Symposium on John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women: 1869-2019 1-2 November 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Social and Political Sciences / the University of Cyprus
contact email: 

[T]he principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes—the legal subordination of one sex to the other—is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; [...] it ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other.

J.S. Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869), ch. 1§1

On occasion of 150 years since the publication of John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women (1869), the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus hosts a Symposium on 1-2 November 2019, in Nicosia, Cyprus and invites papers on:

  • SoW’s reception: then and/or now
  • SoW’s intellectual/historical sources
  • SoW’s legacy
  • On Liberty and SoW
  • John Stuart Mill’s feminism
  • Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill
  • Mill vs Mill
  • Bentham, Mill and Universal Suffrage
  • Utilitarians and Women
  • From Wollstonecraft to Mill
  • Victorian feminism

Abstract submission deadline (300w, with short bio): 30 June 2019


Notification of acceptance: 8 July 2019