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

Location: IUB Campus, Bloomington, Indiana

Date:  Saturday, March 26, 2022

More information forthcoming

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

Past Graduate Conferences

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 4th, 2020, 9:30AM-5:30PM

Talks will address topics such as:

  • 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