CFP: WOMEN PHILOSOPHERS – BEYOND BOUNDARIES Brill: First Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists

Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (BRILL)

Call for paper for the first thematic issue Vol I, 1: 

Women Philosophers – Beyond Boundaries

Full paper submission: June 30, 2022
The Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (JHWP) is the world’s first journal dedicated to restoring and discussing the history of the texts written by and about women philosophers. We seek to integrate women’s intellectual heritage into the canon of philosophy, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences and publish peer-reviewed articles about women’s contributions to these disciplines. The time period investigated by articles in the Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists ranges from 2200 BCE to the 20th Century CE in both the Western and non-Western world.

The Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists publishes biannually a thematic and a non-thematic issue. The Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists understands itself to be contributing to a renewal of philosophy and as a critical instrument to the hitherto studied traditions.

The first issue is devoted to the pressing questions of the present, which goes hand in hand with the rediscovery of the history of women philosophers and scientists.

–       Should these newly discovered texts be placed within the patriarchal context or do we need a new start?

–       Do the texts of women philosophers fit seamlessly into the conventionalized patriarchal historiography or do they revolutionize our cultural intellectual habitudes? 

–       What role do women from history play regarding non-Western philosophy, colonialism and classism?

–       How does the history of women philosophers contribute to promoting change in philosophy, politics, science?

To submit an article, please visit and click the “Submit Article” button for instructions. Publication date of Volume 1, Issue 1 is Spring 2023. 

If you have any questions, please contact the editors-in-chief: 

Mary Ellen Waithe and Ruth Hagengruber

Non-themed issue Vol I, Issue 2 please submit your paper (7.500-10.000 words) for blind peer not later than 30st  September 2022. 

Publication date of Vol 1, issue 1 and 2 is Spring 2023.


Ruth E. Hagengruber and Mary Ellen Waithe 

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Talk by Emily Thomas tomorrow (18 May): “Women Idealists in Britain 1882-1891: Constance Naden, Victoria Welby, and Arabella Buckley.”

Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism seminar

The next CINL seminar takes place next week on Wednesday 18th May, 4pm to 5.30pm (British Summer Time). 

Emily Thomas (Durham), “Women Idealists in Britain 1882-1891: Constance Naden, Victoria Welby, and Arabella Buckley.”


Idealists agree that reality is somehow mental, holding say that reality comprises consciousness or spirit. Idealism can be developed in many different ways and,  before the distinctive “British idealism” of T. H. Green and F. H. Bradley emerged, other idealisms were present in Britain. This paper explores the idealist metaphysics of Constance Naden, Victoria Welby, and Arabella Buckley. I show that each develops a different kind of idealism, drawing on varied sources from Kant to Herbert Spencer; contrast their idealisms with one another; and explain how these idealisms connect with the emerging Green-Bradley line.

TO REGISTER, please email c.tyler[at] for the Teams invitation.

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New Voices Talk Series: Andrea Reichenberger on ‘Émilie Du Châtelet as a Key Figure of the European Enlightenment’

From Aaron Wells:

We are delighted to announce the official beginning of the New Voices series of talks for Summer 2022, which will focus on Du Châtelet. You are warmly invited to the first presentation, which is by Andrea Reichenberger on “Émilie Du Châtelet as a Key Figure of the European Enlightenment: Challenges and Perspectives for Research and Teaching Practices.” This online talk will be hosted on Zoom on the 19th of May at 5PM CET. 

Andrea Reichenberger works on history and philosophy of science, currently at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Hagen, Germany. She is especially interested in women’s contributions to logic, mathematics and computer science, because it is of the utmost importance to show (especially to younger generations) the impact of female researchers to the history of philosophy and science. Andrea has published numerous articles on this subject in journals, edited volumes, and encyclopedias. These include studies on Émilie Du Châtelet, Grete Hermann, and Ilse Rosenthal-Schneider. Previously, she worked on research projects including the DFG research project Thought Experiment, Metaphor, Model at the Institute for Philosophy I at the Ruhr University Bochum. She has also worked at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (HWPS) at Paderborn University. Her doctoral dissertation was published by Springer as Émilie Du Châtelets Institutions physiques in 2016.

Abstract of the talk: Émilie Du Châtelet (1706–1749) is among those women who illuminated the Enlightenment through their writings. Through their intellectual salons, women played a pivotal role in spreading the ideas of the European Enlightenment. But Du Châtelet accomplished still more than that. She was among the French mathematicians, physicists and philosophers who revolutionized science and altered the way we look at the world. In Cirey, she established a research center which became part of an elite network, linked to the European academies. She transformed and modernized the physics of Newton’s Principia, and laid a solid foundation for the principle of the conservation of energy. Her thoughts found their way into the Encyclopédie, and her engagement in favor of human reason played an important role in the intellectual movements shaping the face of Enlightenment philosophy. This talk will address some of the challenges for current Du Châtelet scholarship concerning research and teaching practices. These challenges concern, for example, a possible new critical edition of Du Châtelet’s Principia-commentary (research) and the question of the teaching practice of classical mechanics, its philosophy, and its history (science education).

I hope many of you will be able to join us for an interesting talk and a friendly and engaged discussion!  If you have registered for the New Voices talk series previously, you do not need to register again. If you haven’t registered before and need a Zoom link, please register here: (an empty email with ‘New Voices Talk Series’ in the subject is fine).

New Voices is an international group for scholars working on women in the history of philosophy at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists. New Voices intends to interconnect and further the work of scholars in the field of Women Philosophers in the History of Philosophy. New Voices is currently organized by Clara Carus, Jil Muller, and Aaron Wells, with the help of Violeta Milicevic and the rest of the team at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (directed by Ruth Hagengruber). For further information about New Voices or to join New Voices please visit:

Best wishes,

Clara, Jil, and Aaron

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CROATIA LIBORI SUMMER SCHOOL 2022Women in the History of Philosophy – Challenging the Canon

Institute of philosophy and the Research Center for Women in Philosophy

University of Paderborn

University of Zadar

Women in the History of Philosophy – Challenging the Canon

July 11–14

in-person only (Zadar, Croatia)

The Summer School continues the tradition of the Libori Summer School which started in Paderborn in 2017 and lasted till the outbreak of the COVID pandemics. Institute of Philosophy organized an online-only summer school in 2021. This year, for the first time after 2019, with the support of University of Zadar, we will gather in-person in the beautiful Adriatic city of Zadar again.

The Research Centre for Women in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy in Croatia and the Centre for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientist at University of Paderborn in Germany are devoted to promoting research and studies of women in the history of philosophy. This special philosophical endeavour beyond the mainstream is pursued to fill gaps in the history of philosophy. Can we repair the damage done to philosophy which, by excluded practically all women from its history, put in question its credibility and identity? Can we fully understand Socrates without Diotima, Plato without Aspasia, Descartes without Teresa of Ávila, Kant without Émilie Du Châtelet? How do we integrate women philosophers into the philosophical canon?  This year’s Croatia Libori Summer School aims to find answers to these questions along with the international research network which includes renown researchers and philosophers from Germany, the USA, Ukraine, Spain, and Croatia.

Dr. sc. Luka Boršić, Institute of Philosophy

Prof. dr. Ruth Hagengruber, University of Paderborn

Prof. dr. Jure Zovko, University of Zadar

Application deadline: July 1, 2021.

Summer school webpage:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact

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NYC Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy : Expanding the Canon.

The workshop will be held online 17-19 May. Registration details, are on the programme.

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Registration open: SWIP UK AGM 28-29th June 2022 at RHUL on ‘Early Women Philosophers in London’

The Society for Women in Philosophy UK Annual Conference 

Royal Holloway University of London

‘Early Women Philosophers in London’ 

28-29th June 2022

Speakers: Siobhan Chapman, Sophia Connell, Frederique Janssen-Lauret, Stacie Friend, and Michael Kremer

Organisers: Suki Finn and John Sellars (contact or


Location: Egham campus

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CFA for Early-Career scholars: Reappearing Ink, Celebrating the Legacy of Eileen O’Neill

From the organizers, Julia Jorati, Louise Antony and Ernesto V. Garcia:

The UMass Amherst Philosophy Department will host a conference in honor of Eileen O’Neill (1953–2017). This conference will take place in-person on April 28–30, 2023 in Amherst, MA. There will be two keynote speakers: Marcy Lascano and Christia Mercer. In addition, we plan to schedule about four submitted papers by early-career scholars with commentaries by senior scholars. We welcome papers on any topic related to Eileen O’Neill’s work, which includes early modern women philosophers, early modern debates about causation (especially occasionalism), and the mind-body problem.

We invite junior scholars to submit abstracts of 750–1,000 words, prepared for anonymous review, by September 1, 2022. Please upload your abstracts (as a PDF) below.

Papers should be about 40 minutes reading time. Selected presenters must submit full versions of their papers no later than March 1, 2023. We expect that we will be able to offer travel funding to presenters who have limited access to travel funding. For questions about the conference, please contact Louise Antony (, Ernesto Garcia (, or Julia Jorati (

Submissions here.

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Tullia D’Aragona on Project Vox

The latest entry on Project Vox which ‘seeks to highlight philosophical works from marginalized individuals traditionally excluded from the philosophical canon’ is Italian poet and philosopher Tullia d’Aragona (1501/5-1556).

Click here for a wealth of biographical and philosophical resources for research, teaching and general knowledge.

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Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent – Newington Green, 30/04

‘Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent,’ Saturday, 30 April 2022, 9 am – 6 pm. 

A hybrid event: in person and online. 

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 new Celebration in April 2022, 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 was relaunched in 2020 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 an art display, a book stall, free historical walking tours around Newington Green and Stoke Newington, birthday cake, and more…

Speakers include: Sandrine Bergès, Emma Clery, Alan Coffee, Hannah Dawson, Mary Fairclough, Laura Kirkley, Susan Manly, Charlotte May, Catherine Packham, Bee Rowlatt, Eileen Hunt, Kandice Sharren, Janet Todd, Roberta Wedge, and Daisy Hay, who will be discussing her exciting new group biography of Dissenting London, Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age (Chatto & Windus).

Activists, enthusiasts, students and scholars – all welcome. 

Tickets for attendance in person are limited, but talks will be streamed online. 

This event is hosted by ‘Newington Green Meeting House: Revolutionary Ideas since 1708,’ with the Mary Wollstonecraft Fellowship and the support of the National Heritage Lottery Fund. 


9 – 10  

Free guided walks (details to follow)

Registration opens at Newington Green Meeting House. Bookstall; Mary Wollstonecraft Walk App (; Art Display.

10 Welcome – Roberta Wedge

10:15 – 11:45 The Culture of Dissent at Newington Green

Chair: Janet Todd

Alan Coffee, ‘Richard Price’.

Mary Fairclough, ‘Wollstonecraft and the Burghs of Newington Green’ 

Charlotte May, ‘”My constant wish has been to live with those who are eminent”: How Newington Green forged Samuel Rogers’s sociability’ 

Laura Kirkley, ‘The Cosmopolitanism of Richard Price and Mary Wollstonecraft’. 

11:45 – 12  Short Break

12:00 – 12:45  

Daisy Hay, ‘On Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age (Chatto & Windus)’

12:45 – 2:15 Lunch 

2:15 – 3:45

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Dissenting Legacy

Chair: tbc

Susan Manly, ‘“To a Little Invisible Being who is Soon to Become Visible”: the unfolding of daughters’ powers in Barbauld and Wollstonecraft.’

Sandrine Berges, ‘Dissent, Gironde-style: Mary Wollstonecraft and the Revolution’

Kandice Sharren, ‘The circulation of Wollstonecraft’s works in the early Nineteenth Century’ 

Catherine Packham, ‘What would Mary Wollstonecraft dissent from now?’

3:45 – 4:15

Tea and birthday cake

4:15 – 4:35

Amy Todd, Programme Manager, ‘Newington Green Meeting House: Revolutionary Ideas Since 1708’, plus updates on Wollstonecraft-related associations: Mary Wollstonecraft Fellowship: a literary society, Wollstonecraft Philosophical Society, and The Wollstonecraft Society: an educational trust

4:45 – 6:00  Roundtable: Dissenting from Patriarchy, then and now

Chair: Emma Clery

Hannah Dawson, editor of The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing (2021) 

Eileen Hunt, author of Portraits of Mary Wollstonecraft (2021)

Bee Rowlatt, Chair of The Wollstonecraft Society: an educational trust 

6 – 7 

Guided walks


Conference Dinner – optional / not included in fee.  

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Research fellowships at UNAM in Feminist Philosophy (including history of philosophy)

The Institute of Philosophical Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is interested in hiring a full-time female research fellow (tenure-track) in the area of Gender Studies and Feminist Philosophy.

Applicants should have a PhD or should obtain it at least two months before the start of the contract. Priority will be given to applicants with proficiency in Spanish at teaching level. If the chosen person cannot teach in Spanish at the moment of hiring, being able to do so will be a necessary condition for the extension of the contract after a year.

The Institute seeks applications from female candidates with the following areas of specialization:

  1. Feminist epistemologies
  2. Political philosophy and gender
  3. Critical gender theory
  4. Feminist readings of the history of philosophy
  5. Gender writings and images
  6. The institution of gender: normative systems and ideologies
  7. Science, technology, and gender

Interested candidates should send their dossier with:

  • Cover letter 
  • CV
  • Ph. D. diploma or official letter indicating the date of the doctoral examination/defense.
  • Research Project (maximum suggested length: 2500 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees)
  • Publications and/or writing samples (highlighting the most important three)

Contact address for applications and inquiries:

Deadline for application: April 22, 2022

Shortlisted candidates will give a talk and be interviewed (in person or via zoom) during May and June 2022.

Tentative starting date: August 2022.

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