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 email@example.com
Presenters and discussants need not be currently officially affiliated with the Extended New Narratives project.
We are pleased to announce the first video of the series Brazilian Women Philosophers: Sueli Carneiro by Djamila Ribeiro: https://youtu.be/2OmH_7vM5-s
In this first video, learn more about philosopher Sueli Carneiro with philosopher Djamila Ribeiro.
Sueli Carneiro is PhD in Philosophy from São Paulo University (USP) and CEO of the Geledés Institute for Black Women. She is author of "Writings of a life" [Escritos de uma vida] (Editora Letramento, 2018); "Racism, sexism and inequality in Brazil" [Racismo, Sexismo e Desigualdade no Brasil] (Selo Negro, 2011); "The color of prejudice" [A cor do preconceito] (Ática, 2006); "Grounding other as non-being as the ground of being" [A fundação do Outro como Não-Ser como fundamento do Ser] (FEUSP, 2005); "Women who make São Paulo" [Mulheres que fazem São Paulo] (Celebris, 2004), "Black women in the women's decade" [A mulher negra na década da mulher] (Nobel, 1985). She received numerous awards, including the Kalman Silvert, Vladimir Herzog and Bertha Lutz awards.
Djamila Ribeiro holds a Master's Degree in Political Philosophy from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). She is Editor of the "Feminismos Plurais" Collection and author of "Lugar de Fala" [Place of Speech] (Pólen, 2011); "Quem tem medo do Feminismo Negro?" [Who is afraid of Black Feminism?] (Companhia das Letras, ) and "Pequeno Manual Antirracista" [Short Antiracist Manual] (Companhia das Letras, ). She is a columnist for the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo and considered by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. She won the Jabuti Award in Humanities in 2020.
The series, promoted by the Extending New Narratives in Philosophy and by the Brazilian Network of Women Philosophers, is produced in Portuguese with English subtitles, aiming at the accessibility of the international public.
With curation by Carolina Araújo and Carmel Ramos, both at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the series invites intellectuals to present the work of prominent Brazilian philosophers. Centered on the author's concepts and arguments, the videos intend to show the importance of reading her works and introducing them in the academic curriculum.
Premiering every six weeks, the videos will be available for free on the YouTube channels of Extending New Narratives in Philosophy and the Brazilian Network of Women Philosophers.
ENN Partner University of Sydney is very pleased to announce a PhD scholarship in the History of Philosophy, with a special focus on women philosophers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, at the University of Sydney. The scholarship is part of the University of Sydney's partnership with SSHRC (Canada) major award, "Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy."
Applications open: 19 April
Deadline is: 14 May
More information: https://www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/research-scholarship-in-history-of-philosophy.html
Over the month of May, our collaborators in Brazil are organizing a twice-weekly series of discussions about women in the history of philosophy. In addition to opening and closing sessions, there will be roundtables on women in Afrodiasporic Studies, Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, as well as on methodological questions and the status of the canon more generally. For more information, and to register, check out their website.
On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (1pm EST), collaborators Karen Detlefsen and Chike Jeffers, along with Daria Drozdova, will be presenting at a meeting of the Princeton-Bucharest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Lisa Shapiro will chair the session. You can read the abstracts and find out more here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom meeting link. Seminars are also live cast on YouTube at the channel of the Princeton-Bucharest Seminar.
The call for applications for the Extending New Narratives Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2021-22 Academic Year is now open. You can find the position advertisement here: 2021-22 Post-Doc Ad