IAPh 2021 Workshops

Within theof IAPh 2021 conference, various dedicated scientists offer workshops on future-oriented topics. Take a look at the workshops and become part of an exciting new community. We also encourage submissions for the following workshops:

  • Die IAPh - Ihre Anfänge (in german)

    Convenor: Herta Nagl-Docekal

    The aim of this workshop is to review the history of IAPh: what did it achieve, and how can we tackle the remaining obstacles women philosophers still face?

  • Women Philosopher´s Presentation in the Digital World

    Convenor: Ruth Hagengruber

    At IAPh 2020, we want to increase the digital presence of women philosophers by encouraging the development of projects which pursue the same aim. This workshop will take place over the whole duration of IAPh 2020 as a special event of our project “Defining the future, rethinking the past”.

  • German Idealism and Feminist Philosophy

    Convenors: Tuija Pulkkinen, Susanne Lettow

    In this workshop we want to explore the various interrelations between German Idealism and feminist philosophy by dwelling on key concepts like equality, autonomy, the subject, nature, and consciousness, as well as, e.g. the dialectics of master and slave. In addition, gender and sexuality were central issues of German Idealists, and many of them reflected intensively on topics such as love, marriage, the family, and the political status of women. How and to what extent can their ideas be made fecund for today’s gender issues?

  • South-East European Women Philosophers

    Convenors: Luka Boršić, Ivana Skuhala Karasman

    In this workshop we will discuss women philosophers and feminists from the south-eastern part of Europe i.e. from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. This European region boasts an extraordinary history as it was subject to various political forces, which left their mark on this region’s intellectual history and culture. This had tremendous effects not only on the general position of women in society, but also on the choice of philosophical activities of those women. We will explore the roots and backgrounds of their philosophical views, as well as some of their main philosophical positions.

  • Diana Tietjens Meyers on Autonomy

    Convenor: Evangelia Aikaterini Glantzi.

    In line with the conference theme of “Defining the Future, Rethinking the Past,” we are soliciting workshop papers that position Meyers’ thought in the evolution of feminist and/or mainstream philosophy of action or papers that consider whether and how Meyers’ work might contribute to issues of current and ongoing concern to feminist philosophers and activists. The workshop session will take place Monday, July 20, 2020, 10:00AM-noon. It will be structured as follows: presentation of three formal papers, followed by Meyers’ response and open discussion. Note that abstracts for this workshop are due April 15, 2021. Please email your abstract to eglantzi@gmail.com. We very much look forward to receiving your submissions.

  • Hacking Diotimas Eros

    Convenor: Marion Mangelsdorf (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

    In Platons Symposium wird die Muße, die das Gespräch ermöglicht und rahmt, als basal vorgestellt. Dabei entwickelt Sokrates in der Wiedergabe eines fiktiven Gesprächs mit der Seherin Diotima eine Vorstellung des Eros als Triebkraft, die hinter allem Verlangen nach dem Schönen, Guten und Wahren stünde. Damit begreift Sokrates Eros als Basis eines unstillbaren Verlangens nach Erkenntnis und wissenschaftlichen Forschens.

    Der Rede Diotimas ebenso wie einer durch Muße ermöglichten Dialogkultur spürt der Workshop als (selbst-)kritische Inspirationsquelle für Fragen am digitalisierten Campus der zeitgenössischen Alma Mater nach: In Form von Webdokumentationen und künstlerisch mediengestalterischer Gesprächsformate möchte ich den Campus als Versammlungsort wiederbeleben (vgl. https://genderingmint.pageflow.io/ein-gastmahl).

  • Women Philosophers in the Arab World

    Convenors: Zeineb Ben Saïd-Cherni, Ana Rodrigues (Paderborn University)

    So far, the perception of Arabic-speaking philosophy in Europe has been limited to classical male authors such as al-Fārābī, Ibn Sīnā and Ibn Rušd. Nevertheless, recent research such as the work of Tamara Albertini challenges this predominant perception of philosophy in the Islamic world. There have been important contributions by women such as Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya al-Qaysiyya of Basra or ‘A’Ishah Al-Ba’uniyyah of Damascus. This workshop aims at contributing to an increased visibility of female philosophers in the Arab World in history and today. We invite contributions on any epoque and any topic.

  • Women in Early Phenomenology

    Convenors: Ronny Miron (Bar-Ilan University Israel), Julia Mühl (Universität Paderborn)

    In this workshop we will discuss women philosophers who were part of the phenomenological movement of the 20th century. Our main focus will be on the phenomenologists Hedwig Conrad-Martius and Gerda Walther. While Hedwig Conrad-Martius was a key figure of the Göttinger phenomenological circle, Gerda Walther was a student of Alexander Pfänder and Edmund Husserl and a member of the Freiburger phenomenological society. Both women were important contributors to the development of phenomenology. We will delve into the historical backgrounds of these women phenomenologists and explore their philosophical contributions.

  • Philosophy and the Problem of Superiorism

    Convenors: Björn Freter (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA), Ana Rodrigues (Paderborn University, Germany)

    More information will be provided soon!

  • Feminist and decolonial strategies for the teaching and promotion of philosophy

    Convenors: Emma G. Baizabel (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Tzitzi Janik Rojas Torres (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)


    More information will be provided soon!

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