Conference at the University of Iceland and workshop in Skálholt, Iceland, 30th of March to 2nd of April 2017


Some of the most ground-breaking inventions in contemporary philosophy have come from feminist philosophy. However, the transformative potential of feminist philosophy for renewing the discipline in terms of canon, concepts, histories, institutional cultures, content, and plurality of styles has not yet been actualized. The feminist utopias envisioned by feminist philosophers across traditional philosophical divides and cultures possess the potential for invigorating philosophy.

To submit a proposal please send via email to the coordinators: feministphilosophy(at)nsuweb.org and eyjabryn(at)hi.is

  1. A written proposal (350 words) with a title and descriptive subtitle. If you would like to attend the symposium without presenting, please email a short biol short bio.
  2. A written proposal (350 words) with a title and descriptive subtitle.
  3. A short bio (200 words)

If you would like to attend the symposium without presenting, please email a short bio.

For further information see the websites:

Co-hosted by “Feminist Philosophy Transforming Philosophy” at the University of Iceland and NSU Study Circle Feminist Philosophy: Time, history and transformation of thought




      Farinaz Fassa, Université de Lausanne :

Filles et garçons face à la formation

    . Les défis de l’égalité
Cinquante ans après que le droit de vote a été obtenu par les femmes suisses, cet ouvrage se propose de faire le point sur l’égalité des sexes dans un secteur essentiel pour le fonctionnement démocratique de la société helvétique: l’éducation et la formation. Comment et sous quelles influences les jeunes des deux sexes orientent-ils leur cursus scolaire? Qu’attendent les filles et les garçons de leur formation initiale? L’égalité entre les sexes est-elle enfin en place à l’école et dans la formation? Autant de questions abordées dans cet ouvrage, qui analyse les changements très importants que l’on a pu constater en ce qui concerne la place de l’éducation et de la formation pour les deux sexes. Regroupant des informations actuelles sur les différences entre les filles et les garçons aux différents paliers de l’édifice éducatif suisse, il fait aussi le point sur les défis que les politiques d’égalité ont encore à relever pour que l’école remplisse l’une de ses fonctions fondamentales?: préparer à une citoyenneté active et paritaire.

Conference on “Resisting Women’s Political Leadership: Theories, Data, Solutions,” May 22-26, 2017, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

This conference seeks to explore the nature, origins, and manifestations of resistance to women’s political leadership, taking a global perspective and engaging scholars and practitioners working in a host of related areas. Positioned at the nexus between theory and empirics, the aim is to share and develop theories and data of resistance to women as leaders, as well as to propose and critically evaluate solutions to tackle resistance and promote greater gender equality in political life.

Proposals are welcome for papers addressing all aspects of resistance to women’s political leadership. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, internal and external barriers to candidate selection, gender stereotypes and voter bias, the ‘glass cliff’ and female leaders, backlash against gender quotas and ‘quota women,’ gendered portfolio and committee assignments, gendered political institutions and practices, violence against women in politics and elections, sexist media coverage, and misogynistic online abuse.

Some funding may be available for travel and accommodation, with priority given to graduate student paper-givers.

The deadline for submitting paper proposals is December 15. Participants may also register to attend the conference without presenting a paper. Forms and more information are available at: http://www.ruwomenpolitics.org/conference

Women and leadership in a changing world

September 22nd and 23rd 2016

Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

The conference, the first of an annual series organised jointly with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, will provide a platform for delegates to participate in keynote sessions, panel discussions and with an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues in an engaging and professional environment.

Speakers from across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the United States of America will provide real world examples of the difficulties facing organisations in achieving gender balance in leadership in business, commerce, public service, education, technology and health services, how barriers can be overcome and the value of diversity in enhancing innovation and performance.

Emma Wretblad and Ruya Leghari through the UN Women Training Centre Community of Practice Invite all of us to the virtual dialogue:
This Virtual Dialogue will serve to generate discussion on some of they key issues raised by the Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality, a compilation of exemplary practices in the field.
Convening experts, practitioners, researchers, academics and organisations, this Virtual Dialogue will offer a unique space to reflect on key elements of good practices in training for gender equality, the challenges training may face, and ways of collectively overcoming these hurdles.
When: 29 August – 16 September
Language: English and Spanish
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