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Dear Bilkent University Members,

Library is very pleased to invite you to attend the Library Lunchtime Lecture of the academic year 2023-2024.

Title: The Dos and Don’ts of Writing about Women in the History of Political Philosophy

Speaker: Prof. Sandrine Bergès, Department of Philosophy
Place: Art Gallery, Bilkent University Library
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Time: 12.30-1.20 pm.

Abstract: In this talk Prof. Sandrine Bergès will put together a list of dos and don’ts, based on her experience of researching the history of women in political philosophy. Each item will be illustrated by examples drawn from well-known texts in the history of political thought (e.g. Max Gallo, Jonathan Israel) and followed by a short argument to justify its inclusion in the list.

Sandrine Bergès is a professor of philosophy at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey and 2023 British Academy Global Professor. Her recent publications include: Liberty in their Names: Women Philosophers of the French Revolution (Bloomsbury), Olympe de Gouges (CUP) Sophie de Grouchy’s Letters on Sympathy (OUP, with Eric Schliesser). She has also written and edited (with Alan Coffee, and with Eileen Hunt) books on Mary Wollstonecraft. She runs the Feminist History of Philosophy blog. 

The lecture will be in English.

Lunchtime refreshments will be supplied!

For previous Lunchtime Lecture Events, please visit https://library.bilkent.edu.tr/lunchtime-lectures/

Video recordings of previous lectures are available to watch on the Bilkent University Library YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BilkentLibrary