The Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy (BNWP) aims to increase the proportion of women studying and working in philosophy. The network was established to counterbalance the overwhelming number of men dominating the discipline. The proportion of women faculty members in permanent positions is 13%. Women are also clearly underrepresented at both graduate and undergraduate levels of study. Experience shows that men have greater access to informal professional social fora than women and that women, for various reasons, can feel excluded from these. One of the network’s central tasks is working to increase the proportion of women in philosophy at all levels, both amongst students and faculty members. Each semester the network arranges a lecture series open to everyone. A yearly conference is arranged, but for network members only. Other activities are arranged on an ongoing basis.
Upcoming BNWP events this semester:
Seminar: Tuesday 15 May, 18:15-20:00, First floor meeting room. Oda Tvedt will present her paper entitled 'The Politics of Law: Autonomy and Citizen Participation in Plato's Laws'
Workshop on Philosophy and Music, Tuesday 29 May, 10:00-16:00. Speakers: Rebecka Ahveniemmi (Helsinki), Vibeke Tellmann (UiB), and Lydia Goehr (Columbia). Complete programme to follow.
Reading Seminar with Prof. Lydia Goehr, Wednesday 30 May, 14:15-16:00. Prof. Goehr will discuss her paper "How to Do More with Words. Two Views of (Musical) Ekphrasis" and respond to questions.
Concert and Artist Talk. These events are part of the Bergen International Festival, but may be of interest to members of the BNKF and the philosophical community in Bergen:
- - Concert: Wheels within Wheels: Mouvance III (http://www.fib.no/en/Programme/?TLp=1289651), Tuesday 29 May, 19:30
- - Artist talk: Prof. Lydia Goehr in dialogue with the artists from Wheels within Wheels, Wednesday 30 May, 17:00-19:00 (details to follow).