The Philosophy and Gender Seminar was created in November 1990 at the University of Barcelona, on the initiative of professors and researchers from the departments of History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Culture (Faculty of Philosophy) and Greek Philology (Faculty of Philology).

This center was promoted by the GRC Women Creation and Thought, which includes the following groups: the Centre Dona i Literatura-Gènere, sexualitats i crítica de la cultura, the Filosofia i Gènere Seminar, and Tàcita Muta-Grup d’Estudis de Dones i Gènere a l’Antiguitat. Helena González Fernández is the Director, and its research members are from the University of Barcelona, as well as the University of Lleida, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS (France), Hamilton College (USA) and the Università del Salento (Italy).

The ADHUC headquarters is in the Faculty of Philology of the University of Barcelona (Centre Dona i Literatura). Contact: adhuc@ub.edu.

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This GRC consists of three Universitat de Barcelona research groups with a long and highly productive trajectory in the study of women and gender: the Centre Dona i Literatura-Gènere, sexualitats i crítica de la cultura (Faculty of Philology), the Filosofia i Gènere Seminar (Faculty of Philosophy), and Tàcita Muta-Grup d’Estudis de Dones i Gènere a l’Antiguitat (Faculty of Geography and History). These three groups have joined together in order to promote the interdisciplinarity of their research in the fields of literature, cinema, art, and philosophical thought, since Antiquity and until the 21st century. The Grup d’Investigació Consolidat Creació i Pensament de les Dones (CiPD) was founded in 2005 and is officially recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Ref. SGR2005/00246).

More information: GRC Women Creation and Thought

The Filosofia i Gènere Seminar has kept a close relationship with de María Zambrano Seminar (University of Barcelona), directed by Dr. Carmen Revilla, for many years. Samples of this relationship are to be found in the annual seminars and the publication of the magazine Aurora. Papeles del “Seminario María Zambrano”, published by Publicaciones y Ediciones de la Universidad de Barcelona. The most active member of the Seminar, other than its director Carmen Revilla, is Dr. Rosa Rius Gatell. Dr. Elena Laurenzi is also a regular collaborator of the Seminar.

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The Filosofia i Gènere Seminar has established and developed highly productive relationships with numerous Spanish universities (Granada, Málaga, Sevilla and Aula Interdisciplinar Isabel Torres de Estudios de las Mujeres y del Género of the Universidad de Cantabria), European universities (Florence, Siena, Verona, Padua, Salerno, Toulouse-Le Mirail), and international Research Centers (CNRS, New School University, or associations such as the IAPh). Such collaborations are confirmed by the participation in conference cycles which can be found within the activities section in this same website, as well as by the publications and the participation in committees.

The Seminar presented Barcelona’s candidacy as the venue for the 10th Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (Internationale Assoziation von Philosophinnen). The Symposium took place in Barcelona, at Centre de Cultura Contemporánea, in October 2002, under the title “Passion for freedom”. The Congress Proceedings were subsequently published.

Coordinator

À. Lorena Fuster Peiró

Contemporary feminine thought, Imagination, Recognition, Transmission, Debt.

Advisory Committee

Fina Birulés

Hannah Arendt, Contemporary Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Women Philosophers.

Elena Laurenzi

María Zambrano, Women philosophers, Political Philosophy, Feminist Theory.

Rosa Rius Gatell

Philosophy of the Renaissance, Jeanne Hersch, Rachel Bespaloff, María Zambrano, Simone Weil.

Research coordinators

Fina Birulés

Hannah Arendt, Contemporary Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Women Philosophers.

Elena Laurenzi

María Zambrano, Women philosophers, Political Philosophy, Feminist Theory.

Núria Sara Miras Boronat

Pragmatist Feminism, Jane Addams, Play, Oppression, Social Exclusion.

Georgina Rabassó

Feminine Scientific Imagination, Hidelgarda de Bingen, Feminine Medieval Germanic Thought.

Carmen Revilla

Simone Weil, Edith Stein, María Zambrano.

Rosa Rius Gatell

Philosophy of the Renaissance, Jeanne Hersch, Rachel Bespaloff, María Zambrano, Simone Weil.

Researchers

Martí Clua Torres

Conceptual History, Hannah Arendt, Hans Blumenberg, Reinhardt Koselleck.

Anabella Di Tullio

Feminism, Liberalism, Freedom, Rights, Equality.

Stefania Fantauzzi

Political theory, Hannah Arendt, Jewish question, Civil Disobedience.

Florencia González Brizuela

Human Rights, Interculturality, Feminisms, Anti-racism.

 

Teresa Hoogeveen

Françoise Collin, Insurrectional Feminism, Difference, Sexual Difference, Common sense.

Helga Jorba

Theological-political Problem, Maimonides, Jewish Question, Rahel Varnhagen, Propehcy and Politics.

Ana Lanfranconi

Walter Benjamin, Textual and Cinematographic Infancies, Discourses of Social Transformation and Utopias of the 20th Century.

Pau Matheu Ribera

Simone Weil, Plato, Pythagoras, Oppression, Rebellion.

Andrea Pérez Fernández

Hannah Höch, Dadaism, Feminist Theory of Art, Epic Theatre, Sophocles.

Matías Sirczuk

Political Theory, Democratic Theory, Hannah Arendt, Claude Lefort.

Edgar Straehle

Authority, Sovereignty, Hannah Arendt, Claude Lefort.

Collaborators

Doris Leibetseder

Queer theory, Transgender studies, Cultural studies, STS, Assisted reproductive technologies.

Mercè Otero Vidal

Feminism, co-education, documentation center.

Past Collaborators

Adrià Chavarria

Women poets and philosophers, Judaism, Jewish culture.

Montserrat Jufresa

Literature and philosophy from hellenistic and imperial period, femenine philosophical production in Ancient world, Greek culture and humanism in Catalonia.

Blanca Llorca Morell

Maquiavel, Experience, Fortune, New Prince, Virtú, Cèsar Borja.

CV

 

Betlem Cuesta Cremades

David Gràcia Albareda

The Political, Aesthetics, Political Action.