About our conference

One day conference to be held on 26th October 2019 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN designed to bring female scholars from philosophy, history, and sociology of science and medicine together to discuss and further develop their research. The three main purposes of this conference are (1) to highlight the work of female graduate students who probe important issues in the sciences and humanities, (2) to provide networking opportunities, insightful feedback, and career guidance from eminent female scholars in their field, and (3) to combat the persistent gender imbalance in these areas of research by empowering and preparing women to exercise leadership in their area of scholarship.

The conference will be built upon three pillars: research presentation, networking, and leadership empowerment. This conference will be an opportunity for female graduate students in underrepresented fields to present their work and engage with IU faculty, alumni, and fellow students to improve and advance their research in a growing interdisciplinary field. We will accomplish this by embodying our three pillars throughout the conference planning process by involving IU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from the HPSC Department, Philosophy Department and Gender Studies Department. The conference will include Dr. Helen E. Longino as keynote speaker, roundtable discussions with both emerging and eminent female scholars, individual presentations by post-doctoral and graduate students, and poster sessions which will highlight the work of both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Planning Committee will expect abstracts both nationally and internationally, and will determine the acceptances assessed under blind review.