Endorse a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Early Modern Women Philosophers

Jacqueline Broad, Marilyn Stendera, Patrick Spedding, and Mia Goodwin are planning a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to increase the visibility of early modern women philosophers and women writers (c. 1600-1800) —and they need our support.

They are preparing an application to the Wikimedia Foundation for a Project Grant, which is due on 30 November. The purpose of the grant is to invite academic experts from around the world to update and/or create Wikipedia entries about early modern women philosophers/writers.

Jacqueline Broad sent me the following request which I am passing on to all of you along with the instructions for endorsing the project.

One of the criteria that Wikimedia uses in assessing proposals is the number of public endorsements a project receives on the official grant portal. These can be anonymous or linked to your Wikipedia account (if you have one already).

Please would you kindly consider endorsing us? It should take only a few minutes of your time. We need every endorsement we can get by the end of the month; it will make a huge difference to our application’s feasibility.

We have included instructions on how to endorse our project below, plus a link to the application itself. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you in advance for your help—it’s greatly appreciated!

How to endorse our project:
1 Head to our project proposal – you can also read our full grant application there.

 

  1. Scroll down a bit until you see the bright blue ‘Endorse’ button on the right side, and click this.

 

  1. A new window will pop up. Write up a comment explaining why you want to support the project; length is up to you. Keep in mind that it will be publicly available indefinitely, so be careful with any identifying information. Anything that you can add which will add weight to your comment (expertise but also role as part of Wikipedia’s target audience) would help. E.g. “As someone who researches/has published on X…”, “I use Wikipedia all the time and would love to see more articles on X…”, “I direct my students to use Wikipedia as a first stop in their research, and it would be great if they could see more information about X…”.

 

  1. Click ‘Endorse’ to publish the comment.

 

  1. If you don’t have a Wikipedia account/are not signed in, the comment will appear linked to IP address of the computer you’re using (which is how Wikipedia tracks you anyway).

 

  1. If you have a Wikipedia account and are signed in, the comment will appear linked to your profile.

 

  1. We don’t recommend creating a Wikipedia account just for this. However, if you do, please familiarise yourself with the Wiki guidelinesfor this, especially their argument against using your real name. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.

 

CFA: Political Theory Graduate Conference, London

LSE Political Theory Graduate Conference

The LSE Department of Government is pleased to announce its fifth Political Theory Graduate Conference to take place on 14th and 15th March 2019. The aim of the conference is to give graduate students working in the field of political theory (broadly conceived) an opportunity to present and discuss their projects with peers, receive feedback on work in progress, and build a wider community of graduate political theorists across the UK, Europe and beyond.

Papers on any theme or topic within political theory and political philosophy will be considered.

Deadline: December 31st, 2018
Please send your abstract to: lsepotygradconf@gmail.com.

Do not place any identifying information in the abstract.

In the body of the e-mail, please detail your name, institutional affiliation and whether you wish to apply for a travel bursary – we have a limited budget based on need. If you do, please include also a brief paragraph describing your funding situation.

Acceptance notifications: late January.
All abstracts will undergo a double-blind review process.

Attendance is free of charge, and lunch and coffee will be served along with a complimentary dinner.

For any further questions, please contact: Temi Ogunye – t.ogunye@lse.ac.uk
or Antoine Louette – a.louette@lse.ac.uk

Scholarships for international women students: Montreal

The Carol Lee Price Scholarships

The Scholarships are specifically intended to attract and support women pursuing graduate studies in philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal. They are restricted to students who would otherwise have to pay international fees. Each scholarship is worth $32,450 CAD; up to three may be awarded each year.

See: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/philosophy/programs/graduate/carol-lee-price-scholarship.html

Requirements (three categories)

The Carol Lee Price MA Scholarship in Human Rights and Social Justice:

Applicants shall have obtained: (1) a BA in Philosophy with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses, or the equivalent in their country of origin, in either law, political science, sociology, economics or cognate disciplines; OR (2) a university degree (BA or higher) with high distinction in law, political science, sociology, economics or cognate disciplines, and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in their country of origin, in philosophy. Acceptable research areas proposed by the applicant for the MA include human rights, social justice, and related questions concerning legal and other social institutions and practices.

The Carol Lee Price MA Scholarship in Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics:

Applicants shall have obtained: (1) a BA in Philosophy with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in the country of origin, in Mathematics, OR (2) a BA in Mathematics with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in their country of origin, in Philosophy. Acceptable research area topics for the MA are Logic, History and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics.

The Carol Lee Price MA Scholarship in Ancient Philosophy:

Applicants shall have obtained: (1) a BA in Classics with high distinction and at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in the country of origin, in Philosophy; OR (2) a BA in Philosophy with at least 21 credits (7 courses), or the equivalent in the country of origin in Classics. Since study of texts in the original languages is required, applicants are expected to know ancient Greek or Latin. Preference will be given to those who know both languages.

Application Instructions:

Applications for the Carol Lee Price Scholarships should be emailed to: philosophy.gpd@concordia.ca

In addition to the regular admissions application, which consists of providing the official transcripts of all post-secondary schools attended, three letters of reference, and a sample of writing in the range of 2,500-3,750 words (see admission requirements), the applicant shall provide a two-page statement of a research project in one of the following areas: Philosophy of Human Rights, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Logic, History and Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of Mathematics; or Greek or Roman Philosophy.

Deadline for Applications: February 1, together with the regular admissions application.

For additional information, please contact our Graduate Program Director, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal, at philosophy.gpd@concordia.ca.

CFP: Moral and Political Philosophy at the Border

The Moral and Political Philosophy at the Border Conference aims to highlight philosophical research in moral, social, and political philosophy. We welcome work in any area of moral and political philosophy since one aim of this conference is to enrich the dialogue at the border about issues in these areas. We especially encourage work relevant to philosophical issues about the border such as immigration and human rights.

We invite submissions from undergraduate students for poster presentations and from graduate students and faculty for paper presentations. We plan to allocate a certain number of sessions for presentation in Spanish, and we will consider submissions in either English or Spanish.

Interested applicants should send an abstract of no more than 1,000 words (300 words for undergraduate poster submissions) prepared for blind review to: mpconference2019@gmail.com no later than December 15, 2018. Full papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation. Applicants can expect to receive notification of acceptance by the end of January.

We anticipate the ability to provide modest scholarships to student presenters who will be traveling from low GDP countries, with the aim of helping to offset travel expenses. If you qualify for such a scholarship, and you would like to apply, please indicate this in your initial email.

This event is made possible through generous support from Hypatia, the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies at UTEP, and the Humanities Program at UTEP.