Call for papers

We invite English abstracts up to 500 words, to be sent in MS Word and PDF format to: info@thomasmore.nl. Submissions should also include author(s), title, institutional affiliation and demonstrate some relation to the conference theme.

Files should be named and submitted in the following manner:
Submission: First Name Last name. docx (or .doc) / .pdf
Example: “Submission: MaryAndy.docx”

Deadline

Abstracts should be submitted before 15 june 2017 to info@thomasmore.nl
Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Each presenter will be given 10 additional minutes for questions and discussions with the audience, for a total of 30 minutes.
Notification of acceptance is July 15,

Topics

Papers can be presented which analyse (but are not limited to):

  • What it is to be human in an age of rapid technological developments
  • Technology and human enhancement 
  • Science and human enhancement
  • The (bio)ethics of human enhancement
  • Cognitive enhancement (and technology)
  • Moral enhancement (and technology)
  • The limits of technological enhancement
  • Human enhancement, technology and transcendence
  • Human enhancement and identity
  • Human enhancement, theology and christianity

Programme:

Wednesday 23 aug

  • 10.00-11.00    Introduction en keynote Ciano Aydin
  • 11.00-12.00    Keynote Erik Borgman
  • 12.00-13.00     Lunch
  • 13.00-17.00     Paperpresentations

Thursdag 24 aug

  • 10.00-11.00     Keynote Ignaas Devisch
  • 11.00-12.00    Keynote Jonne Hoek
  • 12.00-13.00    Lunch
  • 13.00-17.00    Paperpresentations

Fridag 25 aug

  • 10.00-11.00    Keynote René Munnik
  • 11.00-12.00    Paneldiscussion
  • 12.00-13.00    Lunch
  • 13.00-15.00    Summation Ciano Aydin
  • 15.00-16.30    Cocktail time

Location:

Utrecht University
Utrecht Science Park De Uithof
Bestuursgebouw, Lier&Egginkzaal
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

Participation is free of charge if you submit a paper.
For further questions please contact: info@thomasmore.nl