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Guest lectures and seminars

Upcoming events

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Zoom: 8270614124

Naïd Mubalegh is a PhD student in Philosophy of Science (Biology) at the University of Lisbon and the University Paris 1 Sorbonne, and currently a guest researcher at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at the University of Oslo. She investigates the relationship between economic theories and the development of evolutionary theory. She is interested, among others, in understanding how certain, often strictly defined, concepts of rationality have been transferred from economics to evolutionary biology. How has an utilitarian research method been so successful in describing and explaining evolutionary processes and biodiversity? What is left outside by such a perspective, and what happens when scientific models from biology influence economics in return?

Time and place: Nov. 18, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, TBA

Barbara Osimani is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Osimani obtained a PhD degree at the University of Lugano (2007) with a thesis on the interplay between regulatory and epistemological constraints in drug approval and informed consent. From 2008 to 2012 she has been working as Senior Researcher at the Centre for Bioethics of the Catholic University of Milan. Before joining the MCMP she worked as Research Fellow at the University of Camerino, Department of Pharmacology (2012-2015). 

The seminar is open for everyone!

Time and place: Nov. 24, 2020 7:00 PM9:00 PM, TBA

Nathaniel Comfort is Professor of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He has written extensively about the history of human genetics and the relationships between attempts to understand human heredity and to “improve” humans. His online lecture will be followed by an online panel session. The event is organized in lieu of the corona-postponed 8th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science, and is a collaboration between the conference’s program committee, The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology and the Science Studies Colloquium. More info here.

Time and place: Nov. 25, 2020 2:15 PM4:00 PM, TBA

Torma is a Research fellow at the Rachel Carson Center (Munich), working on the history of marine biology. Her research interests include the history of science, and the cultural and environmental history of the nineteenth and twentieth century.  She has published on the history of mountaineering, animal protection issues in Africa, on Germany and the oceans, and on the broader field of colonialism. The event is organized in lieu of the corona-postponed  8th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science, and is a collaboration between the conference’s program committee, The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology and the Science Studies Colloquium. More info here.

Nærbilde: Tone Kvernbekk (privat)
Time and place: Dec. 2, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Zoom: 8270614124

Prof. Tone Kvernbekk is visiting the Science Colloquium Series. Kvernbekk is Deputy Head and Head of Studies at UiO's Department of Education. Her professional interests are primarily within philosophy of science, philosophy of education, argumentation and narrative theory, or some combination of them, as exemplified in this talk.