CfA: Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2024

Idea and Motivation
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the Summer School for Widening Participation in Mathematical Philosophy, which will take place from Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July, 2024 in Munich, Germany. Following a series of eight successful MCMP-organized summer schools on mathematical philosophy for female students, the MCMP will this year broaden its offering, with a summer school for women and members of other groups that are under-represented in mathematical philosophy. These groups include under-represented gender identities, races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, people from low income and non-academic family backgrounds.

The school’s aim is to encourage students to engage with mathematical and scientific approaches to philosophical problems, and thereby help to redress the under-representation of women and other marginalized groups in mathematical philosophy. It offers the opportunity for study in an informal and interdisciplinary setting, for lively debate, and for the development of a network of students and professors interested in the application of formal methods to philosophy.

This edition of the summer school will feature lectures by:
Jingyi Wu (LSE): “Computational Models of Diversity and Injustice”
Sara Uckelman (Durham University): “What History of Logic Can Teach Us About the Future of Logic”

In addition, there will be an evening lecture by Barbara Vetter (FU Berlin): “First-generation philosophers: why they matter, and how to support them”.

The summer school will also feature talks on mathematical philosophy by members of the MCMP.

Please see the “Call for Application” below. For more information about the program, please consult the summer school website at <>. If you have any further questions about the summer school, please contact the organizing committee at

The organizing committee consists of Nicola Bonatti, Vanessa Carr, John Dougherty, Marta Ferreira Esteves, Levin Hornischer, Alessandra Marra, Francesco Nugnes, Hannah Pillin, Toby C.P. Solomon, Tom Sterkenburg, Zhouwanyue Yang.

Call for Application
We welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups (including under-represented gender identities, races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, people from low income and non-academic family backgrounds) who want to specialize in mathematical philosophy. The school is targeted to students at an early stage of their philosophical careers – especially MA and PhD students – and will introduce them to a selection of core topics in mathematical philosophy.

The school will include structured lectures by the invited lecturers, exercise sessions, short talks by members of the MCMP, as well as more relaxed conversational settings for sharing ideas. There will be a chance for students to present their own work, by taking part in a poster session. We will also provide space for students to discuss their experiences of academic philosophy within a roundtable session. In addition, there will be an evening lecture on the topic of first-generation philosophers.

When: 22 -26 July, 2024
Where: in-person, in Munich, Germany.
Participation fee: 75 euro. We have the possibility to grant a small number of travel bursaries.
How to apply: Please submit a cv and a letter of motivation highlighting i) your interest in mathematical philosophy, ii) your belonging to the school’s target group, and (if applicable) iii) your motivation for requesting a travel bursary. For administrative reasons, travel bursaries require the recipients to present a poster at the students’ poster session. Please submit your application material to <>
Application Deadline: March 29, 2024