Greater Cascadia History and Philosophy of Science workshop

May 17, 2019
Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University

SFU Harbour Centre

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Greater Cascadia History and Philosophy of Science Workshop

Friday, May 17, 2019

Simon Fraser University, Downtown Vancouver Campus

This is a networking event to bring together those working in history and philosophy of science in the region that is broadly defined in terms of the tectonic structure of the Cascadia region (or, driving distance to Vancouver). Participants may register to attend or to have an abstract considered for presentation.

Partial travel support is available to facilitate participation for scholars in the Greater Cascadia region. Scholars from any region of the world may submit and/or participate if they have their own travel funding.

Tentative Schedule:

· Opening Keynote speaker: Hasok Chang

· Late morning: up to three parallel sessions, organized by topic

· Early afternoon: up to three parallel sessions, organized by topic

· Closing speaker: John Dupre

· Workshop dinner downtown

There will be supplementary events and informal networking opportunities before and after the workshop, including a session with experts on citizen science, public awareness, and research, at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Call for abstracts: Please submit titles and abstracts up to 500 words here. Abstracts will be anonymized by an independent research assistant prior to review. Preference will be given to those working in the Greater Cascadia region (roughly, BC, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California). Please check the relevant box if you are in this region.

Submission portal here:

Deadline for abstract submission: February 4, 2019.

Notifications about acceptance will be sent out no later than February 16, 2019.

Call for attendance: If you wish to attend the workshop but not submit for presentation, additional spots will be available. Please note this in the submission portal.

Questions can be directed to organizer Holly Andersen,, or research assistant Cody Brooks,

We aim for an accessible conference for all participants; if you have any specific questions or considerations, please feel free to contact the organizers directly.

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