Institute of Philosophy


Epistemic Injustice in the Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing

Friday, 2019/12/06 - Saturday, 2019/12/07

Roadworks (Performance Still) 1985-95
© Mona Hatoum, Courtesy the artist (Photo: Patrick Gilbert)

The workshop is open to a limited number of further participants. The registration deadline is November 10th (extended). If you would like to participate, please send an email to indicating your motivation for participating in this workshop, or the relevance of the workshop for your research (2-3 sentences). Please note that this is a pre-read workshop and the workshop papers will be sent to all participants in advance.

The workshop is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Institute of Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Network at the University of Bern.

Event organizer: Melanie Altanian, in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy
Date: 2019/12/06 - 2019/12/07
Time: 09:50 - 17:00
Locality: Room 028
University of Bern Main Building
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Characteristics: not open to the public
free of charge

Preliminary Workshop Program

Identifying Epistemic Injustice
10:00‒11:00 Echo chambers, Ignorance and Domination
Breno Ricardo G. Santos, University of Mato Grosso
11:00‒12:00 Thinking Epistemic Injustice from the Global South: Genocide-denial, Silencing and Collective Ignorance in Turkey
Imge Oranli, Arizona State University
12:10‒13:10 Genocide Denial as Testimonial Oppression
Melanie Altanian, University of Bern
14:30‒15:30 False Confessions, the Criminal Justice System, and Testimonial Injustice
Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University
15:45‒16:45 Capital Vices, Institutional Failures, and Epistemic Neglect in a County Jail
José Medina, Northwestern University
Remedying Epistemic Injustice
10:00‒11:00 The Significance of Intellectual Self-Trust – Individual and Collective – in Tackling Epistemic Injustice
Nadja El Kassar, University of Zurich
11:00‒12:00 Horizontal Attention and Epistemic Repair
Gaile Pohlhaus, Miami University
12:10‒13:10 “The Girl Who Cried Wolf”: #MeToo, Testimonial Injustice, and Feminist Solidarity
Hilkje Hänel, Free University of Berlin
14:30‒15:30 Epistemic Injustice and Indigenous Peoples in the Inter-American Human Rights System
Dina & Leo Townsend, University of Tilburg & Vienna
15:45‒16:45 Rectifying Hermeneutical Injustice in the “Comfort Women” Issue through Interactional and Structural Acknowledgment
Seunghyun Song, University of Graz