Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3157

Black and White burned forrest, demonstrating "aftermath," the conference theme

The Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy Conference

The Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP) conference is intended to promote and support the work of all women-identified and non-binary philosophers. People of all genders are invited to submit and attend. We invite papers and panel proposals from all areas of philosophy and philosophical approaches lying within or outside feminist philosophy, including analytic, continental and history-oriented philosophy.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Susan Brison, Ph.D. will be the keynote of the conference. She is the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Dartmouth College and 2021-22 Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. Her book “Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self revolutionized philosophical approaches to trauma, repair, and personal identity.” In honor of the twentieth anniversary of its publication, the conference theme will be AFTERMATH, in all its senses. We have asked participants to consider how aftermath, as a concept worthy of philosophical investigation, is related to challenges to traditional discourse. How has aftermath been discussed in the history of philosophy or overlooked? How has feminist philosophical scholarship taken into account the complexities of thinking about history and time?

Event Details

Conference Dates: October 28-30, 2022 (our intention is to hold this conference in person. If pandemic conditions necessitate, we may also consider virtual options.)

Conference Venue: Department of Philosophy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA

Accessibility: This conference will prioritize accessibility. Guidelines for accessible presentations will be distributed with successful participant notifications. Information about wheelchair accessible conference rooms, transportation and accommodations will be available by the time of participant notifications. We are seeking funding to ensure the availability of microphones for all talks and for discussion periods. All conference participants will be asked to identify any presentation technologies and/or other supports required to participate, and anything else that can help mitigate potential barriers to participation. Additionally, participants are asked not to bring or wear strong scents. All information will be kept confidential.

Food: Meals will be vegan/vegetarian, and there will be space on the registration form to note food allergies and sensitivities.

Additional Details: Further information, such as information about childcare, breastfeeding and change room areas and transportation to and from Rochester, MI will be available soon from the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy and also upon request.