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Call for seminar: Histories, Methods and Current Practices of Feminist Situated Knowledges

While many researchers, activists and artists claim to be engaged in situated knowledge
productions, we propose to explore their meanings along three approaches (that are not
mutually exclusive):

  1. The first approach consists in shedding light on the sources, which can be explicit or implicit,
    behind Haraway’s “Situated Knowledges”.
  2. The second approach consists in exploring the ways that the proposal of situated
    knowledges positions itself, with regard to the philosophical traditions and epistemologies
    of the social and historical sciences (which have also affirmed and claimed the situated
    character of knowledge and sought to give its full presence to an embodied subjectivity)?
  3. The third approach consists in drawing attention to the projects of those who, nowadays,
    reactivate the possibilities opened by the proposal of situated knowledges.

Practical details:

Since we wish to create a community to reflect on the above questions, our project covers
two years, starting with a seminar in 2022, and extended with a conference in March 2023.
The seminar participants will be welcome to attend the conference as auditors, but the
present call for contributions concerns exclusively the seminar since the program of the
conference is still in preparation at this stage.

The 2022 research seminar will consist of four one-day sessions scheduled on the following
dates at the University of Liege (Belgium):

– Thursday, March 3, 2022.
– Thursday, April 28, 2022.
– Friday, October 7, 2022.
– Friday, December 2, 2022.

Presentations will be 40 minutes long, followed by 20 minutes of discussion.

Proposals for contributions (400 words max.), as well as the title of the contribution, an
indicative bibliography, and the author’s affiliations must be sent by January 15, 2022 to

Proposals will be in English or in French.

A peer-reviewed publication will be issued from the seminar.

You can find more detailed information in the document attached to this call. 

Organizing Committee: Laura Aristizabal Arango ; Florence Caeymaex ; Marie Kill.