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Via Jan Albert van Laar’s post to the ARG-THRY mailing list:

Else Margarete Barth, emeritus professor in Analytic Philosophy at the
University of Groningen, has died on 6 January 2015. She was born in
Trondheim on 3 August 1928 and studied philosophy, physics, and mathematics
in Trondheim, Oslo (with Arne Naess), and Amsterdam (with Evert Willem
Beth). In 1971 she obtained a PhD from Leiden University, supervised by
Gabriël Nuchelmans. From 1971 to 1977 she was a lector in Logic at Utrecht
University and from 1977 to 1993 a professor in Analytic Philosophy at the
University of Groningen. Her main contributions to philosophy are in
argumentation theory, dialogue logic, formal semantics, and in the logical
analysis of authoritarianism. She was an outspoken advocate of women’s
rights in academia. Main publications include *The Logic of the Articles in
Traditional Philosophy* (1974), *From Axiom to Dialogue* (1982, with Erik
Krabbe), *Problems, Functions and Semantic Roles* (1986, with Rob Wiche),
*Women Philosophers: A Bibliography of Books* (1992), and *A Nazi Interior:
Quisling’s Hidden Philosophy* (2003). She leaves a husband.

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The Ambassador Bridge, via Wikimedia Commons. Original by Mike Russell, CC 3.0 S-A

As many in the argumentation studies community know next week is OSSA 9, one of the bigger events on our calendars.  The conference theme this go around is “Argumentation, Cognition and Community”.  Having had a look at the schedule I think this promises to be an interesting conference. Many leading scholars in argumentation, informal logic, rhetoric, and normative pragmatics will be there presenting and responding to papers.  There is also a good range of strong papers by up and coming scholars as well.  This is one to look forward to, if you’ll be coming.

All the pertinent information for OSSA, including .pdf downloads of the schedule and abstracts among other things, can be accessed here.

Unfortunately, as we all know, not everyone who would like to attend can attend.  These are tough times and many of us find ourselves at institutions who can’t always support travel to events like these as often or to the degree that they would wish. For those who won’t be coming but want to follow along, I thought I might propose a conference back-channel on Twitter with the hashtag #OSSA2011.  Those of us who have Twitter accounts and will be there could post about discussions, sessions, workshops, and everything else OSSA between sessions or whenever else we have the chance.  That way those who cannot come can follow along. An added benefit is that those of us who are there will be able get to know each other a little better and to coordinate a little easier when it comes to dinner plans, taxi rides, etc.. (To get a better idea of how it works, you might check out this post from the innovative and consistently helpful ProfHacker blog on the Chronicle of Higher Ed website.)

If you’re interested, let me know!  You can comment here or post to Twitter including “#OSSA2011” somewhere in your tweet.

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