The Hume Society

Stimulating Scholarship on the Writings of David Hume

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Hume Society Conference 2021

Hume Society Conference 47 will be in beautiful Bogotá, Colombia this July, but we are still in need of a host for 2021. If you are interested in hosting or have ideas about Hume Society Conference 48, please reach out to Emily Kelahan at Please don't be intimidated by the prospect of hosting or proposing an idea. The Executive Committee is eager to hear from you and ready to help!

NEH Institute on Hume in the 21st Century

Applications are open for an NEH Institute on "Hume in the 21st Century: Perpetuating the Enlightenment" organized by and featuring several Hume Society members. The deadline is March 1, 2020.

This Institute is designed to study multidisciplinary perspectives on the work of eighteenth-century Enlightenment giant, David Hume. It features a rotating faculty of twelve eminent scholars. While we will explore Hume’s impact in epistemology, ethics, history, and economics, a notable feature is its focus on the implication of Hume’s thought in non-traditional areas. Faculty will address Hume’s approach in relation to Eastern thought, the status of women (including early modern woman philosophers' responses to Hume), race, the status of animals, and the environment. Participants will also have opportunities for small group discussions with faculty while enjoying the environs of beautiful Portland, Oregon.

47th International Hume Society Conference

Bogotá, Colombia


July 6 - July 10, 2020