The ESEMP is the philosophical society exploring the early modern era in its entirety. It examines the partial epochs of late scholasticism, renaissance, humanism, reformation and the early enlightenment in their European context.

The ESEMP was founded at 6th november 2004 in Hagen, Germany. It counts distinguished scholars from different nations among its members.

The ESEMP regards itself as a philosophical and, at the same time, interdisciplinary forum for early modern research.

In these pages, you find information about the ESEMP and its history as well as an application for membership.

The latest news about activities surrounding the society as well as information about its bylaws and membership can be found in the "ESEMP's notebook" at "ESEMP's Notebook" (

Sources and information on early modern philosophy are offered by "Early Modern Thought Online".