Each July the Unit hosts the Sydney Winter International Graduate School (SWIGS), a week long conference focusing on a particular topic in contemporary HPS and Science Studies. Applications from graduate students and early-career researchers in the history, philosophy, and social studies of science and biomedicine, and related fields are welcome. Please see the conference page for details.

The Unit also holds regular seminars on a variety of topics within HPS and Science Studies on selected Mondays during the semester, at 5pm, featuring speakers from around the world. These seminars are open to all, run for approximately 90 minutes, and are followed by an opportunity for further discussion at a nearby pub. Please see the seminar page for information on past and upcoming seminars.

On Wednesday 4 May, 2016 the Royal Society of NSW Annual Dinner took place. Professor Warwick Anderson, an ARC Laureate Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and an affiliate of the History and Philosophy of Science Unit received a major national award, the History and Philosophy of Science Medal.

HPS Research Days

The Unit will be holding its biannual Research Days on the 9-10th of June, 2016, featuring both graduating and in-progress student work, as well as two keynote speakers. It will be held in the CCANESA Room, Madsen Building, Camperdown Campus. The program is as follows:

4 pm Commences.
4-5:30 pm Graduating Honours students
5:30-5:45 Break
5:45-7 Graduating Postgraduate students
7 pm Champagne and Canapés to celebrate graduating students

10:45-12:15 Keynote: Sean Power
University College Cork
12.15- 1 Lunch Break
1-3:30 Postgraduate students research presentations
3:30-4 Coffee break
4-5:30 Keynote: Luc Faucher
Professor of Philosophy, Université du Québec à Montréal