CFP: SWIP Ireland/SWIP UK conference, Dublin

First Joint Ireland/UK SWIP Conference

Politics and Women Across Philosophical Traditions
Dublin, November 9-11, 2012
Call for Papers
The Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland in conjunction with UK Society for Women in Philosophy will be hosting their first joint conference. The conference aims to explore the broad theme of Politics and Women across philosophical traditions. 2012 marks the 90th anniversary of full women’s suffrage in Ireland when all women over 21 were given the right to vote. Even so only around 15% of Irish politicians are women. In recognition of the continuing disparity between the promise of politics and political realities, this year’s SWIP conference will seek explore the philosophical implications of thinking women and politics together in the 21st Century.
The conference is hosted by the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin.
The plenary speakers include:
Louise Antony: “Is Diversity an Epistemic Value?”
Maeve Cooke: “Rethinking Autonomy: Feminism and Beyond”

Sarah Heinamaa: “Normality: A phenomenological Analysis
Susan James: “Wollstonecraft on Rights” 

Papers of 2500-3000 words, from all philosophical traditions exploring the connections between women and politics are welcome.
Abstracts of 250-300 words, prepared for blind review, should be sent to:
Maria.Baghramian AT
Deadline: September 15, 2012.
Please put ‘SWIP submission’ in the subject heading.
If you do not receive acknowledgement of your submission within two working days, please send it again.

Professor Maria Baghramian, MRIA
Head of School of Philosophy
UCD Dublin

CFP: Philosophy Born of Struggle

Philosophy Born of Struggle 2012: Call for Papers and Panels

Deadline: August 18

Nineteenth Annual Conference, October 26 & 27, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Mills, Author of The Racial Contract

The 19th Annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference with the theme,  Race , Class, Gender and State Violence, will convene at  Texas A&M on October 26 &27  2012. State violence while maintaining the pretense of legitimacy has become synonymous with social order and democracy with the prison industrial complex serving as a conduit for controlling the restless masses as well as the greatest competitor to public education.  Reclaim public education by dismantling the prison industrial complex should be a matter of great urgency for educators, and civic leaders of all areas of public life.  This conference explores the interconnections between Race, Class, Gender, state violence and the prison industrial complex and the social impact of having one in every hundred citizens in the United States behind bars.

Paper submissions on the following topics are highly encouraged:

  • Racial profiling and the culture of violence as part of the state apparatus.
  • National Identity and the history of violence.
  • Economic Inequality and gender/race/ class oppression in the age of mass incarceration.
  • Education and the pursuit of life, livelihood and liberty.
  • Capital Punishment as the ultimate expression of state violence.

For papers, please submit abstracts with proposed titles and biographical information.  For panels, please submit panel title plus abstracts, titles, names, affiliations, and bios of proposed presentations.  Please email proposals to:

Everet Green (everet [at] verizon [dot] net)

Leonard Harris (lharrisl [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Tommy Curry (t-curry [at] philosophy [dot]