14 confirmed speakers, no women.
A great model from STEM July 23, 2014
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.
GCC: Square of Opposition May 3, 2014
(For more information about the GCC, see here.)
Two departments, five keynotes, no women April 4, 2014
UPDATE: It turns out the text below is from an ad for the conference, and now inaccurate. There’s now a woman keynote, Holly Smith.
I’ve been forwarded this:
“The Universities of Rutgers and Lund are pleased to invite paper submissions from graduate students for the fourth Rutgers-Lund Graduate Conference.
(1) Alvin Goldman (Rutgers University)
(2) Martin L. Jönsson (Lund University)
(3) Erik Olsson (Lund University)
(4) Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers University)
(5) Stephen Stich (Rutgers University)
Date: April 17th and 18th 2014
Location: Rutgers University, Department of Philosophy”
Dear Prof Manners
My AOS is heavily male, and yet there is a steady influx of really talented women working in the area, in addition to a cluster of senior women who have been doing high quality work in this AOS for a long time.
It is very common for many meetings in the area to feature an all male list of speakers, some of which have drawn the notice of the GCC. My question is, how can I bring up gender balance with close friends and colleagues who feature in all male lineups at these meetings? Close friends of mine speak at all male lineups over and over again, without seeming to notice how bad these meetings are for the women in the area.
Thanks for any advice you can give me!
Logic and its philosophy (male edition) February 25, 2014
BCAP 2014 – Bucharest Colloquium in Analytic Philosophy 2014 – Logic and its philosophy
Romanian Society for Analytic Philosophy
Center for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science
Department of Theoretical Philosophy
University of Bucharest
Bucharest, 3-4 September 2014
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Kit Fine (New York)
Øystein Linnebo (Birbeck)
David McCarty (Indiana)
Gabriel Sandu (Helsinki)
We are looking for high-quality contributions on logic and philosophy of logic.
Presentations will be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion. Please send a 500-word abstract, prepared for blind review, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission is April 25th, 2014.
Notification of acceptance is expected by May25th, 2014.
For more information, please contact:
or visit http://www.srfa.ro/bcap-2014
Eight men talk about cognition January 21, 2014
Dates: 25-29 June 2014
Theme: Cognition and Action
Location: Kraków, Poland
Submission deadline: 31 January 2014
The Jagiellonian-Rutgers Conference in Cognitive Science
from United States:
– Ernest Lepore, Rutgers
– Alan Leslie, Rutgers
– Thomas Papathomas, Rutgers
– Matthew Stone, Rutgers
– Józef Bremer, Jagiellonian
– Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Jagiellonian
– Edward Nęcka, Jagiellonian
– Marcin Szwed , Jagiellonian
This post is part of the Gendered Conference Campaign.
Men discuss imprecise probabilities January 14, 2014
IMPRECISE PROBABILITIES IN STATISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY
27-28 June 2014
Imprecise probabilities offer a model of uncertainty that is more general, less idealised than the standard precise probability framework. Imprecise probabilities are receiving increasing attention in statistics (as well as in artificial intelligence and in economics). Recently, there has been a resurgence of philosophical interest in these generalised models of uncertainty. The aim of this workshop is to bring together philosophers and statisticians to see what we can learn from each other. We are sure that such interdisciplinary collaboration will be valuable both to philosophers and to statisticians. Topics on which we might expect fruitful discussions include:
– updating imprecise probabilities and dilation;
– foundations of imprecise probabilities;
– procedures for eliciting imprecise probabilities;
– decision making with imprecise probabilities.
We invite submissions of extended abstracts of 1500 words for contributed talks by 1st March 2013. Decisions will be made by 15th March 2014.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Fabio Cozman (São Paulo), James M. Joyce (Michigan), and Teddy Seidenfeld (CMU)
If you’re not sure why we’re posting this, go here.
Well, I suppose it’s a form of unity and coherence… January 10, 2014
to have just one gender speaking at a conference.
The Düsseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) kindly
invites you to attend the upcoming one-day workshop ‘Unification and
Coherence’ which will take place at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf
(Building: 16.11, Floor: 1, Sitzungssaal 1), January 16, 2014.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars who work on the topics
of unification and/or coherence in the hope of fostering research at the
intersection of these two fields.
09:30 – 10:30 Ilkka Niiniluoto ‘Consilience and Abductive Confirmation’
10:30 – 11:15 Ioannis Votsis ‘Ad Hocness and Unification’
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Victor Gijsbers ‘Pierre Duhem, Natural Classification and
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Dennis Dieks ‘Unification and Explanation in Recent Quantum
15:00 – 15:45 Gerhard Schurz ‘Unification and Causality’
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Mark Siebel ‘Coherence and Consistency’
17:00 – 18:00 Jonah Schupbach ‘Isolating the Effects of Coherence’
This post is a part of the Gendered Conference Campaign.