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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Fridays, 5–6pm in Seminar Room 2
History sessions organised by Zsuzsanna Ihar (zdi20)
Philosophy sessions organised by Phillip Kieval (pzhk2)

HPS Workshop seeks to break the isolation of postgraduate research and encourage collaborative thinking by allowing students to present work in progress in a supportive seminar environment. The workshops will have alternate sessions focusing on Philosophy and History, but interdisciplinary presentations are always welcome.

Students are invited to present on any aspect of their research that they are grappling with or desire feedback on, including:

  • Unpacking complicated sources, concepts, or archives
  • Presenting drafts of chapters, conference papers, or publications
  • Proposing new ideas or strategies towards HPS research

The session is comprised of two parts: 20 minutes where the speaker outlines their work in progress (indicating areas that they would like feedback to be based upon) and 40 minutes of discussion.

Lent Term 2023

27 January

Oscar Westerblad
Minding understanding

3 February

Thomas Banbury
Writing atmospheric histories beyond the Anthropocene

13 February (Monday)

João Pinheiro
The historicist view of morality supports minimal realism about specifically moral normativity

17 February

Kim Alexander

24 February

Marabel Riesmeier
Exploring a radical self-identification account of gender

3 March

Leo Chu
Territorial seeds: multiple cropping and geopolitical security in mainland southeast Asia, 1968–1987

10 March

Ina Jantgen
A decision-theoretic argument against standardizing mean differences