26 - 27 October 2017, International Conference "I Think, Therefore I Teach: Evolutions in Early Modern Education", Leuven, Belgium
The aim of the present conference is to enhance our understanding of the way in which evolutions on the European scene were adopted, refuted, or merely ignored in university teaching of the time. Important focal points are the paradigm shifts in the didactical methods and the curricula, e.g. from late scholasticism to humanism, from Spanish scholasticism to Cartesianism, the influence of Jansenism and Port-Royal. Geographically, the conference will focus on European teaching, and chronologically, on the period from 1500-1800, being a wildly interesting but vastly understudied time segment.
Attention will be paid mainly to the teaching of logic and natural philosophy, since both disciplines - more so than e.g. the teaching of civil and canon law, evolved in tandem with the philosophical and scientific developments on the larger scale of European society.
Abstracts of c. 250 words and a brief CV (one page max.) may be sent to steven.coesemans at kuleuven.be for review *until June 15, 2017*. Further questions may be submitted to the same email address. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper presentation.