Conferences and Workshops

PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE
An annual conference, co-founded with Paul Roth and James Bohman in 1999, the Roundtable organizing group now includes David Henderson, Mark Risjord, and Stephen Turner. A Roundtable special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences appears every March, based on the preceding year’s program. Since the inception of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences in 2011 we have held two joint meetings; I hosted the most recent one at the University of Washington in May 2015.
2015 Joint Meeting RT/ENPOSS
    May 8-10, 2015
    University of Washington
    Conference website: program, abstracts and keynote podcasts
    Bill Wimsatt, “Scaffolding and Entrenchment in Cultural Evolution”
    Abby Stewart, “Judging Others in the Academy”
    North American Roundtable: PoSS-RT
    European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences: ENPOSS

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY IN QUESTION: ASSESSING THE ROLE OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS
A two-day workshop co-organized with Gaymon Bennett, sponsored by Biological Futures in a Globalized World and hosted by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from the Center for Biological Futures (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center).
    November 13-14, 2012
    University of Washington, Seattle      
    Workshop description: PDF

MATERIAL CULTURE AS EVIDENCE
A one-day workshop co-organized with Robert Chapman, supported by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor program.
    June 4, 2010
    Department of Archaeology, Reading University
    Workshop progress: PDF

CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT: ABORIGINAL AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES IN COLLABORATION

A public panel organized for the conference, “Objectivity in Science: What is it? Why does it matter?”
    June 18, 2010
    University of British Columbia      
    Objectivity in Science

FEMINIST LEGACIES / FEMINIST FUTURES
Hypatia has been published as an independent journal of feminist philosophy since 1986; volume 25 appeared in 2010. In celebration of this significant anniverary, the editors of Hypatia and the Simpson Center for the Humanities hosted a major conference at the University of Washington to honor the accomplishments of Hypatia--its founders, editors, and contributors--and to consider where feminist philosophy is headed in the next 25 years. Online; see the conference and journal websites.
    October 22-24, 2009
    University of Washington
    Conference website
    Plenary sessions and interview with Hypatia Founders: audio podcasts
    Plenary session videos
    25th Anniversary Virtual Issue

EXPANDING INTERDISCIPLINARITY FROM CAMPUS TO COMMUNITIES: EXPLORING INNOVATION IN COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
An exploratory workshop on strategies and epistemic implications of community-based collaborative research (CBPR) in community forestry, collaborative archaeology, and public health/genetics. Co-organized with Kelly Fryer-Edwards and sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
    University of Washigton
    June 5-7, 2008

WHEN DIFFERENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: EPISTEMIC DIVERSITY AND DISSENT
EPISTEME: Journal of Social Epistemology
The 2006 annual Episteme conference co-organized with James Robert Brown (local arrangements) and Alvin Goldman (journal editor). A special issue of Episteme based on the proceedings of this conference appeared as Volume 3, Issues 1-2 (2006).
    University of Toronto
    June 2-3, 2006
    Conference Program
    Episteme website

WOMEN, WORK & THE ACADEMY: RESPONDING TO 'POST-CIVIL RIGHTS ERA GENDER DISCRIMINATION
A public panel and working conference on workplace environment issues for women in the academy, co-organized with Janet Jakobsen and sponsored by the Gildersleeve Foundation and the Barnard Center for Research on Women. A conference report has been published in the BCRW series, New Feminist Solutions.
    Barnard College
    December 9-10, 2004
    BCRW conference website
    Plenary panel with Nancy Hopkins, Claude Steel, Virginia Valian: video
    Conference report