Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practices with Jean Paul Van Bendegem
Date: 21 – 23 June 2023
Location: Brussels, Belgium (in person)
Costs: Free
Deadline for abstract submission: April 1, 2023

The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host its fifth Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practices on June, 21-23 with Jean Paul Van Bendegem  (CLPS, VUB).
We intend the masterclass to be a fully interactive in person event, with the twofold objective to understand in depth the materials presented in the lectures, and to provide early career researchers (PhD students and postdocs) with an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work in a helpful and constructive environment. The lectures by Jean Paul Van Bendegem will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions with presentations by early career researchers in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practices. The exact titles of the lectures will be communicated at a later stage.

We invite early career researchers who would be interested to present their work to send us an abstract of at most 250 words by April, 1st. Please submit your abstract, including your affiliation information, via the following form: or by sending it to the following email address: Colin.Jakob.Rittberg (at) The talks will be of a duration of around 20 minutes (not including discussion). Notification of acceptance will be sent out by mid-April. Notice that submitting an abstract is not mandatory for attending the Masterclass.

Registration for the event is open from now until May, 15. Attendance is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is required via the following form: or by sending an email to:

We are happy to announce that we are able to offer a small number of travel grants (up to 300 Euro) for those who do not have other sources of funding to attend the event. To apply, please send a short description of your situation to Priority will be given to speakers, but all attendees may apply for a travel grant.

The Masterclass is organized by Joachim Frans (CLPS, VUB), Yacin Hamami (Université de Liège), Colin Rittberg (CLPS, VUB), Deniz Sarikaya (Københavns Universitet, Technical University of Denmark – DTU and CLPS, VUB).

The Masterclass is supported by the Centre for Logic & Philosophy of Science (CLPS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Doctoral School of Human Sciences (DSh) of the VUB. Further supporting institutions will be announced on the webpage.

For more information, see or contact Colin.Jakob.Rittberg (at)