CFP: 2022 Conference of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

Submission deadline: April 5, 2022

Conference date(s):
September 6, 2022 - September 8, 2022

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Conference Venue:

University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom


The Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will be returning to an in person meeting for its 7th Annual Conference, 7 - 9 September 2022 at the University of Bristol, UK. 

Our keynote speaker will be Samir Okasha (Bristol). 

In addition, Tuomas Tahko (Bristol) will deliver the Presidential Address. 

All other sessions will comprise submitted papers. Presentations will be 30 minutes, with 10 minutes reserved for a commentator, a 5 min reply from the speaker, and 15 minutes for Q&A. Submissions should be on a topic in the metaphysics of science broadly construed, of no more than 4,500 words and should include an abstract of 100-150 words and a word count. All papers must employ gender-neutral language and be prepared for anonymous review. 

Submissions must be made using the EasyChair submission page:

The submission deadline is 5 April 2022 (midnight UTC). Notifications of acceptance will be delivered by 28 May. Selected speakers should confirm their participation by 28 June.

As well as various presentations, the conference will also feature an organizational meeting of the Society which will elect officers, continue to make various policies, plan future conferences, etc. Both those interested in presenting papers and/or participating in the Society are invited to the conference. 

Program committee
Chair: Eddy Keming Chen (University of California, San Diego) 
Sam Baron (Australian Catholic University) 
Silvia de Bianchi (University of Milan) 
Pierrick Bourrat (Macquarie University) 
Karen Crowther (University of Oslo) 
Alison Fernandes (Trinity College Dublin) 
Peter Tan (Fordham University) 
Michael Townsen Hicks (University of Birmingham) 
Elizabeth Irvine (Cardiff University) 
Katie Robertson (University of Birmingham) 
Vanessa Seifert (University Athens) 
Jonathan Simon (Université de Montréal) 
Christopher G. Weaver (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
James Woodward (University of Pittsburgh) 

Local organizing committee
Chair: Tuomas Tahko
Francesca Bellazzi
Elle Chilton-Knight
Toby Friend
Sam Kimpton-Nye
Will Morgan

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