The ESEMP is very grateful to Mariafranca Spallanzani (Bologna) and her team for setting up a wonderful and inspiring conference in Bologna (9-11 September 2019) on a highly topical subject: Freedom of Expression, Conscience and Thought. The excellent program, lively discussions and, not at least, the beautiful Italian environment, will always be remembered.
The ESEMP is also pleased to announce the election of the members of the board: Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Copenhagen) will serve as president; Mariafranca Spallanzani while stepping down as president will continue as vice president; Martine Pécharman (Paris), Charles Wolfe (Ghent) and Gábor Boros (Budapest) will continue as vice-presidents; and Hubertus Busche (Hagen) will continue as treasurer. The board also welcomes the new members Ursula Renz (Klagenfurt) and Martin Lenz (Groningen). And, finally, we would like to thank Susan James (London) and Maria Rosa Antognazza (London), who are leaving the board, for their commitment and service.
Meeting of the ESEMP board after the last conference in Bologna. From left to right: Martine Pécharman (VP), Charles T. Wolfe (VP), Sue James (VP and Past President), Hubertus Busche (Treasurer), Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (new President), Maria Rosa Antognazza (VP), Mariafranca Spallanzani (Past President), Diego Donna (Auditor).
Greetings from Mariafranca Spallanzani: “With this photo of the ESEMP 2016-2019 staff (alas, there is no Gabor Boros!) shot in the splendid Sala Rossa of the Centro Internazionale di Studi Umanistici “Umberto Eco” during the International ESEMP Conference Libertas Philosophandi (University of Bologna, 9-11 September 2019), I thank all the participants and friends who, with their presence and generous collaboration, have contributed into making those three days an opportunity for new knowledge and exciting discussions, but also warm friendship.”