Abstract for My Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Oct. 1-3, 2019

Here is the abstract for my Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg in October: Philosophy is the most conservative and homogeneous discipline across the humanities and social sciences with respect to areas of inquiry and specialization. The homogeneity of the topics and questions studied in philosophy is, furthermore, co-constitutive with the homogeneity […]

Hate Speech: What It Is and How It Works, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Mar. 26-27, 2020

Invited Speakers: Alexander Brown, Mary Kate McGowan, Mari Mikkola, Mihaela Popa-Wyatt Contact Inga Bones, Universität Karlsruhe about registration. Registration required. Recent surveys suggest that hate speech is on the rise, particularly on the internet and on social media. Hate speech, its potential to harm individuals, and its corrosive effects on democracy and social stability are widely […]

Oxford Symposium on Comparative Political Philosophy, Oxford, Jul. 10-12, 2019

The 1st Oxford Symposium on Comparative Political Philosophy will be held at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford on 10-12 July. The program is here: Day 1 (10/7) 10:30-11:00    Registration + Welcome speech 11:00-1:00      Keynote speaker’s speech Angle, Stephen (Wesleyan University), “Do institutions have authority over us? Reflections on the history of Confucian renzhi 人治versus fazhi 法治 debates” 1:00-2:00        Lunch 2:00-4:00        Section […]

‘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 […]