Final Reminder – CfP: SWIP UK Conference – Women in the History of Philosophy (Jan 2021)

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A reminder that the call for papers for the 2021 SWIP UK Conference Online ends on Friday 13 November 2020.

Women in the History of Philosophy – SWIP UK Annual Conference
Saturday 9th – Friday 22nd January 2021

Call for Papers
Due to Covid-19, it was not possible to hold the 2020 SWIP UK Annual Conference in the summer. Because of continued uncertainty about the possibility and advisability of travel, the deferred 2020 SWIP UK Annual Conference will take place online in January 2021.

The conference theme this year is Women in the History of Philosophy. The organisers aim both to examine and critically engage with the (often overlooked) contributions that women have made to philosophy, and to highlight and discuss the issues that arise for women working in philosophy, as well as for those working on women in the history of philosophy. The organisers welcome work on specific women philosophers, work on gender in the history of philosophy more generally, work on methodological issues that arise when writing about women in the history of philosophy (especially recovering marginalised figures), and issues facing women in the profession today.

The conference will run over two weeks, from Saturday 9th January until Friday 22nd January 2021, with four week-long sessions in total (i.e., two parallel sessions/week). Each session will comprise a written target paper with pre-recorded video abstract, written commentaries, a discussion thread, and will end with a live webinar.

Accessibility: The organisers aim to make this conference as accessible as possible, in line with the SWIP/BPA guidance for accessible conferences. All videos will be captioned, and if any participants need captions or similar in order to access the live webinars, we will work with them to establish the most suitable provision. Please feel free to contact Alisa Mandrigin at [email protected] if you have any questions, requests, or require further information about the event.

Childcare: Bursaries are available for speakers to cover childcare during live sessions if needed. Confirmed speakers will be asked about their needs in this regard once papers have been selected.

Submission Guidelines
> All papers must be original.
> Papers should be no longer than 5000 words (including footnotes, excluding references). Shorter papers are welcome.
> All papers must be prepared for anonymous review, with any identifying information removed.
> Papers should be sent along with a cover sheet giving your full name, email address, institution, and the title of your paper to Alisa Mandrigin at [email protected].
The deadline for submissions is 23:59 (GMT) on Friday 13th November 2020.

Speakers will be asked to provide a final draft of their paper by 18th December 2020. They will also be asked to record a short video abstract before the start of the conference, and be expected to participate in the discussion thread and live webinar for their session.