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Call for Respondents: Conference by Women in Philosophy – Groningen, June 24

24 Giugno 2019

For the Conference by Women in Philosophy 2019, we are looking for respondents willing to comment on presentations, which will take place Monday 24 June at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). The program of the conference, where all talks are listed, can be found here:

The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for undergraduate and graduate women philosophers to present their work to their peers. In this way we hope to create an opportunity for young women philosophers to inspire and motivate one another and to forge potentially productive alliances. We are have a great number of young women philosophers present papers on a wide variety of topics.

The conference features a plenary discussion with keynote speaker prof. dr. Heather Widdows, as well as two symposia with experienced women philosophers working at universities in The Netherlands and Belgium. One symposium on ‘Feminist philosophy and transphobia’ will be featured by dr. Charlotte Knowles (RUG), prof. dr. Iris van der Tuin (UU) and dr. Karen Vintges (UvA). The other symposium will be on ‘Neurodiversity’ and featured by dr. Kristien Hens (UA) and prof. dr. Trudy Dehue (RUG).

Anyone interested in providing commentary (or wanting to read one or some of the abstracts before deciding so) can send an email to Please mention on which paper you would like to comment, provide a short explanation why you are suitable to respond to this paper, and if you are interested in attending the whole conference. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you will be invited to comment.

One of the goals of the conference is to help each other develop as philosophers. For this reason, we find it valuable that all speakers get a prepared response to their work. Because of the variety of topics, we are looking for respondents with different backgrounds (respondents of any gender are welcome). Experienced women in academic philosophy working at universities in The Netherlands and Belgium are especially encouraged to be a respondent. We think all participants can really benefit from their presence at our conference.

You can find the program here:

You can find our Call for Registration here:

The Conference by Women in Philosophy is funded by SWIP-NL, OZSW, RuG, CLUE+, UAntwerpen, VU Amsterdam and Tilburg University.


24 Giugno 2019
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