We are very happy to announce the publication of the first issue of Seiscentos, an online peer-to-peer academic journal affiliated to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Seiscentos intends to bring together articles, reviews and translations of themes and authors related to the seventeenth century, as well as their contemporary heritage. If, on one side, there are certainly plenty of Brazilian Academic Journals that share this profile, on the other hand, Seiscentos focuses on introducing discussions normally positioned at the margins, as well as forms of writing and methodologies of analysis taken sometimes as non-philosophical into the center of philosophical reflection. By doing this, we intentionally adopt an ethical-political perspective of resistance regarding universalisms perpetrated by the philosophical canon.
Seiscentos' first issue has a thematic section dedicated to seventeenth-century women in philosophy and its related debates on feminism and gender, as well as a general section with articles by Brazilian and foreign researchers that deal with important matters concerning such historical period. The journal belongs to a project of reconsidering perspectives that have always been present in the philosophical milieu, but were continuously silenced by patriarchal imposition. We must still mention that our initiative converges with recent discussions on rewriting the canon, especially with the Extending New Narratives project, from Simon Fraser University, which has insistently underlined the presence of women and other marginalised groups within the history of philosophy. With reference to authors, we have tried to observe the principle of gender parity, so as to maintain the presence of women in philosophy on two fronts: both by reading and rereading historical philosophers and by disseminating the work of women philosophers of today. The same principle applies to the composition of our editorial board.
Access to the journal is provided here: https://revistas.ufrj.br/index.php/seiscentos/issue/view/1813
The editors-in-chief of Seiscentos,
This online event is currently being planned to consist of a maximum of 8 live sessions held in different time zones over two Friday- Saturday periods in March. Sessions will be recorded so that those unable to attend will be able to access discussions.
Our intellectual past is full of people whose philosophical thought has been discounted through prejudice and condescension in their own times or by the tellers of the history of philosophy. This Extending New Narratives/ Pour de nouveaux récits en histoire de la philosophie (ENN) Partnership’s international online conference aims to open discussions exploring the philosophies of some of these historically neglected figures and jumpstart efforts to retell the history of philosophy.
We invite official ENN collaborators as well as other scholars from around the world to submit proposals for sessions. We are particularly interested in drawing connections across historical periods along the themes of epistemic authority, moral dignity, equality, and nature. Deadline for receipt of proposals: January 3, 2021.
Each session should focus on the thought of one or two marginalized philosophers with innovative philosophical ideas. We welcome proposals focused on figures in different philosophical traditions and in different time periods (up to 1940). We do not hold presuppositions about philosophical genres. Sessions should aim both to share expertise on understudied philosophers and to stimulate a discussion that includes those who are new to the texts. Sessions can take a variety of formats; we suggest thefollowing:
Each session should include a short (pre-circulated) presentation/paper (maximum 30 minutes), two discussants (maximum 15 minutes each), and an open discussion among attendees. We invite all session participants to share ideas about methodological concerns and about how to incorporate these neglected figures and texts into existing curriculum. We expecteach session to last no longer than 2.5 hours, and to have at least half the session be an open discussion.
We encourage the involvement of early career researchers in the proposed sessions (please note any ECR in the proposal).Sessions can be conducted in English or French, or be bilingual.
Proposals for sessions should be maximum one-page with the following information:
Please email your one-page proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenters and discussants need not be currently officially affiliated with the Extended New Narratives project.