CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Lisbon Conference on Feminist Epistemology: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Ciências ULisboa e iscte-IUL, Lisboa
03 / 07 / 2024 - 10 / 08 / 2024

Feminist epistemology as a specific field of research and theorising was developed in the 1980s by Anglo-Saxon feminist philosophers and scientists, mainly form the US academia (e.g., Sandra Harding, Evelyn Fox Keller, Helen Longino, Donna Haraway). These scholars took as a starting point the observation, supported by many case studies, of the unquestioned presence of sexist and androcentric biases in science (in particular in the social and life sciences). Today the field of “Feminist epistemologies” hosts a vast array of authors, disciplines, languages, and practices.The “Lisbon Conference on Feminist Epistemology: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” brings together scholars from several disciplinary areas, including but not limited to philosophy, gender studies, feminist studies, anthropology, international studies, social sciences, and political science, to debate the scope of “feminist epistemologies” through a comparative theoretical debate, and the analysis of several case studies and field work. Our goal is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and the cross-fertilization of ideas, which will enrich our theoretical reflection and mobilise change within the academic community and provide tools for social engagement.

The programme consists of invited talks, round tables and contributed talks. We welcome abstracts for the contributed talks on feminist epistemology. The conference will be organised around the following topics:

  • Gender and identity
  • Intersectionality
  • Objectivity and values in science
  • Epistemic justice
  • Political and social aspects of science
  • Case studies and research practices

Submissions by undergraduate students, young scholars and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Contributed talks are expected to be 20 minutes-long (plus 10 minutes-long discussion).

Please, send your abstracts (max. 300 words) through this FORM no later than August, 10th. Acceptance shall be notified by September, 15th.

The workshop is funded by CFCUL – Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa,  CEI – Centro de Estudos Internacionais (Iscte) and CRIA – Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (Iscte).

Important dates
Submission deadline: August 10, 2024
Acceptance notification: September 15, 2024
Conference: October 28-29, 2024

For more information or enquiries, please contact femepist@fc.ul.pt


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