We write with some unfortunate news about the Society for the Study of Women in Phenomenology’s inaugural conference scheduled for March 2021. Due to the COVID situation, unforeseen difficulties have arisen such that we are unable to host our conference. We have decided to cancel the conference this year. We hope at some other time, when COVID pressures ease, to be able to once again take up the project. We are truly sorry to have to communicate this news. We had an overwhelming response to our call for papers and we are grateful for your interest. We will keep you posted on any future developments.
We thank you and appreciate your understanding in this difficult period.
With our best wishes,
Antonio Calcagno and Julia Mühl-Sawatzki
The Society for the Study of Women in Phenomenology (SSWPH) announces its inaugural international conference to be held virtually from 19 - 20 March 2021.
Sarah Borden-Sharkey (Wheaton College, IL)
Helen Fielding (Western University)
Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn University)
Julia Jansen (KU Leuven)
Rosemary Rizo-Patrón de Lerner (PUCP, Peru)
The Society for the Study of Women in Phenomenology (SSWPH) is a learned society focused on researching the work of women in phenomenology and phenomenological philosophy. We have three objectives. First, we wish to uncover and critically examine the work of women in phenomenology or phenomenological philosophy from the early phenomenological movement to the current day, including but not limited to such figures as Hedwig Conrad-Martius, Edith Stein, Gerda Walther, Simone de Beauvoir, María Zambrano, Hannah Arendt, Sylvia Wynter, Iris Marion Young, María Lugones, Angela Ales Bello, Roberta De Monticelli, Judith Butler, Linda Martín Alcoff, Mariana Ortega, and Jacqueline Martinez. Second, we wish to create a dialogue between those working in the phenomenological tradition and other schools of thought and research methods to address questions of philosophical import. Third, we seek to cultivate new phenomenological, philosophical work that draws inspiration from and/or extends the ideas of the thinkers of the Society’s focus. We carry out our mandate through a series of conferences, workshops, debates, translation projects, and scholarly publications.
The Society is open to all scholars interested in the work of women in phenomenology or phenomenological philosophy.