Mostrando entradas de noviembre 13, 2022

CfP: Environment and Society: Restoration

Guest Editors: Jessica Vandenberg and Annet Pauwelussen Restoration practice and technologies are emerging as a dominant tool for addressing degrading ecologies globally. This increased popularity is reflected through growing calls for the prioritization and legitimization of restoration as a practice for not only preventing but also reversing ongoing degradation. For example, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration has established ambitious goals to “heal the planet” in 10 years’ time focusing on restoration efforts of forests, farmlands, wetlands, oceans and even cities. Restoration has featured centrally in discussions of changing climates, biodiversity loss, and food security, and restoration technologies in particular have gained significant support. Coral reefs, mangrove forests, riparian systems, and oyster beds, among many other habitats, are not only seen as nature worth “healing,” but as critical natural infrastructures for addressing ongoing human-induced environmental crises

CfP: Science Communication and the Dissemination of Knowledge in Cold War Greece

Two-stage workshop (Germany, Greece).  IKYDA project (no. 57628081) Organizers: Maria Rentetzi, Professor, Chair of Science Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, German; George N. Vlahakis, Associate Professor, Hellenic Open University, Greece This workshop explores the communication of science within the politically turbulent Cold War context in Greece. After the Second World War science, and especially nuclear physics and space exploration became contested battlefields between the Cold War superpowers and their allies. In contrast to the horrors of war, new technologies that emerged from the above scientific fields promised a better and more peaceful life not only to the superpowers like the USA and the Soviet Union but to the whole world. How were all these scientific developments communicated in the politically tense Cold War Greece? We aim to “decentralize” the Cold War history of science by focusing on the case of Greece. The Greek civi

CfA: Big Data and the History and Philosophy of Science

Keynote Speakers:  Pieter Francois (University of Oxford), Rachel Spicer (London School of Economics), Charles Pence (UC Louvain)  Philosophers and historians of science have long been wary about the uses of individual case studies to evaluate philosophical claims about science. The possibilities of cherry-picking or shoehorning in preconceived assumptions about scientific practice into carefully selected examples have led to serious concerns about the prospects of fruitful ways of testing general claims about the process of scientific change. The aim of the conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary array of scholars from philosophy, history, computer science, AI and deep learning, information science, and the social sciences to discuss the problems and prospects with using various big data approaches in the field of the history and philosophy of science.  With the rise of the digital humanities and the development of a variety of complementary computer-aided techniques

CfP: 3rd Technology Commission (CoPhiTES) Symposium during the 17th CLMPST, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Technology and Values in an Uncertain World

CFP: 3rd Technology Commission (CoPhiTES) Symposium during the 17th CLMPST, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Technology and Values in an Uncertain World. DATES: 24-29 July, 2023 VENUE: School of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Av. Córdoba 2122, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina SUBMISSIONS:  clmpst.tech@gmail.com ; deadline: December, 1, 2023 The DLMPST Commission on the Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences (CoPhiTES) calls for papers contributing to its Third DLMPST symposium: Technology and Values in an Uncertain World. Contributions may focus on, but are restricted to: (1) How are values at work in engineering and how do these values affect the methods of engineering (design, development of knowledge etc) compared to the methodology of science? (2) To what extent are these values changing with time, and what are the consequences of that? (3) Shouldn't the emphasis on ethics in the normative discussion of technologies be offset by adding approaches that belong to normat

CfP: 16thLondon Ancient Science Conference 2023

The 16 th London Ancient Science Conference will be held at the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, University of London from Wednesday, February 15 th to Friday, February 17 th  2023.       Abstracts of around 200 words should be sent to Prof. Andrew Gregory ( andrew.gregory@ucl.ac.uk ) by 30 th November. Decisions early December.     Papers are welcomed from established academics, postdocs and postgraduate students. Papers are welcomed on science in any ancient culture treated philosophically, historically, sociologically or technically. Science is construed quite broadly and may include epistemology, metaphysics and ontology relating to the natural world.     Prof. Andrew Gregory will chair a session on Leucippus and Democritus.   Paper proposals are welcomed for this session.     Papers generally will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion though some papers may be invited to give longer presentations.     There is a website for this conference at:   https://www.ucl