THE UNIT FOR HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SYDNEY CENTRE FOR THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE

2017 RESEARCH SEMINARS

The HPS Research Seminar Series runs on selected Mondays during Semester time.

All Welcome. No Booking Required. Free

Please note NEW START TIME: 5:30

CCANESA MEETING ROOM, MADSEN BUILDING
CAMPERDOWN CAMPUS

Best access to CCANESA is from the Eastern Avenue entrance of the Madsen Building. When you enter you will be on the 3rd floor. Please proceed across the foyer and take the stairs on the right up one floor. The door to CCANESA will be straight ahead on this landing


Research Seminar Series - Semester 1, 2017
Date Venue Speaker Topic

March 13th

CANCELLED

CCANESA

Barbara Osimani, PhD

Bias, random error, and the variety of evidence thesis

March 20th

 

Mark Honigsbaum
Wellcome Research Fellow
Queen Mary University of London

 Between Securitisation and Neglect:
Managing Ebola at the Borders of Global Health

March 27th

CCANESA Meeting Room

Madsen Building

Huw Price
Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy
Academic Director, CSER (cser.org) & CFI (lcfi.ac.uk)
University of Cambridge

'Heart of DARCness'

Huw Price and Yang Liu 

 


April 3rd

CCANESA Meeting Room

Madsen Building

DR CHRISTINE VON OERTZEN

Visiting Lecturer University of Sydney

Max Plank Institute for the History of Science Berlin

Contingencies of Innovation: At the Crossroads from Manual to Machine Data Processing in Nineteenth-Century Europe


 

April 10th

CCANESA Meeting Room

Madsen Building

Michael Devitt
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy The Graduate Center The City University of New York.

 HISTORICAL BIOLOGICAL ESSENTIALISM

April 24th

CCANESA Meeting Room

Madsen Building

Albert Atkin

Macquarie University

"Race as a Pragmatic Cluster Concept"
May 1st

CCANESA Meeting Room

Madsen Building

 

Greg Dawes
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Otago
Dunedin
NZ
  The Development of Medieval Empiricism
MONDAY 15TH MAY

CCANESA

Meeting Room

Madsen Building

Prof. Nick Rasmussen

Programs in History and Environmental HumanitiesSchool of Humanities and Languages

University of New South Wales

  "The Fit Between the Historiography of Biomedicine and its Subject Matter: A Systematic Review"

 


THURSDAY

MAY 18TH

From 6PM

NICHOLSON MUSEUM

 DR EVELLEEN RICHARDS

BOOK LAUNCH

RSVP REQUIRED TO hps.admin@sydney.edu.au

 "DARWIN AND THE MAKING OF SEXUAL SELECTION"


 MONDAY 22ND MAY

6PM START

CCANESA Meeting Room

Madsen Building

ASSOC. PROF DOMINIC MURPHY

PROF. PETER GODFREY-SMITH

 

WEDNESDAY

14TH JUNE

from 1pm

TO 5.30

REFRESHMENTS FROM

5.30 -7PM


2017

CCANESA MEETING ROOM MADSEN BUILDING

 

 RESEARCH

PRESENTATION

DAY

and we will be holding a Farewell to Darrel Rutkin

 

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Please RSVP to hps.admin@sydney.edu.au

1.00 - 1.15pm ~ HPS TSP STUDENTS
1:15 - 2.15pm ~ HPS HONOURS STUDENTS work in progress

Delusion: A Two Factories Theory ~ Byron Dickson

Addiction: Stoner Sloth or Energizer Bunny ~ Jessica Lochtenberg

Seeking Schizophrenic Psychoses in Sino-Psychiatry

~ Margaret Fang

Pois - Sized Models ~ Arin Harman

Balancing the Mind: Cybernetics in the Cold War ~ Angus Cornwell

Graduating HPS Honours Student

Of Lasers and Landscapes: A History and Critical Study of the Introduction of LiDAR into Rainforest Archaeology ~ Rob Colquhoun

2.30 – 4.30pm HPS PhD CANDIDATES, work in progress

2.30 – 3pm  ~ Points, Lines, Surfaces: Chapters in Hooke’s Conceptualisation of Mathematical Nature ~ Cindy Eric 

3.15 – 3.30pm ~ Afternoon Tea

3.30 – 4.00pm ~ Supersizing Psychiatry: A Reply to Davies ~ Caitrin Donovan 

Graduating HPS PhD Student

4.00 – 4.30pm ~ Attachment in the NIMH’s RDOC Project: An Imperfect Fit?  ~ Kevin Keith

4.30 - 5.30pm

KEYNOTE:
Trauma Studies:  Past Present, and Future

PROFESSOR MARK MICALE

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 DRINKS FROM 5:30

Farewell to Dr Darrel Rutkin