Final CFA: Women in Philosophy (SWIP Ireland, Dublin)

Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland i​n association with In Parenthesis (Durham University  and University of Liverpool​)​

6th Annual Conference and General Meeting of SWIP-Ireland

17-19 May, 2018

University College Dublin, Ireland

Women in Philosophy: Past, Present and Future

True it is, Spinning with the Fingers is more proper to our Sexe, then studying or writing Poetry, which is the Spinning with the braine: but I having no skill in the Art of the first (and if I had, I had no hopes of gaining so much as to make me a Garment to keep me from the cold) made me delight in the latter – Margaret Cavendish

Though academic philosophy is still a male-dominated discipline, and the canon of philosophy is largely male, the future of philosophy promises to be less so. After years of scholarly neglect, the contribution of a large number of women philosophers across the ages is now being recognised – from medieval mystics to Enlightenment philosophers of science to founding mothers of analytic philosophy and phenomenology. At the same time, broad consensus is afoot that certain disciplinary norms, once-entrenched, no longer serve our discipline and have contributed to the attrition of female talent from philosophy.

This SWIP-Ireland conference, in collaboration with In Parenthesis, invites papers on the broad topic of Women in Philosophy: Past, Present and Future. The occasion of the workshop is the centenary of a paper published in Mind by the Irish philosopher and prominent librarian, Agnes Cuming. The conference welcomes contributions relevant to the general theme of the role of women in philosophy. Papers from all approaches and traditions in philosophy including submissions on neglected historical figures, reports of archival visits, as well as reflection on methodological practice and on visions for philosophy in the future are encouraged. Papers from graduate students and philosophers working outside academia are also welcome. Presentations and panels related to any aspect of the work of the keynote speakers are also welcome.

Keynote speakers:           

Eileen Brennan (Dublin City University)

Nancy Cartwright (Durham University)

Siobhan Chapman (University of Liverpool)

Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University)

Sally Haslanger (MIT)

Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (University of Iceland)

Abstracts: Please submit an anonymised abstract of 300-400 words and provide separate contact details. 

Deadline: March 1​0​, 2018.

NB. Abstracts should be sent to as a Word document attachment (not PDF and not in the body of an email message) in an email with the subject heading SWIP 2018.

Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion.

Notification of acceptance: Notifications of acceptance will be sent out three weeks after the closing date of the call.

Panel submissions are also welcome: Please submit an anonymised panel description of 400-600 words, including the proposed individual contributions on the panel theme. List the proposed contributors and the corresponding author’s contact details separately.

An additional panel will be convened by the In Parenthesis project.

In Parenthesis studies the collective corpus of Irish-born philosophers Iris Murdoch and Elizabeth Anscombe, together with Phillipa Foot and Mary Midgley, with whom they studied in Oxford during WWII. For more information see

For further information see



SWIP panel at the Joint Session – call for papers

SWIP UK Panel at the Joint Session of the Mind Association and
Aristotelian Society, University of Oxford, 6th-8th of July 2018.
At the 2018 Joint Session there will be a Society for Women in Philosophy UK panel of papers. Papers submitted to the panel should be consistent with the aims of SWIP UK, namely:

  • to facilitate co-operation between women in philosophy,
  • to support women in philosophy,
  • to promote philosophy by women, past and present,
  • to foster feminism in philosophy and philosophy in feminism,
  • to collect information of potential interest to women in philosophy,
  • to raise public awareness of discrimination against women in philosophy, past and present,
  • to end discrimination against women in philosophy.

We solicit full papers (2000 words) plus 250 word abstract, suitable to be delivered in no more than 20 minutes with a further 10 minutes for discussion. We encourage submissions from graduate students. (As with all the Open Sessions, papers accepted for this session will not be published in the Supplementary Volume of the Aristotelian Society).
The closing date for submissions is 2nd April 2018. We expect to confirm which papers have been accepted by the end of April.
Please make sure that your submission is suitable for anonymous reviewing and attach a separate document with your name and contact details. Email submissions are preferred; please send your full paper, with an abstract, as either .doc or .pdf attachment to Komarine Romdenh-Romluc at
To speak at this event you will need to register as a delegate for the Joint Session. For information about registration and more details see the Joint Session website.
Dr. Meena Dhanda, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, W1 1DT.
Dr. Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, Department of Philosophy, 45 Victoria Street, Sheffield, S3 7QB.

For more information on SWIP UK visit our website:

Marx 2.0: All Male

Marx 2.0
A symposium at UNSW Sydney, School of Humanities and Languages
February 22-23, 2018
Morven Brown G3

Thursday, February 22
9.30 Welcome
9.45-11.00 Michael Quante (University of Muenster): Positive liberty as realizing the essence of man
11.00-12.15 Douglas Moggach (University of Ottawa): Marx as Post-Kantian Perfectionist? Reconsidering Left-Hegelian Debates
12.15-1.45 Lunch
1.45-3 Thomas Gutmann (University of Muenster): Marx, Alienation, Individual Rights?
3-4.15 Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW Sydney): Rehabilitating Species Essence
4.15-4.45 Coffee
4.45-6.00 Charles Barbour (Western Sydney University): The Young Republican: Marx Before Communism

Friday, February 23
9.30-10.45 Samuel Chambers (Johns Hopkins): As The Hart Pants…; Or, Money is Not a Commodity: Marx’s Unorthodox Account of Money, and Why it Matters
10.45-12.00 Carleton Christensen (Australian National University): Abstractly Human Labour and the Reduction to Concrete Labour
12.00-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.45 Jean-Philippe Deranty (Macquarie University): Marx in the age of automation
2.45-4.00 Andy Blunden (Independent, Melbourne): Capital and the Ur-praxis of the fight for socialism
4.00-4.30 Coffee
4.30-5.45 Thomas Meyer (University of Muenster): Was Engels the first causal interventionist?


If you’re wondering why we call attention to this, check out the Gendered Conference Campaign page.

Feminist Sites, suicide and self-harm

You may not associate all the terms above, but it looks like some people may. At least that’s the conclusion I draw from the notices I received about why my SKY server blocks fitness is a feminist issue For their default sign up category.

I don’t have time to investigate this right now, but clearly we need to check it out, unless some one of us knows of an innocent explanation that tells us adolescents are not blocked from feminist, etc, sites.

Conference in remembrance of Pamela Sue Anderson

Faculty of Philosophy; Faculty of Theology and Religion

University of Oxford

Love and Vulnerability:

In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

2:15 pm Friday 16th March to 1:00 pm Sunday 18th March 2018
Mansfield & Regent’s Park Colleges, Oxford

Attendance Free

This conference focuses on Pamela Anderson’s wonderful, but largely unpublished, late work on love and vulnerability but also includes reflections on her earlier writings. The event is interdisciplinary and international, reflecting Pamela’s achievements in British and European Philosophy, Theology and Feminism and her influence in Europe, North America and China. Speakers include her teachers, colleagues and former students. While focusing on love and vulnerability, participants will explore connections with related themes drawn from her work, such as forgiveness and its limits; dialogue; epistemic injustice; self-confidence; nonsensicality; ineffability; and vulnerability in relation to invulnerability, violence, human and divine affectivity, narrative, friendship, thoughtfulness, resilience, belonging, and enhancing life. Her engagement with Kant, Wittgenstein and the French philosophers, Henri Bergson, Paul Ricoeur, Simone de Beauvoir, Emmanuel Lévinas and Michèle Le Doeuff, will also be represented. The portrait of Pamela’s passionate commitment to making sense of what it is to be human will be shared through a special issue of Angelaki: journal of the theoretical humanities.

Conference Programme

FRIDAY 16th March

Mansfield College

2.15 pm Conference Opening & Welcome

2.30 pm Associate Professor Laurie Anderson Sathe, Saint Catherine, Minneapolis:
A Place at the Table for Love and Vulnerability
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