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Rausing Lecture

Technology and interconnection in Southeast Asia's longue durée

Twenty-Eighth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserSuzanne Moon (University of Oklahoma).

HouseThe Frankopan Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 30 May 2024, 16:00-17:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Gerd Buchdahl, Kantian philosopher of science

UserNick Jardine (History and Philosophy of Science) and Angela Breitenbach (Philosophy).

HouseLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 23 May 2024, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Jungius and Leibniz on textiles and texture in the 17th century

UserMichael Freidman (Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 29 April 2024, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Is AI generated art really art?

UserMilena Ivanova (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 28 February 2024, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

Cultures of curiosity in Polish/Royal Prussia, 1650–1760

UserKatarzyna Pękacka-Falkowska (Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 13 February 2024, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Skin colour assessment in the age of biological diversity

UserAna Carolina Vimieiro (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 06 February 2024, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Re-enacting past experiments: how and why

UserHasok Chang (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 31 January 2024, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Lifecycle of a constant: e

UserAlistair Isaac (University of Edinburgh).

HouseArts School Lecture Theatre A.

ClockThursday 16 November 2023, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Where inattention pays

UserJingyi Wu (London School of Economics).

HouseArts School Lecture Theatre A.

ClockThursday 09 November 2023, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Embodied knowledge: riding Ottoman horses in Renaissance Italy

This seminar starts at 12noon

UserMarissa Smit-Bose (Harvard University).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 30 October 2023, 12:00-13:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Lineages as evolving processes

UserJohn Dupré (University of Exeter).

HouseArts School Lecture Theatre A.

ClockThursday 26 October 2023, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Why we shouldn't democratise science

UserStephen John (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 October 2023, 13:00-14:30

Rausing Lecture

Technology eats history: time and techno-metabolism in the Anthropocene

Twenty-Seventh Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserPaul N. Edwards (Stanford University).

HouseThe Frankopan Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 01 June 2023, 16:30-18:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Expertise as perspectives in dialogue

UserMichael Larkin, Lisa Bortolotti, Michele Lim (University of Birmingham).

HouseHopkinson Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockThursday 04 May 2023, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Extra-illustrating natural history in early modern England

UserXinyi Wen (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 27 February 2023, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Ways of worldfaking

CANCELLED

UserBoaz Miller (Zefat Academic College).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 22 February 2023, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The nuns and the apothecary: transatlantic collecting in the eighteenth century

CANCELLED

UserLynn Berry (Open University).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 20 February 2023, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Preadamites on Ambon in the 1680s

UserJan Becker (European University Institute).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 06 February 2023, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Picturing the world, fashioning the self: Marcus zum Lamm collects naturalia in Calvinist Heidelberg

UserFrederick Crofts (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 30 January 2023, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

From Gilead to Peru: balsam in late Renaissance medicine and alchemy

UserElisabeth Moreau (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 14 November 2022, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Perceptual wronging and perceptual injustice

UserTom McClelland (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2022, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Descartes's history of nature: method and experiments in the study of particular bodies

UserFabrizio Baldassarri (Ca' Foscari University in Venice).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 07 November 2022, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Re-enacting past experiments: how and why

UserHasok Chang (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 24 October 2022, 13:00-14:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

'The Great Kanto Earthquake' and 'Doctors, patients and the two languages'

UserManabu Akagawa and Akihito Suzuki (University of Tokyo).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 11 October 2022, 09:00-10:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

When do statistics provide evidence for discrimination by police? A causal approach

UserNaftali Weinberger (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich).

HouseArts School Lecture Theatre A.

ClockWednesday 18 May 2022, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Aztec botany and natural history in the 16th century (1552–1580)

UserOsiris Sinuhé González Romero (University of Saskatchewan).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 16 May 2022, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

Environing technologies – shaping, seeing, sense-making

Twenty-Sixth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserSverker Sörlin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).

HouseDepartment of Zoology, Main Lecture Theatre.

ClockThursday 12 May 2022, 16:30-18:00

Early Science and Medicine

Alhazen's Perspectiva legacy in science and art

UserNader El-Bizri (American University of Beirut).

HouseArts School Lecture Theatre A.

ClockTuesday 10 May 2022, 17:00-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

What empirical network analysis could offer to Integrated HPS

UserCatherine Herfeld (University of Zurich).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 04 May 2022, 13:00-14:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Imitation as innovation: recasting the history of technology in modern Korea

UserHyungsub Choi (Seoul National University of Science and Technology; Needham Research Institute).

HouseHopkinson Lecture Theatre and Zoom.

ClockThursday 28 April 2022, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Learning (to learn) from others

UserRichard Moore (University of Warwick).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 10 March 2022, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

On the nonexistence of moralometers

UserEric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 09 March 2022, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Global actuarial science in the making of the universal healthcare system in the Republic of China, 1935–2010

Please note this seminar takes place on a Monday

UserWayne Soon (Vassar College).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 07 March 2022, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

When models migrate: the epistemic pitfalls of model transfer

UserAxel Gelfert (Technische Universität Berlin).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 03 March 2022, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Epistemic bunkers

UserKatherine Furman (University of Liverpool).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 24 February 2022, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

The news from Glozel: media, scandal and the making of French archaeology, ca. 1927

CANCELLED

UserDaniel J. Sherman (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 17 February 2022, 15:30-17:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Finding women's 'everyday health': testimonies and experiences

CANCELLED

UserTracey Loughran (University of Essex).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 15 February 2022, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

What's in a name? William Jones, 'philological empiricism' and botanical knowledge making in 18th-century India

UserMinakshi Menon (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 31 January 2022, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Exhibiting imperial entanglements in science museums

UserEleanor S. Armstrong (Stockholm University / University of Delaware).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 27 January 2022, 15:30-17:00

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Black eugenics and the politics of reproduction

UserAyah Nuriddin (Princeton University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 25 January 2022, 17:00-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Ways of worldfaking

CANCELLED

UserBoaz Miller (Zefat Academic College).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 01 December 2021, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

'She's wearing it!' Gender, tinkering, and the design of hearing aids

UserJaipreet Virdi (University of Delaware).

HouseZoom.

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

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Causal explanation and revealed preferences

UserKate Vredenburgh (London School of Economics).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9 and Zoom.

ClockThursday 25 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

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Climate storylines and managing uncertainty

UserMathias Frisch (Leibniz University Hannover).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 17 November 2021, 13:00-14:30

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

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Sisyphean science: why value freedom is worth pursuing

UserJacob Stegenga (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 10 November 2021, 13:00-14:30

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

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 and Zoom.

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

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 and Zoom.

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

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

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

Rausing Lecture

The kinetic Caribbean: technologies of mobility in a pre-modern world

Twenty-Fifth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserMaría M. Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University).

HouseThe Theatre, Peterhouse.

ClockThursday 21 October 2021, 16:30-18:00

Early Science and Medicine

Ship tracks on European maps and charts, c.1500–c.1800

UserSara Caputo (Magdalene College, Cambridge).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9 and Zoom.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2021, 17:00-18:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

'Constipated, toothless fatties': body and diet in twentieth-century Britain

UserChris Otter (Ohio State University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 12 October 2021, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The 'lesser herbals' in early modern natural history

UserXinyi Wen (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

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

ClockMonday 11 October 2021, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Collecting and curating at Rothschild's Zoological Museum

UserElla Larsson (University of Westminster).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 24 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Early Science and Medicine

The two lives of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: picturing plants in the 16th century

UserMonique Kornell and Dániel Margócsy.

HouseZoom.

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

Cabinet of Natural History

Of wasps in wigs and gnatter with gnats: how insects made Alice in Wonderland

UserFranziska Holt (University of York).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 17 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Islamic science, cultural difference and colonization

UserHarun Küçük (University of Pennsylvania).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 13 May 2021, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Nehemiah Grew, collector, curator, and cataloguer of plants

UserChristoffer Basse Eriksen (University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 10 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Futures

UserJenny Andersson (Upsala University) and Sandra Kemp (Lancaster University).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 06 May 2021, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

World models and intuition in the 1970s

UserSarah Dry (University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 29 April 2021, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Practical intentions, action schemas, and strategic control in skill

UserEllen Fridland (King's College London).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 17 March 2021, 13:00-14:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Data agnosticism in medical emergencies: a tale from the past

UserDavid Teira (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 11 March 2021, 15:30-17:00

Early Science and Medicine

Birth, fate, and Roman futures

UserAnna Bonnell Freidin (University of Michigan).

HouseZoom.

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

Cabinet of Natural History

Dithipa: (re)collecting animals and their depictions from southern Africa's Missionary Road

UserChris Wingfield (Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 08 March 2021, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

What kind of models are deep learning algorithms?

UserLena Zuchowski (University of Bristol).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 03 March 2021, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Books, botany and the organisation of nature in 18th-century Cambridge

UserEdwin Rose (University of Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 01 March 2021, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Drawing processes

UserChiara Ambrosio (University College London).

HouseZoom.

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

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

From authenticism to alethism: against McCarroll on observer memory

UserKourken Michaelian (Université Grenoble Alpes).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 24 February 2021, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

Wound Man: three early modern afterlives of a medieval surgical image

UserJack Hartnell (University of East Anglia).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Gardens in ink: engraved title-pages of botanical treatises from 1450 to 1700

UserKaleigh Hunter (University of Wuppertal).

HouseZoom.

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

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Seed sovereignty and 'our living relatives' in Native American community farming and gardening

UserElizabeth Hoover (University of California, Berkeley).

HouseZoom.

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

Cabinet of Natural History

A natural history of evil

UserAlexander Etkind (European University Institute at Florence).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 15 February 2021, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

P-hacking: its costs and when it is warranted

UserAdrian Erasmus (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 10 February 2021, 13:00-14:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Race, science and literary studies in the 21st century

UserJosie Gill (University of Bristol).

HouseZoom.

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

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Renaissance eugenics

UserMackenzie Cooley (Hamilton College).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 02 February 2021, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Truth AND consequences

UserPolly Mitchell (King's College London).

HouseZoom.

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

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The concept of 'disease carrier' in Western medicine

UserAmir Teicher (Tel Aviv University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 26 January 2021, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

How does process tracing work?

UserChristopher Clarke (CRASSH Cambridge and Erasmus University, Rotterdam).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 21 January 2021, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Nominalism in the social sciences: promises and pitfalls

UserAriane Hanemaayer (Brandon University and CRASSH, Cambridge).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 02 December 2020, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The shadow of slavery: measuring miscegenation in the early 20th century

UserRana Hogarth (University of Illinois).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 01 December 2020, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

How to study animal minds

HPS Virtual Conversation

UserSee description.

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 26 November 2020, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Tuning into nature in interwar Britain: biology and natural history on the BBC

UserMax Long (Faculty of History).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 23 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Do we live in a post-truth era?

UserKristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij (Birkbeck, University of London).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 19 November 2020, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Epistemic responsibility and scientific authorship

UserHaixin Dang (University of Leeds).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 18 November 2020, 13:00-14:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Gender and generation in premodern Europe

UserLeah DeVun (Rutgers University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 17 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

A magnetic world: understanding the lodestone in the early modern Iberian empires

UserLeonardo Carrio Cataldi (LMU Munich).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 16 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Microbe smiths: engineering microbial control in 20th-century Japan

UserVictoria Lee (Ohio University).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

'Congo' the TV chimpanzee and the 'biology of art' at London Zoo, 1956–62

UserMiles Kempton (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 09 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

A material history of 16th-century astronomy?

Anita McConnell Lecture

UserJim Bennett (University of Oxford, emeritus).

HouseZoom.

ClockThursday 05 November 2020, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Learning from case studies

UserPetri Ylikoski (University of Helsinki).

HouseZoom.

ClockWednesday 04 November 2020, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

The body whole and quotidian: experiencing the body in 18th-century Britain

UserKaren Harvey (University of Birmingham).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 03 November 2020, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Discovery of Britain and Ireland's bryophytes

UserChristopher Preston.

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 02 November 2020, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Science and speculation

UserAdrian Currie (University of Exeter).

HouseTeams.

ClockWednesday 21 October 2020, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

The first Egyptian society

UserAnna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln).

HouseZoom.

ClockTuesday 20 October 2020, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Piecing together the 19th-century Lisbon zoological collections through catalogue lists, specimen tags and paper slips

UserCatarina Madruga (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & University of Lisbon).

HouseZoom.

ClockMonday 12 October 2020, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Title to be confirmed

CANCELLED

UserCarina Prunkl (University of Oxford).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2020, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Darwin and the dog breeders: on correspondence and class in 19th-century Britain

CANCELLED

UserLaura Brassington (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 24 February 2020, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Monkeys and modernity in colonial Myanmar

Please note that this seminar is on a Friday

UserJonathan Saha (University of Leeds).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 14 February 2020, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Creativity and AI

UserMarta Halina (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 January 2020, 13:00-14:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

How atoms became real

UserMilena Ivanova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 23 January 2020, 15:30-17:00

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Reproductive regimes in apartheid South Africa

CANCELLED

UserSusanne Klausen (Ottawa, Amsterdam and Johannesburg).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 26 November 2019, 17:00-18:30

Coffee with Scientists

1 million correlations: steps towards reproducible psychological science

UserAmy Orben (Emmanuel College and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 22 November 2019, 15:30-17:00

Rausing Lecture

Whose history of technology? Path dependencies, contested modernities, and pockets of persistence

Twenty-Fourth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserRuth Oldenziel (Eindhoven University of Technology).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 16 May 2019, 16:30-18:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Thinking/researching/teaching race, genetics and intelligence in HPS and STS

UserJenny Bangham (HPS), Marta Halina (HPS) and Ernesto Schwartz Marin (University of Exeter).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 May 2019, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The 'dye herbarium': capturing colour in botanical collections

UserAnna Svensson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 04 March 2019, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Beauty, truth and understanding

UserMilena Ivanova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 20 February 2019, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Negotiating history: contingency, canonicity and case studies

UserAgnes Bolinska and Joseph Martin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2019, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Tour of the recently re-opened University Museum of Zoology and an insider's guide to natural history museums

Meet outside the Whale Hall (main entrance of the Museum of Zoology) by 1pm

UserJack Ashby (Museum of Zoology, Cambridge).

HouseUniversity Museum of Zoology.

ClockMonday 21 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Decolonising the history of science curriculum

UserMary Brazelton, Simon Schaffer, Charu Singh and Richard Staley (University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 17 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The C theory of time

UserMatt Farr (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 28 November 2018, 13:00-14:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

'The American soldier' in Jerusalem: on measurement, travel and translation

CANCELLED

UserTal Arbel (Tel Aviv University/University of Edinburgh).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 22 November 2018, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Time-asymmetry in thermal physics

UserKatie Robertson (Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge/University of Birmingham).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Explanations for medical artificial intelligence

UserRune Nyrup (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 17 October 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Many Molyneux Questions

UserJonathan Cohen (University of California, San Diego).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 October 2018, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The long-lost Paston Collection

UserSpike Bucklow (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 08 October 2018, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

Steamroll all the brutes: coal, steam and British Imperialism in mid-nineteenth century Levant and West Africa

Twenty-Third Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserAndreas Malm (Lund University).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 17 May 2018, 16:30-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Understanding protein function through multiple models of structure: barriers to integration

UserAgnes Bolinska (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) and Julie-Anne Gandier (University of Toronto).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 May 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

How archaeologists resolve the inductive risk argument

CANCELLED

UserRune Nyrup (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2018, 13:00-14:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Disaggregating goods

Please note change of day and time

UserMariam Thalos (University of Utah).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 February 2018, 13:00-14:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Ether: the multiple lives of a resilient concept

UserJaume Navarro (University of the Basque Country).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 18 January 2018, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

A bold hypothesis about pursuit

UserAdrian Currie (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 November 2017, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Iron holds the whale

UserJenny Bulstrode (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 November 2017, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The perils of p-hacking and the promise of pre-analysis plans

UserJacob Stegenga (with Zoë Hitzig) (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 October 2017, 13:00-14:30

Rausing Lecture

The history of failure: a chronicle of losers or key to success?

Twenty-Second Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserLissa Roberts (University of Twente).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 11 May 2017, 16:30-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Natural history and the antiquarian

UserBoris Jardine (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 27 February 2017, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Wishful speaking: science, truth and dictatorship

UserStephen John (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 25 January 2017, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The anti-feminist construction of the 'midlife crisis'

UserSusanne Schmidt (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 29 November 2016, 17:00-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

What makes econophysics distinctive?

UserJames Weatherall (University of California, Irvine).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 16 November 2016, 13:00-14:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Making pregnancy public in seventeenth-century England

UserLeah Astbury (Department of History and Philosphy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 01 November 2016, 17:00-18:30

The emergence of bargaining inequity

UserCailin O'Connor (University of California, Irvine).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 09 September 2016, 16:00-17:30

Rausing Lecture

Reclaiming conversation: our new silent spring in a digital age

Twenty-First Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserSherry Turkle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 19 May 2016, 16:30-18:00

Coffee with Scientists

How to study fire

UserJenni Sidey (Research Associate, Department of Engineering).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 13 May 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

The technological singularity: superintelligent machines and the future of humanity

UserMurray Shanahan (Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 06 May 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

How should scientists quantify academic value?

UserAlecia Carter (Research Fellow, Churchill College and Department of Zoology).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 29 April 2016, 15:30-17:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Builders of the vision

UserDaniel Cardoso Llach (Carnegie Mellon University/Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 28 April 2016, 13:00-14:00

Coffee with Scientists

Data-driven versus hypothesis-driven science

UserSteve Oliver (Professor of Systems Biology and Biochemistry; Director of the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 22 April 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

Did the earth sciences have a 20th-century revolution?

UserMartin Rudwick (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 19 February 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

Are we tackling the causes of global warming effectively?

UserSir David King (Foreign Secretary's Special Representative on Climate Change).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 12 February 2016, 15:30-17:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The maternal-fetal relationship since 1900

UserTatjana Buklijas (Liggins Institute and Central European University).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2016, 17:00-18:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The impact of machines

UserHenry K. Miller (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 04 February 2016, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The problem of confirmation in the Everett interpretation

UserEmily Adlam (Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 February 2016, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

Humours, spirits and souls: aetiology and therapeutics in medieval Islam

This seminar will start an hour earlier than usual, at 4pm

UserLiana Saif (University of Oxford).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 26 January 2016, 16:00-17:30

Coffee with Scientists

Science education

UserEugene Kang (Pusan University) and Keith Taber (Education, Cambridge).

HouseBoard Room, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 04 December 2015, 14:30-16:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The medical book in the Victorian pornography trade

UserSarah Bull (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 24 November 2015, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

On the political use of physiognomy around 1500

This seminar will take place an hour earlier than usual, at 4pm

UserJoseph Ziegler (University of Haifa).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2015, 16:00-17:30

Coffee with Scientists

A 21st-century biologist looks at Sir Isaac Newton

UserMargaret Ann Goldstein (Baylor College of Medicine, and Clare Hall).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 30 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Simulating scientific merit dynamics

UserShahar Avin (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 28 October 2015, 13:00-14:30

Coffee with Scientists

Making archaeological knowledge

UserAlison Wylie (University of Washington, and Durham University) and John Robb (Archaeology, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 23 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

To explain the Scientific Revolution by means of comparison

Special Joint Needham Research Institute and HPS Seminar

UserFloris Cohen (Utrecht University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 16 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

HPS History Workshop

Tuning out knowledge: radio interface design in interwar Britain

UserBrandon Jackson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 June 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Rock, paper, patents: between intellectual property and embodied knowledge

UserJenny Bulstrode (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 27 May 2015, 17:00-18:00

Rausing Lecture

Metallurgy and Chinese civilisation: an historical overview

Twentieth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserJianjun Mei (Needham Research Institute, Cambridge).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 21 May 2015, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

John von Neumann, Alan Turing and the origins of cellular automata

UserJonnie Penn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 May 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Pedagogy and the vernacular in medieval astronomy

UserSeb Falk (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 April 2015, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Beavers, brains, behaviour: the natural histories of 1950s psychiatry

UserKathryn Schoefert (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 27 April 2015, 13:00-14:15

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The 'Aeroplane Gaze': looking up in 1909

UserPatrick Ellis (University of California, Berkeley).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 12 March 2015, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

Newtonian politics

UserJason Grier (York University, Canada).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 04 March 2015, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Psychometric validation as theory avoidance

UserAnna Alexandrova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 25 February 2015, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Jan Swammerdam's visions of nature

UserClaire Sabel (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 23 February 2015, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

The making of the midlife crisis: psychology and feminism in the 1970s

UserSusanne Schmidt (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2015, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Emergent chance (jointly authored with Marcus Pivato)

UserChristian List (London School of Economics and Political Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2015, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Pragmatism and the possibility of (no) naturalistic metaphysics

UserJonathan Knowles (NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 11 February 2015, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Visions of useful nature in late-colonial Central America (c. 1770–1821)

UserSophie Brockmann (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 09 February 2015, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Finding drugs: Russia and the early modern global medicines trade, 1550–1750

UserClare Griffin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 04 February 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Research in psychiatry at a time of therapeutic optimism

UserKathryn Schoefert (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 January 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Crystals and optics: Huygens and Wollaston

UserSteve Irish (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 26 November 2014, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Collecting natural history: Sloane's 'Vegetable Substances'

UserVictoria Pickering (Queen Mary University of London and Natural History Museum, London).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 24 November 2014, 13:00-14:15

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Title to be confirmed

Please note change of date and time

UserEleanor Knox (King's College London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 21 November 2014, 14:00-15:30

HPS History Workshop

Newton's chronology and the tradition of universal history

Please note change of date

UserTimothy Rees Jones (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 19 November 2014, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

W.B. Carpenter and the wonder of microscopy

UserEmma Pyle (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 November 2014, 13:00-14:15

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Visual STS

UserPeter Galison (Harvard University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 13 November 2014, 13:00-14:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Brownian motion pictures

UserCharlotte Bigg (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 30 October 2014, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Farewell to content

UserKim Sterelny (Australian National University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2014, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The realist stance

Note unusual day and time

UserAnjan Chakravartty (University of Notre Dame).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 October 2014, 12:30-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Jean André Peyssonnel and the coral island

UserSusannah Gibson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 October 2014, 13:00-14:15

Nature, culture and philosophy

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Tim Lewens

UserTim Lewens (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HousePeterhouse Lecture Theatre, Trumpington Street.

ClockFriday 20 June 2014, 16:30-18:00

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Making sense of the Whipple Museum’s Muggletonian astronomical prints

UserDr Joshua Nall, Assistant Curator, Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

HouseFitzwilliam Museum, Education Seminar Room (35).

ClockWednesday 18 June 2014, 13:15-14:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Representationalism and pragmatism

UserPiotr Szalek (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 13 June 2014, 12:00-13:00

Cabinet of Natural History

The sources of Charles Darwin's work on animal reasoning

UserFrancis Neary (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 26 May 2014, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Pastoral modernism: the flying machine's arrival over the English countryside

UserCaitlin Doherty (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 May 2014, 17:00-18:00

Rausing Lecture

Waste, value and radioactive excess in Africa

Nineteenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserGabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockMonday 19 May 2014, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

What is empathy? A genealogical account

UserRiana Betzler (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 16 May 2014, 12:00-13:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Why do societies work? Persistence and functional explanation

POSTPONED

UserAdrian Boutel (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 May 2014, 13:00-14:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The prospects for Darwinian imperialism

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

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 07 March 2014, 12:00-13:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Skeletons in the cabinet and the Grand Tour of anatomy

UserMargaret Carlyle (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 February 2014, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

What is evidence?

UserMatt Penfold (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 07 February 2014, 12:00-13:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Human nature: from theory to practice

UserTim Lewens (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 05 February 2014, 13:00-14:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The medicalisation of love

UserBrian Earp (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 24 January 2014, 12:00-13:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Propensities and pragmatism

UserMauricio Suarez (Complutense University of Madrid).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 22 January 2014, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The multiple inventions of transgenic mice

UserDmitriy Myelnikov (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 21 January 2014, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The sources of Charles Darwin's work on animal reasoning

CANCELLED

UserFrancis Neary (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 02 December 2013, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

Bringing up the body: psychology and embodiment in the 20th century

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

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 25 November 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Ontic structural realism and economics: the unwanted gift

UserRaj Patel (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 November 2013, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Willi Hennig and philosophy

UserCharissa Varma (Darwin Correspondence Project).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 11 November 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Illustrating Enlightenment science: women at the margins in 18th-century France

UserMargaret Carlyle (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 06 November 2013, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Individual risk: does it exist?

UserPhil Dawid (Statistical Laboratory, Univeristy of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 23 October 2013, 13:00-14:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Rationality in extraordinary science

CANCELLED

UserVashka dos Remedios (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 12 June 2013, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Laughing at the doctors: satire and public practice, 1660–1720

UserMichelle Wallis (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 05 June 2013, 17:00-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The entrenchment of metaphors in scientific practice

UserAnna de Bruyckere (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 May 2013, 17:00-18:00

Rausing Lecture

Coal, steam and ships: economic historians versus historians of technology?

Eighteenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserCrosbie Smith (University of Kent).

HouseWinstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College.

ClockThursday 23 May 2013, 16:30-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Seeing with words: tours, surveys and agricultural improvement in Britain, c.1770–c.1820

UserSimon Nightingale (Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 20 May 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Explanation in neuroscience

UserZina Ward (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 15 May 2013, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Antenatal affairs: discourses of pregnancy and the unborn c.1900

UserSalim Al-Gailani (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 May 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Liebig's vampire: agricultural chemistry and the embodied earth in mid-19th century Britain

UserSimon Nightingale (Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 08 May 2013, 17:00-18:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Digital maps and minimal animals in movement ecology

UserEtienne Benson (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 25 April 2013, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

The natural history of the Chihuahua: canine mythology and the science of breeding

Postponed from 4 March

UserDavid Feller (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 18 March 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Varieties of tacit knowledge

UserTim Rogan (Faculty of History).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 March 2013, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Harvesting toads in South Africa for pregnancy testing in Britain

UserJesse Olszynko-Gryn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 11 March 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Scientific discovery and Wittgenstein's hinges

UserMinwoo Seo (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 06 March 2013, 17:00-18:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Selection and maximization

UserJonathan Birch (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 07 February 2013, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Common sense and phrenology

UserSean Dyde (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2013, 17:00-18:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Poet of progress: serendipity and the search for Erasmus Darwin

UserPatricia Fara (Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Clare College, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 24 January 2013, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

More models, more problems?

UserRune Nyrup (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 23 January 2013, 17:00-18:00

Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine

Generatio: medieval debates about procreation, heredity and 'bioethics'

UserMaaike van der Lugt (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 / Institut Universitaire de France).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 17 January 2013, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Objectivity in psychology – a Kantian perspective

UserKatharina Kraus (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2012, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Aesthetics in science

UserAngela Breitenbach (Philosophy, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 November 2012, 13:00-14:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The Peckham Experiment

UserBoris Jardine (Science Museum, London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 08 November 2012, 13:00-14:00

Philosophy Events

Inaugural Lecture: Where would we be without counterfactuals?

UserHuw Price (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseLB3, Lecture Block, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 01 November 2012, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Local medicines in a global empire: collecting medicinal plants in eighteenth-century Spanish Central America

Please note change of speaker and topic

UserSophie Brockmann (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 29 October 2012, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

The Whipple Museum is full of rubbish!

UserNicky Reeves (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 15 October 2012, 13:00-14:15

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Scientific pluralism and the mission of history and philosophy of science

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Hasok Chang

UserHasok Chang (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 3.

ClockThursday 11 October 2012, 16:45-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Science funding 2.0

UserShahar Avin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 October 2012, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Conceptual change in history of science

UserIrene Goudarouli (University of Athens).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 06 June 2012, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

The sciences of subjectivity

Special seminar: please note this will be held on a Wednesday

UserSteven Shapin (Harvard University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 May 2012, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Emergence in complexity science

UserLena Zuchowski (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

The modern rise of surgery: gloves as a technology of control

Seventeenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserThomas Schlich (McGill University).

HouseRoom 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockThursday 24 May 2012, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

From Cook to Cousteau: the many lives of coral reefs

Please note change of speaker and topic

UserAlistair Sponsel (Harvard University).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 23 May 2012, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Colonial classification

UserKhadija Carroll La (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 10 May 2012, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

The global biopolitics of female sterilization

UserJesse Olszynko-Gryn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 May 2012, 17:00-18:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Preserving scientific heritage: collaborating with scientists

UserLydia Wilson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 01 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

Philosophical issues in research funding allocation

CANCELLED

UserHeather Douglas (University of Waterloo) and Donald Gillies (UCL).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockSaturday 28 April 2012, 13:00-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Peter Paul Rubens and the bird of paradise: natural knowledge and painting in 17th-century Europe

Please note change of speaker and title

UserJosé Ramón Marcaida (Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 05 March 2012, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

'Mouse No. 48' and 'Mouse No. 73': first gene transfer experiments, 1977–1980

UserDmitriy Myelnikov (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

History of Medicine Seminars

A pre-peanut history of food allergy

UserMatthew Smith (University of Strathclyde).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 21 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

HPS History Workshop

Technological trajectories of hip replacement

UserFrancis Neary (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 15 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The challenge of the asylum mortuary in early 20th-century Central Europe

UserLeslie Topp (Birkbeck, University of London and CRASSH, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 14 February 2012, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

How to assess influence: Wu Wen-Tsun's work in measure, number and weight

UserJiri Hudecek (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 01 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The informational gene: semantic concepts in genetics as models

UserRahul Rose (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 25 January 2012, 13:00-14:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Retrocausality – what would it take?

Please note change of date

UserHuw Price (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 01 December 2011, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

Private science and public morals: the diary of a late-Victorian teratologist

UserSalim Al-Gailani (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2011, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Singularist semirealism

UserBence Nanay (University of Antwerp and Peterhouse, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 03 November 2011, 16:30-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Trick or treatise? Alchemy as natural magic

UserJennifer Rampling (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 31 October 2011, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Buyer beware: robustness analyses in theoretical economics

UserAnna Alexandrova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 19 October 2011, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Placing a laboratory: botanical buildings in Cambridge around 1900

UserA. Kathryn Schoefert (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 October 2011, 13:00-14:15