British Society for the History of Philosophy

Welcome to the home page of the British Society for the History of Philosophy. Founded in 1984 as a registered charity, the Society promotes all aspects of the study and teaching of the history of philosophy through conferences, publications (in particular, the BJHP) and other activities (such as our Graduate Student Essay Prize).

Information on all of this can be accessed from the links on the left, together with details of our aims, management committee and membership (including how to apply).

We have also included a list of other societies, resource groups and resources relating to the history of philosophy.

Please do contact us if you have any questions, comments or ideas for possible events.



2013 BSHP Annual Conference on the Actual and the Possible

This year's annual conference will be held at the University of York, 16th-18th April.

For registration and further information, please see the conference web site at

Renaissance Philosophy Workshop

Room 243, Senate House, University of London

10.30-5.00 Friday 14 June 2013

The event is free but please register in advance by writing to by the 1st June.

Further information at

Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy: New Work on the Philosophy of Leibniz

Mansfield College, Oxford

Sat. 16th - Sun. 17th March, 2013

Attendance by registration, all welcome. Registration fee £15 (includes sandwich lunch on Sat. 16th and refreshments throughout). Free for members of Oxford University.

Please contact: if you wish to attend

Further details at

Last Updated: November 28, 2011 | mab

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