On Wednesday July 26th the project Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists hosted an evening event at the recently opened AStA Stadtcampus as part of the first International Libori Summer School with great support of the AStA, the student representation of Paderborn University. The event not only attracted participants of the Summer School, but also interested students of philosophy. The audience of around 50 people was welcomed and orchestrated through the evening by Julia Lerius, coordinator of the Center.
As an official opening, Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber, director of the Center introduced the audience to the history of women philosophers, ranging from Hypathia to Émilie Du Châtelet and modern philosophers. She underlined the necessity to increase scientific research in the rich however widely understudied field. “The history of female philosophers dates just as far back as the history of male philosophers – but only one of these groups is present: This must be changed.”
After the official part of the event, a variety of vegetarian food was catered by Haci Baba. Together with some music and wine philosophical discussions and private conversations accompanied the great weather on one of the most beautiful rooftop terraces Paderborn has to offer. Surrounded by the sparkling lights of the Libori-Fair, another exciting day of the Libori Summer School came to an end.