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Event: The Evolution of Knowledge/&HPS7: Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, 7th conference

Event date July 05, 2018 - July 07, 2018
Submission deadline December 15, 2017
Location Hannover, Germany
Host(s) Leibniz Universität Hannover
Event website/information For more info, contact Uljana Feest - or Ohad Parnes

The Evolution of Knowledge

&HPS7: Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, 7th conference

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany, July 5-7, 2018

Call for papers and posters

The Committee for Integrated HPS and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science invite the submission of individual paper and poster abstracts for “The Evolution of Knowledge/&HPS7”, the 7th conference in the series Integrated History and Philosophy of Science. We seek contributions that genuinely integrate the historical and philosophical analysis of science (i.e., the physical sciences, life sciences, cognitive sciences, and social sciences), or discuss methodological issues surrounding the prospects and challenges of integrating history and philosophy of science. (For information about &HPS and previous conferences, see

The theme “evolution of knowledge” aims at refocusing the history and philosophy of science on long-term and global aspects. In recent years the history of science has increasingly transcended micro-histories paying attention to global contexts and long-term developments. What are the implications of this widened focus for philosophical and theoretical reflections on science and knowledge? What can such broader studies of macro and global history in turn learn from philosophical and theoretical investigations? The organizers especially, but not exclusively, welcome contributions dealing with such questions in the hope to create a novel ground for fruitful encounters between the philosophy and the history of science.

Please note that &HPS7does not run parallel sessions. Hence, given the number of slots available, we regret that we cannot accept symposia submissions.

&HPS7 will feature a Poster Forum as a place to share work that fits in a poster format.

All proposals for papers should contain a title and a long abstract (between 700 and 1000 words). Proposals for posters should also contain a title and an abstract. The maximum poster abstract length is 500 words, including any references. To submit, please prepare your abstracts of papers and posters for blind review and save your abstract as a PDF file. PLEASE INDICATE AT THE TOP OF YOUR SUBMISSION WHETHER IT IS FOR A PAPER OR A POSTER

We have an ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and equality in our programs. Submissions from members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome!

Deadline for submission of paper and poster abstracts: December 15, 2017

Date of notification: February 15, 2018

The allocated time for delivering contributed papers at the conference will be 40 minutes, including discussion.

Funds to assist with the cost of travel and accommodation for scholars presenting work at &HPS7will be available.

Please direct any inquiries to:

Uljana Feest (Committee for Integrated HPS)


Ohad Parnes (MPIWG)

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