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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Wednesdays, 5–6pm on Teams: HPS Workshop
History sessions organised by Yijie Huang (yh397)
Philosophy sessions organised by Miguel Ohnesorge (mo459)

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.

Easter Term 2021

12 May Xinyi Wen
A thousand walnuts, or how to imagine a universality through diversity
19 May Yijie Huang
Mechanical pluralism and the emergence of a clocklike pulse in late seventeenth-century England
26 May Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh
Knowledges of geography and geographies of knowledge: Martino Martini's Novus Atlas Sinensis and the emergence of mathematical cosmography
2 June Guy Sechrist
The use of a dead man's bones: the origins of seventeenth-century gauging rods