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Faculty Presentations

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2010

  • January 21, 2010— Domenico Bertoloni Meli gave a talk on "Challenging Objects in 17th- and 18th-Century Mechanics" at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin.
  • January 27, 29, 2010 — Colin Allen gave two talks at the University of Guelph, to the Department of Animal Science and to the Philosophy Department.
  • February 10, 2010— Domenico Bertoloni Meli talked about "Patterns of Transformation in 17th-Century Mechanics" at the CogSci lunch,Bloomington, Indiana.
  • February 12, 2010 — Colin Allen spoke to the psychology department at Ohio University.
  • March 3-4, 2010 — Colin Allen is a member of the organizing committee and will be participating in a pre-conference workshop on Pervasive and Autonomous Information Technology in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • March 5, 2010 — Colin Allen was a panelist at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, on "A Topic in Neuroethics: The Ethical and Policy Implications of Using Animals in Neuroscience Research."
  • April 2, 2010 — Colin Allen will participate in an Author Meets Critics session at the Pacific APA on his Moral Machines book.
  • April 2, 2010 — Domenico Bertoloni Meli will speak about "Shifting Practices of Vivisection in the Early Modern Period" at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • May 11, 2010 — Domenico Bertoloni Meli will give a paper on "Galileo e l'indagine della natura" at Bologna University, Italy.
  • May 28, 2010 — Domenico Bertoloni Meli will present "Problematic Evidence in 17th-Century Anatomical Research" at Caltech, Pasadena, CA .

2009

  • March 23, 2009 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper on "The dynamics of developing systems in Pre–Darwinian German Biology, from Carl Friedrich Kielmeyer to Heinrich Georg Bronn," at the Karbank Symposium in Environmental Philosophy, Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, Boston University.
  • March 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli talked about "The Representation of Insects in the 17th Century", Bloomington, Indiana.
  • March 2009 — Amit Hagar talked about "Minimal Length in Loop Quantum Gravity and The Fate of Lorentz Invariance" at the "Integrated HPS2" Conference, University of Notre Dame.
  • March 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli presented "Insect Microscopy in the 17th Century", at Bologna University, Italy.
  • March 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli gave a paper on "Machines and the Body between Anatomy and Pathology", Grenoble, France.
  • March 2009— Jutta Schickore gave the Paul Bunge Prize lecture "Vertrackte Probeobjekte", at the conference of the History of Chemistry Division of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Göttingen (Germany).
  • March 2009— Jutta Schickore was the organizer of an interdisciplinary workshop "Accounting for Methods: The Nature and Role of 'Methods Talk' in the Life Sciences", at the Center for the History of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington.
  • May 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli talked about "Patterns of Transformation in 17th-Century Mechanics", Bergamo, Italy.
  • June 7–10, 2009 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper on "The Golden Age of Lamarckism, 1866–1926," at the 23rd Annual International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of Science, "Transformations of Lamarckism: 200 years to the Philosophie Zoologique," Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, sponsored by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, and The Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine.
  • June 2009 — Colin Allen presented "Similar Minds" (Presidential Address) at the Society for Philosophy & Psychology.
  • June 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli presented "Vivisection in the 17th Century" at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin.
  • July 28–August 2, 2009 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper on "The Internal and the External in Evolutionary Theory at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," in the symposium, "Framing the Outer World in the Biological and Human Sciences: A Comparative Historical Perspective," at the XXIIIth International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Budapest.
  • July 2009 — Colin Allen gave a talk at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas last July on Robot Morality. The whole event can be watched online here. He was also part of a panel discussion at the Festival "Mind over matter" about animal minds -- that can be watched here. Later in July he returned to Adelaide University to give a talk, "In search of cognition", at the Minding Life conference.
  • August 2009 — Amit Hagar spoke on "Active Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing: The Curse of The Open System" at the Oxford Computing Laboratory, CRPC Workshop.
  • August 2009 — Amit Hagar talked about "Minimal Length in Loop Quantum Gravity and The Fate of Lorentz Invariance" at Indiana University, Local Lorentz Group (Physics Department).
  • October 2–3, 2009 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper on "Monism and morphology at the turn of the twentieth century," at the Wiles Colloquium on "The Monist Century 1845-1945: Science, Secularism and Worldview," Queen's University, Belfast.
  • October 2009 — Colin Allen presented "Elements of a philosophy of animal welfare science" at the Europäische Akademie zur Erforschung von Folgen wissenschaftlich-technischer Entwicklungen, Bad Neuenahr, Germany, Oct 9.
  • October 2009 — Colin Allen was the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa for the week of Oct 25-31, and gave a public lecture as well as talks to the departments of Philosophy, Psychology, and Computer Science, and presentations in several classes and lab meetings.
  • October 14, 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli talked about Galileo Galilei at the Italian Institute of Culture, Chicago.
  • October 16, 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli gave a lecture on "Galileo and the Investigation of Nature" at Fermilab.
  • November 27, 2009 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper on "Franz Unger and Developing Conceptions of Entwicklung," at the symposium on "'Einheit in der Mannigfaltigkeit': Franz Ungers Naturforschung im internationalen Kontext"/"'Unity in Diversity': Franz Unger's natural research in international context," Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.
  • November 2009 — Colin Allen gave the "Community of Scholars" lecture "Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong", at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.
  • December 2009 — Amit Hagar presented his paper on "Active Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing: The Curse of The Open System" at the Brazilian Centre for Physics Research, Colloquium.
  • December 4, 2009— Domenico Bertoloni Meli presented "Vivisection in the 17th C" at Johns Hopkins, History of Medicine.
  • December 2009— Jutta Schickore presented the paper "Historical Epistemology and the Recent History of Integrated HPS" at the conference "Historical Epistemology", University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • December 2009 — Jordi Cat presented a paper entitled "Concreteness, Construction and Convention in Maxwell's Natural Philosophy" at the joint colloquium of the Universite de Paris Diderot and CNRS.
  • December 2009 — Amit Hagar gave "Minimal Length in Loop Quantum Gravity and The Fate of Lorentz Invariance" at UFABC, Sao Paulo, Philosophy of Science Colloquium.
  • December 2009 — Colin Allen was the Keynote speaker at the Indiana Philosophical Association conference in Bloomington. His talk was titled: "How hard is the Science of Animal Minds?"

2008

  • January 25, 2008 — Colin Allen discussed "Machine Morality: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong" at the IUPUI School of Informatics. Click the following link for video of Allen's talk on Machine Morality.
  • February 2008— Jutta Schickore talked about "Vipers, Venom, and the Vagaries of Experimentation", at the School of Historical Studies Colloquium Series, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
  • April 2008— Jutta Schickore was a panelist on "Future Directions of History of Biology" at the Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, Princeton University.
  • May 15–16, 2008 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper on "Haeckel, Heredity, and Environment," at the workshop on "The Return of the Environment in Concepts of Heredity, Development and Evolution," University of Leeds.
  • May 2008— Jutta Schickore talked about "Spiky Salts: Richard Mead's Mechanical Account of Poisons" at the workshop "Between Anatomy and Therapy: Chymical Analysis and Seventeenth-Century Medicine", IU Bloomington.
  • June, July 2008 — Amit Hagar gave "Length Matters: The Einstein–Swann Correspondence" at the University of Beer Sheva, Philosophy Department Colloquium, at Hebrew University Jerusalem, HPSC Department Colloquium, and at Haifa University, Philosophy Department Colloquium.
  • June 2008— Jutta Schickore talked about "Vipers, Venom, and the Vagaries of Experimentation", at the HOPOS Biennial Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • July 2008— Jutta Schickore presented "Experimental Practice in Historical Perspective", at the conference "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?", Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Germany). Information and videos of the talks can be found here.
  • September 25–27, 2008 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper on "The meanings of Vervollkommnung: Improvement, progress, and perfection in German biology, from Meckel to Haeckel," at the workshop on "Human Breeding for the Improvement of the Nations," German Historical Institute, Washington, DC.
  • October 2008— Jutta Schickore talked about "Vipers, Venom, and the Vagaries of Experimentation: The Historical Development of Research Reports", Colloquium at the Medical Humanities – Health Studies Program and the IU Center for the History of Medicine, IUPUI, Indianapolis.
  • November 6–9, 2008 — Sander Gliboff presented a paper titled "Morphology strikes back: Richard Semon and a counter–revolt against genetics and experimentalism," at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society, Pittsburgh.
  • November 2008— Jutta Schickore was a panelist at the symposium "Anomaly in Contemporary Philosophy of Science", at the 2008 PSA meetimg, Pittsburgh

2007

  • February 22-24, 2007 — Colin Allen on "Mirror Neurons And Cognition", Cal State Long Beach.
  • February 24, 2007 — James Capshew delivered a talk about "The President and the Professor: Establishing Sex Research at Indiana University" as part of the Indiana Association of Historians annual meeting in Bloomington.
  • March 30, 2007 — Lisa Lloyd spoke on "The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in Evolutionary Science" at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science.
  • April 19-21, 2007 — Colin Allen spoke on "Understanding Other Minds and Moral Agency," College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
  • 2006-2007 — Lisa Lloyd at University of Kentucky Women's Studies Program, Committee on Social Theory, Interdisciplinary Series on Evolution.
  • May 26, 2007 — Amit Hagar talked about "Thomas Reid and the Language of Nature" at the Bloomington Eighteenth-Century Studies Workshop.
  • June 14–16, 2007 — Jutta Schickore co-organized a conference on Generating Experimental Knowledge, which took place at the University of Wuppertal, where she spoke on "Pretensions, Defects, and Excellencies: Test Objects for Microscopes in the Early 19th Century."
  • June 15, 2007 — Domenico Bertoloni Meli gave a talk on "Guidobaldo, Galileo e la meccanica del XVII secolo" at the Convegno internazionale di studi Urbino-Mombaroccio in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Guidobaldo dal Monte.
  • June 26, 2007 — Jim Capshew delivered a paper, coauthored with graduate student Matt Dunn, "The Present Past: Publication Patterns in History of Psychology, 1998-2007" at the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences in Dublin. Jim also participated in an Editors' Roundtable.
  • July 5, 2007 — Domenico Bertoloni Meli spoke at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin, on the role of "The Color of Blood" in 17th-century anatomy and philosophy.
  • October 11–13, 2007 — Amit Hagar expounded "Length Matters: The Einstein-Swann Correspondence and the Constructive Approach to Special Relativity" at the &HPS1 Conference at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • October 11–13, 2007 — Domenico Bertoloni Meli ranged over "A Lofty Mountain, Putrefying Flesh, Styptic Water, and Germinating Seeds: Methodological Reflections on Experimental Procedures from Pascal and Perier to Redi and Beyond" at the &HPS1 Conference at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • 11–13 October, 2007 — Jutta Schickore examined "How to Understand Scientific Justification: Practicing HPS" at the &HPS1 Conference at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • October 26, 2007 — Amit Hagar gave "Length Matters: The Einstein-Swann Correspondence and the Constructive Approach to Special Relativity" at the Symposium on Time and Relativity at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota.
  • October 29, 2007 — Jutta Schickore spoke at the University of Pennsylvania on "Assessing Microscopes: Changing Practices of Comparison and the Emergence of Test Objects."
  • November 2, 2007 — Jutta Schickore served as commentator on the session "Analysing Microscopes: Images, Techniques, Procedures" at the History of Science Society meeting in Arlington, VA.
  • November 3, 2007 — Domenico Bertoloni Meli was on the panel discussing "Working Knowledges Before and After c. 1800: Practices and Disciplines in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine" at the HSS meeting in Arlington, VA.
  • November 3, 2007 — James Capshew examined "Portraits of the Sex Researcher: The Cultural Production of Kinsey" at the HSS meeting in Arlington, VA.
  • November 26, 2007 — Jutta Schickore spoke at the Berkeley-UCSF Colloquium in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine on "Assessing Microscopes: Changing Practices of Comparison and the Emergence of Test Objects."