Libori Summer School 2018
The Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists announces
The 2nd Libori Summer School 2018 on Women Philosophers and Scientists
July 29 – August 3, 2018
Paderborn University, Germany
In these parallel, intensive courses, featuring experts in the specific areas, we challenge the philosophical canon by showing how to incorporate the ideas of women philosophers and scientists via their texts and discuss new issues and topics in the field.

Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber (project director)
Dr. Rodney Parker
Prof. Dr. Mary Ellen Waithe (Project Advisor)
Maria von Welser
Julia Lerius (project coordinator)

Morning Lecture Series

Each day of the Libori Summer School will begin with a morning lecture that will be delivered to all participants. These lectures will introduce students to the topics being discussed across all the individual courses on offer. This will give attendees the opportunity to get an impression of each area of philosophical research being covered this year. It will also provide them with the occasion to hear from many of the world renowned speakers visiting the Center HWPS this summer.

Time Monday

30 July


31 July


1 August


2 August


3 August

10:00-11:15 Dorothy Rogers – American Women Philosophers Antonio Calcagno – Self and Subjectivity in Edith Stein TBA – Emilie du Châtelet Luka Boršić – Women in Communism Maria von Welser – Women’s World Today. Still a Nightmare in so Many Places

Short break

Classes begin at 11:30

Addressees: Graduate students of philosophy, post-docs, and mid-career philosophers are cordially invited to apply for the courses.

Applications: Please apply via by submitting the following documents in a single PDF-file:

a) a brief curriculum vitae of no more than two page

b) a letter of motivation of no more than one page

c) a statement of intent, which two courses would be your preference of attending.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018              Notification Date:  May 23 and 30, June 15 and 30, 2018.

However, we strongly encourage interested students to apply well in advance, as suitable applicants will receive notice of acceptance prior to the final deadline and space is limited.

Booklet: Please click here for the 2018 Libori Summer School Booklet.

Certificates: A certificate with a transcript of records indicating the workload and the content of the course will be provided at the end of the Libori Summer School.

Costs: Participation is free. Lunch during the Libori Summer School is provided.

Credits: 3 (attendance) and 6 ECTS points (presentation/paper). Please contact the lecturer of your course. Students from outside of the European ECTS-Cooperation of ERASMUS are strongly advised to contact either their Study Abroad Office or the office in your university that deals with external credit.