CFP- Feminist-Pragmatist Colloquium
Jan 07, 2019 → Jun 02, 2019
2020 is a historical year, marking the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and the 202nd birthday of Frederick Douglass.
Just weeks before we celebrate the beginning of this historical year, we will gather in Rochester, New York to share our visions for the year 2020 and beyond.
Rochester was the home for both Anthony and Douglass. Rochester is also is within driving distance of Seneca Falls, the home of the first Women's Rights Convention.
In addition, Rochester and Seneca Falls are also within the traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) territory, which is not only the oldest living participatory democracy,
but also a confederacy that was matrilineal and inspired first-wave feminism. It is our honor to acknowledge this rich history and these various traditions with a conference.
We welcome your participation! Interested individuals may submit electronic abstracts that explore, challenge, deepen, or further consider topics, theories, and theorists related to social justice, women rights,
civil rights, Indigenous rights, oppression, and/or related topics. Though primarily a philosophy conference, we welcome submissions from all disciplines and from scholars, students,
community leaders, or activists.
A TRAVELING CONFERENCE WITH A MIX OF FORMATS (SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE)
St. John Fisher College (SJFC), Traditional Conference Format - Friday, November 15:
This aspect of the conference will include a plenary speaker and paper presentations as well as an option to participate in a
Scholars Circle (writing workshop for all those who are interested). Attendees may choose to attend only this part of the conference or
you may also join is with the "traveling" aspects described (briefly) below.
Various Locations in Rochester Area - Mixed Format and Tours: Conference attendees may also choose to join a number of additional events,
including a tour of historical Mt. Hope Cemetery (home of the gravesites for both Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass as well as other noteworthy historical figures);
a lecture at and tour of the Susan B. Anthony House (space limited); and a tour of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park followed by traditional paper presentations
and keynote in Seneca Falls, (~50 minute drive from Rochester, New York). (Separate registration and additional payment required.
Transportation will be included with this additional registration.)
For additional information, please contact Barbara Lowe
Deadline for abstracts: June 1st.