Graduate Student Conference

HPSC Graduate Student Conference

Each spring, our Graduate Student Association organizes a conference for students working on topics relating to the history and/or philosophy of science. The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their work, make connections, and receive feedback from faculty and peers in a congenial environment.


2022 Graduate Conference

Event Title: Town and Country: Science in Urban and Rural Spaces

An online workshop hosted by graduate students at Indiana University

Date:  Saturday, March 26, 2022

Dr. Alison Kenner teaches STS at Drexel University, and her recent research has emphasized the connection between asthma and climate change, as well as energy vulnerability and access to resources in the mid-Atlantic

Dr. Rebecca Kaplan teaches history at Oklahoma State University. She specializes in the history of animal disease and public health, with an ongoing project to understand brucellosis as a public health entity at the intersection of human management of environment and non-human animals

2021 Graduate Conference

Event Title: Ethical, Epistemological, and Historical Perspectives on Public Health and Wellness

An online workshop hosted by graduate students at Indiana University

Date:  May 26-28, 2021


10:00 AM- “Housing Security and Envisioning a ‘Culture of Health': Lessons from the Pandemic”
Sean A. Valles- Michigan State University - Center for Bioethics and
Social Justice

11:00 AM- “Still No Pill for Men? Values in Research on Male Birth Control”
Chris ChoGlueck- New Mexico Tech- Department of Communication, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

12:00 PM- Social Lunch Hour

1:00 PM- "Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Cailin O’Connor- University of California, Irvine- Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science

10:00 AM- “Negotiating Values in Clinical Guidelines: The Importance of Humility and Acumen"
Leah McClimans- University of South Carolina - Department of Philosophy

11:00 AM- “How to Measure Youth Mental Health Responsibly”
Eran Tal — McGill University- Department of Philosophy
Coauthors: Skye Barbic, Danielle Celone, Kyle Dewsnap, Sebastian Rodriguez Duque, Sophie Osiecki, and Darius Valevicius

12:00 PM- Social Lunch Hour

10:00 AM- "The Legal Foundations of Postmortem Diagnosis in Late Medieval Milan"
Ann Carmichael- Indiana University, Bloomington- Department of History and Philosophy of Science & Medicine

11:00 AM- “Overlapping Disasters: Diabetes and the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Richard M Mizelle, Jr.- University of Houston - Department of History

12:00 PM- Social Lunch Hour

2020 Graduate Conference: Event Canceled

Event Title: Scientifically Engaged History and Philosophy of Science Seminar

Location: Woodburn Hall 200 (Social Science Research Commons)

Date and time: April 4, 2020, 9:30AM-5:30PM

  • Co-teaching pedagogy across humanities and sciences
  • Empirical scientific training informing humanities research
  • Collaborative research between scientists and humanities scholars
  • Communicating humanities research to scientists
  • Grant co-writing across humanities and sciences

Ann Sophie Barwich (IU - Cognitive Science; History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine)

Greg Lusk (Michigan State University - Philosophy)

Eran Tal (McGill University – Philosophy)

Jutta Schickore (IU - History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine)

Roger Hangarter (IU - Biology)

Megan Murphy (IU - Biology)


2019 Graduate Conference

Professor Kristen Intemann
3rd IU Graduate Student Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine