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

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

Sally Haslanger on ‘Ideology and Moral Knowledge’

Join Drexel University in welcoming Professor Sally Haslanger, PhD. for her talk on Ideology and Moral Knowledge, Thursday, March 1st 5:30-7:00pm in the Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Center

“Culture, I argue, is a set of social meanings – what I call a cultural techne – that shapes and filters how we think and act.  Problematic networks of social meanings constitute an ideology.  Such networks prevent us from properly appreciating what is valuable (and how it is valuable) and organize us in unjust ways.  Entrenched ideologies are resilient and are barriers to social change, even in the face of legal interventions.  If, under conditions of injustice, our cognition is shaped by ideology, how can we gain the moral knowledge needed to critique the culture that is the source of injustice?  But culture is not a rigid frame; rather, it is a set of tools made ready for use in a variety of ways.  Not everyone uses the tools in the same way or finds them fitting for the jobs they need done. So even in cases where most participate in oppressive practices unknowingly, there will be some who are able to gain knowledge of morally relevant facts that are for others inaccessible or unavailable; this may be knowledge that the practices are morally problematic. If so, then they are entitled (even required!) to resist the practices and demand change. Resistance may be made by individuals, but there are many reasons that it is best undertaken as a collective enterprise through social movements.  My talk will elaborate this view and consider when social movements legitimately demand our support.”

Students and faculty are invited to a reception with Dr. Haslanger from 4:00-5:15PM in Suite 250 at 3101 Market Street.

Sally Haslanger is the Ford Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds the 2015 Spinoza Chair of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2009. She has also served as director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at MIT. Her work has focused on metaphysics, feminist metaphysics, epistemology, feminist theory, ancient philosophy, and social and political philosophy.

Sponsored by Drexel’s Department of English & Philosophy, the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Department of Sociology.


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.