Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy

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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.

Methodological Individualism
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Mar 28

Agent-Based Modelling and Methodological Individualism

Julie Zahle is the second lecturer this spring at The Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy's (BNWP or BNKF in Norwegian) regular seminars.

Music and Philosophy
A blurred photo of Lydia Goehr with the text "Challenging an ahistorical approach to concepts used when desceibing music.

Lydia Goehr in Bergen: “Philosophy Meets Music”

Rebecka Ahvenniemi, composer and assistant professor, has written a blog post on Goehr's visit to Bergen. In this Ahvenniemi discusses some of the main topics related to the relation between philosophy and music debated at the conference.
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Jan 17

Graduate Workshop and Symposium in "Imagination, Society, and Culture" 2019

The Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy (BNWP) at the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB) hosted its first graduate student workshop and symposium from January 17th - 19th, 2019.