Women in Core Conference at Temple University

“Welcome to Women in Core! While it’s clear that more texts by and about women appear on core text syllabi than ever, integrating women into core curricula continues to present special challenges and opportunities. The next two days promise a rich array of considerations: we will hear arguments for the inclusion of texts by women authors or about women characters in curricula that still emphasize canonical works by men. We will strategize ways to expand our syllabi. We will take up questions concerning the canon and the archive, the dynamics of gender identity in the classroom and in publishing, critical developments in feminism and gender studies, and intersectionality. Building on the success of six panels hosted at 2017 conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University, in collaboration with ACTC and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, has invited scholars and university professionals from across the country to address these and other issues. We’re glad you’ve chosen to join us in this important project!”

Hosted by the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University

Co-Sponsored by the Association of Core Texts and Courses (ACTC)

Supported by Temple’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program

For more information, contact

Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Director for Special Programs, Intellectual Heritage Program

Email g.amaral@temple.edu

Beyond Apu: A Community Conversation

When was the first time you remember seeing yourself reflected onscreen? Or have you yet to truly experience this?

On March 10th, Drexel University and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) will host the Philadelphia premiere of Hari Kondabolu’s The Problem With Apu documentary, followed by a community discussion about representations of South Asian Americans in popular culture. All proceeds will benefit our work to document and share South Asian American stories. In the vein of SAADA’s award-winning First Days Project and Road Trips Project, we will also be collecting personal memories from the audience to permanently preserve in our archive.

Sat, March 10, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Drexel University, URBN Center Screening Room – 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tickets: $10 to $15

To purchase tickets or for more event information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-apu-a-community-conversation-tickets-42638892074

To learn more about SAADA, visit https://www.saada.org

Curation and Community in the Age of Art + Feminism: Panel and Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 // 11:00 am

Paley Library: Ground Floor Lecture Hall — 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Join Temple University for a panel discussion about representation and identity in art, moderated by Dr. Jennifer Zarro, art historian, writer, curator, and faculty at the Tyler School of Art, with:

  • Kate Kraczon, Laporte Associate Curator, ICA Philadelphia

  • Mechella Yezernitskaya, co-curator of Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms

  • Kelli Morgan, associate curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

In the afternoon, participate in the fifth (and our third!) annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that.

Tutorials will be provided for the beginner Wikipedian, along with reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

Panel starts at 11:00 AM/Training starts at 12:30 PM/Editing in full swing at 1:30 PM. Drop in at any time!

Kindly register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfeminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-2018-tickets-42211588999

Temple University’s Fifth Annual Disability and Change Symposium

Monday, March 26, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Organized by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple, with support from the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disabilities, the Disability and Change Symposium is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference focusing on cultural equity and disability.

The event is free, accessible and open to the public. Registration is required.

Symposium Highlights

The “end of disability” has been a long-standing mantra for medicine and often repudiated by some disability studies scholars and others who question the “end” to mean extermination or erasure. Our 5th Annual Disability & Change Symposium asks us to consider whether the development of technologies such as bionics, implants, and smart technologies brings something new to the debate.

Come listen to interdisciplinary panels of speakers discuss the historic, philosophical/ethical, policy, applied rehabilitative, science/engineering, and first-person perspectives.

For more information, visit https://www.temple.edu/instituteondisabilities/programs/ifc/symposium2018.shtml


Upcoming MAP Reading Group – Changing the Culture of Academic Philosophy

On November 17, 2017 Temple’s MAP will be hosting its second reading group. The topic of this reading group is feminism and philosophy, focusing our discussion on Sally Haslanger’s paper “Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy: Not By Reason (Alone).” (A link to a PDF of the text can be found below.)


MAP board member Kate Brelje will be leading our discussion.

This reading group is open to everyone (including across discipline!) and we welcome anyone who is interested to attend.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Join MAP for Our First Event!

The two articles for the reading group discussion portion of the meeting can be found below.

“Relationship Mapping of Minorities in Philosophy”, by Andrew Higgins


“The lack of diversity in philosophy is blocking its progress”, by Peter Levine