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
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
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.
December 9-10, 2004
BCRW conference website
Plenary panel with Nancy Hopkins, Claude Steel, Virginia Valian: video