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The Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland

would like to announce the

7th Annual Conference and General Meeting of SWIP-Ireland

26-28 April, 2019

Dublin City University, Ireland

Conference Theme: Gender and Philosophy

 

 

SWIP-Ireland invites abstracts for papers that engage with the topic of gender and philosophy, broadly construed, from all philosophical traditions and approaches.

 

The confirmed keynote speakers are Charlotte Witt (University of New Hampshire), Christine Battersby (University of Warwick), and Katherine O’Donnell (University College Dublin). The conference particularly welcomes papers that engage with themes from their work on the question of Gender and Philosophy, including:

 

  1. oThe Metaphysics of Gender (Witt, 2011)
  2. oFeminist Metaphysics (Battersby, 1998)
  3. oGender and Identity: contemporary and historical perspectives (O’Donnell 2014, O’Donnell and Giffney, 2008)
  4. oThe Gender Dimension of Creative Genius and Arts (Battersby, 1990)
  5. oGender essentialism and gender universalism (Witt 2011)
  6. oThe social construction of gender
  7. oGender and justice

Papers engaging with other thinkers and areas of philosophy, relevant to the general theme of the conference, are also welcome. The topics may include but are not limited to:

 

  • Gender and the practical dimensions of philosophy
  • Gender and the philosophy of education
  • Gender and political philosophy
  • Gender and the philosophy of law
  • Gender and the philosophy of body
  • Gender and the philosophy of human emotions
  • Gender and the lived experiences of women

 

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations (500 words max), in Word document should be prepared for blind review (together with a separate cover sheet, which includes the author’s name and contact details) and emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 8th 2019.

 

The successful applicants will be notified in the week of March 24, 2019.

 

 

One Day Workshop: Sex, Gender, Race and the Political

Queen's University Belfast

February 15, 2019

 

SWIP Ireland and the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics in Queen's University Belfast are delighted to co-host this one day workshop on feminist and philosophical concepts of sex, gender and race.

This workshop features a keynote session by Professor Stella Sandford on the case of Aristotle's 'Male' and 'Female' within a critical history of philosophy. It also includes contributions on the importance of transgender rights within feminist movements; epistemic injustice and counter-terrorism legislation in educational contexts; theorizing the political through gendered shame and humiliation; the complex role of namus in subjectivization processes for Kurdish women; and how the philosophical concept of speculation relates to sexual difference and racialized histories. Full programme as listed below.

If you have any dietary or mobility requirements please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SWIP Ireland Workshop 2019

Seminar Room, First Floor, 27 University Square, Queen’s University Belfast

15th February 2019

10.15-10.30 Welcome and coffee

10.30-12.00 Post-graduate research panel

Hasret Centinkaya - Subjectivity, Propriety, and the Kurdish “everyday”: Namus and the embodied, emotional and social dimensions of sexed identities.

Isabell Dahms - Have concept, will travel: Philosophical speculation and the history of the gynaecological speculum

12.00-12.45 Professor Kathleen Lennon - Are there conflicts of interests between trans and non trans women?

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.15 Keynote and Q&A: Professor Stella Sandford

‘What is “Critical History of Philosophy”? The Case of Aristotle’s “Male” and “Female”’

15.15-16.00 Professor Aislinn O’Donnell - Contagious ideas: vulnerability, epistemic injustice and counter-terrorism in education

16.00-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-18.00 Panel - Theorizing the Political through Gendered Shame and Humiliation in UK and Irish Contexts

Dr. Clara Fischer - Shame and Lone Parenting in Ireland

Dr. Dianna Taylor - Transformative Masculinities: Irish Republicans, Trauma, and Humiliation

Dr. Mary Edwards - Virtual Feminine Embodiment, Masochism, and the New Political Landscape

18.30 Conference Dinner

 

For free registration and further information, check out: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sex-gender-race-and-the-political-tickets-54295131199

 

20-21 December

Department of Philosophy

Maynooth University, Iontas Seminar Room

Mette Lebech and Robert McNamara

The seminar plans to accomplish a close reading of Stein’s philosophical anthropology over two days. Participants present a section to the group, such that we will have been though the whole work by the end of the seminar. We will work from Robert McNamara’s draft translation of the work into English. Der Aufbau der menschlichen Person is volume 14 in the Edith Stein Gesamtausgabe.

Schedule:

20 December

9.30-10.30: Situating Aufbau  Mariéle Wulf

(Chair: Philipp Rosemann)

 

10.45-12.30: I-II The Idea of the human being as foundation for the science and work of education – Anthropology as foundation for pedagogics  Frances Hannon

(Chair: Gregory Jackson)

 

lunch

 

2.00-2.15: Update on the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy article on Stein

2.15-3.30: III-IV The human being as material thing and as organism - The animal – Margaret Sealy

3.45 -4.45: V The problem of the origin of the species - genus, species, individual  Mette Lebech

(Chair: Dermot Moran)

 

21 December

9.30-10.45: VI The animal in the human being and the specifically human  Martina Galvani

11.15-12.30: VII Soul as form and spirit  Robert McNamara

(Chair: Louise Veling)

 

lunch

 

2.00-3.15: VIII The social being of the person  James McGuirk

3.30-4.45: IX Transit from a philosophical to a theological perspective on the human being  Jadwiga Guerrero van der Meijden

(Chair: Mariéle Wulf)

 

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Sex, Gender, Race and the Political in the UK and Ireland.
Workshop - Queen's University Belfast - Friday February 15th 2019

SWIP Ireland seeks abstracts of up to 350 words for a one day workshop, which respond to one or more of the questions below:

Have concept, will travel – is feminist philosophy a productive contradiction in terms?  Does feminist theory’s commitment to social change and transdisciplinarity set it at odds with philosophy as an academic discipline, and if so how?  How are feminist and critical race theories working to transform or develop alternative social and political imaginaries in the UK and Ireland?  In what ways are we moving toward a critical-theoretical account of race, sex and gender which embraces everyday experiences?  What philosophical or political understandings of subjectivity, justice and citizenship are currently operative in the UK and Ireland?

Keynote session: Professor Stella Sandford, Kingston University

Please submit your abstract and a short bio by noon, November 16th 2019 to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

There will be one PGR panel - if submitting to this panel please indicate so.  If accepted to this panel, full papers of 3000 words will be required to be submitted by January 11th, 2019.

If you need further information please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information.

Key readings:
Sandford, Stella (2018) Race and sex in western philosophy: Another answer to the question “what does it mean to orient oneself in thinking?” Critical Philosophy of Race 6(2) pp 180-197
Sandford, Stella (2015) Contradiction of terms : feminist theory, philosophy and transdisciplinarity. Theory, Culture & Society, 32(5-6), pp. 159-182. ISSN (print) 0263-2764
Sandford, Stella (2011) Sex: a transdisciplinary concept. From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (1). Radical philosophy(165), pp. 23-30. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1999) Contingent ontologies: sex, gender and 'woman' in Simone de Beauvoir and Judith Butler. Radical Philosophy, 97, pp. 18-29. ISSN (print) 0300-211X  

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