Women in the History of Early Modern Philosophy

A Panel on “Women in the History of Early Modern Philosophy”
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Philosophy
27-30 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The Philosophy Unit of ATINER is organizing a Panel on “Women in the History of Early Modern Philosophy”, 27-30 May 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Philosophy sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the learned ladies of the past as philosophers and scientists. Challenging both a deep-rooted prejudice against female intellectual skills and the silence of standard narratives of the history of philosophy, a number of works has demonstrated that women contributed significantly to philosophy. This panel aims at emphasizing women’s contribution to philosophy and science in the early modern period (broadly understood, from the Renaissance to the early Enlightenment), focusing, in particular (but not exclusively), on almost neglected figures from Italy (e.g., Tullia d’Aragona, Camilla Gregetta Erculiani and Eleonora Giuseppa Barbapiccola), France (e.g. Marie de Gournay and Gabrielle Suchon), and England (e.g. Damaris Masham and Catharine Cockburn). Furthermore, In order to avoid the gender bias, women were forced to find alternative ways of expressing their philosophical views, such as private correspondences, publishing anonymously, or writing in defence of eminent philosophers. A special focus will be given to these alternative ways of philosophising.You may participate as presenter of one paper or as an observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2019fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract via email only (atiner@atiner.gr) by 15 April 2019 to: Dr. Sandra Plastina, Associate professor in History of Modern Philosophy, Department of Humanities, University of Calabria, Italy. Abstracts should include: Title of Paper, Family Name (s), First Name (s), Institutional Affiliation, Current Position, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of the submission. Please use the abstract submitting form. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

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