The Profession We Want: Practical Ways to Improve Philosophy
|Starts:||15 May 2017|
|Ends:||16 May 2017|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
The discipline of philosophy has for a long time been a needlessly difficult environment for women and the members of other groups, and some progress has been made, especially over the last few years, in understanding and responding to the causes and consequences of this fact. In the UK, this includes the success of the BPA-SWIP Good Practice Scheme, the expansion of Athena Swan scheme to philosophy and other humanistic disciplines in the UK, and the forthcoming introduction of the Race Equality Charter. Other encouraging signs include initiatives made by some departments, student groups, journals, and learned societies. In this context of understanding and change, SWIP is seeking to lay further foundations for progress by identifying effective ways to practically respond to these problems at a departmental, national and disciplinary level. This crucially involves identifying effective strategies, implementing urgent actions, and allocating specific tasks to individuals and groups who are in a position to monitor and develop them.
This conference is devoted to these aims. As well as offering theoretical resources, we are inviting people to submit talks and sessions with a more practical character. Accordingly, the second afternoon of the conference will be devoted to a two-part collaborative planning session. The first half will aim to identify actions of immediate priority and strategies for implementing these, and the second half will aim to establish who is able to take these on and how they can be supported to carry them out.
For more information about the conference, including the Call for Papers (submission deadline: 1 February 2017) and information about accessibility and registration, please click the 'Conference information' link on the right.
Role: Keynote speaker
Organisation: University of Oklahoma
Travel and Contact Information
Arthur Lewis Building