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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.

Michaelmas Term 2022

14 October

Kim Alexander
Making the 'magic pill': history, oral contraception, and how (I think) it fits into my thesis

21 October

Arsham Nejad Kourki
A meta-theory of major evolutionary transitions

28 October

Myesha Jemison
Building to Brexit: the role of Cambridge Analytica in presidential elections in sub-Saharan Africa

4 November

Sophia Crüwell
The psychologist's green thumb

11 November

Daniela Sclavo
Analysing flavour: chiles become visible in Mexican research