Annual Women in the History of Philosophy Lecture: “Rose Rand (1903-1980). From the Archives: Real and Unreal”

The departments annual public Women in the History of Philosophy lecture is coming up!

5th of April, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

This year, Professor Chris Meyns from the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting a paper on Rose Rand. See the abstract as follows:

The philosopher Dr Rose Rand (1903-1980) shook 1930s Vienna. Today, her name simply languishes on lists of people who were there too, once. While we know the mechanisms by which this happens – precarious employment, sexism, world wars – it’s still no situation to rest content with. In this talk I will describe my (contingent, often flustered by misconceptions) journey of encountering and appreciating Rand’s work in the Archives of Scientific Philosophy. Moreover, I will provide a provisional account of her work on the real and unreal as contained in the notebooks in that collection.

The Women in the History of Philosophy Series was established 11 years ago, in recognition of the fact that the work of women philosophers has often been neglected. The Philosophy department wants to call attention to this all-too frequently forgotten history. The talks are meant to be accessible to all and are followed by a reception!

Find more information on this and the past lectures here.