Feminist Philosophers

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Humane philosophy by men October 20, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — annejjacobson @ 6:42 pm

This week sees the launch of the Humane Philosophy Project/Ian Ramsey Centre
2014-15 seminar. Details below. More information can be found at
http://www.humanephilosophy.com or http://www.ianramseycentre.info/

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays at 8:30pm, preceded by
refreshments at 8:15pm, in the Aula of Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford.
Seminars are free and open to the public. Conveners: Dr Andrew Pinsent;
Mikolaj Sławkowski-Rode and Ralph Weir.

Alister McGrath, Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford,
23 Oct: ‘“Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone” (John Donne): The search
for coherence in science and religion’

Daniel Came, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Hull
6 Nov: ‘Nietzsche on art and philosophy’

Anthony Kenny, Former Master of Balliol, President of the British Academy
and the Royal Institute of Philosophy
20 Nov: ‘Humanism vs anthropomorphism’

Alexander Stoddart, Her Majesty’s Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland
4 Dec: ‘The molten calf and the contemporary art world’


GCC: Men and Faith October 3, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — philodaria @ 4:36 pm

All male-line up for the upcoming 2014 Faith Project Conference hosted by Baylor.

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

UPDATE: I just noticed the list of speakers is no longer all male. That’s wonderful.


Men philosophizing about expertise September 30, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — philodaria @ 5:20 am

An all-male list of invited speakers for the “The Philosophy of Expertise: What is Expertise?,” January, 12 – 13, 2015  conference at University of Muenster, Germany. 

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


5 Men + 0 Women September 9, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — philodaria @ 6:06 am

Equals an all-male list of invited speakers for a philosophy of math conference. 

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


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!


Locked out





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