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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Fridays at 11am–12noon (except for the first two weeks) in Seminar Room 1.

Organised by Cristian Larroulet Philippi (cl792) and Miguel Ohnesorge (mo459).

Easter Term 2024

3 May at 10am

Milne, John. 1897. 'Recent Advances in Seismology'. Discourse at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Optional: Dewey, James, and Perry Byerly. 1969. 'The Early History of Seismometry (to 1900)'. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 59 (1): 183–227.

10 May at 10am

Special talk by Allex Csiszar (Harvard): 'Algorithms, Data, and Academic Discrimination in the 1970s'.

17 May at 11am

Oldham, Richard Dixon. 1900. 'On the Propagation of Earthquake Motion to Great Distances'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical or Physical Character 194 (252–261): 135–74.

24 May at 11am

Reid, Harry Fielding. 1920. 'The Problems of Seismology'. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 1 (1): 555–61.

31 May at 11am

Miyake, Teru. 2022. 'Progress in Seismology: Turning Data Into Evidence About the Earth's Interior'. In New Philosophical Perspectives on Scientific Progress, edited by Yafeng Shan. Routledge.

7 June at 11am

Smith, George E. 2007. 'Gaining Access: Using Seismology to Probe the Earth's Insides'.