Useful Information

At a glance …

Monash University has multiple campuses. All of our events will take place at the CAULFIELD campus. See the bottom of this page for a map of the campus.

The conference will begin at 3pm on Thursday, 7 July, with a special joint session with the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) conference, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy supplement “Women and Philosophy” (to be broadcast live on Radio 3CR’s “Radical Philosophy”), in Building H.

That same day at 5-7pm, there will be the Welcome Keynote Address by Linda Lopez McAlister, a Drinks Reception and an Exhibition Opening, in the Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) Faculty Gallery, Building G.

Our other keynote speakers are: Moira Gatens, Sally Haslanger, Ruth Hagengruber, and Lisa Shapiro.

The conference dinner will be held at the restaurant “Ilona Staller”, 282 Carlisle St, East St Kilda, on Saturday, 9 July, from 7pm. To get to the restaurant from Monash Caulfield, take the Number 3 or 3a tram from Caulfield Station (Stop 57-Derby Rd), in the direction of ‘Melbourne University’, and get off at Balaclava Station. Alternatively, you can also catch a taxi outside Caulfield Station.

The conference officially ends at 4.30-6pm on Sunday, 10 July, with a roundtable session on “Reports on the Status of Women in Philosophy”, featuring Sally Haslanger, Fiona Jenkins, and Stella Villarmea (chaired by Karen Jones).

For further information, including the final conference programme and abstracts, see the homepage to our website

Please note that for most sessions the time allocated for individual presenters is 20 mins speaking time, immediately followed by 10mins Q&A.

Powerpoint facilities will be available. Please arrive 5-10mins before your session begins, to upload your presentation.


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If you are registered for any days of the conference (even if it’s just for one day), then you are also registered to attend events on the Thursday—including the joint IAPh/AAP session, the Welcome Keynote Address, the Drinks Reception, and the Exhibition Opening. Come along!

Travel and accommodation

Some of the following travel and accommodation information (borrowed from the AAP conference website) may be useful:

  • The Caulfield Railway Station is next to Monash Caulfield Campus. Four lines stop at the station: Cranbourne, Dandenong, Frankston and Pakenham. From Flinders St station in the city centre, the train takes approximately 25 minutes. Trains depart every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • While there is no train service from Melbourne Airport, there is a bus
    shuttle to Southern Cross Station (in the city centre). The airport bus shuttle costs $18 one way, $36 return. For further details, see:
  • In order to use Melbourne public transport services – train, tram and bus – you will need to purchase a Myki card, and to maintain a credit balance on it. The Myki card itself costs $6. For details, see:
  • Participants may wish to stay in the Melbourne city centre. We have listed a few hotel suggestions on our website under “Accommodation”.
  • There is, of course, accommodation available closer to Monash Caulfield—in the popular suburb of St Kilda, for example.
  • The No. 3 tram from Swanston Street in the city centre will take you directly to the Caulfield campus (get off at Caulfield Station at Derby Rd). This tram takes a route down St Kilda Rd, Carlisle Street and Balaclava Road; so it is also useful if you wish to stay in St Kilda, East St Kilda, or Caulfield. On Saturday and Sunday, you can also catch the No. 3a.
  • If you’re travelling by tram, we recommend that you download the Tramtracker app, for iphone and android. It will direct you to the nearest tram stop and tell you when your tram is coming. You’ll find it at
  • For getting around Melbourne, the best map is Melway:

Wi-fi access

Delegates can connect to the internet for free by connecting to the Monash Free WiFi network. Monash University is also one of the participating institutions for eduroam. For further information on this roaming internet access service, see:


Our conference rooms are all wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible toilets near those conference rooms. Limited parking spaces for disabled persons are available in the multi-level carpark at Caulfield campus, close to building H. The conference dinner is being held in a wheelchair accessible venue. Delegates with disabilities are welcome to bring attendants free of charge.

Other related conferences

(i) Our symposium will immediately follow the 2016 Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Conference, to be hosted by Monash University, at Caulfield, Melbourne, 3–7 July 2016.

(ii) A conference on “Attention, Consciousness, and Self”, organised by Jennifer Windt and Monima Chadha, will be held from 8-9 July 2016, also at Monash University, Caulfield Campus. For further information, contact:

(iii) 43rd International Hume Society Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, 19-23 July 2016.

(iv) A conference “Personal Identity in the History of Philosophy”, organised by Ruth Boeker, will be held at the University of Melbourne, 5-6 August 2016.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council; the Ian Potter Foundation; the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh); the Monash Faculty of Arts, and Monash Art, Design and Architecture.


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