Workshop Series

Due to the ongoing and growing threat posed by the coronavirus:

The 2020 John Locke Conference in Naples, Italy has been postponed.

It has been rescheduled for June 9-11, 2021 as the 2021 John Locke Conference in Naples, Italy.

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Conference Conveners



The John Locke Society (JLS) grew organically out of a series of Locke Workshops, with the first being hosted by Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin) at St. Andrews in 2012. Below you will find information about upcoming and past Locke Workshops. Regular workshops on different aspects of Locke’s thought have been important to the Society since its founding.

The 2020 John Locke Conference

Naples, Italy

June 10-12, 2020 

Keynote Speakers

Mark Goldie (Cambridge)

Paschalis M. Kitromilides (Athens)

Montserrat Herrero (Navarra)

Call for Papers

The aim of the third official International Conference of the John Locke Society is to encourage studies and researches on any topic of John Locke’s philosophy, fostering interaction among scholars from different disciplines. Papers concerning any aspect pertaining to Locke’s thought are welcomed. A section of the JLC will be devoted to Locke in the Mediterranean area between the XVIII and XIX Century.
The International Conference of the John Locke Society will be held in Naples from 10 to 12 June 2020. Abstracts (maximum 750 words) should be sent no later than 31 December 2019 to Final papers should be no longer than 5000 words. The final programme will be published by March 2020. Further information regarding the conference, accommodation options and other practical matters will be available at that time.



Roberto Evangelista – ISPF, CNR

Luisa Simonutti – ISPF, CNR

2020 John Locke Conference

2019 John Locke Conference

2018 John Locke Workshop

2017 John Locke Workshop

2016 John Locke Workshop

2015 John Locke Workshop

2014 John Locke Workshop

2012 (Oct) John Locke Workshop

2012 (June) John Locke Workshop

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