IAPh 2021

The XVIIIth Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh): Defining the Future, Rethinking the Past

Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists at Paderborn University, Germany. July 18-21, 2021

The International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) is a decisive organisation in promoting women’s research in philosophy and its history. Founded in Germany in 1976, it is now a global network for all women in philosophy. Given its strong tradition, IAPh covers all philosophical disciplines, feminist philosophy as well as the history of women philosophers.

After venues at Monash University, Melbourne (2016) and Tsinghua University, Beijing (2018), the 18th world congress of IAPh will be hosted by the Center for the “History of Women Philosophers and Scientists” (HWPS) at Paderborn University, Germany. The next IAPh conference will be hosted at Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2022.

IAPh 2021 will be devoted to the most pressing issues of our future: In times of rapid technological progress, climate change, and economic turmoil, we invite women’s contributions on the philosophy of economics, philosophy of technology, and ecology/environmental ethics.

Moreover, given the initial aim of IAPh and the research focus of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, we also seek to discover and reassess the role of women philosophers. We therefore welcome submissions on historical female thinkers.


Conference Proceedings

Selected papers will be published. If you would like your paper to be considered in advance of the conference for publication, please submit an essay of up to 10,000 words (including notes) to:  contact@historyofwomenphilosophers.org (include a separate, single page containing: title, author contact details, affiliation, conference section to which you are submitting the paper to (e.g., section 2.e.,) abstract and short CV). You do not have to submit an additional abstract for presentation at the conference.

This conference is funded and supported by:

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