Previous events

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Zoom: 8270614124

Jim Porter is a researcher at the Hugo Valentin Centre in the Department of History at Uppsala University.   His work has appeared in Isis, History of Science and Multiethnica and his current research project is funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.  Dr. Porter is interested in social and scientific constructions of “intelligence” and how such beliefs and theories were put to work in educational policy in the interwar and post-WWII United States.     

Time and place: Sep. 21, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, zoom

Robin Solberg (Oxford, guest researcher at IFIKK) presents on: "Research programs in set theory".

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Zoom: 8270614124

Angela Saini is visiting the Science Studies Colloqium Series. Saini has a Masters degree in Engineering from Oxford University and was a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, New Humanist, and she regularly presents science programmes on BBC radio. Saini has won awards from the Association of British Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was also named European Science Writer of the Year.

The seminar is open for everyone!

Time and place: Sep. 14, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Zoom

Gry Oftedal (Senior Lecturer, CPS and IFIKK, UiO) presents work-in-progress on abstraction in the life sciences.

Time and place: Sep. 9, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Zoom: 8270614124

Prof. Dr. Staffan Müller-Wille and Prof. Dr. Elena Esayev are visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series to discuss their current research project.

Müller-Wille is University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Professor at the University of Lübeck. His research covers the history of the life sciences from the early modern period to the early twentieth century, with a focus on the history of natural history, anthropology, and genetics. Müller-Wille has one other ongoing research project at this time: In the Shadow of the Tree: The Diagrammatics of Relatedness as Scientific, Scholarly, and Popular Practice.

 

Prof. Dr. Elena Isayev is Professor of Ancient History and Place at the University of Exeter. Her work addresses questions of migration, belonging, displacement, encounter, politics of exception and spatial perception from a longue durée perspective that includes current concerns. Isayev's other current project is Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts: A Global Crossdisciplinary Collaboration.

 

 

The seminar is open for everyone, and the main lecture will be recorded and posted on this page.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Zoom

Ingrid Lossius Falkum (Associate Professor, CPS and IFIKK/ILN, UiO) will present her new ERC-project, "The Developing Communicator", at the first CPS Lunch Forum.

Time and place: Sep. 2, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Zoom: 8270614124

Jack Wright is a research associate at the University of Cambridge and a current visiting researcher at the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences. Jack’s research focusses on the social organisation of science, on the relationship between social scientific knowledge and politics, and on quantitative causal inference in the social sciences.

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Time and place: June 10, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Roberts is Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences. He writes, teaches, and lectures widely on African-American history, medical and public health history, urban history, issues of policing and criminal justice, and the history of social movements.

The seminar is open for everyone!

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Time and place: June 3, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Robert A. Aronowitz is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Aronowitz is the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and chair, History and Sociology of Science, at the University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of research are the history of 20th century disease, epidemiology, and population health.

The seminar is open for everyone!

Time and place: May 27, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Terrence W. Deacon is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. 

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Time and place: May 18, 2020 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room 652

Seminar series on philosophy of applied mathematics

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Time and place: Apr. 17, 2020 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room 652

Seminar series on philosophy of applied mathematics.

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Time and place: Apr. 15, 2020 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

We are in the midst of a world-wide crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic affects us, our societies, and the world in many different ways. As we move forward, we need the clear-headed integration of a variety of perspectives. This Seminar is our small contribution and starting point.

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Time and place: Apr. 1, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Steven Orzack is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Orzack has a B.A. in Biology from The University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. He is President and Senior Research Scientist at Fresh Pond Research Institute, a non-profit scientific research institute researching pure and applied topics relating to the evolution of insects, demography, population dynamics and ecology, population genetics and evolution, the statistics of sampling for Census 2000, the dynamics of atmospheric gases, and human genetics.

The seminar is open for everyone!

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Time and place: Mar. 16, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Liliana Doganova is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Doganova teaches at Ecole des Mines and PSL. Her research lies at the intersection of economic sociology and STS (Science and Technology Studies), and explores market construction processes and valuation devices. She is currently preparing a monograph on the historical sociology of discounting.

The seminar is open for everyone!

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Time and place: Mar. 13, 2020 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room 652

This event has been cancelled to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Karen Crowther presents in the CPS seminar series "Mathematical methods: philosophical and ethical perspective"

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Time and place: Mar. 4, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus Seminarrom 204

Henk de Regt is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. De Regt is Professor of Philosophy of Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University. He obtained his PhD in 1993 at the Faculty of Philosophy at the VU Amsterdam, with the doctoral thesis Philosophy and the Art of Scientific Discovery. After obtaining his PhD, De Regt worked as a lecturer of the philosophy of science at Wageningen University and Utrecht University College, and as a researcher at Utrecht University. In 2001 he returned to the VU, where he carried out his first research project on scientific understanding with an NWO-Vidi grant. Subsequent projects were funded by NWO and Fordham University (New York), and were carried out at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and Cambridge University.

The seminar is open for everyone!

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Time and place: Feb. 26, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Karen Crowther is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Crowther is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo. She specializes in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of physics. Crowther is interested in the nature of fundamental physical theories, as well as the idea of emergent physics, and the relationship between these different `levels’ of description. Much of her research has focused on effective field theory, spacetime and quantum gravity. Crowther's current project explores the roles of principles and other non-empirical guides to scientific theory construction and evaluation. In particular, she is looking at the different non-empirical guides involved in the search for quantum gravity. Before coming to Oslo, Crowther was a postdoc at the University of Geneva and University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney.

The seminar is open for everyone!

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Time and place: Feb. 12, 2020 3:30 PM4:45 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Malin Ah-King is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Ah-King is an evolutionary biologist and gender researcher (Associate Professor in Gender Studies). Since she received her PhD in Zoology, Stockholm University, she has worked with interdisciplinary gender/biology research in different ways, by problematizing notions of biological sex as binary and stable, highlighting gender stereotypes and heteronormative conceptions in theory and research.

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Time and place: Feb. 5, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Gard Paulsen kommer til Forum for vitenskapsteori. Paulsen er forsker i teknologi- og vitenskapshistoriker ved NTNU. Han deltar i forskningsprosjektet 3ROceans, som undersøker forbindelsene mellom havets representasjons- og fremstillingsformer, ressurser og reguleringer.

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Time and place: Jan. 21, 2020 10:15 AM11:15 AM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, Rom 421

Talk at MultiLing

Time and place: Dec. 11, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus: Undervisningsrom 3

Suzi Adams is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series.  Adams is currently visiting fellow at the center ”Future of Sustainability” at the University of Hamburg.

The seminar is open for everyone!

Professor Nancy Cartwright
Time and place: Dec. 2, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes Hus (Arne Næss Auditorium)

'Research is an investment in our future’ according to the European Research Council. 'That’s only true if you know what to do with the research', says Professor Nancy Cartwright, who will give the first CPS annual lecture on 2. December.

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Time and place: Nov. 27, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Alexander Rosenberg is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series.  Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy, Duke University.

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Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series at a special event in collaboration with Centre for Advanced Study at Litteraturhuset. Pigliucci has a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrara, Italy, a PhD in biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Tennessee. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

The seminar is free and open for everyone!