CFP: Summer Reading School

Submission deadline: July 9, 2017

Conference date(s):
August 21, 2017 - August 26, 2017

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Conference Venue:

University of Kiel
Kiel, Germany

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Summer Reading School


Topic: Feminism and the Philosophy of Science

For: Women* philosophy students

When: August 21 - 26, 2017

Where: Kiel, Germany

Costs: Free

Bursaries: Accommodation, catering and travel bursaries are provided

Application Deadline: July 9, 2017



We are excited to announce the first Summer Reading School, hosted by the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (University of Kiel). The event with the topic of ‘Feminism and the Philosophy of Science’ will bring together international women* philosophy students. The special element of this Summer School are the ‘Close Reading’ sessions, in which students will read together, in small groups or individually. Each reading session will be followed by a ‘Discussion Session’, in which the texts will be analyzed and criticized. In addition, we have invited several women* researches to give public evening lectures on the intersection of feminism and the philosophy of science:

Prof. Marianne Janack (Hamilton College)

Prof. Christine Blättler (University of Kiel)

Eddi Steinfeldt-Mehrtens, M.A. (University of Kiel)

What do we mean by women* philosophy students?

We understand women* to be anyone who considers themselves to be non-binary, genderqueer, or a woman. Specific knowledge in the topic of the Summer School is not required, however you should be at least in the second year of your undergraduate degree, on a graduate level or a PhD candidate of philosophy. We also try to make the event as accessible as possible, i.e. childcare can be provided, and all rooms are wheelchair friendly.

Who is organising this event?

The event is hosted by the University of Kiel, but organised by four philosophy students from different academic institutions. We dreamed of a space in the summer to read and discuss philosophy together with other enthusiastic students; this was the idea behind this summer school.

How much does it cost?

There is no participation fee. Furthermore, we will provide single-room accommodation for all participants. Also catering during the day and travel bursaries will be provided.

We can provide this excellent financial support, because we are generously sponsored and supported by the Institute of Arts and Humanities (Philosophische Fakultät) at the University of Kiel within the context of its Equality Committee, the PerLe-Fonds für Lehrinnovation, financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany), and the IG Philosophie/PP at the University of Vienna.

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