CFP: Shaping A More Just Bioethics: A Celebration of the Work of Susan Sherwin

Submission deadline: September 15, 2017

Conference date(s):
May 26, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada


Topics of the workshop: Feminist Philosophy; Bioethics; Ethics

The format of the workshop

Six abstracts will be accepted for the program on the basis of both their quality and their representation and extension of Sherwin’s work.  Authors will be asked to share drafts of their papers with commentators six weeks before the workshop. The goal is not only to help authors prepare papers for publication and have a rigorous and wide-ranging conversation focusing on Sherwin’s work, but also to encourage participation from a wide range of people (as commentators, for instance). Registration for this one-day event will be open to all who want to celebrate Sherwin’s work. We hope to publish papers and commentaries in a special issue of a journal. Discussions are currently underway with the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB).


We invite abstract submissions of 500 words that engage with Sherwin’s scholarship in bioethics, broadly construed. Please note that although Sherwin’s work has been housed in philosophy, her approach is interdisciplinary; abstracts are welcome from an array of disciplines and approaches. Abstracts should be submitted as word, rft or pdf files to by September 15, 2017.

Planned Timeline

Abstracts of 500 words due: September 15, 2017

Abstract Acceptance notification: October 1, 2017

Paper drafts or detailed presentation notes due:April 15, 2018

Workshop date: May 26, 2018 (immediately following CBS)

Submission of final papers for review in special issue:September 1, 2018

Anticipated publication date:Fall 2020

People who would like to be considered as commentators (including people who submit abstracts) should submit their names, with an attached or linked cv and brief (one or two sentence) description of their knowledge of and interest in Sue’s work to (by September 15, 2017).

We plan to apply for a SSHRC Connections Grant to assist speakers (both authors and commentators) with their travel, but currently cannot guarantee funding.


Letitia Meynell  ( and Kirstin Borgerson ( Abstracts should be sent to:

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