2022 John Locke Conference

2022 John Locke Conference

June 21–23, 2022

American University in Bulgaria – AUBG

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Organized by the American University in Bulgaria and the John Locke Society

Endorsed by the British Society for the History of Philosophy, the International Society for Intellectual History, Locke Studies, and Studi Lockiani: Ricerche sull’Età Moderna

Keynote Speakers:

Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest)
Shelley Weinberg (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)


Diego Lucci (American University in Bulgaria)

Scientific Committee:

Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin)
Douglas Casson (St. Olaf College)
Pierangelo Castagneto (American University in Bulgaria)
Patrick Connolly (Lehigh University)
Giuliana Di Biase (D’Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara)
Antonia LoLordo (University of Virginia)
Diego Lucci (American University in Bulgaria)

The 2022 John Locke Conference will gather scholars interested in any aspect of Locke’s oeuvre, with the purpose of encouraging research on this important author and promoting interaction between experts in different disciplines, such as philosophy, theology, education, political theory, intellectual history, and economic thought.

This conference is a hybrid event, which may be attended in person or online. The conference will take place on the campus of the American University in Bulgaria – specifically in the Balkanski Academic Center (Svoboda Bachvarova Street 8, 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria) – which is located in the town of Blagoevgrad, 100 km south of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The conference will also be broadcasted online in Zoom. The Zoom links to attend the conference online will be distributed, via email, only to conference speakers and registered participants.

Attendance, in person or online, by those not delivering a paper is welcome and free. Although there is no registration fee, those not delivering a paper shall register by April 30, 2022 by contacting Prof. Diego Lucci at: dlucci@aubg.edu.

Given the ongoing COVID pandemic and the restrictive measures implemented to limit the spread of this disease, those willing to participate in the conference in person shall find accurate and up-to-date information about the requirements to travel to and from Bulgaria. In this regard, a reliable source of information is the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, which is updated regularly.

This event is made possible by the generous financial and logistical support of the following departments and offices of AUBG: Democratic Citizenship Center, Department of History and Civilizations, Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Department of Politics and European Studies, Panitza Library, Conferences and Events Office, Office of Communications and Marketing, Office of Communications and Computing, Dining Services, Facilities Office.

Additional information about the conference venue, travel and accommodation is available here.

For more information, please contact Prof. Diego Lucci at: dlucci@aubg.edu

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