Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Women in Logic

via Feminist Philosophers and News Apps

"Almost three years ago, I initiated the ‘Women in Logic’ list, intended to serve as source of ideas for conference organizers seeking to improve the gender balance of their conferences,in the spirit of the Gendered Conference Campaign. More generally, it was intended to increase the visibility of women working in an area that is strongly associated with men. The first draft of the list was compiled on the basis of responses to a query I had sent to the Philos-L mailing list, and since then I’ve been updating the list as I continued to receive suggestions of additions.
Now, inspired by Bryce Huebner’s wiki on feminist philosophy and Lisa Shapiro’s list of women working in history of philosophy, I decided to experiment with a new format: a Google docs spreadsheet which can be viewed and edited by anyone, so that everyone can add themselves and others. The aim is for the list to contain much more information than it did before, with names filed by geographical area/continent, information on areas of expertise and topics, webpage and email etc. In this way, it should be a much more useful tool than it has been so far, as well as being a modest attempt at data collection on the number of women working in these areas. " Posted by Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Alan Turing in Manila - from Ambassador Lillie

I've been having a busy week but was able to go to the reception at Ambassador Lillie's residence. David Chalmers and some of the participants were there. When I'm less busy I'll probably write about that.  Anyway, here is a passage from Ambassador Lillie's blog:

"This week saw one of the Philippines’ most prestigious universities host 'Turing 2012', a commemoration and celebration of the British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing.
I was delighted to deliver the opening remarks at De La Salle University-Manila and to host a reception later at my Residence for participants and international speakers in the conference.
100 years after his birth in 2012, Alan Turing is probably most widely known in his own country for his work during the Second World War at Bletchley Park, Britain’s wartime code-breaking centre."

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