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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Following an idea that grew out of the 'Decolonise HPS' reading group that met at the Department from 2019 to 2023, 'Teaching Global HPSTM' will consist of a series of meetings with similar departments around the world to discuss questions of institutional resources, curricula, grand narratives and intellectual traditions underwriting the teaching of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (HPSTM). The meetings are driven, in the first place, by our curiosity about how HPSTM is taught elsewhere, but in the longer term we hope to create a more de-centralized network and series of events on traditions in HPSTM around the world, and where to take them in the future.

Meetings will be held bi-weekly on Fridays during Cambridge term times in the academic year 2023–24. We envisage the meetings to be hybrid via video link, but with in-person meetings at either end to facilitate lively discussion. Each meeting is supposed to last for 90 minutes, and colleagues from all career stages, including students and senior colleagues, are welcome to participate.

Michaelmas Term 2023

20 October

Meeting with colleagues in India, 2.00–3.30pm UK/6.30–8.00pm India

27 October

Meeting with colleagues in Vienna and Berlin, 2.00–3.30pm UK/3.00–4.30pm Germany & Austria

17 November

Meeting with colleagues in Mexico City, 2.00–3.30pm UK/8.00–9.30am Mexico

24 November

Meeting with colleagues at Tsinghua University, Beijing, 9.00–10.30am UK/4.00–5.30pm China