Hypatia to host UO conference Sept. 6-9

Hypatia journal cover.

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy is hosting its 40th anniversary conference at the University of Oregon, Sept. 6-9, 2023. Registration for the conference is free for UO community members. 

The conference theme is "Hypatia's Promise: Opening the Archives, Charting Feminist Futures." Opening the archives references the literal opening of the new Hypatia archives at the University of Oregon's Knight Library, which will occur during the conference. It also points to a more figurative opening of the archives, centering feminist thought that has often been marginalized or absent from (now) legitimized feminist spaces, like Hypatia itself. The plenary panel "Hypatia: Looking Back" will investigate how feminist philosophy might recognize its accomplishments and reckon with its own troublesome history.

Charting feminist futures returns focus to the journal's aspirations for feminist philosophy. Panels explore where feminist philosophy needs to go from here, what directions are being charted now for our feminist futures, and what charting remains to be done. Plenary panels include, “Reproductive Justice & Feminist Liberatory Politics,” “Mapping Histories, Engaging with Possibility: Black Feminisms Today,” “Woman Life Freedom: Iranian Women’s Uprising,” “Decolonial Feminism in Latin America,” and “Transfeminism.” 

The conference is the first event in Center for the Study of Women in Society's fall line-up of 50th anniversary events. Registration information and more details about the conference can be found here: https://center.uoregon.edu/Hypatia/2023/