Conferences and Meetings on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

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6th Intl Conf on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime
11 May 2020 - 14 May 2020 • Varna, Bulgaria
Organizer:
Organized by the Minkowski Institute (Montreal) and the International Society for the Advanced Study of Spacetime
Abstract:
The spacetime conferences bring together physicists and philosophers and provide a forum where aspects and implications of the nature and ontology of spacetime are discussed. The Scientific Organizing Committee hopes that these meetings will become one of the preferred biennial forums for reporting research results and having fruitful discussions with colleagues. There will be no main theme of the Sixth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime. Instead, there will be a number of special sessions suggested by colleagues.
Event listing ID:
1308575
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HOPL IV — History of Programming Languages
14 Jun 2020 - 16 Jun 2020 • London, United Kingdom
Organizer:
SIGPLAN is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on programming languages.
Abstract:
The History of Programming Languages conference series produces accurate historical records and descriptions of programming language design, development, and philosophy. It is infrequently held: the first three were in 1978, 1993, and 2007. It’s now time for HOPL-IV, to be collocated with PLDI 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Event listing ID:
1239698
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Fourth International Conference on the History of Physics
17 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020 • Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Organizer:
Institute of Physics – IOP
Abstract:
This is the fourth in a series, following successful meetings at Cambridge, Poellau, and San Sebastian. It aims to bring together historians and physicists. TCD provides an historic venue.
Event listing ID:
1231876
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Cosmic Explorations: at the Intersection of Science, Space, Art, and Culture
22 Jun 2020 - 25 Jun 2020 • Pasadena, CA, United States
Event listing ID:
1330912
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ESOF 2020 — Euroscience Open Forum
05 Jul 2020 - 09 Jul 2020 • Trieste, Italy
Abstract:
The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. Each conference aims to deliver stimulating content and lively debate around the latest advancements and discoveries in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Event listing ID:
1317019
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Non-Associative Algebras and Related Topics II
20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020 • University of Coimbra, Portugal
Organizer:
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Abstract:
This conference is dedicated to honor Alberto Elduque on the occasion of his 60th birthday. In the past 30 years, Professor Elduque has significantly contributed to the progress of Algebra, notably to the theory of non-associative graded algebras. Our aim is to bring together those mathematicians who have been important in Elduque’s scientific career, whether his professors, collaborators, students, or simply his fellow travellers in the journey of math.
Event listing ID:
1237591
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ISPC 2020 — 24th conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry
21 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020 • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Organizer:
University of Buenos Aires
Abstract:
The 24th Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC 2020) will be held from Tuesday July 21 till Thursday July 23, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the CAECE University. An optional excursion will be organized on Friday July 24, 2020. This event is the continuation of a long list of conferences organized since 1997. The last ten meetings have been organized in Torino (Italy), Bristol (United Kingdom), Paris (France), Boca Raton (USA), Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), London (United Kingdom), Montevideo (Uruguay), Leuven (Belgium), Bogota (Colombia) and Oxford (United Kingdom).
Contact:
Event organizers;     Email: ispc2020.buenosaires@gmail.com
Topics:
Philosophy of Chemistry, Foundations of Chemistry, History of Chemistry
Event listing ID:
1281241
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AKAG2020 — Entscheidende Ereignisse/Entdeckungen für innovative Entwicklungen in der Astronomie
30 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020 • Berlin, Germany
Organizer:
Arbeitskreis Astronomiegeschichte in der Astronomischen Gesellschaft
Abstract:
In der Geschichte der Wissenschaften allgemein sowie in der Astronomiegeschichte speziell gab es zu allen Zeiten und gibt es bis heute Entdeckungen und Erfindungen, die richtungsweisenden Charakter für den weiteren Verlauf der Forschung besaßen bzw. besitzen. Das meint sowohl unerwartet auftretende neue Phänomene und systematisch angestellte Beobachtungen am Himmel als auch theoretische Ansätze sowie technische Neuerungen. Dabei ging es den Astronomen und den Instrumentenbauern um die gezielte Suche nach Erklärung eines Phänomens oder um die Bestätigung einer Theorie, aber es konnten auch durch Zufall neue Phänomene erst entdeckt werden, die dann einer Erklärung harrten und eine neue Theorie oder einen neuen Instrumentenkomplex provozierten. In der Wissenschaftsgeschichtsforschung spricht man dann von den Entscheidungen für Alternativen (Bifurkationen) oder im Falle der Falsifizierung einer Theorie von einem Experimentum crucis. Solche Marksteine in der Geschichte der Astronomie sind exemplarisch die bekannten Beispiele der Erstveröffentlichung des heliozentrischen Weltbildes im Jahr 1543, die Erfindung des Fernrohrs (1609) oder die Entdeckung der 3-Kelvin-Strahlung (1965), aber auch zahlreiche weniger im öffentlichen Bewußtsein seiende wie z.B. die Erscheinung und Beobachtung der Supernova von 1572, die Erfindung des Mikrometers mit den verschiedenen Varianten ab 1609 oder die Anwendung der Spektralanalyse bei dem Licht der Sterne seit 1859. Das Kolloquium bietet Raum, solchen Marksteinen gebündelt nachzugehen und damit Material für weitere wissenschaftstheoretische und philosophische Überlegungen bereitzustellen. Hierbei sind von besonderem Interesse die individuellen Motivationen der handelnden Personen sowie die weltanschaulichen, religiösen und gesellschaftlichen Kontexte, aber auch die allgemeinen technischen und speziellen astro-technischen Rahmenbedingungen, die seit dem späten 20. Jahrhundert die computergestützten Anlagen einschließen.
Contact:
Working Group History of Science and Technology, Hamburg Observatory, University of Hamburg;     Phone: [+49-40-42838-5262];     Email: gudrun.wolfschmidt@uni-hamburg.de
Topics:
Astronomiegeschichte, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Geschichte der wissenschaftlichen / astronomischen Instrumente, Ideengeschichte, Beobachtungstechnik, Meß- und Auswertungstechnik,
Event listing ID:
1338905
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Projection Algorithms Conference: Stefan Kaczmarz 125th birthday anniversary
08 Sep 2020 - 05 Sep 2020 • Będlewo, Poland
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2 Day Workshop at BIRS — Geometry: Education, Art, and Research
09 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract:
Geometry is all around us. The circles and triangles of the Ancient Greeks have never left us. Film, art, and architecture ha ve all been touched by mathematics and geometry. 3D printing, robotics, and origami are a new wave of geometry. At Geometry: Education, Art, and Research, leading researchers pair up with educations and artists to push the boundaries of contemporary geometry.
Event listing ID:
1329737
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NA_OR2020 — Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts
24 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020 • Turin, Italy
Organizer:
University of Torino, Department of Humanities
Abstract:
The international conference "Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts" will investigate the most relevant mythologies, archetypes and narrations of origins according to groundbreaking critical perspectives. It will compare literature, science and any form of artistic representation – including cinema and new media – in order to study the different cosmological patterns from cultural, historical and anthropological frameworks. It will also reflect on the role of narratives of pure invention, including parodic and provoking ones. In general, it will explore how poetic, fictional and artistic experimentations intersect in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches. We therefore encourage members and participants to think about these questions from the greatest range of possible perspectives.
Contact:
Event Secratariat- Scientific Committee;     Email: origins.escl.to2020@gmail.com
Topics:
Literature and Science; Cosmology; Cosmogony; Origin of the Universe; Origin of Life; Narrations; World Culture; Arts.
Event listing ID:
1308836
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IAUS367 — Education and Heritage in the Era of Big Data in Astronomy. First steps on the IAU 202-2030 Strategic Plan
09 Dec 2020 - 14 Dec 2020 • San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Organizer:
Nationa University of Rio Negro
Abstract:
The primary goal of this Symposium is to give perhaps for the first time a global vision of Education and Heritage in the frame of the goals of the IAU, taking into account the Plan 2020-2030 and to propose an eventual ‘next steps’ road map and a global astronomy education agenda for the next decade, while honouring the education from the past.

In this sense, we would foster inclusiveness in the advancement of astronomy and facilitate the advancement of the next generation of astronomers and scientists, through encouragement of the use of new methods of learning and best practices (including distance education: Moocs) in pedagogy at university level, as well as the use of astronomy for teaching and education at school level, which are part of the definitions of the proposed Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), which also pursuits the establishment of a Network of Astronomy Education Contacts (NAECs) to provide accessible materials and astronomy literacy guidelines globally. The invited speakers are international leaders in discipline-based education in astronomy and the planetary science, but also in communication, history, inclusion and protection of world’s heritage, including the dark sky.

As with most other sciences, astronomy is being fundamentally transformed by the Information and Computation Technology (ICT) revolution. The data volume is growing exponentially, can be accessed remotely and the observations can be performed even without a real knowledge of a telescope. The new approaches to the data permits the development of new tools, techniques and resources for data analysis and produce discoveries which probably never would be reached with traditional astronomy data analysis period.

Contact:
Local Organizing Committee;     Email: iaus367@unrn.edu.ar
Topics:
State-of-the-art of astronomy education in countries/continents in the framework of the 2020-2030 IAU plan, Meta-analysis of astronomy education research on contents/school grade levels/focus on education cross studies, Literacy in Astronomy, Innovations in education methodologies and instrumentation, Research into the value and influence of astronomy education in other disciplines, Big Data in education and Open Astronomy, Astronomy as an interdisciplinary approach to science education in all levels, Inclusive education in Astronomy, Use of Astronomy Education Research experiments and results by teachers and in informal education activities (museum, planetarium, etc), Cultural Astronomy and heritage and education: from Stonehenge to the Space telescopes.
Event listing ID:
1276546
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History of Mathematics: A Global Cultural Approach
13 Dec 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1312775
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Workshop — History of Mathematics: A Global Cultural Approach
13 Dec 2020 - 19 Dec 2020 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1220741
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Mathematics and its Ancient Classics Worldwide: Translations, Appropriations, Reconstructions, Roles
30 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313038


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Last updated: 05 March 2020