First Meetings

On 23 February 2012, which was the 220th anniversary of the publication of Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication for the Rights of Woman, a small group of us got together in Lund, invited by Lena Halldenius, director of Human Rights Studies at Lund University  and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and by Martina Reuter, adjunct professor in philosophy at the University of Helsinki and fellow at the University of Jyväskylä. Both were presenting at the symposium as were Karen O’Brien, from the University of Birmingham, Alan Coffee, from Birkbeck College and Sandrine Berges from Bilkent University. We knew each other from previous conferences, or simply reading each other’s work. This was the occasion to spend some time discussing our work more intensively, something that most philosophers get to do when they go to conferences, but that rarely happens for those of us who do feminist history of philosophy. And it got us thinking that we needed some sort of forum in which we could exchange ideas, conference call for papers, advertise new publications, in brief a place where we can start building a community of academic philosophers who do history of philosophy from a feminist perspective.

Mary Wollstonecraft: Philosophy and Enlightenment, Lund, 23/02/12

If you’d like to be part of this community, or if you feel that you already belong to one like this but would like to invite us to join you, please leave a comment, or email me at sandrinebergesatgmaildotcom. We can add you to the blog as an author so you can post yourself, or you can send us texts and cfps that we can post for you.

2 Responses to First Meetings

  1. Marilyn Sandberg Grenat says:

    I found it interesting that you met at Lund University. I live in In., USA, but am of Swedish heritage, and have a cousin who is a professor at Lund University. I have seen Lund, & Lund University, and it is a very beautiful old University. I tried to get on your sight, and was not able to obtain anything further than this let alone your book. Marilyn Sandberg Grenat

  2. Susan M. Purviance, Professor, Philosophy, The University of Toledo says:

    I am translating some of Clemence Royer’s books on ethics and social philosophy into English,
    so there will be another powerful French philosopher of the late nineteenth century to challenge everyone’s thinking about moral good in the human and natural world. The translation is just about ready to submit as a book proposal to a major press. Your inquiries and support welcome!

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