Helene Scott-Fordsmand

Helene Scott-Fordsmand

PhD fellow


Master of Arts (Cand.mag.) in philosophy (graduated May 2017), Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen.

Bachelor in philosophy w. Erasmus stay in Italy (graduated June 2014), University of Copenhagen/Università degli studi de Padova.

Professional Activities

September 2018 - present: Board member, Medicine, Culture and Society PhD programme.

Ferbuary 2016 - present: Board member at Network for Women in Philosophy, Denmark. Elected Chairwoman september 2017 to september 2019.

Autumn 2017: Teaching philosophy at Krogerup Højskole.

Summer 2016: Curator and coordinator, Pop-up exhibition Nye Rum [New Spaces] - Cinematic tendencies, Copenhagen.

2015-2016: Student assistant, Center for Subjectivity research, University of Copenhagen.

Autumn 2014: Scientific assistant at the Elsass Institute (then: HEC – Helene Elsass Center).

2012-2013: Nursing Assistant (FADL-vagt).

Participation at workshops, summerschools, and conferences (selected)

Collections, Knowledge and Time, Medical Museion - University of Copenhagen (October 2019) | Cultural Crossings of Care - University of Oslo (October 2018) | Phenomenology and psychoanalysis: a dialogue - St Catherine’s College, Oxford University (June 2018) | Advanced Course in Qualitative Research in Global Public Health - University of Copenhagen (April 2018) | Responsible conduct of research - SUND, University of Copenhagen (April 2018) | Phenomenology Summer School in Venice - Ca'foscari University (2016, 2017) | Copenhagen summer school in phenomenology and philosophy of mind - University of Copenhagen (2015, 2016, 2017).

Presentations at academic events

  • “Between living Subject and Object of Investigation – Observations on the Status of the Body in Medical Science”, P6-seminars: Body, Knowledge, Subjectivity. Linköping University, September 2019.
  • "When materiality misbehaves”, Annual meeting for Danish philosophical association. Vejle, March 2019.

  • "Reversing the Medical Humanities", Cultural Crossings of Care. University of Oslo, October 2018.

  • "Reversing the Medical Humanities", Issues in Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics, and Medical Practice, Nordic-Baltic Network of Philosophy of Medicine. Aarhus University, June 2018.

  • "Between living subject and object of investigation", Network seminar for and with women in philosophy. Danish School of Education - Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2018.

  • ”Opening up Scientific Experiments – a Phenomenological Approach to Studying Social Bias Through Theatre”, 2nd Bi-Annual Workshop for the Experimental Philosophy Group, Germany. Osnabrück, November 2017.

  • "At tale uendeligt... Tænkning og udtryk hos Heidegger og Arendt" [To speak indefinetly... Thinking and expression in Heidegger and Arendt], Filosofisk studenterkollokvium. University of Copenhagen, April 2016.

  • “Hvor er vi når vi tænker? Om Arendts begreb om tænkning og konsekvenser for filosofien" [Where are we when we think? On Arendts notion of thinking and consequences for philosophy], Seminar for women in philosophy. University of Bergen, October 2015.

Public dissimination

  • "Dissektion: Videnskabelig undersøgelse af menneskekroppen" [Dissection: Scientific investigation of the Human Body], Public lecture, Medical Museion, Copenhagen. October 2019.

  • "Kan vi blive klogere af kunst?" [Can art make us wiser?], Public lecture, Galleri Rasmus, Odense. November 2018.

Organization of academic meetings (selected)

Co-organizer of panel debate: Solutions for women in philosophy, at Annual meeting in the Danish philosophical socielty, Odense. March 2020

Organizer of Haraway reading circle: Reading Donna Haraway's manifestoes. September 2018 - September 2019

Co-organizer of panel debate: Challenges for women in philosophy, at Annual meeting in the Danish philosophical socielty, Vejle. March 2019

Co-organizer of network seminar for and with women in philosophy, Danish School of Education - Aarhus University, Copenhagen. April 2018.

Co-organizer of konference "Kvinder i spil" - konference for women in philosophy, Univerersity of Copenhagen. February 2017.

Co-organizer for Lectures on Vulnerability - with Robin May Schott & Elodie Boublil, Network for Women in Philosophy DK, Copenhagen. September. 2016.

Asssitant and practical co-organizer for Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind. August 2016.

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