CFP, and a question

I wanted to attract attention to the call for papers for this conference we are organizing in Amsterdam, here.

The Classical Model of Science II – The Axiomatic Method, the Order of Concepts and the Hierarchy of Sciences from Leibniz to Tarski (Amsterdam, August 2-5, 2011 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

It has 50% gender balance among invited speakers (4 and 4) and among the scientific committee (13 and 13). It took some effort and time but most of all it is the result of paying attention. We proved it is possible! I wanted to thank the blog and the gendered conference campaign for raising awareness on this point. It helped us getting clear on how important it is – or at least it helped me making it clear to everybody involved that
this is important.

A question: as said in the call, we are currently investigating child care facilities. Professional child care for the duration of the conference would amount to 3200 euros. If there is need and interest among invited speakers we will try to raise the money but I am not optimistic that we will manage. We were less prone to use students as suggested on the blog, also because legislation and rules on the matter in the Netherlands are quite strict. Is there any institution that you might recommend to us for apply to with some chances of success?

Thank you in advance – and best wishes!
Arianna Betti

3 thoughts on “CFP, and a question

  1. Yes, a 50/50 gender ratio at a conference where the topics have anything to do with philosophy of science IS an accomplishment. This is the branch of the discipline that’s the WORST for attracting sneering chauvenistic doodz. AS IF having a penis is a prerequisite for understanding numbers!

    I hope the refreshing change isn’t just a Dutch thing (have I mentioned enough times on this site how much I LOVE the Dutch?) It looks like you philosophers have removed the right fairness barriers with your GCC. It’ll be great to see your strategies working in places like the US, where chauvenism is a little meaner.

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