Call for Papers

Theme: Inclusion and Exclusion in Philosophy
Type: IEP2017 Workshop
Institution: Institut of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover
Location: Hannover (Germany)
Date: 20.–22.6.2017
Deadline: 20.1.2017


It is common knowledge that specific social groups, such as women or
ethnic minorities, are underrepresented in many academic disciplines
and that only very few of their number reach the highest
institutional levels. Philosophy in particular has attracted recent
attention due to its poor gender ratio.

There is a variety of approaches stemming from different disciplines
on the functioning of social exclusion in academia: gender studies,
critical race theory, social psychology, science studies (i.e.,
history, sociology, and philosophy of science), and elite sociology.
It is the overall aim of the workshop to combine and systematize
their various insights in order to gain a clearer picture of the
workings of social exclusion in academia in general and philosophy in

The workshop pursues a better understanding of how and to what extent:

- exclusionary social interactions shape the philosophical discipline
- explicit (e.g., thematic or methodological) biases play a role in
- implicit (e.g., thematic or methodological) biases play a role in
- different social groups are affected by the identified exclusionary
- the current environment of academic philosophy could be improved


There are a number of slots assigned for speakers providing an
abstract (max. 500 words) until 20 January 2017. Please send your
abstract prepared for blind review as an e-mail attachment
(.doc, .docx or .pdf) to exclusionworkshop2...@gmail.com.

Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2017


Liam Kofi Bright (Carnegie Mellon University)
Kristie Dotson (Michigan State Univeristy)
Kieran Healy (Duke University)
Katharine Jenkins (University of Nottingham)


Anna Leuschner (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
David Ludwig (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

If you have any questions regarding the workshop please do not
hesitate to contact: anna.leusch...@philos.uni-hannover.de or

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