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A philosophy conference so diverse it merited a news story August 18, 2014

The Diverse Lineages of Existentialism meeting was a far cry from a typical philosophy conference. In a discipline dominated by white men, this conference hosted as many women as men and a large number of people of color along with white participants. In a discipline often characterized by its esoteric isolation from public and politics, instead there was outpouring of conversations about social justice and lived human experience. Given the recent public and professional conversations about the lack of diversity in philosophy, the Diverse Lineages of Existentialism (DLE) conference is a hopeful glance into the future of the discipline – one that is long overdue and necessary if philosophy is to continue as a viable and relevant living and growing field, both in the academy and in the public imagination.

More here.

 

Men thinking about thinking and acting August 12, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — philodaria @ 6:08 pm

ThinkAct: Grounding Thoughts in Action

14 confirmed speakers, no women.

This post is part of the Gendered Conference Campaign. 

 

A great model from STEM July 23, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — Lady Day @ 2:52 am

When UC Davis biologist Jonathan Eisen was invited to give a prestigious named lecture, he was flattered. Then, he consulted the list of previous lecturers in the series and discovered that women researchers had been all but omitted. He wrote to the organizers and declined the invite on the grounds that he did not want to participate in a series with such skewed gender representation. The response from organizers with thoughtful and constructive. The conversation Eisen sparked and that his inviters took up is a great model for all of us. Here‘s Eisen’s blog post about it. Make sure you scroll down to read the organizers’ awesome reply.

 

(h/t DF)

 

GCC: Square of Opposition May 3, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — philodaria @ 12:56 pm

Another all-male list of invited speakers at the Square of Opposition Congress taking place at the Vatican May 5-9, 2014.

(For more information about the GCC, see here.)

 

Two departments, five keynotes, no women April 4, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — Jender @ 6:36 pm

UPDATE: It turns out the text below is from an ad for the conference, and now inaccurate. There’s now a woman keynote, Holly Smith.

I’ve been forwarded this:

“The Universities of Rutgers and Lund are pleased to invite paper submissions from graduate students for the fourth Rutgers-Lund Graduate Conference.
Keynote Speakers:
(1) Alvin Goldman (Rutgers University)
(2) Martin L. Jönsson (Lund University)
(3) Erik Olsson (Lund University)
(4) Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers University)
(5) Stephen Stich (Rutgers University)
Date: April 17th and 18th 2014
Location: Rutgers University, Department of Philosophy”

 

Knock, knock. Who’s there? People you’re not inviting to conferences. March 2, 2014

Dear Prof Manners

My AOS is heavily male, and yet there is a steady influx of really talented women working in the area, in addition to a cluster of senior women who have been doing high quality work in this AOS for a long time.

It is very common for many meetings in the area to feature an all male list of speakers, some of which have drawn the notice of the GCC. My question is, how can I bring up gender balance with close friends and colleagues who feature in all male lineups at these meetings? Close friends of mine speak at all male lineups over and over again, without seeming to notice how bad these meetings are for the women in the area.

Thanks for any advice you can give me!

Signed,

Locked out

 

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Logic and its philosophy (male edition) February 25, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — philodaria @ 8:15 pm

BCAP 2014 – Bucharest Colloquium in Analytic Philosophy 2014  – Logic and its philosophy
Organized by:
Romanian Society for Analytic Philosophy
Center for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science
Department of Theoretical Philosophy
University of Bucharest
Bucharest, 3-4 September 2014
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Kit Fine (New York)
Øystein Linnebo (Birbeck)
David McCarty (Indiana)
Gabriel Sandu (Helsinki)

We are looking for high-quality contributions on logic and philosophy of logic.
Presentations will be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion. Please send a 500-word abstract, prepared for blind review, to bcap2014@gmail.com
Deadline for submission is April 25th, 2014.
Notification of acceptance is expected by May25th, 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Sorin Costreie
or visit http://www.srfa.ro/bcap-2014

This post is part of the Gendered Conference Campaign. 

 

On a lighter note. . . February 11, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — magicalersatz @ 10:21 am

Female conference speaker bingo!

 

 

Hat tip AM!

 

Eight men talk about cognition January 21, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — Jender @ 9:08 am

Dates: 25-29 June 2014
Theme: Cognition and Action
Location: Kraków, Poland
Submission deadline: 31 January 2014

The Jagiellonian-Rutgers Conference in Cognitive Science
Invited Speakers:

from United States:
– Ernest Lepore, Rutgers
– Alan Leslie, Rutgers
– Thomas Papathomas, Rutgers
– Matthew Stone, Rutgers

from Poland:
– Józef Bremer, Jagiellonian
– Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Jagiellonian
– Edward Nęcka, Jagiellonian
– Marcin Szwed , Jagiellonian

This post is part of the Gendered Conference Campaign.

 

Men discuss imprecise probabilities January 14, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — Jender @ 8:49 pm

IMPRECISE PROBABILITIES IN STATISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY

LMU Munich

27-28 June 2014

http://www.ipsp2014.philosophie.lmu.de

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Imprecise probabilities offer a model of uncertainty that is more general, less idealised than the standard precise probability framework. Imprecise probabilities are receiving increasing attention in statistics (as well as in artificial intelligence and in economics). Recently, there has been a resurgence of philosophical interest in these generalised models of uncertainty. The aim of this workshop is to bring together philosophers and statisticians to see what we can learn from each other. We are sure that such interdisciplinary collaboration will be valuable both to philosophers and to statisticians. Topics on which we might expect fruitful discussions include:

- updating imprecise probabilities and dilation;
– foundations of imprecise probabilities;
– procedures for eliciting imprecise probabilities;
– decision making with imprecise probabilities.

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of 1500 words for contributed talks by 1st March 2013. Decisions will be made by 15th March 2014.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Fabio Cozman (São Paulo), James M. Joyce (Michigan), and Teddy Seidenfeld (CMU)

If you’re not sure why we’re posting this, go here.

 

 
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