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This is a list of seminars, workshops and special lectures in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

The History and Philosophy of Science long list includes talks happening elsewhere in the University that are related to History and Philosophy of Science.

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Seminars in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science are open to all members of the University (including academic staff, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and affiliates). Unless otherwise specified, they are not open to members of the public.

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19 upcoming talks and 1301 talks in the archive: show first 500.

Cabinet of Natural History

'Environment and Empire... in the museum': Cambridge and the platypus

UserCharlotte Connelly (The Polar Museum), Jack Ashby (University Museum of Zoology).

HouseZoom and Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 25 October 2021, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

The Living Archive of Aboriginal Art and Knowledge

Special session, 10am, online only

UserMaree Clarke, Mitch Mahoney, Fran Edmonds (University of Melbourne).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 28 October 2021, 10:00-11:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Cultural groups, essentialism, and ontic risk

UserAndrew Buskell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9.

ClockThursday 28 October 2021, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Tracing scientific instrument makers: the importance of researching the actual objects they made or sold

McConnell Lecture

UserGloria Clifton (Emeritus Curator, National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, Greenwich).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9.

ClockThursday 04 November 2021, 15:30-17:00

Early Science and Medicine

Philosophy for anatomists: Francis Glisson and the peculiar fits of irritable matter

UserGuido Giglioni (University of Macerata).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 09 November 2021, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Technoscience in the tropics: public agricultural research and environmental imaginaries in Brazil

UserRyan Nehring (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 16 November 2021, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Physical computations are idealisations

UserMark Sprevak (University of Edinburgh).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9.

ClockThursday 18 November 2021, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Tasting the past, or the fallacy of historical accuracy

Online only

UserMarieke M.A. Hendriksen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 22 November 2021, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Causal explanation and revealed preferences

UserKate Vredenburgh (London School of Economics).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9.

ClockThursday 25 November 2021, 15:30-17:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Focusing the disability gaze: perspectives for history of medicine and technology

UserJaipreet Virdi (University of Delaware).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 30 November 2021, 17:00-18:30

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