches and methodologies.

During morning sessions, established scholars in several different areas of Spinoza studies will offer seminars on some of the frontier research topics in the field. Afternoon sessions will consist of discussions of selected papers presented by participants and reading groups on short texts belonging to Spinoza’s works, or significant for the reception of Spinoza’s philosophy.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Martin Lenz, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen

Target group

This course is designed for advanced BA students, MA and ReMa students, PhDs, postdocs and senior academics. All participants should have some basic prior knowledge of Spinoza’s philosophy and some familiarity with philosophy and history of philosophy as such.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

1. Have a solid grasp on some of the most challenging aspects of Spinoza’s philosophy and its historical dimension.
2. Navigate contemporary scholarly discussions in philosophy that relate in particular with Spinoza and Spinozism.
3, Develop analytical skills in reading, understanding, analysing and explaining historical texts.
4. Develop social and academic skills for interacting with a diverse audience and actively engage in public discussions on a given topic.

Credits info

2 EC
Preparatory work: 24h
Contact hours: 30h
A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Fee info

EUR 150: For undergraduate students
EUR 250: For PhDs, Postdocs and senior staff

Register for this course
on course website