Voices from Ukraine: Women Philosophers and Scientists Against War and Ecocide

Where:  L-Building, Room: L3 204, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

Adress: Pohlweg 57, 33098 Paderborn

When: October 27th-28th, 2023

Type of Conference: Hybrid

A registration is required!

The conference is organized by Prof. Dr. Kateryna Karpenko, Director of the Center for Gender Education of  National Medical University (KHNMU) & Prof. Dr. Ruth E. Hagengruber, Director of the internationally acting Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists. This project has received funding through the MSCA4Ukraine project, which is funded by the European Union. The talks will be held in Englisch. Discussions can be in English, German and Ukrainian. In addition an Ukrainian-German Interpreter (Prof. Dr. Volodymyr Abashnik) will be present via Zoom.

Today, it is becoming obvious that demonstrating its inability to win in a direct military confrontation, Russia is purposefully implementing traditional, patriarchal tactics of domination to destroy the Ukrainian economy and environment.

The purpose of this conference, on the one hand, is to show, that the airstrikes mainly target Ukraine’s critical life support infrastructure, industrial facilities, oil and fuel depots, chemical and pharmaceutical depots, public utilities such as sewage pumping stations, power stations and railways.

On the other hand, the task is to prove that this tactic being accompanied by a public demonstration and self-praise of the masculine superiority of the leaders is a pathetic imitation of it. It will be disclosed the fact that the Russian war against Ukraine means violence, poverty, forced displacement, broken lives, insecurity and lack of a future, depletion of nature, and ecocide.

The important topics of discussions will be the ontological, phenomenological, and existential dimensions of ecocide at the time and after the war. Ecofeminism and the ethics of care will become the methodological basis for analyzing the phenomena of ecocide.

The speakers include Oksana Zabuzhko (Receiver of France’s Legion of Honor), Keynote Speakers: Tetiana Gardashuk (Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Cynthia R. Nielsen (University of Dallas), Tatiana Perga (SInstitute of World History of National Academy of Science of Ukraine), Iryna Utiuzh (Zaporizhzhia State Medical University), Dariya Tsymbalyuk (University of London), Iryna Zamuruyeva, Pina Piccolo (Berkely University) , Valeria Korablyova (Charles University (Czech Republic)), Angela Boyko (Cherkasy State Technological University, Ukraine), Mariya Shcherbyna (V. Dahl’s East Ukrainian National University, Ukraine), Tentyana Chumachenko (Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine), Natalia Martynenko (Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine),Oksana Nakonechna (Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine).

For Registration, send an e-mail to contact@historyofwomenphilosophers.org with the subject “VoFUkr Registration”. Also include if you will participate online or in-person.

Here is the Preliminary Program.


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