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Activities & Resources

Chicago Area Consortium in German Philosophy

In addition to department sponsored graduate courses and lectures, students are invited to participate in the Chicago Area Consortium in German Philosophy, a collaborative arrangement among scholars in the Chicago area studying classical and contemporary German philosophy. Graduate students are encouraged to attend seminars and events at cooperating institutions, in order to exploit the significant resources in scholarship in German philosophy in the Chicago area. The consortium sponsors lectures, a yearly workshop of Chicago area scholars, and aims to disseminate information concerning events, seminars, and reading groups sponsored by participating departments of interest to scholars of German philosophy. Through the consortium, students can have participating faculty on their dissertation committees.

The Chicago area includes a number of departments of Philosophy with strengths in European philosophy, particularly:

Northwestern graduate students can access further course offerings and activities at all these venues.

European Philosophy Program Collaborations

Graduate students in relevant fields can participate in Northwestern’s Interdisciplinary Cluster in Critical Theory.

Some philosophy students have completed a graduate certificate in gender studies, concurrent with their PhD in Philosophy. For more information, click here.

Departmental, cross-program and cross- departmental readings groups form spontaneously and often at Northwestern. For those interested in continental traditions, five of the most recent reading groups have engaged with the work of Martin Heidegger; Paul of Tarsus; the Spinozism/pantheism controversy; Alain Badiou; and William Bristow’s Hegel and the Transformation of Philosophical Critique. In some cases funding is available to support such groups from the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. For more information, click here.