IU HPSC&M Women’s Leadership Conference

October 26, 2019
History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington

Bloomington 47405
United States

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The IU HPS&M Women’s Leadership Conference is a one-day conference designed to bring female scholars from philosophy, history, and sociology of science and medicine together to discuss and further develop their research. The conference will be built upon three pillars: research presentation, networking, and leadership empowerment.  This conference will be an opportunity for female graduate students in underrepresented fields to present their work and engage with IU faculty, alumni, and fellow students to improve and advance their research in a growing interdisciplinary field.

The conference will include roundtable discussions with emerging and eminent female scholars, individual presentations by post-doctoral and graduate students, and poster sessions which will highlight the work of both graduate and undergraduate students.

Conference Time & Place: October- 26, 2019, on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington.

Speaker: We are pleased to have Helen Longino as our keynote speaker and featured faculty guest for the conference. She is a legendary pioneer in incorporating values into philosophy of science, is ex-President of the Philosophy of Science Association, and Vice President of the Division of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy, International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. She is the author of field-altering books, such as Science as Social Knowledge, in which she introduced a new notion of scientific objectivity, as well as presenting the most influential feminist analysis of philosophy of science for the past 28 years. The Fate of Knowledge, in 2001 won the Robert K. Merton Professional Award for Best Book, and Studying Human Behaviour, was awarded the Best Book in Feminist Philosophy Prize by the Women’s Caucus of the Philosophy of Science Association, as well. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as having received several honorary degrees. She is the C I Lewis Professor at Stanford, and is affiliated with the program, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as Modern Thought and Literature, and also Science, Technology, and Society. Being one of the most influential philosopher of science writing today, she deserves every resource that we could possibly make available to her.


OVERVIEW: One day conference (9am-7pm)

9am-10am: Keynote Talk Breakfast (Helen Longino)

10am-noon: Roundtables with HPSC faculty Elisabeth Lloyd and Jutta Schickore “Career advice and dealing with obstacles”

Noon-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30pm-3:30pm: Individual Presentations

3:30pm-4pm: Coffee Break and Networking

4pm-5:45pm: Individual Presentations

6pm-7pm: Poster Session

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