CFP: Women in Philosophy, Uppsala

Women in Philosophy: Philosophy in Action

Uppsala University (Sweden); 22nd – 23rd May 2017.

Keynote Speakers: 

–       A. W. Eaton (University of Illinois at Chicago)

–       Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)

–       Helen Frowe (Stockholm University, Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace)

–       Kristin Sampson (University of Bergen)


The conference will bring together female philosophers from all areas, serve to further the interaction of our research community, provide a platform for female philosophers, and most importantly, provide inspiration for female students of philosophy whilst surrounded by such role models.

We encourage presentations from all areas of philosophy, for example: Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of History, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Meta-ethics; Metaphysics, Philosophy of Law, Phenomenology, Epistemology, etc. The conference will be categorised in four broad sections, representing these; theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, history of philosophy and aesthetics.


The presentations will consist of a 25-minute argument followed by a Q&A session consisting of 20 minutes. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography.

There will also be discussion-based presentations, designed for advanced undergraduates and masters level students. These will consist of a 5-minute talk in which selected participants will a put forward a research question that they are working on, after which there will be a 10-minute Q&A session in which the audience will discuss the concept, advise on reading, and propose new developments. For these presentations, the abstract should be no longer than 150 words excluding bibliography.

Please send your abstracts in an email containing your name and affiliation to for consideration by midnight on 31st January 2017. 

We aim to notify applicants by mid-February. Note that we will not be covering travel, lunch and accommodation expenses.

The languages of the conference are English and Swedish. We expect most of the presentations to be given in English, however there is the possibility to present in Swedish.

Registration: Conference attendance is free of charge and open to all.


If you have any further questions please contact the email address above or Rebecca Wallbank at

One thought on “CFP: Women in Philosophy, Uppsala

  1. This is the first conference in Sweden that I’m aware of to be a Women in Philosophy conference. Exciting, Uppsala! Hope it is a positive experience for students.

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