‘Ezumezu’ and ‘African Philosophy as Critical Universalism’: Engaging African Intuitions for Normative Theory in a Pluriverse, Ebonyi State University, May 27-29, 2019

Special Workshop on the Nature and Significance of Postcolonial African Philosophy This special workshop on the nature and significance of Postcolonial African Philosophy is primarirly motivated by two recent publications. The first, Ezumezu: A System of Logic for African Philosophy and Studies(Springer 2019) by Jonathan O. Chimakonam PhD (Senior Lecturer, University of Calabar, Nigeria), articulates a […]

AntiUniversity Now, UK and Elsewhere, Jun. 15-22, 2019

AntiUniversity Now is an ongoing programme of self-organised radical learning and education events that was set up in 2015 to challenge academic and class hierarchy, the neoliberal university and the education-industrial complex. The annual AntiUniversity festival will take place 15-22 June 2019 in venues across the UK and, this year, internationally. All events are free […]

Ph.D. Summer School: Zoophthoria: The Exploitation and Destruction of Animals, Milan, Sept. 4-5, 2019 (registration deadline: Jun. 30, 2019)

A Ph. D. Summer School will be held at the University of Milan on September 4th-5th; it is open to Ph. D. Students, Doctors of Philosophy or research fellows (assegnisti) whose research concerns antispeciecism, animal rights, animalism and, in general, Philosophy as an instrument to think and fight against animal exploitation. As a title for […]

Mystify: Michael Hutchence and Disability

Two of Melinda’s first posts on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY are film reviews, a review of both the depiction of (so-called) mental illness and use of blindness as metaphor in Bird Box and a review of representations of disability in Bird Box, Hush, and A Quiet Place. These reviews build upon Melinda’s earlier work on depictions of […]

MAP Bristol Conference: Postcolonial and Decolonial Reception of European Thought, University of Bristol, Jun. 6-7, 2019

Philosophers recently have become aware that there is a risk that Eurocentric biases in philosophical tradition may distort the scholarship of the broad academic theoretical work. To correct these biases — which have been critically denounced by the scholars from non-European continents — the postcolonial scholarship made an effort in deconstructing the European theoretical referents, […]

Multi-cultural Philosophy, Manchester, UK, Jul. 15-16, 2019

A conference to be held at Manchester Hall, Manchester, UK 15 – 16 JULY 2019.Organisers: Lloyd Strickland (MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY) and Crispen Sachikonye (UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER) Keynote Speakers:Professor Bryan William Van Norden (YALE-NUS COLLEGE, WUHAN UNIVERSITY, VASSAR COLLEGE)Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (LANCASTER UNIVERSITY) The conference will be held over two days in one meeting room at […]

Braille Transcription for Academic Materials and a New Scholarship for Disabled Students

Ohio State University’s Office of Student Life Disability Services (SLDS) now has an in-house Braille transcriber for students requesting textbook and other materials in Braille, providing a faster and more cost-effective way to serve the needs of students and university departments. SLDS’s Lisa Vogt recently became a certified Braille transcriber through the (U.S.) National Library […]

Dialogues on Disability Wants You!

Are you a disabled philosopher? Would you like to join the dozens of other dynamic and illustrious disabled philosophers I’ve interviewed in the Dialogues on Disability series that I run here on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY? If so, please contact me at s.tremain@yahoo.ca OR sltremain@gmail.com. I’m lining up and conducting interviews for the coming months!

Women in Modern Philosophy: An International Conference, Rio de Janiero State University, Jun. 17-20, 2019

Keynote speakers: ·       Ruth Hagengruber – Paderborn University ·       Marilena Chauí – University of São Paulo ·       Lisa Shapiro – Simon Fraser University ·       Ulysses Pinheiro – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ·       Sabbrina Ebbersmeyer – University of Copenhagen ·       Lia Levy – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ·       Sarah Hutton – University of York ·       Christine Lopes – Independent […]