Arendt Studies: now available on JSTOR

Arendt Studies is now available on JSTOR

We are happy to share the news that Arendt Studies is included in JSTOR’s new ‘Lives of Literature’ collection and now available on both JSTOR and the Philosophy Documentation Center website:

As always, we welcome manuscript submissions and pitches for book reviews and review essays. Please see below for further info:


For enquiries please contact:

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Conference on Marie le Jars de Gournay, 1-2 April, Lyon.

Gournay philosophe / Gournay philosopher

A Conference on Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645)

1–2 April 2020

Institut d’Histoire des Représentationset des Idées dans les Modernités

Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3


Writer, translator, editor, linguist, critic, literary theorist, Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645) is already recognized as a woman of letters. She is generally associated with philosophy through her relationship with Montaigne and La Mothe Le Vayer. This raises the question about the role of skepticism in her thought. But reading her work also requires understanding her uses of Platonism and Aristotelianism. In fact Gournay offers extensive ethical, theological and political reflections on human nature and society, with a clear philosophical depth. The aims of this conference are to consider Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645) as a philosopher and to explore the philosophical influences in Gournay’s work.



Telma Birchal , Mawy Bouchard, Montserrat Cabre Pairet, Derval Conroy, Philippe Desan, Marguerite Deslauriers, Michèle Fogel, Sarah Hutton, Isabelle Krier, Justine Le Floc’h, Margaret Matthews, Monika Malinowska, Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin

Helena Taylor, Clément Raymond, Amirpasha Tavakkoli


Organiser: Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin :


For the programme see


Comité scientifique: P. Desan, S. Ebbersmeyer, E. Ferrari, I Garnier, T. Gontier, R. Hagengruber, S. Hutton, M.-F. Pellegrin L. Shapiro.


The conference is supported by Labex-Comod, IHRIM-Lyon3, IHRIM, Projet bourgeon université Lyon3.

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CFP: 3rd Annual SWIP-TR Conference, Istanbul

Call for Papers: 3rd Annual SWIP-TR Conference on Philosophy, Gender and Social Justice  


The Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Conference and Meeting of SWIP-Turkey between 19-20 November, 2020 at Maltepe University, Turkey.


Date of the Conference: 19-20 November, 2020

Place: Maltepe University, Istanbul.

Abstracts: in English or Turkish

Word limit: between 900-1200 words (3 pages long)

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 May 2020

Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2020

E-mail: anonymized abstracts and a separate document with contact details as word or PDF to The subject heading of the e-mail should be “2020 SWIP-TR Abstract Submission”


Review Process:

Long abstracts will be double-blind reviewed according to criteria listed here: ( Abstracts that are not retained will receive feedback from an anonymous reviewer upon request.


Publication: After an independent triple-blind review process, selected papers will be published in FE Journal: Feminist Critique (



3rd Annual SWIP-TR Conference on Philosophy, Gender, and Social Justice 

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Betül Çotuksöken (Maltepe University, Istanbul)


Prof. Nazile Kalaycı (Hacettepe University, Ankara)


The conference is co-organized by the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey (Swip-TR), Maltepe University Department of Philosophy and Maltepe University Center for Women and Family Studies.


The goal of the event is to create a forum for women in philosophy to meet and help each other. More specifically, we wish to foster exchanges between women philosophers studying or working in Turkey as well as women philosopher from Turkey who study or work abroad.


The conference will consist of panels in Turkish and English on the following topics spread over two days.





Philosophy, Gender, and Social Justice
–           Women Philosophers in the History of Philosophy

–           Being a Woman in Philosophy
–           Topics in Feminist Philosophy
–           Gender, Race and Intersectional Analysis

–           Topics in Women’s Studies

–           Philosophical Questions about Social Justice

–           Philosophical Questions about Family


We invite (those identifying as) women philosophers to submit longs abstracts for presentation.


Please feel free to share this message with interested parties.

For further information, please e-mail






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Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent: A Celebration, London, 24-25 April 2020

Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent: A Celebration

Friday 24 April to Saturday 25 April, Newington Green Meeting House, London N16 9PR

Programme and registration here: Concessions for students and benefit recipients. 

Following the success of the Celebration to mark the 260th anniversary of the birth of the great feminist thinker Mary Wollstonecraft in April 2019, join us for a second Celebration in April 2020, exploring the origins of her revolutionary ideas and their continuing relevance.

We will also be celebrating the re-opening of the Newington Green Meeting House, the oldest Non-Conformist place of worship in London. Following extensive renovation sponsored by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, this beautiful historic building will relaunch as an accessible heritage space dedicated to the legacy of the Dissenters at the birthplace of feminism. Mary Wollstonecraft established a school for girls at Newington Green in 1784, and gained inspiration and support from activists and intellectuals settled in the neighbourhood, including such Dissenting luminaries as Richard Price and Anna Letitia Barbauld.

Talks and roundtable discussions will explore dissent, both in relation to the community of religious Dissenters in Wollstonecraft’s time and as a key aspect of feminism and progressive politics today.

There will be a new plaque in honour of Mary Wollstonecraft, the first Annual General Meeting of the literary society The Mary Wollstonecraft Fellowship, the launch of a Wollstonecraft Walks App, art displays, a book stall, a special visit to the British Library exhibition ‘Women’s Rights: Unfinished Business’, free historical walking tours around Newington Green and Stoke Newington, birthday cake, and more…

Speakers include: Sandrine Berges, Emma Clery, Alan Coffee, Hannah Dawson, Mary Fairclough, Daisy Hay, Felicity James, Laura Kirkley, Susan Manly, Charlotte May, Jon Mee, Catherine Packham, Fiona Price, Bee Rowlatt, Alexandra Runswick, Kandice Sharren, Barbara Taylor, Janet Todd, Roberta Wedge, Joanna Wharton, Alexis Wolf.

Activists, enthusiasts, students and scholars – all welcome.

This event is held in association with the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, and hosted by ‘Newington Green Meeting House: Revolutionary Ideas since 1708,’ with the support of the National Heritage Lottery Fund. 


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Women Philosophers – Request for pre-1940 Public Coverage 

Below is a message from Emily Thomas. Please contact her if you have any thoughts:

Hello all,

I’m hoping I can please trouble you for some help. I’m doing some research into how women philosophers were publicly perceived, before 1940. To that end, I’m looking for vintage popular biographies/newspaper coverage etc about women philosophers (in their role as philosophers). For example, Thomas Birch wrote a popular biography of Catharine Trotter Cockburn discussing her philosophy; and UK newspapers covered Susan Stebbing’s appointment as a professor of philosophy. I’m interested in anything, from any period of philosophy.

If you know of any materials along these lines, I’d be grateful if you could please email me? My address is:
I’m not aware of any scholarship on this topic, but if there is, I’d be glad to know of that too!

Many thanks,
Emily Thomas

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Defining the Future, Rethinking the Past.
The XVIII conference, July 19-22, 2020
of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) 
at Paderborn University, Philosophy Department and the Center for the History of Women Philosophers announces:
Call for Papers – Deadline 29 February, 2020 
For more than 40 years, the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) is a decisive organisation in encouraging and promoting women’s research in  philosophy and it’s history. Founded in Germany in the 1970ies, it is now a global network for all women who work in philosophy. Given its strong tradition, IAPh covers feminist philosophy as well as the history of women philosophers. The slogan of our conference emphasizes and does justice to the crucial role women have played in shaping and advancing our discipline.

Focal themes of IAPh 2020 will be economy, technology, ecology, and the history of philosophy.
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Women Intellectuals in Antiquity Symposium: Registration and Programme

Registration is now open for the Women Intellectuals in Antiquity Symposium taking place 15-16 February 2020 at Keble College, Oxford.


The programme is available here


You can register for the event here


This Symposium aims to bring together scholars from across the humanities disciplines to discuss women intellectuals in Antiquity. In addition to paper sessions, it will feature keynote talks by Dr. Danielle Layne and Dr. Sophia Connell, and a panel discussions led by Armand D’Angour (


This event is jointly organised by Jenny Rallens, Peter Adamson, Katharine O’Reilly, and Ursula Coope. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Keble College Oxford, the British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP), The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Oxford University, the Department of Classics at King’s College London, and LMU Munich.


For any questions, please email

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