CFP: Inclusive Philosophies

Submission deadline: January 19, 2018

Conference date(s):
April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Women in Philosophy at Purdue University
West Lafayette, United States

Topic areas


Theme: This conference aims to encourage diverse dialogues and provide a forum for philosophic work that is often undervalued by the canon or that connects the canon to broader contexts outside of philosophy ‘proper.’ In particular, we are interested in interrogating the concepts of diversity within the field (see Anderson and Erlenbusch 2017). Often diversity initiatives focus on increasing the number of underrepresented persons rather than on changing the field such that individuals with diverse experiences are included, interested, and welcomed. We hope that this conference offers a space for transformation, as well as an opportunity for thinking about how we can collectively work toward such change.

Topic Areas: Race, gender, sexuality, social ontology, social justice movements, feminist philosophy of science, feminist epistemology, inclusive pedagogy, new takes on long-considered problems, etc.  This list is not meant to be exhaustive.


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Dale Turner, Associate Professor of Government and of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College

There will also be a Purdue Faculty Panel that is representative of the themes.

Call for Abstracts:

The Purdue Women in Philosophy invite graduate student submissions of extended abstracts (750-1000 words) on the themes of the conference. Abstracts should be prepared for anonymous review, and submitted via email by January 19, 2018. Submissions should be made to Participants will be notified of decisions by February 2. Allotted presentation time for speakers will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A.

Graduate Student Travel Awards:

The conference will also award one graduate student travel grant. The award will be given based on merit. Students that have been accepted to present at the conference may apply. To be considered for this award, participants will submit a full (3000 word) paper to by March 2, 2018. Papers should be prepared for anonymous review. Recipients will be notified by March 23.

The venue of the workshop is accessible. Our aim is to plan the conference in a way that permits all participants to enjoy the full benefits of participation. Further inquiries about accessibility can be made to conference organizers at the addresses listed below or, if preferred, directly to the venue (contact details are at the link above). 

For further details or enquiries please contact the organizers:

Elaine Blum,

Lacey Davidson,

Timeline Summary:

Call for Abstracts Deadline: January 19, 2018

Participant Notification: February 2

Travel Grant Paper Submission Deadline: March 2

Travel Grant Notification: March 23

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