An upcoming conference at the Australian National University poses an important question: What’s the relationship between a discipline’s incorporation of feminist perspectives and its progress towards gender equity goals?
I’ve often wondered about this in Philosophy. Sometimes we want to separate the questions about hostility to feminist work in Philosophy (usually as ‘not really’ philosophy) and under-representation and treatment of women in Philosophy (after all, not all women in Philosophy do work in feminist philosophy). But what if these issues are connected?
Looks like a terrific line up of speakers including several very well known feminist philosophers. I can’t attend the conference–too far away for me–but if someone who reads the blog does, I hope they report back.
Two day workshop: Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences
Feminist scholarship has been central to the international success and prominence of the Australian social sciences. But how effective has feminist critique been in reshaping what counts as authoritative knowledge in the disciplines? This two day workshop interrogates the relationship between the disciplines’ incorporation of feminist perspectives and their progress towards gender equity goals.
Contributors: Jill Blackmore, Dorothy Broom, Lorraine Code, Raewyn Connell, Ann Curthoys, Joy Damousi, Claire Donovan, Moira Gatens, Fiona Jenkins, Carol Johnson, Helen Keane, Katrina Lee-Koo, Ann McGrath, Marian Sawer, Margaret Thornton. Hosted by the Gender Institute and RSSS.
Where: AD Hope Conference Room, Ellery Crescent, ANU
When: Thursday, 13 December 9am- Friday 14 December 5pm
Access: ANU academics, attendance is free, however places are limited.
RSVP to Hannah.McCann@anu.edu.au