Language, History, Gender, and Science: Celebrating the Work of Evelyn Fox-Keller

When and Where

Friday, September 22, 2023 9:15 am to Saturday, September 23, 2023 5:00 am
VC 101 (Friday) and VC 304 (Saturday)
Victoria College
Victoria College, 91 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7


Jessica Riskin, Giuseppe Longo Marga Vicedo, Eva Jablonka Anat Zeligowskim, Ana Soto Carlos Sonnenschein, Rasmus G. Winther, Sarah S. Richardson, Sonia Sultan, Gregory Radick


A paper about this event was published in the In Memoriam section of the open-access Journal of Biological Sciences "Celebrating Evelyn Fox Keller, 'The Toronto Statement'" vol.6, no.2 (2023)


This workshop celebrates and honors the work of Evelyn Fox Keller, one of the most original voices in recent history and philosophy of science, particularly on issues about biology and feminism. Her work combines an acute knowledge of science, including biology, physics and their intersection, with a distinctive critical approach to their historical and philosophical underpinnings, including methodological, linguistic and gender issues. This workshop brings together a distinguished group of speakers whose research reflects the inter and transdisciplinary reach of her work.



-           Jessica Riskin (Department of History, Stanford University)

-           Giuseppe Longo (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and IHPST, Paris)

-           Marga Vicedo (IHPST)

-           Eva Jablonka (The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv University)

-           Anat Zeligowskim (independent artist, Bari, Italy)

-           Ana Soto (Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine)

-           Carlos Sonnenschein (Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine)

-           Rasmus G. Winther (Humanities Division, University of California, Santa Cruz)

-           Sarah S. Richardson (Department of History of Science & Harvard GenderSci Lab, Harvard University)

-           Sonia Sultan (Department of Biology & Environmental Studies Program, Wesleyan University)

-           Gregory Radick (School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, Leeds University)

No registration is required, but please contact Denis Walsh if you wish to attend



Contact Information

Denis Walsh and Fermin Fulda