History of Women Philosophers and Scientists – International Libori Summer School 2017. Call for applications.

The Libori Summer School 2017 offers four parallel courses held by leading experts in the specific areas which will present, investigate, and discuss Women Philosophers and Scientists of various eras. The courses take place from Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th, 2017.

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Extended deadline for CFP: Wollstonecraft in Hull


MARCH 8 (International Womens Day) 2017


As part of the celebrations for Hull as UK City of Culture 2017 the University of Hull is hosting an interdisciplinary celebration of the life, work and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft, (who spent her formative years in the nearby town of Beverley).

Papers are welcome on any aspect of Wollstonecrafts life, work and legacy from Gender Studies, Philosophy, Politics, History, Literature, Education or any other relevant discipline.

A prize of £100 will be awarded for the best paper, which will also be published in the Journal of Gender Studies Special issue on Mary Wollstonecraft which will follow the conference.

 Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to K.Lennon@hull.ac.uk  by  January 20 2017

 Topics can include, but are not limited to:

Wollstonecrafts Life and Legacy

Philosophy and Feminism

Women and Revolutionary Times

Wollstonecraft and her Circle

Mothers and Daughters

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Travel Writing

Women and Politics

Reason and Passion: A life of Contradictions

Memorialising our Feminist Past

Invited Speakers include:

Professor Michelle le Doeuff :  one of the most important contemporary feminist philosophers. Her works include The Philosophical Imaginary, Hipparchias Choice and The Sex of Knowing,

Professor Janet Todd: distinguished biographer of Wollstonecraft ,whose books include: Mary Wollstonecraft : A Revolutionary Life,  and The Complete Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft.. 

Caroline Criado Perez: prominent campaigner for the memorialisation of women

Dr. Sandrine Berges, Wollstonecraft expert and lecturer in philosophy at  Bilkent University, whose publications include  The Routledge Guidebook to Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman , 2013

Roberta Wedge,  spokesperson for the high profile Mary on the Green campaign for the memorialisation of Mary Wollstonecraft.




Detailed access information, which is event specific, will be provided prior to registration.

Suitable quiet space will be made available for breast feeding if required.

Please contact K.Lennon@hull.ac.uk if you have access or childcare queries


Hull University City of Culture

Annette Fitzsimons Memorial Fund

Centre for Gender Studies University of Hull

Journal of Gender Studies

Philosophy (School of History Languages and Cultures), University of Hull

Royal Institute of Philosophy

Centre for 19th Century Studies, University of Hull

Waterstones bookshop University of Hull

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Gender and Philosophy in Jyväskylä

A nice poster summarizing the activities of the gender and philosophy related activities at Jyväskylä, by Martina Reuter and Erika Ruonakoski.



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Gifts for Feminist Philosophers!

View story at Medium.com

h/t Eileen Hunt Botting.

(They’re fake cards, so not real gifts ideas, unfortunately).

Mary Wollstonecraft Pokemon cards!

My favourite:


And this one:



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Talk at Bilkent 22/06: Sandrine Berges on Sophie de Grouchy

Hesperus is Bosphorus


“Sophie de Grouchy and the publication of Condorcet’s Sketch of Human Progress: a tale of exclusion”.

Wednesday 22 June, 12:40 – 13:30, H235

In this paper I examine some of the evidence for collaboration between Condorcet and Sophie de Grouchy on the writing of the Sketch of Human Progress, but also, uncover the ways in which the publication and reception of that text worked to exclude a woman who was a philosopher in her own right from a work she clearly contributed to.

In 1795, the Convention of the French Republic, regretting its role in bringing about Condorcet’s death, commissioned 3000 copies of his last piece, a Sketch of Human Progress. Daunou was chosen to edit it and wisely, he asked Condorcet’s widow and collaborator, Sophie de Grouchy, to co-edit. This same text was re-edited by Grouchy in 1802 when she brought out the complete works of her…

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International Workshop “Women Philosophers on Autonomy”, Yeditepe University, 5-6th May.

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“Women Philosophers on Autonomy”
International Workshop
Yeditepe University, Department of Philosophy
Istanbul, May 5-6th 2016
Contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alberto L. Siani (alberto.siani@gmail.com)


The workshop is organized in the frameworks of the newly instituted hub “Turkish European Network for the Study of Women in Philosophy” and of the newly instituted Joint Master Program “History of Women Philosophers/History of Philosophy” (University of Paderborn-Yeditepe University Istanbul). The overall aim of these two projects is the study of women philosophers and of the changes in the canonical history of philosophy resulting from a thorough consideration of the women contribution. Within this broader framework, this workshop addresses the women philosophers’ contribution to a particularly relevant topic: the notion of autonomy. Autonomy, together with its cognate concepts (self-determination, self-mastery, self-government etc.), is among the central concepts across the whole history and the whole spectrum of the philosophical debate, yet the women philosophers’…

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The New Narrative Conference, in pictures

The last night of the New Narratives Conference at Duke with:
Sandrine Berges, Bilkent University
Julia Borcherding, Yale
Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston
Jacqueline Broad, Monash University
Colin Chamberlain, Temple
David Cunning, University of Iowa
Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University
Stewart Duncan, University of Florida
Don Garrett, NYU
Elizabeth Goodnick, MSU Denver
Sarah Hutton, University of York
Andrew Janiak, Duke
Marcy Lascano, CSU Long Beach
Antonia Lolordo, University of Virginia
Christia Mercer, Columbia University
Alison Peterman, Rochester
Lewis Powell, SUNY Buffalo
Anne-Lise Rey, CNRS
Eric Schliesser, University of Amsterdam
Alison Simmons, Harvard
Jacqueline Taylor, U San Francisco
Julie Walsh, Wellesley
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