Zadar, Croatia

Women in the History of Philosophy – Challenging the Canon

when 11 July 2022 - 14 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 100

The Summer School continues the tradition of the Libori Summer School which started in Paderborn in 2017 and lasted till the outbreak of the COVID pandemics. Institute of Philosophy organized an online-only summer school in 2021. This year, for the first time after 2019, with the support of University of Zadar, we will gather in-person in the beautiful city of Zadar again.

Course leader

Luka Boršić
Ruth Hagengruber
Jure Zovko

Target group

students, scientists, professionals, general audience interested in learning about women in the history of philsophy

Course aim

The Research Centre for Women in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy in Croatia and the Centre for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientist at University of Paderborn in Germany are devoted to promoting research and studies of women in the history of philosophy. This special philosophical endeavour beyond the mainstream is pursued to fill gaps in the history of philosophy. Can we repair the damage done to philosophy which, by excluded practically all women from its history, put in question its credibility and identity? Can we fully understand Socrates without Diotima, Plato without Aspasia, Descartes without Teresa of Ávila, Kant without Émilie Du Châtelet? How do we integrate women philosophers into the philosophical canon? This year’s Croatia Libori Summer School aims to find answers to these questions along with the international research network which includes renown researchers and philosophers from Germany, the USA, Ukraine, Spain, and Croatia.

Credits info

3 EC
Credit points will be awarded for successful participation in the courses, comprising 30 contact hours (3 ECTS) and the composition of a paper related to the contents of the respective course (3 ECTS). The students are expected to participate in the plenary presentations and discussions.

Fee info

EUR 100: The fee covers the lectures + refreshments (coffees, juices, cookies etc.) during the entire duration of the summer school.