/ CFA: 2019 Feminist-Pragmatist Colloquium

CFA: 2019 Feminist-Pragmatist Colloquium

THEME: Looking Back to Move Forward

DATES: Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17, 2019

LOCATION: St. John Fisher College (Rochester, New York) with excursions to historic Mt. Hope Cemetery, Susan B. Anthony House, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park (Seneca Falls), sites of interest related to Frederick Douglass, and more.

ABSTRACTS DUE: June 15, 2019

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2019 Feminist-Pragmatist Philosophy Colloquium, to be held November 14-17, 2019 at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.

2020 (less than two months from this conference date) is a historical year, marking the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, the 202nd birthday of Frederick Douglass, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Rochester, New York, was the home for both Anthony and Douglass and Seneca Falls (driving distance from Rochester) hosted 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 consider further 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. Abstracts for traditional papers (500 words), posters (500 words), and works in development (100-200 words) (for the Scholar’s Circle/writing workshop) are welcomed.

CONFERENCE FORMAT: Mix of traditional presentations, poster sessions, Scholar Circle (writing workshop), and traveling/touring elements.

* ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: Please complete the form below.

* TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE, please use the following link:

* HOTEL: A special conference rate is available at the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/University & Medical Center, 30 Celebration Drive. COST: $139.00/night. To make reservation call (585)424-4404. Request room in block reserved for “St. John Fisher College/Feminist Pragmatist Conference”. (Please note: This hotel is walking distance to Thursday night events as transportation to all other conference locations (to and from) will be provided from this location.)

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