2017 Women & Other Minorities in Humanities Conference

PhilSoc is proud to present our annual Women & Other Minorities in Humanities Conference, this year also as part of the Student Union’s LiberatEd (GenderJam). The aim of the conference is to raise awareness of gender and minority biases and discrimination in humanities, academia and society.

The conference will run from 9:30am to 5pm on Friday the 10th of March. This year, we will be running 3 lectures and 2 workshops, so feel free to drop in and out throughout the day.  The event is free, and we welcome students of all fields of study. Catering in the form of tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided!

Conference Schedule:
Morning session: 9.30 – 12.00
7 George Square, Room S.1

9.30 – 10.40
Lecture: ‘Is False Consciousness false?’
Dr Elinor Mason, University of Edinburgh

10.50 -12.00
Workshop on Helen Longino and Gender in the Philosophy of Science
Prof Michela Massimi, University of Edinburgh
See below for recommended readings


Afternoon session: 13.30 – 17.00
David Hume Tower, Room LG.09

13.30 -14.40
Lecture: ‘Kant and Race’
Prof Stella Sandford, Kingston University London

Workshop on ‘Privilege in academia’
Dr Aidan McGlynn, University of Edinburgh
See below for recommended readings

Lecture: ‘Empowering minority women: Autonomy versus participation’
Dr Andrea Baumeister, University of Stirling

Recommended Readings for Prof. Massimi’s workshop:
Longino, Helen E. (1991). Multiplying subjects and the diffusion of power. The Journal of Philosophy, 88(11), 666. URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2027028
Longino, H. (1992). Taking Gender Seriously in Philosophy of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, 1992(2), 333-340. URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/192847

Recommended Readings for Dr. McGlynn’s workshop:
Gat, Roxanne (2012). Peculiar Benefits. URL: http://therumpus.net/2012/05/peculiar-benefits/

If you lack access to these, feel free to send us a message and we try to help.

For more details please visit out Conference Website: http://euwmp.weebly.com/ and RSVP on our Facebook event.