Engendering Dialogue: Feminist Thought and Contemporary Debates in Art, Science, and Education
This project is funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network Award for the Arts and Humanities. Its aim is to build links between feminist philosophers, and researchers and practitioners in other key areas of philosophical, cultural and educational debate. By targeting debates in education, the visual arts, and cognitive science (a field in which Scottish HEIs have an internationally recognised expertise), the Network will increase awareness of the significance of gender in key areas of intellectual and cultural activity as well as in the development of educational policies and practices.
Much of the work undertaken in recent feminist thought – on areas such as the body and materiality, representation and power relations, or relational identities and difference – is also relevant to key issues in the philosophy of cognitive science (particularly embodied cognition and extended mind) as well as to the concerns of contemporary artistic and educational practice. The Network aims to make space for greater dialogue in each of these areas. Three Network conferences will bring together established thinkers and practitioners with those in earlier stages of their research or practice, while the Network website will publicise and document these events, house papers, offer links to further resources, and provide an opportunity for building further connections between Network participants.
The Network is organised by Dr Rachel Jones (Philosophy, University of Dundee) together with Project Assistant Carrie Giunta (Doctoral Researcher, Philosophy, University of Dundee).
The first Network conference, ‘Bodies of Thought’, was co-organised with Professor Mike Wheeler (Philosophy, University of Stirling); the second, ‘Seeing Things Differently’, is being co-organised with Mary Modeen (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design); and the third, on feminist philosophy and education, is being organised with Dr Aislinn O’Donnell (Philosophy of Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) and Dr Graeme Nixon (School of Education, University of Aberdeen).
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