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Fantastic new directory of philosophers from underrepresented groups! December 18, 2014

Ruth Chang writes:

It is fully searchable and really neat. If you’re a conference organizer looking for philosophers in your city who work on X, you can search the directory and come up with a list of such philosophers from underrepresented groups that fit the bill. If you’re on a hiring committee, and the usual suspects keep coming to mind but you’d like to do a more thorough search, you can pull up the directory and find all philosophers in the directory who work in a general AOS or even on a specific research topic. If you’re an editor looking for a list of possible candidates to invite to contribute to a volume or to referee a paper, the UPDirectory can help you.

This sounds like a really wonderful tool. Go check it out!


Men Publish on the Foundations of Logical Consequence December 6, 2014

Filed under: gendered conference campaign,publishing — phrynefisher @ 2:15 am

A new edited volume from OUP with thirteen papers and zero female authors.

From the description:

This volume presents thirteen essays by some of the most important scholars in the field of philosophical logic. The essays offer ground-breaking new insights into the nature of logical consequence; the relation between logic and inference; how the semantics and pragmatics of natural language bear on logic; the relativity of logic; and the structural properties of the consequence relation.


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.)



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