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cfa: German Women Intellectuals 1700-1830 (4-6 October 2018, Paderborn University)

We are glad to announce that it is now open the call for papers for the interdisciplinary workshop «German Women Intellectuals 1700-1830 – Philosophers, Literates, and Scientists», which will take place at The Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University, Germany, on 4-6 October, 2018.

The Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists at Paderborn University, Germany, invites contributions to an interdisciplinary workshop, organised by Ruth Hagengruber, Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, in cooperation with Karen Green, of the University of Melbourne, Australia, whose chapter on women’s political thought in Europe «From Hanover and Leipzig to Russia» in A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700-1800 (Cambridge, 2014), serves to introduce the topic.

In particular, the workshop on the history of women philosophers and intellectuals of the 18th century (1700-1830) will focus on the following areas: the philosophical, scientific, literary productions, written within the enlightenment tradition and beyond, whose main figures are, but not limited to, Luise Kulmus Gottsched (1713-1762), Johanna Charlotte Unzer (1725-1782), Elise Reimarius (1735-1805), Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766-1817), and Dorothea Schlözer (1770-1825).

Contributions that refer to philosophical relevant correspondences or translations are also welcome as well as papers on scholars such as Dorothea Erxleben (1715-1762) or Catherine the Great’s reflections on law (1729-1796).

Special attention will be paid to the reception and literary function of ancient women in that period such as Sappho, Diotima, the women Pythagoreans and others.

Submission deadline: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Please submit abstracts (300-500 words) and direct any questions to contact@hwps.de.

Responses to submissions will be sent by Friday, 31 August 2018.

Venue: Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University, Germany

Invited speakers:
Katherine Goodman (Brown University, USA)
Karen Green (University of Melbourne, Australia)

 

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