Seventh International Conference on Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: The Evolution of Knowledge,
July 5-7, 2018

Organization: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin) and Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Hannover)

Location: Leibnizhaus (Leibnizsaal), Holzmarkt 4 – 6, 30159 Hannover, Germany


Program updated July 7, 2018
(available as a pdf)


Thursday, July 5

12:00-1:45: Arrival and Registration

1:45: Welcome and Announcements

2:00-2:30: Reading the history of the electron through perspectival lensesMichela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)

2:40-3:10: The Chemical Revolution and PerspectivismFranklin Jacoby (University of Edinburgh)

3:20-3:50: The Aerial State of Physical and Chemical Affairs: ‘Permanently Elastic Fluids’ from Boyle to the Early Newtonians – Victor Boantza (University of Minnesota)

Coffee break until 4:15

4:15-4:45: Evidential Integration in CosmologySiska De Baerdemaeker (University of Pittsburgh)

4:50-5:20: Absolute Measurement and the Second Quantification of PhysicsDaniel Mitchell (RWTH Aachen University)

5:25-5:55: Heavenly Order: Concept Dynamics, Mathematical Practices, and the Stability of the Solar System – Massimiliano Badino (University of Verona)

Refreshments until 6:30

6:30: First keynote: Hanne Andersen (University of Copenhagen): A new role for integrated HPS today


Friday, July 6

9:15-9:45: How Organisms Represent – Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide) & Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

9:55-10:25: Plurality in Medicine: Some Aspects of Scientific Pluralism in the Context of Application – Basel Myhub (University of Bielefeld)

10:35-11:05: Contextualising values in scienceKaroliina Pulkkinen (University of Cambridge)

Coffee break until 11:30

11:30-1:10: Poster Session

Caterina Schürch (LMU Munich): Coordination of biophysical and biochemical research, 1920s and 1930s

Tom Kayzel (University of Amsterdam): An historical approach to the relation between economic modelling and economic expertise

Kärin Nickelsen (LMU Munich): Building Blocks and the Principle of Plurality: Model-Building Heuristics in Long-Term Research Collectives

Rawad El Skaf (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): The function and limit of Galileo’s falling bodies thought experiment: Absolute weight, specific weight and the medium’s resistance

Thodoris Dimitrakos (University of Athens): Rethinking the ‘Confrontation Model’: on the Philosophical Presuppositions of the Project of Integrating History and Philosophy of Science

Kevin Jones (University of Leeds): “HPS at the Boundaries: Philosophical Issues within the Practice of Conceptual History in the Human Sciences”

Evgeniy Maslanov (University of Moscow) & Svetlana Shibarshina (State University of Nizhny Novgorod): “The Society “Znanie” in the Soviet Union: Constructing “Science-and-Society” Trading Zones”

Gabor Zemplen (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): Linking theoretical content and context: a carrier-trait approach

Andreea Esanu (New European College, Bucharest): Is causation only a problem for philosophers? A case study: Joseph Fourier’s theory of heat conduction

Anna Lindemann (Sigmund Freud University, Vienna): How European Research Discovered Cocaine: HPS-Perspectives on 19th- Century Clinical Trials and the Ascent of the Underlying Scientific Knowledge

Tabea Cornel (University of Pennsylvania): A Neurologist’s Take on the History and Philosophy of Science: Epistemic Inconsistencies and Biological Essentialism in Norman Geschwind’s Research on Brain Laterality

Alexander Schwerin (MPIWG, Berlin): Research Program Evolution: Mutant Collections in Genetics 1920s– 1990s

Zvi Biener (University of Cincinnati): The Ups and Downs of Newton’s Rule 3: A Case Study in the Evolution of Philosophical Concepts

Lunch break until 2:00

2:00-2:30: The .05 level of significance and the economy of researchCornelis Menke (University of Bielefeld)

2:40-3:10: Past and Present Uses of Concepts as Tools for Investigating Mental Phenomena: Mental Imagery and Hallucinations – Eden Smith (University of Melbourne)

3:20-3:50: Zombie Data from BabylonNora Boyd (University of Pittsburgh)

Coffee break until 4:15

4:15-4:45: Transformation through Implementation: The Evolution of the Correspondence Principle (1918–1926)Martin Jähnert (MPIWG, Berlin)

4:50-5:20: ‘Physics is a Kind of Metaphysics’. On Émile Meyerson’s Influence on Einstein’s Rationalistic RealismMarco Giovanelli (University of Tübingen)

5:25-5:55: Reconstructing Maxwell’s Methodological ContinuityCameron Lazaroff-Puck (University of Minnesota)

7:30: Conference Dinner


Saturday, July 7

9:40-10:10: Extended Evolution of Knowledge: The Governance of Innovation Processes – Manfred Laubichler (Arizona State University) & Jürgen Renn (MPIWG, Berlin)

10:20-10:50: Re-integrating HPS: Scientonomy as a Missing Link – Hakob Barseghyan (University of Toronto) & Gregory Rupik (FU Berlin)

Coffee break until 11:30

11:30-1:00: Second Keynote: Kevin Laland (University of St Andrews): Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony. How Culture Made the Human Mind

Lunch break until 2:00

2:00-2:30: Material mathematical models and the philosophical “Krise der Anschauung” – Michael Friedman (HU Berlin)

2:40-3:10: Prehistoric Stone Tool Technology and the Evolution of Cognitive Behavior – Manjari Chakrabarty (Visva Bharati University)

3:20-3:50: Evolution of knowledge: history of materials – the case of saltpeter – Silvia Waisse, Ana M. Alfonso-Goldfarb & Marcia H.M. Ferraz (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo)

Coffee break until 4:15

4:15-4:45: Narrating the Unobservable: On the historical-philosophical study of the relation between experiments and entities – Jan Potters (Universiteit Antwerpen)

4:50-5:20: Integrating Narratives and Model Analysis: New Epistemic Tools for iHPS – Julia Sanchez-Dorado & Claudia Cristalli (University College London)

5:25-5:55: Conceptions of experimental control in 19th-century life sciences – Jutta Schickore (Indiana University)