Colloquium Series

Colloquium Series

Our Colloquium Series features talks by researchers on our campus and beyond. Stop by for the opportunity to learn about current research in the history and philosophy of science and medicine. Presentations are typically followed by questions and discussion.

Spring 2020 Talks

January 23, 2020: Professor Rebecca Lave, Indiana University, Sycamore Hall 105, 4:00 p.m., Title: Can we save nature by selling it?


February 20, 2020 : Professor John Huss, University of Akron, Sycamore Hall 105, 4:00 p.m., Title: Mass Extinction, Narrative Closure, and Evidence 


February 27, 2020 : Professor Stuart Glennan, Butler University, Sycamore Hall 105, 4:00 p.m., Title: TBA


February 27, 2020: Professor Stasa Milojevic, Indiana University, Sycamore Hall 105, 4:00 p.m., Title: TBA


March 30, 2020: Westfall Lecture, Professor Michael Stolberg, University of Würzburg, Hoagy Carmichael Room (Morrison Hall 006), 4:00 p.m., Title: Learned Medical Practice in the Sixteenth Century


April 2, 2020 : Professor Gunther Jikel, Indiana University, Sycamore Hall 105, 4:00 pm., Title: TBA


April 9, 2020 : Coffa Lecture, Professor Allison Wylie, University of British Columbia, Hoagy Carmichael Room (Morrison Hall 006), 4:00 pm., Title: TBA

Past talks

January 17, 2019: Professor Sherri Roush, Kings College London, Wylie Hall 005, 4:00 p.m., Title: Epistemic Justice and the Principle of Total Evidence


January 24, 2019: Professor Steven Vigdor, Indiana University, Wylie Hall 005, 4:00 p.m., Title: Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections that Make Our Universe Habitable


January 31, 2019: Professor Osvaldo Pessea, Indiana University, Morrison Hall 228, 4:00 p.m., Title: In Search of the Sensorium


February 7, 2019: Professor Matt Jones, Columbia University, Wylie Hall 005, 4:00 p.m., Title: Opacity and its History: Decision Trees, Random Forests, and the Genealogy of the Algorithmic Black Box


February 14, 2019: Dan Li, Indiana University, Wylie Hall 005, 4:00 p.m., Title: The Pharmaceuticalisation of Premenstrual Syndrome: from Progesterone to Sarafem (fluoxetine)


February 21, 2019: Professor Catherine Kendig, Michigan State, Wylie Hall 005, 4:00 p.m., Title: Sortal Thinking in lichenology: An Examination of the taxonomic value of provisional identifications


February 27, 2019: Professor Deborah Mayo, Virginia Tech University, Wylie Hall 005, 4:00 p.m., Coffa Lecture, Title: Statistical Inference as Severe Testing (How it Gets You Beyond the Statistics Wars)


March 21, 2019: Professor Jole Shackelford, Wylie Hall 005, 4:00 p.m.


March 29-30, 2019: Professor Kristen Intemann
3rd IU Graduate Student Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Call for Paper Submission Deadline: January 1, 2019


April 4-5, 2019: Medical Humanities Workshop


April 8-9, 2019: Professor Stuart Firestein, Branigin Lecturer, April 8-TBD/April 9, FA 102, 6:00 p.m., Title: April 8-Failures and Ignorance In Science/April 9, Olfaction Research


April 11, 2019: Professor April Calhoun, Indiana University, 4:00 p.m.


April 18, 2019: Professor Gunther Jikeli, 4:00 p.m.


October 26, 2019: Women's Leadership Conference, Professor Helen Longino, Stanford University, Social Science and Research Commons


October 30, 2019: Continuity, Improvement, & Innovation in Experimental Methodology, Professor Hanne Andersen, Professor Uljana Feest, Professor Karin Nickelsen, Professor Raphael School, Professor Jackie Sullivan, Professor Andrea Woody, Woodburn Hall 200, Event Program