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Tid og sted: 27. jan. 2021 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124

Steven Orzack is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Orzack has a B.A. in Biology from The University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. He is President and Senior Research Scientist at Fresh Pond Research Institute, a non-profit scientific research institute researching pure and applied topics relating to the evolution of insects, demography, population dynamics and ecology, population genetics and evolution, the statistics of sampling for Census 2000, the dynamics of atmospheric gases, and human genetics.

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Tid: 3. feb. 2021 15:3016:45

The Science Colloquium Series is visited by Thomas Pradeu & Maël Lemoine. Note that the lecture will not start at the normal time, but at 15:30.

Tid og sted: 4. mars 2021 09:1514:00, Digitalt arrangement

Velkommen til Rådgiverdagen! Dette er en faglig samling for rådgivere og andre som jobber med studie- og karriereveiledning. Årets Rådgiverdag blir heldigital og vi ønsker velkommen rådgivere fra hele landet.

Tid og sted: 17. mars 2021 13:1516:00, Gamle Festsal

TBA

Tid og sted: 7. apr. 2021 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124
Tid: 12. mai 2021 14:1515:30

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Tid og sted: 19. mai 2021 14:1515:30, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Roberts is Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences. He writes, teaches, and lectures widely on African-American history, medical and public health history, urban history, issues of policing and criminal justice, and the history of social movements.

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Tidligere

Tid og sted: 9. des. 2020 14:1516:00, Zoom: 8270614124
Arrangementet den 9 desember er desverre avlyst da en paneldeltaker har trukket seg, og vi dermed mangler sentrale perspektiver i panelet.
I høst har det gått debatt i norske medier om kritisk raseteori. Kritisk raseteori er et samfunnsvitenskapelig perspektiv på raserelasjoner med bakgrunn i kritisk teori hvor konvensjonelle juridiske og akademiske konstruksjoner av rase kritiseres og tydeliggjøres. Kritikere med et mer positivistisk vitenskapssyn har på forskjellige måter stilt spørsmål ved vitenskapeligheten i disse perspektivene, og vi har fått en debatt langs linjer kjent fra postmodernismedebattene noen år tilbake, men med tilknytning til dagsaktuelle temaer som postkolonialistisk teori og agenda. Forum for vitenskapsteori har invitert noen av debattantene for å diskutere de vitenskapsteoretiske elementene i debatten. Hva slags vitenskapssyn ligger til grunn for de forskjellige posisjonene, og hvordan skal man vurdere vitenskap i forhold til politisk agenda?
 Etter en innledning fra hver av paneldeltagerne vil det bli åpnet for generell debatt og spørsmål fra publikum.
Nærbilde: Tone Kvernbekk (privat)
Tid og sted: 2. des. 2020 14:1515:30, 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.

Tid og sted: 25. nov. 2020 14:1516:00, 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.

Tid og sted: 24. nov. 2020 19:0021:00, Facebook live

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.

Tid og sted: 18. nov. 2020 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124

Prof. Barbara Osimani is Director of the Center for Philosophy, Science, and Policy and Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Polytechnic University of the Marche, Italy. She has been recently heading an ERC project, which also ran at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU: "Philosophy of Pharmacology: Safety, Statistical Standards, and Evidence Amalgamation" (GA StG 639276). She is an ordinary member of the Open Science Center at the LudwigMaximilians Universität, Munich, and Visiting Professor at the MCMP, LMU. Her current research interests are focused on philosophy of statistics and scientific inference in research contexts characterised by strategic behaviour. She is developing a "Formal Epistemology of Medicine", with the aim to analyse the complex interaction of methodological, social and regulatory as well as ethical dimensions in medicine. Her scientific interests include: the precautionary principle, evidence hierarchies, causality, and statistical inference in medicine. Her recent papers analyse issues around philosophy of evidence (reliability, bias, reproducibility, coherence) from a Bayesian perspective. Within her ERC Grant she developed a Bayesian framework for the integration of heterogenous items of evidence and higher order evidence for the purpose of causal assessment of drug-induced harm ("E-Synthesis"), in collaboration with Drug Agencies across Europe.

Tid og sted: 4. nov. 2020 14:1515:30, 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?

Tid og sted: 7. okt. 2020 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124

Aikaterini (Katerina) Fotopoulou, PhD, is a Professor in Psychodynamic Neuroscience at University College London. Her lab focuses on topics and disorders that lie at the borders between neurology and psychology, funded initially by a Starting Investigator Grant ‘Bodily Self’ and more recently a Consolidator grant ‘METABODY’ from the European Research Council. Katerina is the founder of IASAT and the editor of the volume: Fotopoulou, A., Conway, M.A., Pfaff, D. From the Couch to the Lab: Trends in Psychodynamic Neuroscience. Oxford University Press, 2012. In 2016, Katerina was awarded the prestigious Early Career Award of the International Neuropsychology Society. See here for further projects and publications.

Tid og sted: 23. sep. 2020 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124

Jim Porter is a researcher at the Hugo Valentin Centre in the Department of History at Uppsala University.   His work has appeared in Isis, History of Science and Multiethnica and his current research project is funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.  Dr. Porter is interested in social and scientific constructions of “intelligence” and how such beliefs and theories were put to work in educational policy in the interwar and post-WWII United States.     

Tid og sted: 16. sep. 2020 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124

Angela Saini is visiting the Science Studies Colloqium Series. Saini has a Masters degree in Engineering from Oxford University and was a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, New Humanist, and she regularly presents science programmes on BBC radio. Saini has won awards from the Association of British Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was also named European Science Writer of the Year.

The seminar is open for everyone!

Tid og sted: 9. sep. 2020 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124

Prof. Dr. Staffan Müller-Wille and Prof. Dr. Elena Esayev are visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series to discuss their current research project.

Müller-Wille is University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Professor at the University of Lübeck. His research covers the history of the life sciences from the early modern period to the early twentieth century, with a focus on the history of natural history, anthropology, and genetics. Müller-Wille has one other ongoing research project at this time: In the Shadow of the Tree: The Diagrammatics of Relatedness as Scientific, Scholarly, and Popular Practice.

 

Prof. Dr. Elena Isayev is Professor of Ancient History and Place at the University of Exeter. Her work addresses questions of migration, belonging, displacement, encounter, politics of exception and spatial perception from a longue durée perspective that includes current concerns. Isayev's other current project is Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts: A Global Crossdisciplinary Collaboration.

 

 

The seminar is open for everyone, and the main lecture will be recorded and posted on this page.

Tid og sted: 2. sep. 2020 14:1515:30, Zoom: 8270614124

Jack Wright is a research associate at the University of Cambridge and a current visiting researcher at the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences. Jack’s research focusses on the social organisation of science, on the relationship between social scientific knowledge and politics, and on quantitative causal inference in the social sciences.

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Tid og sted: 3. juni 2020 14:1515:30, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Robert A. Aronowitz is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Aronowitz is the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and chair, History and Sociology of Science, at the University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of research are the history of 20th century disease, epidemiology, and population health.

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Tid og sted: 27. mai 2020 14:1515:30, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Terrence W. Deacon is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. 

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Tid og sted: 16. mars 2020 14:1515:30, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 2

Liliana Doganova is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Doganova teaches at Ecole des Mines and PSL. Her research lies at the intersection of economic sociology and STS (Science and Technology Studies), and explores market construction processes and valuation devices. She is currently preparing a monograph on the historical sociology of discounting.

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Tid og sted: 4. mars 2020 14:1515:30, Georg Morgenstiernes hus Seminarrom 204

Henk de Regt is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. De Regt is Professor of Philosophy of Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University. He obtained his PhD in 1993 at the Faculty of Philosophy at the VU Amsterdam, with the doctoral thesis Philosophy and the Art of Scientific Discovery. After obtaining his PhD, De Regt worked as a lecturer of the philosophy of science at Wageningen University and Utrecht University College, and as a researcher at Utrecht University. In 2001 he returned to the VU, where he carried out his first research project on scientific understanding with an NWO-Vidi grant. Subsequent projects were funded by NWO and Fordham University (New York), and were carried out at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and Cambridge University.

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Tid og sted: 26. feb. 2020 14:1515:30, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Karen Crowther is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Crowther is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo. She specializes in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of physics. Crowther is interested in the nature of fundamental physical theories, as well as the idea of emergent physics, and the relationship between these different `levels’ of description. Much of her research has focused on effective field theory, spacetime and quantum gravity. Crowther's current project explores the roles of principles and other non-empirical guides to scientific theory construction and evaluation. In particular, she is looking at the different non-empirical guides involved in the search for quantum gravity. Before coming to Oslo, Crowther was a postdoc at the University of Geneva and University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney.

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Tid og sted: 12. feb. 2020 15:3016:45, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Malin Ah-King is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. Ah-King is an evolutionary biologist and gender researcher (Associate Professor in Gender Studies). Since she received her PhD in Zoology, Stockholm University, she has worked with interdisciplinary gender/biology research in different ways, by problematizing notions of biological sex as binary and stable, highlighting gender stereotypes and heteronormative conceptions in theory and research.

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Tid og sted: 5. feb. 2020 14:1515:30, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

Gard Paulsen kommer til Forum for vitenskapsteori. Paulsen er forsker i teknologi- og vitenskapshistoriker ved NTNU. Han deltar i forskningsprosjektet 3ROceans, som undersøker forbindelsene mellom havets representasjons- og fremstillingsformer, ressurser og reguleringer.

Seminaret er åpent for alle!