When the pandemic pushed professional activities online, “we organized the ‘talks’ of conferences, but neglected the conversation,” writes Georgi Gardiner, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Tennessee. (more…)
Following up on yesterday’s piece regarding online conferences, Heather Douglas, professor of philosophy at Michigan State University, in this guest post,* asks us to consider: “When is it worth it (in terms of financial and environmental cost) to gather together in person?” (more…)
In the following guest post,* a group of scholars make the case that the online conferences, the recent prevalence of which has been spurred by pandemic precautions, should be “the new default.” (more…)
In the following guest post,* Carlota Salvador Megias, a recent graduate from the MA program in philosophy at the University of Bergen, shares an interesting idea for helping graduate students get more out of philosophy conferences. (more…)
This is a reminder to list events on the Open, Live, and Online Philosophy Events Spreadsheet. (more…)
“I’m trying to create, in my own little word, a network of virtual colloquia and workshops for people stuck at home.” (more…)
Athena in Action is a networking and mentoring workshop for graduate student women in philosophy. Applications are now being accepted for its third annual workshop, which will be taking place this summer. (more…)
The case against philosophy conferences is depressingly formidable. I say “depressingly” because I love philosophy conferences. Here are some of the considerations against them: (more…)
A new initiative going by the name of “Compass Workshops” is starting up next month. Billed as “a philosophy workshop for female and transgender undergraduates,” the workshops
provide women and gender minority undergraduates a chance to meet each other, and to explore various sub-disciplines within philosophy, in a relaxed and supportive environment. The workshop..
Christy Wampole (Princeton) lays out a series of complaints and concerns about conferences in the humanities, including:
We have sat patiently and politely through talks read line by line in a monotone voice by a speaker who doesn’t look up once, wondering why we couldn’t have read the paper ourselves in advance with a much greater level of absorption.